Category Archives: Opinions

Learning vs. Grades

Schools today exist no longer as centers for growth and learning, at least not in the same expansive capacity they used to. They have evolved to become a pipeline, efficiently streamlined and cut down to run students through a twelve-year program of fulfilling prerequisites for

Chivalry: Defining Modern Masculinity

By Steven Yee, Web Manager 1999, Columbine High School. 2007, Virginia Tech. 2012, Sandy Hook. 2015, Umpqua Community College. 2017, Sutherland Springs. 2018, Parkland, Florida. These tragic incidents rank among the deadliest mass shootings in America, most of which desecrate school grounds, but all of which

Reverse the Spiral: Don’t Let Your Future Burn Out

By Gillian Garcia, News Media Coordinator The significant portion of tired, stressed, and disillusioned students within the American school system reflects an inherent flaw within high schools: in order to gain a competitive edge through enrollment in higher-level courses, students partake in a personal challenge

I’m Not Kidding

By Hailey Ung, Staff Writer There is a nebulous line between a joke and an insult. Jokes themselves are relative to the person they are directed at and because of that, it is already hard to gauge where this metaphorical line is. The recipient of the

Gun Control — The Time Starts Now

By Anjuli Niyogi, Staff Writer On February 14, 2018, a former student of Parkland High School killed 17 innocent high school students and left relatives of the victims devastated. The survivors of the shootings and their parents have been extremely vocal about gun control laws,

Ethnic Studies: The Untold Stories of American History

By Rachel Lam, Staff Writer Next school year, Mills is planning to implement an ethnic studies course that will branch off of U.S. History. The ethnic studies course will focus on the minorities involved in events in America’s history, including Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, and

Uncovering the Cause of Decline in Club Participation

By Hoatson Kwan, Staff Writer  A club at school is a collective group of individuals that share a common interest, meeting on a weekly basis to learn, perform activities, and socialize. However, as the years have progressed, Mills has seen a notable decline in club

Who did better at the Winter Olympics: Canada or the United States?

Canada’s Position: By Albert Lu, Staff Writer The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang was a resounding victory for the Canadian Olympic Team as it hauled in a record-breaking twenty-nine medals and most importantly, absolutely decimated the group of American athletes. Canada’s southern counterpart, a nation

The Faulty Science Behind YouScience

By Albert Lu and Ahmed Alsabbah, Staff Writers Throughout the school year, students at Mills have been taking an online interactive skills-based test designed to help them determine their own potential aptitudes and careers. The assessment, organized by YouScience, consists of various simple activities, called “brain

Trump on Haiti

by Aiden Neely Recently President Donald Trump made derogatory comments in a meeting with senators, in which he referred to Haiti and other African nations as “sh*itholes”. As the leader of the United States, he should refrain from making profane comments, as these sort of