The Ferry Plaza Marketplace sells flowers in addition to produce, prepared food, baked goods and other items on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Be eco-friendly by shopping at farmers markets

  Eating locally and sustainably grown food is widely known as being beneficial to one’s health, the local economy, and the planet. A great way to buy local is to shop at farmers markets. Not only do farmer’s markets sell food that is in season, they offer a wide variety of foods all within a neighboring region […]

Photo by Lila Goehring

Festival of Light and Dark welcomes all

The Festival of Light and Dark (FOLD) is an annual Mills traditional that occurs near the end of the fall semester. This year, it will be on Dec. 10. The festival is a place for everyone to come together, regardless of religious or spiritual identity. It is a chance for different religious and spiritual groups on-campus to […]

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A day in the life of a rower

Athletes account for a sizeable portion of the population at Mills College. Everyone has sat next to a student athlete in class or at Founders, but those who do not play sports may not understand the intensity and dedication their life requires. Their lives require extensive planning, hard work and attention to health and time. For […]

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Mental health: a practical list of resources

It has become more commonly believed that mental health is just as important as physical health when thinking about long term lifestyle choices. However, it can be important to reach out for professional help when mental health issues threaten safety or if they are getting in the way of everyday life. There are resources for […]

Photo by Lila Goehring

Affordable exercise classes for students in the East Bay

The cartoon is a humorous take on the belief that exercise classes — particularly yoga — are reserved for the privileged. Like those with full time jobs, students often have limited time for exercise or relaxation. Beyond that, many students do not have the funds or means to get to expensive yoga or exercise classes. With all […]

Weight Watchers’ new focus on wellness met with skepticism

Weight Watchers (WW) has undergone many changes in recent weeks to rebrand themselves and shift their focus away from weight loss and towards “wellness,” but many people who have known the diet-based company their whole lives are skeptical, and are beginning to see larger problems in American society than calorie counting. The company is now called “WW”—an acronym for […]

(Photo by APER) Pintel has been on the team since her first year.

Cyclone of the week

Dalia Pimentel’s dedication, passion and leadership both on and off the soccer field have earned her the title of Cyclone of the Week—an honorable title given to an outstanding student athlete each week. Pimentel  has been on the soccer team since her first year at Mills, and she calls the experience “without a doubt, the […]

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