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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...

Abortions and Puerto Rican background influenced poet

Poet Sandra Garcia Rivera recites her writing during a college hour Tuesday. Garcia talked about how her life decisions influenced her work. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

Joseph Daniels

September 25, 2015

A previous version of this story mistakenly reported the speaker's name to be Sharon Garcia Rivera. In fact, it is Sandra Garcia Rivera.  A poet visited the American River College campus Tuesday to discuss her life story and how her cultural background and her abortions have had a huge impact on ...

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