“The Hate U Give” chosen as next year’s Common Read

The choice of the Mills annual Common Read was announced in a schoolwide email on Tuesday afternoon, April 16. The Common Read is a book given to all incoming Mills students with supplemental questions to foster discussion and provoke thought. “The Hate U Give” is a 2017 fiction book written by Angie Thomas, wherein a […]

France’s artistic symbol of national identity falls victim to fire

A fire broke out within the confines of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15. The fire consumed most of the roof, including its architecturally intricate spire, but most of the integrity of the cathedral has been maintained. The fire is currently thought to be accidental and a result of the construction […]

Writer Shobha Rao shares her writing process for the Contemporary Writers Series

Mills welcomed writer Shobha Rao for the Contemporary Writers Series on March 19. Rao shared passages from her book, “Girls Burn Brighter,” and answered a multitude of engaging questions about her craft and process. Rao wrote the entirety of “Girls Burn Brighter” while she was staying in the isolated Badlands of South Dakota. She described […]

Lead singer and guitarist, Clementine Creevy, wrote 2019's "Stuffed & Ready" with themes touching on isolation and solitude.

Alternative band Cherry Glazerr comes to Santa Cruz

The clear, distinct voice of Cherry Glazerr’s guitarist and singer Clementine Creevy pierced through the hazy purple light of the club. “White’s not my color this evening,” Creevy sang, the crowd eagerly responding to the eponymously titled song about getting periods. Along with Creevy as frontperson, Los Angeles based trio Cherry Glazerr is comprised of […]

Poet Morgan Parker candidly spoke about topics such as  mental health an d the historically white popularized canon of poetry during the Contemporary Writer's Series  event.

Morgan Parker discusses comfortability and the poetry canon at the Contemporary Writers Series

Mills’ Contemporary Writers Series brought poet Morgan Parker to Mills on March 5. According to her website, Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She attended Columbia University, where she received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing, and received […]

Rapper and activist Killer Mike takes viewers on a six episode journey exploring issues within the Black community.

“Trigger Warning with Killer Mike” is as entertaining as it is insightful

The Netflix show “Trigger Warning with Killer Mike” was released on Jan. 18. Michael Render, famously known as Killer Mike, is half of the rap duo Run the Jewels, who released their 2016 album “Run the Jewels 3” to widespread acclaim. He’s released music on his own as well, as exemplified in the highly recommended 2012 […]

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Cherokee actor Wes Studi brings insight and reflection to the Mills community

  “A Life of Activism and Art: A Conversation with Wes Studi” took place at Lisser Hall on Jan. 30. Studi, a beloved Cherokee actor who has been in over 80 films, sat down with Dr. Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, assistant professor in ethnic studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies and director of Mills’ Native […]

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