Arts & Entertainment

The forgotten community at Mills: Trans men at a historically women’s college

Many associate the name Mills with the identity of a women’s college, so it may come as a surprise to learn that there are male undergraduate students here on campus. Transgender men like Leo Cuevas, Ezra Morales and Thom Gilbert live in the sometimes-unexpected role of men who attend a historically women’s college. Cuevas and Gilbert […]

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First Filipino American children’s history book published

The book launch for the first Filipina/o American illustrated children’s history book was held in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Oct. 27. “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong” is written by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon and Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan. The story is about the life of Larry Itliong, […]

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Raven Rice manages campaign with determination and compassion

Mills alum Raven Rice became campaign manager for Sheng Thao — Oakland’s District 4 candidate — in an unusual way. “I actually met her [Thao] at the Laurel Street Fair and I asked her if I could be on her team, and she said yes and I’ve been with her ever since,” Rice said. Rice graduated from […]

Beth Pickens reminds us to make art as an act of self-care

When I picked up the new library book “Your Art Will Save Your Life” by Beth Pickens, I was in desperate need of a reminder. Why am I making art? What is the purpose of making art? How can I improve the earth with what I make? I couldn’t remember why I decided to buy […]

Workshop class offers balance between traditional college experience and on-the-job training

The art history Museum Studies Workshop, one of many interesting courses offered at Mills, is a great opportunity to explore the behind-the-scenes work that art museums engage in and gives students a head start in pursuing a career as a museum curator. Limited to six people and for undergrads only, the course offers trips to local […]

(Photo by Calli Storrs) From left to right, Ian Fink on the keyboard, Marcus Elliot on the saxophone, and Shigeto on the drums. All of them were on electronics.

Shigeto electrifies audience with electronic mix and live ensemble

The first notes of Marcus Elliot’s saxophone soared above the crowd in the purple and blue hazy lights, capturing and propelling the crowd to sway and move to the whirlpool of Shigeto’s beat and electric tones and Ian Fink’s keyboard cohering it all. Together, the three make up Shigeto’s Live Ensemble Tour, which spans Oct. […]

Nancy Cook Travel Fellowship recipients announced

On Oct. 2, the photography department at Mills College announced that students Anise Aiello, Walker Guinee, Cyrstal Gwyn and Yetunde Olagbaju will receive the 2018 Nancy Cook Travel Fellowship. The travel will take place within one year of the award, and the student may use the money to go anywhere in the world. Each student was […]

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