Laptop use rises in classrooms

If Matilda* doesn't use her laptop for note-taking, she loses all her scrawled-on notebook papers. If she does use her laptop for note-taking, she also uses it in class for solitaire playing, checking her MySpace account, even finding her new apartment on Craigslist. Students are noticeably increasing laptop use in the classroom, and while their […]

Miers nominated

KRTCampus As the ink dried on the confirmation papers for Bush-nominated Chief Justice John Roberts, Harriet E. Miers was nominated to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. Miers is known for her close relationship with President George W. Bush and her former position as a White House counsel, one of the President’s […]

Hussein signs confession

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in a televised statement that Saddam Hussein signed a confession that he ordered the killings of more than 180,000 Kurds in the late 1980s. There is some speculation that Hussein’s confession is not so straight-forward. Hussein’s lawyer, Khalil Dulaimi, said Thursday said that information is false and that Hussein signed […]

Droning makes interesting music out of everyday sounds

Photo by Evan Morris Mysterious and constant “drone” sounds came from the music department Labor Day weekend as MFA students Norman Teale and Michael Carter, along with about 30 participants, completed a 24-hour drone session in the Ensemble Room. According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, a “drone” is a continuous harmonic effect or accompaniment in […]

Students Clean Up Mills’ Leona Creek

Kassi Kappelos Donning crisp new white Earth Day T-shirts, Mills students braved the wet weather to remove the non-native plants that swarmed Leona Creek. Despite a little rain in the morning, about 20 volunteers participated in the Creek Clean up led by sophomore Hai Tran on April 23.“A lot more people showed up than I […]

Some Unclear about Constraints of Housing Contracts

Kassi Kappelos Recently many students signed their housing contracts for next year, however they may not realize how difficult it is to break the contract should they decide to live off campus. Every student who would like to live on campus for the next school year is required to sign a legally and financially binding […]

Mujeres Unidas Speaker Talks about her Daughter and 400 Other Women Murdered in U.S.-Mexico Border Towns

Reflecting the hopelessness of the mothers of missing women in U.S.-Mexico border cities, Patricia Cervantes spoke to students about her daughter, Neyra Azucena Cervantes’ disappearance on May 13, 2003 in Juarez, Mexico. Over the past 11 years, nearly 400 women have been raped and killed without much help from the authorities or the federal government. […]

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