The Book That Changed My Life

Mills College Weekly There is no one book that has changed my life, but rather a whole series – The Babysitters Club, by Ann M. Martin. From the first page, I was hooked. I shunned society, tyrannically demanded higher and higher watt light bulbs for my bedroom, and unabashedly preferred the company of Claudia Kishi, […]

William T. Vollman book reading at Mills Chapel

Photo by Halie Johnson While The Weekly prepared to go to press, author William T. Vollman was having a book reading for the Contemporary Writers Series. Read the online story at

Ghost Walk

Sinister whispers from the shadows, books that flutter open for no reason, bizarre electrical quirks, and the watchful spirit of Susan Mills infusing the campus; yes, it’s a veritable clambake of the undead at Mills, and this year the sophomore class is inviting you along for the ride. Just in time for Halloween, sophomores have […]

On Review: David Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

There is something so sinisterly satisfying about reading other people’s dirty laundry. However, it’s even better when those sundry tales are imbued with an undertone of thought, a philosophical reflection that makes all the ogling seem scholarly and ethical. And if this is your idea of a good time, look no further than the work […]

Sky Captain Offers Escapist Romp

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a 12-year-old boy? Have you ever found yourself asking, “Where are all the giant laser-shooting robots in my life?” Well, then rest assured that all of your needs will be met and more by Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. With breathtaking visual […]

Lily Dale Takes Horror to a New Level

For a skeptic, every good ghost story ends with the question, “Okay, but how could that really have happened?” It’s the reason those literal-minded souls don’t look behind them when turning off the lights, or haven’t spent nervous nights worrying whether or not it was just a “house sound.” But what if a spooky tale […]

Rumors: Simple Plot with Skillful Cast

I have never lived in New York, but given the way New Yorkers often portray themselves as whiny, self-obsessed elitists, I’m not sure I want to. Rumors, the latest and final Dramatic Arts Dept. play, is a Neil Simon farce written in such a vein, the droll exploits of rich people and their problems. The […]

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