Students are blind to Oakland’s charm

I really enjoyed reading Kate Creps’ column about all the great things Oakland has to offer. During my time on campus, I found that many Mills students were blind to the charms of Oakland, preferring instead to explore only Berkeley and San Francisco. They spent countless weekends on Telegraph and Shattuck Avenues before venturing out […]

End of the Mills era

In September of 1998, my parents, sister and Spot the dog (yes, we really have a dog named Spot) packed me off to my freshman year of college at UC Berkeley, the school I chose because I figured I’d never have to see anyone I knew from high school. It figures that when we got […]

Dan Ryan takes senior pin award

Sociology professor Dan Ryan was presented with the Pearl M at the annual Senior Pin Dinner on Tuesday. Ryan thanked students and Mills for his experience here. He quipped that he loves his job so much that he would it for free if he could be housed and fed. Senior class president Nicole Urbach started […]

Thirds Jets album

When Jets to Brazil was formed out of the ashes of bands like Lifetime, Handsome and Jawbreaker, they gained a reputation for being the quintessential emo band before they had even put out a record. But Jets to Brazil isn’t an emo band. Though there is an emotional component to their songs, the Jets are […]

Living Oakland

Mills College Weekly The city of Oakland is 150 years old, and its stately downtown reflects the history of the area. With many ornate landmark buildings, some of which have been restored in recent years, downtown Oakland gives off an aura of authority and past grandeur. With the City Center, Convention Center, Jack London and […]

E-mail riles Mills, reactions strong

Faculty and students had mixed reactions to a volatile letter sent to alumnae urging them to act by changing the direction of the school. In response to an editorial in the Weekly, a woman claiming to be a Mills alumna wrote an e-mail letter to other alumnae, which stated, that “Mills College has become an […]

Soft-core punks

Hardcore punk has gone soft. It’s no longer the music it was in the early 90s, with screaming frontmen, angry drums, and guitars so fast that one stroke was indistinguishable from the next. The latest evidence of this change is Snapcase’s End Transmission, a powerful yet palatable album driven by melodic guitars and energetic vocals, […]

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