From the island to the bay: Diaspora and homeland experiences

We are both native Chamorus from the Pacific island of Guam, an unincorporated United States territory and one of the last United Nations recognized colonies in the world. The island and her people have experienced a long history of colonization and an ongoing reality of militarization. Many of our family’s lands have been unjustly taken […]

Disney announces first gay character in children’s show Andi Mack

Disney announced its first gay character in one of their cable network shows, “Andi Mack,” before the season 2 premiere last month. The show follows a group of 13-year-olds and their coming of age. In the season two premiere, it was revealed that one of the boys in the trio realizes he has a crush on one of […]

Natural ecosystems will bounce back after fire

After the fires in Northern California, many in the region have been concerned for their health. But what has been discussed less is the impact on the ecosystems caught in the fire.   What may not be apparent is that fires are a part of the natural ecosystem in Northern California, but their devastating effects are […]

Emergency preparedness at Mills

With many natural disasters worldwide, students are wondering about Mills College’s emergency plans. Mills has emergency plans for earthquakes, fires, active incidents, power outages and medical emergencies. All the details of the drills and evacuation plans can be found on the Inside Mills website. The fire evacuation plan outlines the multiple evacuation areas on campus. The […]

Mills soccer team takes a knee

“I know the reasons why I took a knee,” said Alondra Rios. Rios plays forward and middle on the Mills soccer team. “But when I stood up, some of the fans that wanted to show their patriotism were cheering aggressively,” she said. “Trying to show their side. Almost saying, ‘I’m going to show you what it’s like […]

Undocumented Mills College students struggle to find work on campus

Undocumented students at Mills often face uncertainty while looking for employment on campus. Undocumented students, with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, are unable to receive federal work study, which limits their employment options on campus. The solutions proposed for some of those students are positions that offer stipends as opposed to federal work study jobs. The Mills […]

Changes to Counseling and Psychological Services in 2017

While it’s hard for students to find counselors with preferred identities, Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS) is making an effort toward accommodating as many of those identities as possible. At the suggestions of students, the department now provides the option to request a counselor holding certain identities, both racial and ethnic, and sexual identities. Last […]

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