Articles by Brooke Purves



Slapping petitioner arrested for murder

The petitioner who slapped an American River College student in March was arrested on charges of murder last month in the May 18 shooting death…



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The Origin of Kava

According to Okusitino Sitake, a descendent of Tongan royalty living in North Highlands, this ceremony is used to celebrate the installation of royal titles or…


Kava: someone’s relaxation destination

Self-taught ethnobotanicalist Travis Blythe, who studies sacred plants, claims the effect of kava, a drink made from the pulp of the root of a Polynesian…



ESL student bears burdens of homelands

The only person of color in the room. The oldest student in your general education class. The only stay-at-home dad at the preschool roundup. Most…