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Transgender student’s search for acceptance leads her to ARC

Regina Drake, a transgender ARC student, holds up a letter from her doctor recommending her for sex reassignment surgery. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

January 14, 2016

At the Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento during a candlelight vigil, Regina Drake, a transgender American River College student, read the obituary of a 25-year old transgender woman from Brazil who was killed earlier this year by blunt force trauma to the head. “It’s always sad (to hear about deaths...

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

April 29, 2015

A year ago, 19-year-old Sacramento musician Chris Noia was awoken in his house by the sound of his bandmate being loaded onto a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance on the way to the hospital to be treated for a heroin overdose. Unbeknownst to Noia, his bandmate had started to abuse heroin through...

Opinion: Use your brain, not alcohol or drugs

Following a lifestyle of abstaining from drugs and alcohol, like adherents of the straight edge movement, ensures a college student maximum success in their academic pursuits.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 17, 2015

American River College students are adults who can make the conscious choice to attend classes on campus, but making the choice to abstain from drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs to supposedly de-stress is a better and smarter decision to increase test scores and actually learn useful material from...

Drop off of unwanted drugs at ARC put on by Los Rios Police

Drop off of unwanted drugs at ARC put on by Los Rios Police

William Cameron and William Cameron

September 30, 2014

People from around the community came to the American River College branch of the Los Rios Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 27 not because they were in trouble, but to dispose of their unwanted prescriptions and medications. This event was put on by the LRPD in an effort to help people dispose...

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