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Showing the variation of rent from different cities in the Sacramento area. (Photo Illustration by Lorraine Barron)

The mistreatment of the disadvantaged by slumlords is illegal

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor May 18, 2024

The horrific treatment by slumlords of the disadvantaged in their own home is a deplorable act that there are legal consequences for, but not enforced.  Slumlords are allowed to charge outrageous prices...

Former military members Eugene Dehoney (left) and Jose Bueno (right) pose for a picture at the Veterans Resource Center at American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Veterans returning to college life face unique circumstances

Anthony Barnes May 15, 2019

Serving in the military requires both a great deal of sacrifice and discipline. Those same levels of sacrifice and discipline are then put to use again as former military members make their way back into...

Benita Wilson, who served at Travis Air Force Base, volunteers to sing the national anthem and celebrate women in the military in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

ARC acknowledges sacrifices of military women

Christian Sutton November 1, 2018

Flags wave in the air, the national anthem echoes through the halls and the color guard marches in as American River College honors military women. The Veterans Resource Center at ARC partnered with...

Brittney Goode prepares to volunteer for the Military Womens Appreciation Day at the Veterans Resource Center on Oct. 3rd (Photo by Christian Sutton)

American River College Veterans Resource Center hosts Military women appreciation

Christian Sutton October 3, 2018

They served us, now we serve them with a day to say ‘thank you’ to women who gave everything for our country. American River College Veterans Resource Center will partner with Veterans Affairs to...

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Claire Bathory May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United...

Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many Americans, the reality of war never hit home. (Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

Faces of war

November 3, 2015

The original version of this story spelled Hamed Hafezy's first name with an i in stead of with an e. Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little...

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. and former ARC student Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Faces of war: Michael Monk

Barbara Harvey November 3, 2015

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. Monk had wanted to be a soldier for as long as he can remember. “Some people want to...

ARC student Colin Lewis was deployed to both Bagram and an area near Kabul in Afghanistan. Lewis credits the Veterans Resource Center with helping veterans succeed as students. (Photo courtesy of Colin Lewis)

Faces of war: Colin Lewis

Barbara Harvey November 3, 2015

Before enlisting, Colin Lewis had desperately wanted to get out of Mississippi. “There’s not really much to do there,” Lewis said of his home state. Lewis needed a job to do that, and the men...

The Harlem Hellfighters was talked about at the RAD presents college hour. History professor Rudy Pearson spoke about what the Harlem Hellfighters did for America durning World War 1 and how they did not recieve the credit they deserved until many years later because they were African American on Oct. 15. (Photo by Emily Thompson)

College Hour discusses Harlem Hellfighters in WWI

Ashley Nanfria October 16, 2015

The French called them the 'Men of Bronze' out of respect, and the Germans called them the 'Harlem Hellfighters' out of fear. In the R.A.D presents College Hour on Thursday, American River College History...

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