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American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

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)

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 as well as allow for students to come and speak with the artists about their pieces. The Lave...

Students combat controversial protestors on campus

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)

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 Engaging Inclusive Transformative Education (UNITE) staff members and some students are beginning to que...

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

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

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 for the ARC Pride Center and faculty member for the psychology department, defined LGBTQ+ for students and...

Pride Center kicks off with drag queen bingo

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)

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 Coordinator Emilie Mitchell gave a short introduction and information on upcoming events. The even...

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

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)

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 main graduation ceremony to provide a space for LGBTQ+ graduates to celebrate alongside their biological o...

Administration opens Pride Center on campus

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

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 colleges to acquire its own pride center, the others are Sierra College and Mt. San Antonio Co...

ARC LGBTQ+ Pride Center soft launch

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

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 navigating everyday campus life. Dr. Emilie Mitchell, a psychology professor at ARC and co-adv...

It’s “Damn.” depressing

Editor-in-Chief Cheyenne Drury reviews Kendrick Lamar's new album,

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 and disoriented - it is a reflection of his inner darkness. Never before has Lamar thrown so much a...

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