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Suicide is not the answer, prevention is possible

September is mental health awareness  month. (File photo)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

September 30, 2017

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which carried  a goal of informing and familiarizing the public about statistics, preventative care and how to conduct effective discussions regarding mental health. Ironically, September is merely the cusp at which most people experience depressiv...

“The Shepherds’ Play” begins this Friday

The Shepherd’s Play is taking on a modern musical adaptation of the medieval mystery play, from Nov. 18 - Dec. 4. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

November 15, 2016

“The Shepherds’ Play” brings the ancient medieval world to life through humor, music and dancing to American River College this Friday. The play is based on a classic and famous Medieval mystery play from historical manuscripts that dates from the fifteenth century, the Secunda Pastorum of the Wak...

ARC music professor remembers the ‘complete artistry’ of Prince

ARC music professor remembers the ‘complete artistry’ of Prince

Jordan Schauberger

April 21, 2016

When he heard the news that iconic musician Prince had died, American River College music professor Dyne Eifertsen could only think of the impact that the ‘Purple Rain’ artist had had on his career as a musician “I was in middle school, the perfect age, when ‘Purple Rain’ came out,” Ei...

Beloved ARC athlete remembered

Hector Zavala playing for ARC's men's soccer team last semester. Head coach Paul Hansen remembered Zavala as a

Jordan Schauberger

February 3, 2016

Beloved American River College men’s soccer player, Hector Zavala, who killed himself earlier this month, is remembered as smart, good looking, funny and charismatic by his family, friends, teammates and coaches. Paul Hansen was Zavala’s head coach at ARC and had worked with him since he was ...

Carmichael man never fired at police, sheriff says

A police officer photographs the scene of a shooting that left one man dead on Cypress Avenue near Garfield Avenue on Thursday. Adrienee Ludd was killed by police during a confrontation, although he did not fire his gun. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

October 24, 2015

Update, Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:43.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Adriene Ludd's name as Adrienne Ludd. This led to his name not showing up in the ARC database when his name was searched to verify that he was a student at ARC. Ludd did attend ARC. Update, Oct. 26, 2015 at 2:54...

One dead in police shooting near ARC

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones spoke to the press Thursday at the scene of a shooting that left one dead less than two miles from American River College. The deceased man shot at three police officers, who returned fire, said Jones. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)

John Ferrannini

October 22, 2015

Update, Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:22 p.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Adriene Ludd's name as Adrienne Ludd. Update, Oct. 24, 2015 at 11:58 a.m.: In spite of the initial statements from Sheriff Scott Jones reported in this article, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Friday ...

Opinion: “Lives” Movement Paints a Different Picture

The notion that black lives matter more than any other life is incorrect, but the rate of violent deaths of black men living in the United States is appalling. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black men die of homicide at a rate higher than people of any other race. (Photo illustration by Kameron Schmid)

Johnnie Heard

October 20, 2015

In the wake of the recent "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" debate, it is time to discuss this very divisive issue. As have most African-American men, I have been directly affected by police brutality, or let’s just say bad policing. Racial profiling and police brutality go largely unchecked in ur...

Active shooter drill trains ARC students, staff

Officer Chuck Mabanag displays the non-lethal blank ammunition and starter pistol used during the active shooter drill in the Student Center on Friday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini and Michael Pacheco

October 16, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Michael Pacheco An earlier version of this story falsely reported that the participants had to decide whether to run, hide or flee. In fact, they had to decide whether to run, hide or fight. The Los Rios Police Department held an active shooter drill in the Student Center on...

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