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“West Side Story” opens fall production season

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October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

Award-winning journalist and ARC professor launches local media outlet

Journalist Dave Kempa stands near the Capitol Mall  in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Kempa is a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and recently founded Voices: River City, a news website focused on
September 11, 2017

The neon red cross that reads “Jesus saves,” hangs over The Union Gospel Mission’s front door. The red glow illuminates the barbed wire fence that holds back the line of sweaty, hungry men waiting...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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