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13ish reasons why it went wrong

13ish reasons why it went wrong

Cheyenne Drury

May 11, 2017

“13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix series based on the novel “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher published in 2007, is a story about a high school girl who leaves behind 13 cassette tapes for the people who led her to commit suicide. Now that’s some heavy clickbait. There is a lot to ruminate on once you...

It’s “Damn.” depressing

It’s “Damn.” depressing

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar is depressed. A depressed musical genius. “Damn.” is a master mixtape at best. Unlike “Section.80, Good kid m.A.A.d city” and “To Pimp a Butterfly,” his new album is scattered and disoriented - it is a reflection of his inner darkness. Never before has Lamar thrown so much a...

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Corrections: The ARCurrent article that is mentioned was published on May, 12, 2016 not May, 12, 2015. None of the allegations regarding the former Los Rios Police Department officer are alleged to have occurred on ARC’s campus and he has not been charged with any crime against any ARC or Los ...

Former LRPD officer to stand trial for five counts of rape

Former LRPD officer to stand trial for five counts of rape

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Former Los Rios police officer Noah Winchester was ordered on April 22 by a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to stand trial for allegedly raping five women. Winchester was employed with the Los Rios Police Department from January 1, 2009 to January 16, 2015 before transferring to the San Mateo P...

PTK to host free public health fair

PTK to host free public health fair

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

American River College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is hosting a “Public Health Fair,” on ARC’s campus on May 6 in the student center. Attendees will be “educated on public health issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental illness, sex trafficking, drug addiction, and hunger, amo...

Nonprofit hosts benefit concert to help ex- sex workers

Nonprofit hosts benefit concert to help ex- sex workers

Cheyenne Drury

April 20, 2017

Someone very dear to his heart is involved in the world of sex trafficking, she has been a sex worker since she was 14 years old; she is what inspired him to spearhead the benefit concert, Sounds for Safety. Bryan Herndon is one of the lead organizers for Sounds for Safety. The event, which includes a perf...

ARC’s declassified spring break survival guide

ARC’s declassified spring break survival guide

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

The semester isn’t over but we are more than halfway there. It's almost spring break a.k.a preparation for summer vacation. Allergies are in the air but the winds are a-howlin’ for a good time. Sacramento gets a bad rap for being a 'cow town' and a suburban utopia for soccer moms and mini vans. ...

Make education expensive, again?

Make education expensive, again?

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump proposed an outline on March 16 that intends to cut nine billion dollars from education, for higher education a.k.a  universities and community college students this means Pell grants and federal work-study programs are at risk. The Pell grant program is the main source of fe...

ARC’s new bathrooms protect transgender student’s rights

ARC’s new bathrooms protect transgender student’s rights

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

Students who need to use the bathroom may have noticed something different on campus recently: Gender neutral restroom signs are currently ‘under construction’ at American River College. Once administration clarifies what the state social standards are for the signs, ARC will be out with the ol...

Gender neutral restrooms to the rescue

Gender neutral restrooms to the rescue

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

If you take a closer look around American River College’s campus you might notice restroom signs that are currently ‘under construction.’   Gender neutral signs will spread across ARC in the near future. This change cannot come fast enough. As Bob Dylan once said “The Times They Are A-Chan...

‘Prostitution is not funny’

‘Prostitution is not funny’

Cheyenne Drury

March 13, 2017

‘Prostitution is not funny’ was the theme stressed at Thursday’s college hour with ARC professor Lois Ann Abraham’s reading of her novel “Tina Goes to Heaven,” in Raef Hall. In the book, Tina, the protagonist, tells the story with sudden shifts in point of view, which Abraham said is ...

Head trauma survivor makes positive impact

Head trauma survivor makes positive impact

Cheyenne Drury

March 8, 2017

A red Volkswagen van. That’s the color and model that he will never be able to get out of his head, during his weekly meeting at Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury Support group every Wednesday at American River College. Tom Roberts enrolled in ARC in the fall of 1978. Fresh out of the Navy and...

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