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Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they change regularly depending on the day, can help to ensure you treat everyone around you with the utmost respect and understanding. (Photo via Unsplash)

Understanding and respecting the pronouns of others is fundamental

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

Respecting other people’s pronouns is fundamental for developing professional and personal relationships. Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they...

ARC students who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to join the Los Rios Community College District-Wide Virtual Lavender Celebration. (Photo via the ARC Pride Center)

LRCCD hosts district wide virtual Lavender Graduation Celebration

Madison Duong, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District will hold a district-wide Lavender Graduation celebration for any students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This celebration is for those who are...

Ryan Sunzeri’s artwork hangs in the Pride Center at American River College after winning last year’s Lavender Art Show. The Lavender Art Show highlights art from ARC’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty and will be held on Feb. 24-26 in the Student Center. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

Oden Taylor February 19, 2020

The Lavender Art Show, put on by the American River College Pride Center, will take place in the Student Center Feb. 24-26. A reception is scheduled for the last day from 12-2 p.m. to announce the winners...

Counter-protesters from American River College attempt to divert attention away from Chauncey Killens’ controversial message on May 13, 2019. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Students combat controversial protestors on campus

Thomas Cathey May 20, 2019

After a number of protests involving homophobic language and other controversial messages on the American River College campus, as well as other California college campuses, this past academic year, Universal...

The LGBTQ+ Pride Center provides information about resources to students, staff, and faculty. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

Katia Esguerra March 6, 2019

Here at American River College in the HUB, the Pride Center is making changes to help support, educate and inform the community on how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ students. Emilie Mitchell, coordinator...

The Pride Center holds their first 2018 fall semester kick off in the community room at American River College on Aug. 29, 2018 (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Pride Center kicks off with drag queen bingo

Tracy Holmes September 11, 2018

The American River College Pride Center held its first back to school fall kickoff Aug. 29. Prior to starting the event festivities, Student Personnel Assistant Alejandra Fernandez Garcia and Pride Center...

The Lavender Graduation graduates (from second-left to right: Wendy Campbell, Madalyn Parker, Sergio Salcedo-Contreras, Kelley York, Heather Ogden) pose with their rainbow tassels, standing side-by-side with the Pride Award winners (left: Brett Spencer right: Dennis Lee, Jenna Grossman not pictured) at the Hub, May 4. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

Hannah Yates May 8, 2018

American River College held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students on April 4. A Lavender Graduation is an event that is held in addition to a college’s...

Joshua Moon Johnson and Emilie Mitchell cheer cupcakes to celebrate the opening of the Pride Center on April 5, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Administration opens Pride Center on campus

Tracy Holmes April 18, 2018

American River College’s LGBTQ+ Pride Center launched on April 5, with an opening ceremony that hosted speeches by many who played a major role in its creation. ARC is now one of only three community...

The American River Pride Center will open at 12 p.m. on April 5, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

ARC LGBTQ+ Pride Center soft launch

Tracy Holmes April 2, 2018

American River College’s LGBTQ+ Pride Center is set for a soft launch on April 5. The purpose of the Pride Center is to aid in LGBTQ+ awareness and campus climate and in general assist students with...

Editor-in-Chief Cheyenne Drury reviews Kendrick Lamars new album, Damn. Kendrick Lamar released his fourth album “Damn.” on April 14, one week after the original release date.  (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez/ Photo Illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

It’s “Damn.” depressing

Cheyenne Drury May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar is depressed. A depressed musical genius. “Damn.” is a master mixtape at best. Unlike “Section.80, Good kid m.A.A.d city” and “To Pimp a Butterfly,” his new album is scattered...

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