The American River Current

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

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Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by an astounding number of actresses in the entertainment business. With equal rights in the wo...

ARC Student Senate debates signing letter combating DeVos’ stance on Title IX

Senators Laurie Jones (left) and Earl Crouchley III listen to the reading of a letter that could potentially be sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brienna Edwards

December 5, 2017

On Nov. 30 the American River College Student Senate discussed signing and supporting a Title IX letter being sent to Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos has issued new guidelines which will change how public colleges and educational institutions must handle cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment...

ARC responds to DeVos’ changes to Title IX

The Bulletin Board outside the on campus Health Center, describing the difference between sexual violence and domestic violence, and other services offered. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

October 10, 2017

Deep in the Administration Building on the American River College campus lies the Health Center. It is a little room across from a barely used courtyard. The Health Center is designed to be a safe place for students to go with any health care concerns. The walls are blue and a lone man sits at th...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback Title IX policies instituted under Barack Obama’s presidency that outlined how schools investigat...

Former LRPD officer to stand trial for five counts of rape

Former officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Former LRPD officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Winchester currently awaits trial for five counts of rape and remains in custody on $3.1 million bail, according to prosecutors. (File photo)

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Former Los Rios police officer Noah Winchester was ordered on April 22 by a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to stand trial for allegedly raping five women. Winchester was employed with the Los Rios Police Department from January 1, 2009 to January 16, 2015 before transferring to the San Mateo P...

Opinion: Let’s talk about consent – and what needs to be said

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Shiavon Chatman

November 10, 2016

“I can be completely naked walking down the street, but if I say no, I mean no,” said ARC student Daniella McCormick. Many people, both men and women, are unaware of what consent actually is. When someone agrees to go on a date with you, this doesn’t constitute as consent. Flirting with someo...

DA will not file rape charge in sextortion case

Actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel (standing right) rehearsing for ARC's production of Young Frankenstein. Hirtzel was found guilty on four counts relating to sexual extortion and will be sentenced on August 2. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

May 24, 2016

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s office will not file a rape charge against former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel. During Hirtzel’s last court appearance, James Wax, deputy district attorney in the cyber crimes unit, said that an additional accuser came forward between court dates ...

WEAVE explains consent at college hour

WEAVE representative Erienne Ramos speaks to the audience about consent during the college hour on April 19. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman

April 22, 2016

Women Escaping A Violent Environment (WEAVE) hosted this week’s college hour at American River College on Tuesday. Consent was the main topic the two WEAVE representatives discussed. Hannah Friedman, WEAVE representative and education coordinator, introduced the college hour by beginning with a few...

Screenshots from rape suspect’s Tumblr page

March 28, 2014

The following screenshots are posts from former ARC student Kenneth Chandler Anderson's Tumblr page. Anderson has been arrested in connection with the violent sexual attack that occurred Tuesday at a Subway sandwich shop near campus....

Series of rapes continues near campus

Suspect sketches for the three sexual assault incidents have been posted around campus. Officials are looking for any information on the case. (Photo by Korbl Klimecki)

Brooke Purves and Brooke Purves

January 11, 2014

A third rape in a string of increasingly violent incidents of sexual assault along the area of I-80 near the Watt Avenue and Madison Avenue on-ramps started a mile from the American River College Campus on Wednesday. According to Sergeant Lisa Bowman of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, on Jan....

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