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Representive of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Nicole Williams, hosted this presentation about the different warning signs of a peaking illness amongst our friends and family on Friday. (Photo by Karen Reay)

NAMI sheds light on mental illness

Michael Pacheco December 9, 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held a presentation about mental illnesses and the misconceptions about them on Friday in the DSPS conference room. The presenter from NAMI, Nicole Williams,...

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)

Creative Connections highlights the struggles of Native Americans

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—,’ ”...

Eyeball Dance by Neil Putnam, left, and Blue Hands by Daniel Meidinger and Andria Arnott are two pieces of artwork by American River College students to be placed on recycle bins on campus. (Photos by Karen Reay)

ARC to decorate recycling bins with student art

Lena DoBynes November 16, 2015

The Earth painted in shades of blue and pink featuring a large eyeball is one of the artworks that will be displayed on trash bins that will be “upcycled” into recycling bins on the American River...

American River College outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer (10) celebrates during ARCs 3-2 win over San Joaquin Delta College. Meyer finished the game with 22 points and ARC extended to eight games. (Photo by Karen Reay)

ARC volleyball defeats San Joaquin Delta College

Johnnie Heard October 13, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team defeated San Joaquin Delta College at home by a score of 3-2. The game came down to the fifth and final set, in which ARC edged SJDC 15-13. Playing without...

Sen. Tamara Dunning raises her hand asking permission to speak on the proposed recall of Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver on Thursday. Three of the four student governments of the Los Rios colleges would have to agree to recall Weaver for a special election to take place. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Senate begins discussions on recalling Student Trustee

Jordan Schauberger October 9, 2015

The Associated Student Body Student Senate began discussions on the possible recall of Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver, appointed two new members and approved funding for advertising during their...

The cast of The Music Man rehearses for its upcoming performance at American River College. The play will open on Oct. 9. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Music Man to be performed at ARC next month

Iris Page September 8, 2015

An earlier version of this story falsely used the pronoun "he" in reference to student actor Deon Taylor. In fact, Deon Taylor is a woman. The American River College theater department is currently...

Sandra Hill, left, and Jonathan Blum, right,  opens up the play The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical  by going over theater etiquette with the audience. The production is directed by former American River College student Karen Bombardier.
(Photo by Karen Raychel Reay)

Former theater student reflects on journey to first major

Lena DoBynes and Jordan Schauberger September 3, 2015

Sitting before a brightly lit stage filled with performers dressed in costumes and surrounded by laughing family and friends, American River College alum Karen Bombardier watched her first major directorial...

(From left to right) Leah Frazier, Analise Langford-Clarke and Deane Calvin introduce the audience to the cast for The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Far Oaks Amphitheater on Aug. 28, 2015. The play is an adult reinterpretation of the classic novella “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Fair Oaks Amphitheatre celebrates an early “Trailer Park Christmas”

Nicholas Corey and Karen Reay September 1, 2015

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical reinterprets Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol with a dark twist that was filled with profanity. The adult rated act was directed, choreographed and...

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