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Sri Lankan author speaks at ARC

Sri Lankan novelist Nayomi Munaweera reads a passage from her book “What Lies Between Us” during a College Hour at ARC on Nov. 1, 2016. Munaweera talked about the influence she recieved for writing her two novels. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman

November 2, 2016

Tuesday’s college hour commenced with Sri Lankan novelist Nayomi Munaweera reading from her second book, “What Lies Between Us.” “As a person of color I feel like it’s my responsibility to represent,” said Munaweera. Munaweera’s book is centered around the immigrant experience, fe...

Michael Brown Sr. speaks at Sac State

Michael Brown Sr. answers a question from audience member after his speech at Sacramento State on Oct. 20. Brown Sr. talked about his son's death and how he deals with the aftermath. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman

October 21, 2016

“Close your eyes and imagine losing a child. Imagine they’ve been murdered. Now open your eyes. That's my reality.” Michael Brown Sr., the father of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago, spoke in the fully packed Sacramento State Uni...

Opinion: sexual harassment at ARC affects students

Students walk through the halls at American River College on Septemeber 6, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman

September 12, 2016

“I can’t even walk to class without some guy being super inappropriate toward me. It makes me uncomfortable at times,” said American River College student Julia Smith. “Catcalling,” the act of uninvited sexual advances, physical or verbal, has been running rampant through the halls of Amer...

Praying at American River College

Faith Covenant Community Church’s pastor Kendall Young prays with members of the congregation while embracing one another. The church meets every Sunday at ARC in Raef Hall. (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Shiavon Chatman

May 10, 2016

Small trickles of sweat appear on the preacher’s brow, intensity in his eyes and his voice becoming sharp as he preaches. As he speaks in a calm voice, the audience raises one hand to the ceiling and another to their heart with their eyes shut in agreement. The room is filled with loud music and...

WEAVE explains consent at college hour

WEAVE representative Erienne Ramos speaks to the audience about consent during the college hour on April 19. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman

April 22, 2016

Women Escaping A Violent Environment (WEAVE) hosted this week’s college hour at American River College on Tuesday. Consent was the main topic the two WEAVE representatives discussed. Hannah Friedman, WEAVE representative and education coordinator, introduced the college hour by beginning with a few...

ARC hosts fundraiser performance of ‘Gumbo’

'Gumbo' is a variety theater production that will be hosted by the American River College theater program today and tomorrow. All proceeds will help students raise money to fund travel to a local competition.
(Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Shiavon Chatman and Sharriyona Platt

February 5, 2016

By Sharriyona Platt and Shiavon Chatman American River College’s theater program is hosting a performance of ‘Gumbo’ to help students raise money to fund travel to a regional competition.   The fundraiser will be held on Stage 2 of the American River College Theater today at 7:30 p.m. and...

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