Student athletes receiving free massage therapy

For the past month, four massage therapy students from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville have been coordinating free massages for Mills student-athletes. Many assumed that the massages were coordinated by Mills students in the massage class, however, the effort was actually organized by massage therapy students from the National Holistic Institute (NHI) in Emeryville. Athletics, Physical […]

“The Olin Pin” hopes to encourage more students to access library cookbooks

Peanut Butter Pie, Persimmon Pudding and Pomegranate Quinoa. What do these things have in common? These are three of the recipes available to students in the library’s newest publication, “The Olin Pin.” The F.W. Olin Library recently released a zine titled “The Olin Pin,” a small compilation of recipes from the cookbook section handpicked by the […]

A first-time athlete shines bright on tennis team

Sara Garcia, a tennis team member with a surprising athletic story, has been awarded the athletic department’s title of Cyclone of the Week. Even though 33-year-old Sara Garcia had never been on a sports team before, her coaches and teammates have been impressed by her swift ability to learn and her positive attitude. Tennis coach […]

Emergency preparedness at Mills

With many natural disasters worldwide, students are wondering about Mills College’s emergency plans. Mills has emergency plans for earthquakes, fires, active incidents, power outages and medical emergencies. All the details of the drills and evacuation plans can be found on the Inside Mills website. The fire evacuation plan outlines the multiple evacuation areas on campus. The […]

Herbalist Sage LaPena speaks at Mills

Sage LaPena, an herbalist and ethnobotanist based in Northern California, spoke about native herbalism as a celebration of Native American Heritage Month in the Mills Hall Living Room on Nov. 16. The event was organized by members of the on-campus Indigenous Women’s Alliance, the ethnic studies program, and the race, gender and sexuality department. It was the […]

Vera Whole Health Clinic opens on campus after hiring new nurse practitioner

The Vera Whole Health Clinic had its grand opening on Nov. 14 after hiring their new nurse practitioner, Rebecca Faith. The clinic was unable to see students before Faith joined its staff, but is now able to provide students with primary care, acute care, sexual health services and health coaching. The Vera staff believes health […]

Green living made accessible with fermentation demo

Behind a folded table strewn with jars like an apothecary, Karen Diggs, classically trained chef, nutritionist, holistic culinary author and entrepreneur blithely sliced the butt of a crisp cabbage head into delicate slivers for a demonstration of her lacto-fermented concoctions in the Tea Shop on Nov. 15. Similar to an apothecarist of yesteryear, Diggs explained the […]