Mills offers a select group of student-run publications and academic or literary journals that enable you to find your voice and gain experience in producing print and digital materials. You’ll have the opportunity to develop these publications in ways that tap into your talents—from writing, editing, designing artwork, to publishing the finished work. It’s a great way to strengthen your communication skills and to gain practical management experience for your career.
For more than 100 years, the Campanil has empowered our students to find their voice as journalists as the primary source of news for the Mills community. You don’t need to have previous experience to join the award-winning campus newspaper, which is independently produced by student reporters, columnists, editors, photographers, social media managers, and more. Published and distributed every two weeks, the Campanil also has a strong online and social media presence.
Another century-old publication, the Crest, is our student-designed, student-written undergraduate yearbook chronicling the living history of the College. Students can join the yearbook staff—again, no experience required—or submit story ideas or photos that capture the Mills experience.
The Mills Academic Research Journal (MARJ) is an online publication that showcases and promotes original undergraduate and graduate research at the College. All Mills students in the fields of education, fine arts, letters, natural sciences, and social sciences can submit their work for inclusion in this journal.
Since 1957, the Walrus literary journal has published "wonderful, wacky, weird, witty, and whimsical poetry, prose, and art” from Mills students and faculty as well as Bay Area writers and artists. The annual journal showcases original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and visual artwork that capture diverse voices and perspectives.
580 Split is a national journal of innovative and risk-taking fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, artist interviews, and visual art published annually by graduate students in the Mills Literatures & Languages Department. Read the current issue online or find hard copies in well-known Bay Area bookstores like City Lights.
The Womanist, a Women of Color Journal, has provided a dedicated artistic outlet for women of color in the extended Mills community—current students, faculty, staff, and alumnae—to share their stories of celebration and resistance ever since its launch in 1992. The annual publication features original poetry, prose, photography, and artwork.