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Express your creativity in one of our outstanding student publications: 

The Campanil is an award-winning campus newspaper Mills College Student Newspaper and the voice of Mills students. This student publication has won the top journalism award in its division for general newspaper excellence from the California College Media Association and has also been honored in editorial, news, entertainment and photography categories. The Campanil is an outlet for budding journalists to get involved with the College, report on community issues, and develop professional skills. No experience is required to join the staff, and all are welcome to contribute articles and photographs.

The Crest, the Mills College yearbook, is a true chronicle of time. The Crest has captured the Mills spirit for over 95 years. Each year the staff, including the editor-in-chief and section editors, strives to develop innovative and exciting themes that truly represent the student body. No prior experience is required to join. If you are interested in joining the staff or would like to submit an idea or contribute a photo, please email

The Mills Academic Research Journal (MARJ) is the first journal focused on research on the Mills College campus. MARJ is an annual online publication that began in the spring of 2010. The goal of MARJ is for Mills students to have the opportunity to have substantial research published as an undergraduate student. All majors are open to apply.

The Walrus Literary Journal is an annual Mills College publication which includes "wonderful, whacky, weird, witty, and whimsical poetry, prose, and art from the Bay Area and beyond. Undergraduate students collect submissions, conduct blind readings, design the layout, and choose artwork during the first weeks of the fall semester. By the spring, they have taken the best, most intriguing work and given it a home. The Walrus reaches out to the Bay Area community at large, seeking work most recently from such local writers and artists as Sharon Coleman, Barry Ebner, Michelle Tea, and Diane DiPrima. The staff also publishes works created by Mills professors, such as Stephen Ratcliffe, Elmaz Abinader, Chana Bloch, and Truong Tran. Any questions regarding The Walrus can be emailed to

Founded in 1992, The Womanist, A Women of Color Journal, is an annual publication featuring prose, poetry, and artwork by students, alumnae, faculty, and staff of color. The publication is compiled and edited by a group of Mills students. The Womanist provides an opportunity for women of color at Mills to critically and creatively share stories of celebration and resistance. The Womanist staff assist self-identified women of color in refining their skills in organizing, writing, editing, and graphic design.

580 Split, an annual journal of arts and literature, publishes innovative and experimental prose, poetry, and art and was founded specifically for graduate students to participate and hone skills in editing, publishing, and creative writing. The journal has expanded its presence in the Bay Area and can be found in such well-known bookstores as City Lights. It is also one of the few literary journals carried by the Oakland Public Library.


The Campanil

Mills Academic
Research Journal (MARJ)

580 Split


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Last Updated: 5/26/17