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Ignite educates voters

On Oct. 3, Mills College held an Oakland City Council debate, hosted by President Hillman, with the five local candidates running to represent District 6: Marlo Rodriguez, Natasha Middleton, Loren Taylor, Mya Whitaker and incumbent Desley Brooks. Minutes leading up to the debate, the Gathering room filled quickly and the candidates sat at the front of the room waiting […]

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Ballot Measure AA tackles educating Oakland’s children

Endorsed by Mills College, Ballot Measure AA: Oakland Children’s Initiative, is proposing to expand access to quality preschool education for the city’s low-income children. Scholarships and financial aid are part of the plan to help build a path to higher education and increase graduation rates. To gather funding, the measure proposes a $198 annual parcel […]

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A local candidate running for local office: Natasha Middleton district 6 city council candidate

Mills alum Natasha Middleton is running for City Council in District 6 of Oakland. She is a longtime Bay Area resident, having raised her son in the area. Middleton graduated from Mills in 2013, with a master’s degree in public policy. She has been a public servant for the City of Oakland and Alameda Country since earning her […]

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Constance Wu starred as Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians.

Crazy Rich Asians delivers on what it promises — frivolous fun

Released on Aug. 15 this year, Crazy Rich Asians grossed over $26 million in its opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, Crazy Rich Asians has grossed over $121 million domestically as of Sept. 5. For many, this movie holds deep cultural significance. Crazy Rich Asians is the first movie in 25 years that features an […]

(Photo by Marisa Tangeman) Mills students are disappointed by the lack of communication they feel the administration offers them surrounding financial information.

Students organize for increased student retention

A group of students on-campus have been organizing meetings in order to combat their rising bills from Mills and find a solution for higher student retention for marginalized communities. De’ana Brownfield began asking students who were struggling to stay enrolled at Mills to organize with her over the summer. In the first week of the […]

Women In Music Fest panelists celebrate women working in the industry

The second annual Women In Music Festival supported women in the many fields within the music industry on April 5–8 in Oakland. Carmena Woodward, aka DJ Red Corvette, and Evangeline Elder started the festival in 2017 as a response to misogyny in the industry. This year they partnered with more organizations to bring more events and people, including a […]

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Music Masters students host Signal Flow

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