PRESS RELEASED: Graduating Seniors

Rebekah Raymon, Design Editor When I came to Mills College, I was completely new to the Bay Area and California in general, but I was excited to be in a new place. I was just a kid, unsure of what I wanted in college and in life. From the Hellman program to being a club […]

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood will speak at commencement

Introduced by Mills alum Congresswoman Barbara Lee, this year’s graduating senior class will be addressed by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood as the commencement speaker. Underwood, a Democrat, represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. She got her master’s of public policy and master’s of science from John Hopkins University in nursing. Underwood was elected to the House of […]

Mariam Baqai to be student speaker at commencement

Mariam Baqai will be representing the graduating class as the senior speaker for the 131st Commencement Ceremony on May 18. Baqai is from Fremont, California, and entered Mills as a first-year student four years ago. She is currently majoring in economics and minoring in computer science. Her commencement speech centers around four themes from her […]

Ariana Grande rejects labels — and it’s okay

According to Spotify, Ariana Grande is currently the number one artist in the world, and she just became the youngest person to ever headline Coachella. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Grande lately, and I recently wrote an article discussing her multiple instances of cultural appropriation. Now the conversation has shifted to focus Grande’s […]

Kehlani at the minor stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on 09. July 2016. Lineup: Kehlani Parrish (vocal)

“While We Wait” was worth the wait

Oakland’s Kehlani just dropped a new mixtape, and it’s everything we could have hoped for. “While We Wait” features nine tracks, all touching on subjects like failed relationships, healing and self-love set to Kehlani’s unique blend of pop, hip-hop and R&B beats that she has perfectly executed on her past album and mixtapes. Kehlani Ashley Parrish, […]

XXXTentacion was charged with domestic violence.

Can art be separated from the abusive artist?

The pattern of male artists being excused for their abuse of women is nothing new, but the impact this has on the validity and importance of their art is still a divisive topic. The death of rapper XXXTentacion in June sparked debates on whether or not his art can be critiqued separately from his history of […]

Photo by Marisa Tangeman

Lets talk about sex: breaking the stigma around STIs

Sex is a topic that we’ve been socialized to feel uncomfortable talking about. But when it comes to sexual health, communication is crucial. It’s time to break the stigma and start talking about our sexually transmitted diseases (STI’s). Contrary to popular belief, STIs are more common that one might think. According to the American Sexual […]

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