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Controversial protester in code violation on campus

Captain Chris Day from the Los Rios Police Department speaks to a protester in front of the Student Center on Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton

November 7, 2018

By Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton A protester made a direct campus code violation while preaching controversial messages on American River College’s campus on Oct. 31. The individual held a sign and used a speaker in the quad between the library and Student Center, while a Los Rios Police D...

Former ARC quarterback tries to make the jump to Division I

Peyton Wifley (#9)hands-off the ball to running back Ish Perez (#28) during a game against Laney College on Nov. 18. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

February 14, 2018

Acts of the Apostles 9:5 reads, “Is it hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” The phrase originated from when farmers would herd cattle with metal pokers. The beasts would kick back against the sharp prods but would never reach their assailants and it would only result in further injury. ...

Muslim student responds to anti-Islamic activists

American River College student Burak Kocal holds a sign encouraging people to hug him. Kocal, a practicing Muslim, was protesting against the negative images widely associated with people of his faith. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

December 1, 2015

By Mychael Jones and John Ferrannini An American River College student held a silent protest outside the Student Center on Nov. 24 in response to an anti-Muslim protest that took place one week earlier in the same location. Burak Kocal, the student who was protesting, said that the anti-Muslim activ...

Students debate with anti-Muslim activists on campus

ARC student Nate Ihsan uses his phone to show a verse in the Quran denouncing killing to anti-Muslim activist Vincent Bradshaw, who erected a sign reading 'Why Islam Kills' in front of the Student Center on Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

November 17, 2015

Anti-Muslim activists sparred with students Tuesday after they erected a booth and sign that said “Why Islam Kills” outside of the American River College Student Center. Coming on the heels of the Islamic State’s attack in Paris that left 129 people dead and hundreds injured Friday, the activists —...

Holocaust survivor pays tribute to the family that saved him

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed speaks at a college hour Tuesday. Malmed is the author of 'We Survived...At Last I Speak,' in which he recalls his experiences hiding in German-occupied France in the 1940s. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Jordan Schauberger

November 12, 2015

Update, Nov. 24 at 12:59 p.m.: This article has been updated to include that Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver said in an email that he could not attend the college hour featuring Leon Malmed due to "academic obligations." Students, faculty and staff gathered in a packed music hall at Ameri...

A spiritual happy medium

Symbols for Atheist Society, Society of Friends, and the Luther Rose.

Jonathan H. Ellyson, Assistant Web Editor

February 27, 2013

Atheists and theists can get along despite major differences  The other day, I was perusing through some news and found coverage of another one of the Westboro Baptist Church’s many pickets promoting their extreme religious ideology. While walking around outside, I saw someone with a copy of Richa...

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