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Up, Up, and Away! Ms. Michot Is Going to Space! Douglas Callahan: Role Model for the Millbrae Community Students Reflect: “Aida”
 
Up, Up, and Away! Ms. Michot Is Going to Space!

Up, Up, and Away! Ms. Michot Is Going to Space!

Ms. Michot, biology teacher and Science Department chairperson at Mills High School, has been chosen by the Teachers in Space Program (TIS) out of thousands of science teachers in the country to travel into space this summer. Launching from the NASA headquarters in Florida, Michot will be orbiting in space for a week and shadow [...]

Up, Up, and Away! Ms. Michot Is Going to Space!
Douglas Callahan: Role Model for the Millbrae Community

Douglas Callahan: Role Model for the Millbrae Community

Douglas Callahan, the current president of Mills High School’s athletic boosters, makes many contributions to his local community as a parent and active resident of Millbrae. Callahan cooperates with Mills administration and staff members to organize new fundraisers for sports funds. With the help of Mills staff members, Vice Principal Mrs. Arbizu, and Athletic Director [...]

Douglas Callahan: Role Model for the Millbrae Community

Key Club Spotlight: Magnanimous Givers

The Mills students in Key Club have been working since 1996 to develop leadership and character by volunteering in community service projects. For years, the Key Club has worked to donate to society by participating in influential charity works and simply helping others, such as handing out food to homeless people in need. The club [...]

New Participation Guidelines

Recent studies show that elite colleges, such as Ivy League schools, are accepting less and less Asian Americans.  This is frequently compared to the Jewish quota  from 1918 to the 1950s, when many top universities and medical schools limited Jews and other students’ admissions based on their  religion and ethnicity, which caused a great decrease [...]

Students Reflect: “Aida”

Students Reflect: “Aida”

Mills High School’s new spring musical, Aida, excited hundreds of audience members during its March 20-23 run. Many viewers are not aware of the amount of effort, dedication, and time invested to produce a show. As one of the biggest productions Mills has presented in the recent years, Aida had many contributors including over 100 students, about a [...]

Students Reflect: “Aida”
Up, Up, and Away! Ms. Michot Is Going to Space!

Up, Up, and Away! Ms. Michot Is Going to Space!

15 April 2014

Ms. Michot, biology teacher and Science Department chairperson at Mills High School, has been chosen by the Teachers in Space Program (TIS) out of thousands of science teachers in the country to travel into space this summer. Launching from the NASA headquarters in Florida, Michot will be orbiting in space for a week and shadow [...]

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Douglas Callahan: Role Model for the Millbrae Community

Douglas Callahan: Role Model for the Millbrae Community

15 April 2014

Douglas Callahan, the current president of Mills High School’s athletic boosters, makes many contributions to his local community as a parent and active resident of Millbrae. Callahan cooperates with Mills administration and staff members to organize new fundraisers for sports funds. With the help of Mills staff members, Vice Principal Mrs. Arbizu, and Athletic Director [...]

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Mrs.Lighty’s Good To Be Me Day

Mrs.Lighty’s Good To Be Me Day

15 April 2014

Mrs. Lighty’s “Good To Be Me Day”: Hear Me Roar by Lizzie DeAlba and Joelle Tenderich Mrs. Lighty’s annual “Good To Be Me Day” on Thursday, February 27, was a positive  influence on the Mills community and brought students of all grades closer together. Students and teachers gathered in the auditorium to share thoughts and [...]

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Key Club Spotlight: Magnanimous Givers

15 April 2014

The Mills students in Key Club have been working since 1996 to develop leadership and character by volunteering in community service projects. For years, the Key Club has worked to donate to society by participating in influential charity works and simply helping others, such as handing out food to homeless people in need. The club [...]

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Mills Boys Volleyball Team: first game

Mills Boys Volleyball Team: first game

15 April 2014

    The Mills Boys’ Volleyball team lost their first game of the season against Lowell High School on Friday, March 4, despite their three strongly played sets.    In the first set, the boys played well and fought till the very end. Sophomore Antwon Lou contributed great hits helping Mills score a few points. All [...]

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New Participation Guidelines

15 April 2014

Recent studies show that elite colleges, such as Ivy League schools, are accepting less and less Asian Americans.  This is frequently compared to the Jewish quota  from 1918 to the 1950s, when many top universities and medical schools limited Jews and other students’ admissions based on their  religion and ethnicity, which caused a great decrease [...]

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Asian Quotas

15 April 2014

Recent studies show that elite colleges, such as Ivy League schools, are accepting less and less Asian Americans.  This is frequently compared to the Jewish quota  from 1918 to the 1950s, when many top universities and medical schools limited Jews and other students’ admissions based on their  religion and ethnicity, which caused a great decrease [...]

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Students Reflect: “Aida”

Students Reflect: “Aida”

15 April 2014

Mills High School’s new spring musical, Aida, excited hundreds of audience members during its March 20-23 run. Many viewers are not aware of the amount of effort, dedication, and time invested to produce a show. As one of the biggest productions Mills has presented in the recent years, Aida had many contributors including over 100 students, about a [...]

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Hipster

Hipster

15 April 2014

High school: conformity at its finest. A time to stand out, a time for some people to reach their peak; yet also, ironically, a time to fit in. Often times, trends are set because enough people assume them to make these fads become socially acceptable. There is a new trend, one that is known simply [...]

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Spotlight: Drill Team

15 April 2014

By: Zelie Zshornack Mills High School’s first drill team made their debut performance at the Winter Olympics Rally, amazing the entire school with their creative dance routine. The idea of forming this club came from sisters Vivian and Vanessa Nguyen, who were inspired by the drill team from their former school, Mercer Island High School [...]

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