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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)

Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

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...

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)

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

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,...

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

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

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...

“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...

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...

ARC and Butte head down the field.

Beavers lose in tight race to Butte

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...

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

How to have a successful semester

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...

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

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

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,...

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ARC faculty member hosts book signing on novel celebrating black fatherhood

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...

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

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

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...

Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone

My blackness during black history month

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...

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