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Settlement reached in lawsuit on behalf of 84 arrested during Stephon Clark Demonstration

Black Lives Matter Sacramento demonstrators hold their fists in the air as they march down Meadowview Road during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth, Special to the Current

April 16, 2020

Sacramento officials reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 84 people who were arrested during a demonstration in East Sacramento on March 4, 2019, according to the Sacramento Bee.  The tentative $624,000 settlement came a year after the Sacramento Police Department arrested 84 p...

ARC community urges district to cut ties with controversial food service vendor

Aramark’s contract as Los Rios Community College District's food service provider ends in 2020. Many people across campuses want to prevent the district from entering into a new contract with the company, who also provides meals to offer 500 prisons across the U.S., as well as allegedly with ICE detention centers. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth and Oden Taylor

November 20, 2019

By Oden Taylor & Jennah Booth In a move that could reshape each Los Rios Community College District campus’s food services offerings, students, clubs and faculty alike have banded together in an effort to advocate against the district’s contract with its current food service provider, Ara...

Controversial flyer sparks campus-wide debate

A flyer ignited a campus-wide conversation after this photo, taken by an unknown person, was shared in an American River College faculty email thread, as well as on Reddit and Twitter.

Jennah Booth

October 23, 2019

A flyer posted outside of the UNITE office in the HUB ignited controversy among both staff and students, and prompted a formal apology from American River College President Thomas Greene. The flyer which read, “Masculine black men; check your male privilege before entering,” was posted without ...

Student involved in accident in ARC parking lot

On Oct. 1, 2019, at least one student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A at American River College. Nobody was injured, according to Public Information Officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth

October 2, 2019

At least one American River College student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there were several vehicles involved but no one was injured.  Crow said that although Los Rios Police Department w...

Metro Fire tests parking structure fire procedures

Firefighters Jake Bartlett and Gabriel Gomez carry fire hoses down from the top level of the American River College parking structure on Sept. 17, 2019. Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 ran drills testing the structure’s standpipe water system, which they would use in the event of a fire within the parking garage. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 19, 2019

Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 visited American River College  morning to practice emergency procedures and test the standpipe water system in the ARC parking structure.  Because fire engines are too large to drive into the garage, Captain Matt Owston said the parking structu...

I’m not angry, that’s just my face

Current editors (from left to right) Alexis Warren, Hannah Yates, Jennah Booth and Imani Smith are unapologetic about being assertive in the newsroom. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

May 8, 2019

“It’s cool that you can be mean to people and not care.” I’m not an unkind person, so a passing comment like this, despite its genuine intent, would typically send me into a confused panic just nine months ago. I would search through all of my social interactions, trying to find the exact...

Students among 84 arrested during Clark demonstration

American River College U.N.I.T.E members Raven Kauba (left) and Dronme Davis (right) participate in a Stephon Clark protest on March 8, 2019. The two students were two of the 84 demonstrators who were arrested by Sacramento police officers during a Stephon Clark protest in East Sacramento on March 4, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

March 25, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1963: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” When Sacramento police arrested 84 people in East Sacramento on March 4, however, the demonstration was far from a riot, according to Dronme Davis. Davis is an American River College student who works with the coll...

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