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At Mills College, controversy over cheerleaders

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Students are mixed about the new cheer squad, which recruited its newest members Feb. 9. (Natalie Meier)The school’s first ever cheer squad has sparked debate on the Oakland hills campus between those who see it as feminism’s cutting edge and those who think it’s pointless. Mills fields NCAA Division 3 teams in rowing, tennis, volleyball, cross country, swimming and soccer. From the opponents’ camp, one student tells The Campanil, the student newspaper, “No one goes to Mills’ games anyway and I just don’t think it’s going to go anywhere.” That’s a photo of the cheer squad by Natalie Meier in The Campanil. And after the jump, a shot of USC’s Song Girls. Cutting edge of feminism?

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