Spring break focuses on social concerns

Last week while most Mills students were away on spring break, 12 students were learning about racial justice in Oakland through the Mills CARES Alternative Spring Break program. The program included studies on wealth, poverty, food justice and redevelopment proposals for East Oakland while developing student leadership skills. “Alternative Spring Break reflects important work on […]

Students struggle with increase

Despite the college’s attempts to curb the impact of an eight percent tuition increase with financial aid, students are frustrated by the hike and the campus’ budget shortfall. “Mills’ tuition has been a constant struggle for me,” said senior Michele Roberts. “I have found this year it has been impossible for me to pay tuition […]


Many studies have been done recently that have questioned whether or not mammograms are helpful in early detection of breast cancer. The question was raised in 1999 by two Danish researchers, Ole Olsen and Peter Gotzche, who found that after 14 years of using mammograms there was no decrease in the risk of dying from […]


Many of the Bay Area breast cancer organizations blame our environment for the high cancer rate. The Breast Cancer Fund, the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC), Breast Cancer Action all feel this way. According to a Breast Cancer Fund fact sheet, there is only one proven environmental cause of human breast cancer, exposure to ionizing […]

Breast cancer battle touches millions

Mills College Weekly Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. A person dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Take a look around, because the disease will affect one-eighth of the women you know. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States, according to the […]

Breast cancer events

Oct. 15 Breakthroughs and Alternative Treatments Isaac Cohen, L. Ac., O.M.D. 12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., University House, UC Berkeley Oct. 24 Art for Recovery Cindy Perlis (Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF) 12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., University House, UC Berkeley October – January LUNAFEST 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Haas The Lunafest Film Festival […]

Playtime Picks

Night and Day This play tells the story of two foreign correspondents and a photographer on assignment in a fictitious African country during a violent coup. It is by Tom Stoppard and directed by Carey Perloff. Location:Geary Theater, San Francisco Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays. Through Oct.20. Contact: 415.749.2ACT, www.act-sfbay.org […]

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