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ARC Professor shifts commemorating Columbus Day to celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Professor Caton introducing himself in Raef Hall on October 11th, 2016, presenting that Beyond Columbus is far way more than what we know.

Shiavon Chatman

October 11, 2016

‘Beyond Columbus,’ was presented by Professor Ricardo Caton which focused on the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus and his agenda at a college hour on Tuesday. Lately, many of the college hours at ARC have had poor turnouts, but this event seemed to grab the attention of several students...

Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks at ARC

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu speaks at American River College in the Cafeteria on Oct. 3. The event only allowed students and faculty, as well as invited guests, who had made a reservation  attend.(Photo by John Ennis)

Cheyenne Drury

October 4, 2016

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú spoke to students and educators in the nearly full cafeteria of American River College on Monday night where she discussed the spiritual, material and social health of our species through metaphorical language and the overarching themes of social justice and l...

Creative Connections highlights the struggles of Native Americans

Cherrie Moraga reads from her book, 'This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color' during the Creative Connections event. The book highlighted the experiences of women who belong to minority groups and called for greater attention to race-related subjects within the feminist community. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Kevin Sheridan

November 19, 2015

Tanaya Winder compared writing to someone performing open heart surgery on themselves at American River College’s Creative Connections event Tuesday. “When I was done I was like ‘oh s—,’ ” said Winder. “It’s still scary to write about these things.” Winder, a motivational speaker from the Southe...

Struggles of Native Americans discussed at college hour

A slide on the Great Baisn Overview at the college hour that covered the troubles that the Native American tribes went though in the 1800s on Nov. 5. (Photo By Emily Thompson)

Emily Thompson

November 6, 2015

The struggles of the descendants of the Wada-Tika Northern Paiute of the former Malheur Indian Reservation in southeast Oregon were discussed at Thursday's college hour. “I like to talk about (the Native American tribes) because it gives them a voice that they don’t have,” said Susan Stowell, t...

Opinion: ARC students should interact with people of different cultures

American River College provides wonderful opportunities for learning about cultures from all over the world, such as the Latino Heritage Day celebrated on Oct. 8. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Mychael Jones

October 19, 2015

Asking questions that sometimes make people feel politically incorrect or apprehensive can help us to learn about different cultures on campus. The classes we study in together are introducing us to each other, helping to create a bond that will allow everyone a better view of different lifestyles....

Debate: How should Columbus Day be commemorated?

The marble sculpture 'Columbus' Last Appeal to Queen Isabella' sits under the rotunda of the California State Capitol. The sculpture was crafted by sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead at his studio near Florence, Italy and was donated to the capitol in 1883. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini, Joseph Daniels, and Joe Padilla

October 12, 2015

By Joseph Daniels, John Ferrannini and Joe Padilla Nine cities in the past two months have joined several states and municipalities in ending their observances of Columbus Day, which celebrates the landing of Columbus' fleet in the New World in 1492, an event which heralded the colonization of the ...

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