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Staff Editorial: Media and white shooters

When violence occurs on a national scale, our first thoughts are mourning the lives lost. Our grief is followed almost immediately by necessary vigilance against the onslaught of heavily racialized media reports and political dialogues. How will instances of violence result in the criminalization of vulnerable communities? How does the race of the perpetrator determine the […]

(Photo courtesy of Manny Cruz)  Chamoru delegates hold the Guam flag in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York City during a trip to speak on behalf of decolonizing the island on Oct. 3, 2017.

Decolonization efforts bring delegates from Guam to United Nations

Last week, I traveled to New York City to speak in front of the United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee on how the United States continues to militarize my home island and prevent my people from decolonizing and determining our destiny. I’m a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guam, an unincorporated U.S. territory […]

Harvey Weinstein (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Weinstein scandal topples Hollywood’s hierarchy

The Hollywood sign might as well be in flames considering the chaos that has snowballed following the scandal of Harvey Weinstein. For those barely catching wind of who Weinstein is and why he has caused such a calamity, on Oct. 10, sexual harassment allegations against the big-shot producer spread like wildfire. Renowned actresses Angelina Jolie […]

An ethnic studies testimonio

When I say that ethnic studies saved my life, I don’t mean that lightly. My first semester in college was a significant time of transition, marked with the fear of entering yet another white-dominated arena. As strong as fear is, I knew I couldn’t let it stall my education, my journey to law school or my […]

Open letter contesting Mills’ support for undocumented students

This letter is in response to the email I received on Sept. 20, 2017, from the M Center informing me that I have been withdrawn from my classes and am no longer able to access student resources. In fact, I was never registered for classes according to communication received from the associate provost. I was […]

Staff Editorial: Misleading social justice rhetoric accompanies tuition reset, as undocumented students are overlooked

During Convocation on September 15, President Hillman announced that Mills tuition will be cut by 36 percent, and that this tuition reset will be implemented in fall 2018. The tuition reset will moderately assist some students, and the change in sticker price has the potential to bring more lower-income and first generation students to Mills. However, […]

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Letter from the editor: Welcome back to cuts

Welcome to our new students, staff, and faculty, and to our returning community members. 2017 is the 100th year in print for The Campanil, the student newspaper at Mills College. It has also been the summer when journalism itself has been continuously invalidated by the presidential administration, deeply institutional racism that has always existed in this country is […]