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Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

Activist Ebony Harper stands in front of the mural that she helped fund behind the Lavender Library in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexus Hurtado

December 12, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s threats against the transgender community, a call to action has been made for trans and cisgender people alike, to take a stand in solidarity. Former American River College student Ebony Harper is a black trans woman who says she had a troublesome experienc...

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

Halloween is considered to be one of the heavier binge-drinking holidays, especially for college students. Students take precaution by planning out their night and knowing their drinking limit. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

October 18, 2018

Drinking and partying are considered staples of the college experience for many students, especially during Halloween. However, there are many students who use holidays as a reason to binge drink and over-party, thus putting their safety in jeopardy. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol...

Beavers rally together for a 9-0 win over Sacramento City

Defender Josie Baca takes possession of the ball from Sacramento City College players.

Alexus Hurtado

October 10, 2018

The American River College women’s soccer team defeated Sacramento City College on Friday Oct. 5 in a highly competitive game that resulted in a score of 9-0. ARC began the first half with great ball movement and good passing, defender Josie Baca and midfielder Kistia Pelayo are two players who d...

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

Alexus Hurtado

October 3, 2018

The outspoken and confident Russ Vitale’s latest project “Zoo,” released last month, is absolutely his best to date. This is Vitale’s 12th album in total, adding to his large discography of over 300 songs. The self-made rapper, singer, writer and producer holds nothing back with “Zoo,...

Student Senate discusses budget leading up to ASB Special Elections

Student Senate discusses budget leading up to ASB Special Elections

Alexus Hurtado

September 14, 2018

In its second meeting of the new semester, American River College’s Associated Student Body Senate convened on Sept. 7 to discuss the budget for conferences and Club Day, and the ASB Special Elections coming up. Advisor Frankie Dotson-Johnson addressed the transitioning of the new senate members i...

Beavers lose in tight race to Butte

ARC and Butte head down the field.

Alexus Hurtado

September 6, 2018

  In the women’s soccer team’s home opener, the American River College Beavers lost 2-1 to the Butte Roadrunners on Aug. 31. During the first half of the game, both teams were communicating well on and off the field. Players on the sidelines from both teams encouraged their teammates. ...

How to have a successful semester

My laptop resting on with my textbooks and to-do list.

Alexus Hurtado

September 5, 2018

The start of a new semester can be stressful and overwhelming, but with organization, determination and focus, students can have a great semester and achieve their academic goals. Keeping procrastination and tardiness at bay is important during the semester. For many college students it’s second...

ARC’s Orchestra is unveiling soloist’s musical range in upcoming concert

Members of American River College's Orchestra practice ahead of concert's on March 9 and 10. (Photo Courtesy of the ARC Orchestra)

Alexus Hurtado

March 8, 2018

The American River College Orchestra will unveil all the hard work of its soloists in a concert in ARC’s theater Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “This concert is a chance for the soloists to shine, to show the audience what they've got, to display the reward for their blood, sweat, and tears,...

ARC faculty member hosts book signing on novel celebrating black fatherhood

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Alexus Hurtado

March 6, 2018

American River College admissions outreach specialist, Joslyn Gaines Vanderpool hosted a book signing on Feb. 24 on her book “Our Black Fathers the Brave, Bold and Beautiful.” Gaines’ book signing and the subject of her book coincided with Black History Month and the book deals with the societa...

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

On March 5 approximately  700,000 DACA recipients  will face the gradual loss of work permits and deportation protection.  (File Photo)

Alexus Hurtado

February 27, 2018

After an almost four-day government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans voted on Jan. 22 to resume operations until Feb. 8 in hopes of keeping the approximately 700,000 “Dreamers” in the states. Democrats and Republicans reconvened Feb. 8, however, and still couldn't come to a decision on how to keep ...

My blackness during black history month

Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone

Alexus Hurtado

February 12, 2018

Black History Month brings out a plethora of emotions for black people. The most prominent emotion is pride, and I can attest to feeling prideful about my own blackness. However, every black person’s experience is not the same and Black History Month has a different meaning to every black person....

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