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NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had contracted the virus. He had mocked the virus earlier in...

Dance major twirls into role of Stockton Kings dancer

American River College dance major Ariana Ogans becomes a dancer for the Stockton Kings Dancers, the Sacramento Kings minor league dancer team. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 8, 2019

After days of auditioning, Ariana Ogans steps on the glossy hardwood floor of the Sleep Train Arena sporting a bright yellow bikini with rhinestones that her mother added for her. The outfit is completed with a pinned, white circular paper that reads “number 126.” There, she approached a row of 60 girls who ...

Protesting another Kings game has only hurt support

Sacramento Kings fans were prevented from entering the Golden 1 Center after protestors blocked all openings on March 27, 2018. This was the second such protest in the last week after the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Mack Ervin III

March 28, 2018

While the protest that occurred in front of the Golden 1 Center during the Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks game on March 22 may have been inconvenient, it got the point and message across. Another young black man was needlessly gunned down and we need to have a discussion about it — and see change. ...

ARC’s declassified spring break survival guide

There's seven days of Spring break to explore the larger Sacramento area. Go visit the new Golden 1 Center, watch people  create art live and/or sleep off the stress of the semester. (Photo illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

The semester isn’t over but we are more than halfway there. It's almost spring break a.k.a preparation for summer vacation. Allergies are in the air but the winds are a-howlin’ for a good time. Sacramento gets a bad rap for being a 'cow town' and a suburban utopia for soccer moms and mini vans. ...

Photo Gallery: Sacramento Kings “Fan Fest”

Fans make their way to

Luis Gael

October 4, 2016

The Sacramento Kings held their first team event in the newly built Golden 1 Center by opening their doors to fans for an open practice event on Oct. 1. “Fan Fest” was a free event with the only barrier to entry being a downloadable ticket. Fans were able to explore the Golden 1 Center and see...

Artists breathe life into condemned Hotel Marshall

A row of paintings on display in one of the many rooms of the Art Hotel in Downtown Sacramento on Feb.12, 2016. The art was created by local Sacramento and surrounding area artists and was on display until Feb.13, 2016 before the building was torn down for the new stadium construction. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Peirson and Claire Bathory

February 22, 2016

By Trevor Haynes Throughout January, artists from all over the world slipped into an abandoned hotel to tear up its floors, write all over its walls, splash paint over every surface they could find, and fill the rooms with strange things. From Feb. 5 to 13, the hotel opened tours to the public,...

‘Thinking Big’ in a new arena plan

Sacramento mayoral candidate and former NBA star Kevin Johnson appears at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.,  Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008  Johnson is trying to unseat two-term incumbent Heather Fargo.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

September 28, 2011

Time is running out and those in charge are moving slowly. On Sept. 8, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson released a report on how to get the city a new arena. The “Nexus Plan,” created by Johnson and his “Think Big” committee, outlines how the city and the Sacramento Kings plan to fund a new...

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