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Although it’s not a requirement, the Los Rios Community College District encourages those attending school to get vaccinated. (Canva illustration by Gwen Mahler)

Los Rios community colleges will not require vaccines

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 15, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced in an email on May 3, that unlike California State University and the University of California systems, they do not anticipate that vaccines will be required...

On March 9, 2021, the  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release date was announced via Twitter along with its cover, created by Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić and featuring Lil Nas X as both Adam and God in a reinterpretation of Michelangelos The Creation of Adam. (Photo courtesy of Filip Ćustić)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its critique on LGBTQ-excluding Christianity

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

When Lil Nas X released the corresponding music video to his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” social media quickly flooded with reactions, with fans praising him and onlookers demonizing...

Since opening three weeks ago, Brown Sugar Boba has made a name for themselves locally with their own collection of boba bottles called BSB bear bricks and BSB buddies. (Photo by Gwen Mahler)

Sacramento County businesses are still expanding in the midst of a pandemic

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Even though the hustle and bustle that is normally Sacramento County has quieted down in the last year doesn’t mean that this county still isn’t expanding and waiting for residents to visit again....

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....


Tiger Woods has engraved a place in the hearts of many children he has helped through the TGR foundation to recognize their potential and cultivate their aspirations towards higher education and a career. (Photo via Tiger Woods website)

Tiger Woods’ impact goes far beyond the golf community

Gwen Mahler and Staff Writer April 19, 2021

In February, golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Woods was extricated from the car and it was initially reported that he suffered serious injuries to both...

With the Jan. 6 Capitol riot serving as a catalyst, VICE explores the conspiracy movement QAnon in a new three-part docuseries, QAnon: The Search for Q. (Photo via VICE)

QAnon: how a conspiracy theory played a key role in the U.S. Capitol riot

Gwen Mahler, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

What is QAnon? In the span of time since the pandemic began, there is a good chance that while scrolling through social media that you’ve come across a post mentioning the term “QAnon,” a conspiracy...

Feral kittens on the ARC campus are humanely trapped using the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) method by the Kitty Committee. (Photo courtesy of Becky Watts)

ARC Kitty Committee seeks donations for cats on campus

Gwen Mahler, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Since quarantine started in California last March, life has changed drastically, yet one of few things has remained the same: cats and kittens alike still occupy the American River College campus which...

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