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Cinderella Transforms the Mills Theater!

Cinderella Transforms the Mills Theater!

The extravagant venues of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella transformed the Mills Theater into a dazzling palace from March 19 through 22 for the Mills Visual and Performing Arts Department’s spring musical. The beloved, magical tale of Cinderella was revived on the Mills High School stage, detailing the sensational journey of Cinderella (junior Elana Hershman) to […]

Cinderella Transforms the Mills Theater!
Club Spotlight: To Write Love On Her Arms

Club Spotlight: To Write Love On Her Arms

 by Joelle Tenderich To Write Love On Her Arms is a new club founded this school year, created by Junior Christina Chin, which gives students a place to discuss serious mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. A few months ago, a group of students lead by Chin came up with an idea to […]

Club Spotlight: To Write Love On Her Arms
High School Story –  Teachers’ Edition

High School Story – Teachers’ Edition

By Hannah Hersey and Lauren Anderson   With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, most people may be looking back at past romances. Despite the success or failure of these events, it seems like everyone is curious about what happened with each others’ one-sided crushes or significant others. Here at Mills, a few of us […]

High School Story –  Teachers’ Edition
Varsity Wrestlers Become Division Champions

Varsity Wrestlers Become Division Champions

by Iris Hung Under the spotlight of a single mat, the Mills Varsity Wrestling team became the Peninsula Athletic League Champions on February 12 at their last dual meet when they beat the Oceana Sharks 42-30. The night began with an intense atmosphere as both the Vikings and Sharks fought to be the Ocean Division […]

Varsity Wrestlers Become Division Champions
Vikings Takes Down Hillsdale, Menlo-Atherton, and Woodside

Vikings Takes Down Hillsdale, Menlo-Atherton, and Woodside

by Iris Hung The Mills Varsity Wrestling team hosted their only home dual-meet of the season on February 5, winning all three of their duals against Woodside, Menlo-Atherton, and Hillsdale. As the season draws to an end, Mills hosted the second to last meet of the PAL regular season. The night started out with Varsity […]

Vikings Takes Down Hillsdale, Menlo-Atherton, and Woodside
Cinderella Transforms the Mills Theater!

Cinderella Transforms the Mills Theater!

08 April 2015

The extravagant venues of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella transformed the Mills Theater into a dazzling palace from March 19 through 22 for the Mills Visual and Performing Arts Department’s spring musical. The beloved, magical tale of Cinderella was revived on the Mills High School stage, detailing the sensational journey of Cinderella (junior Elana Hershman) to […]

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Teachers in Tiaras Ms. Cotter

Teachers in Tiaras Ms. Cotter

23 March 2015

Hailing from the Bay Area, Melonie Cotter is jumping for joy at the thought of being in her twelfth pageant show. Ever since childhood Ms. Cotter knew she was born for the tiara, participating in various Little Miss Sunshine pageants at the local rec center. When she went to college, she double-majored in pageantry and […]

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Mills hosts the District Talent Show

20 March 2015

Mills High School hosted the 2nd Annual District-Wide Talent Show on March 6, featuring student acts from all over the San Mateo Union High School District. Audiences eagerly packed into the auditorium on the evening of the talent show as student singers, dancers, and musicians congregated backstage. The night’s events were hosted by senior rally […]

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Club Spotlight: To Write Love On Her Arms

Club Spotlight: To Write Love On Her Arms

22 February 2015

 by Joelle Tenderich To Write Love On Her Arms is a new club founded this school year, created by Junior Christina Chin, which gives students a place to discuss serious mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. A few months ago, a group of students lead by Chin came up with an idea to […]

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Mills Hopes to Reintroduce the AP

22 February 2015

Mills High School is in the process of completing the necessary steps for the school’s recertification with The College Board for AP tests in May. The recertification of Mills as a testing site would allow students to better focus by testing in a familiar environment and maximize student participation. As part of the guidelines Mills must […]

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Posted in February 2015, NewsComments (0)

High School Story –  Teachers’ Edition

High School Story – Teachers’ Edition

22 February 2015

By Hannah Hersey and Lauren Anderson   With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, most people may be looking back at past romances. Despite the success or failure of these events, it seems like everyone is curious about what happened with each others’ one-sided crushes or significant others. Here at Mills, a few of us […]

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Varsity Wrestlers Become Division Champions

Varsity Wrestlers Become Division Champions

22 February 2015

by Iris Hung Under the spotlight of a single mat, the Mills Varsity Wrestling team became the Peninsula Athletic League Champions on February 12 at their last dual meet when they beat the Oceana Sharks 42-30. The night began with an intense atmosphere as both the Vikings and Sharks fought to be the Ocean Division […]

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Vikings Takes Down Hillsdale, Menlo-Atherton, and Woodside

Vikings Takes Down Hillsdale, Menlo-Atherton, and Woodside

22 February 2015

by Iris Hung The Mills Varsity Wrestling team hosted their only home dual-meet of the season on February 5, winning all three of their duals against Woodside, Menlo-Atherton, and Hillsdale. As the season draws to an end, Mills hosted the second to last meet of the PAL regular season. The night started out with Varsity […]

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Mills Repeats Mustang Sweep

Mills Repeats Mustang Sweep

22 February 2015

by Jacob Ng and Luisa Simpao Mills Vikings Basketball claimed a four-game victory on home territory on February 13 against the Capuchino Mustangs during the final quad of the season. Junior Varsity Girls won with a close score of 36-35; Junior Varsity Boys won with a score of 50-45. Being the last home quad, Vikings […]

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New CTE Classes at Mills

22 February 2015

by Lizzie DeAlba and Kelley Xuereb The San Mateo High School District recently approved the declaration of previous electives, Journalism and Yearbook (now titled as Publications), as certified Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. CTE classes prepare students for the real world and teach applicable skills that will be beneficial in the future : high demands […]

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