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Black History Month is dedicated to showcasing Black communities, and how influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. have impacted our world tremendously. American River College honors Black history by holding events all month long showcasing Black leadership, power, and resiliency. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC honors Black History Month with a series of events

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Black History Month takes place in February. This month is dedicated to showcasing past and present accomplishments of important Black leaders and celebrating them. Among Some of these leaders are Martin...

Professional athletes are making their voices heard in the charge toward social justice and police reform. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Pro athletes lead the charge in 2020 culture war

Nick Subia, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

In an era when human decency and non-politicized love for our fellow humans has all but disappeared from the cultural norm, it’s not politicians who are leading the charge toward a better tomorrow; it...

Asha Wilkerson, department chair of Legal Studies, and Sociology professor for the fall 2020 semester is co-teaching Introduction to Social Justice Studies (SJS 300) in a synchronous online course at American River College. The SJS 300 course is a required course for students majoring in social justice. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Social justice courses use history lessons to empower change

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief September 30, 2020

Over the last couple of years, the Los Rios Community College District has gone through an institutional redesign, with a commitment to the social justice and equity of all students who have experienced...

Social justice is about all groups in a society working to create a physically and psychologically safe environment for all its members. (file photo)

ARC gives students the option to major in social justice

Ariel Caspar December 12, 2019

It’s no secret that American River College is a thoroughly diverse campus. As ARC continues to become more diverse, social justice is becoming more of an interest and concern among students. Recently,...

American River College photography professor Jessa Ciel doesn't adhere to one medium of art and lets her passion for social justice guide her in her projects. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Professor Jessa Ciel is modern day Renaissance woman

Jennah Booth May 8, 2019

Jessa Ciel is an activist and an enigma. A chameleon of an artist across many mediums. The American River College photography professor’s portfolio ranges from a social justice art installation, to directing...

President Thomas Green (left) disscusses happenings at the Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit with Joshua Moon Jonson, dean of student services (right) in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

ARC holds preliminary town hall meeting for Equity Plan

Tracy Holmes November 13, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit, hosted by the Equity Programs and Pathways department on Oct. 26, sparked a gamut of conversation amongst a diverse group of people. The goal of the summit is...

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...

A woman holds up a sign at “Women’s March on Sacramento,” a nationwide peaceful gathering to show support for all marginalized peoples in downtown Sacramento in 2017. This year's march is expected to draw 20,000 people into the streets of downtown. (File Photo)

Thousands plan march on state capitol in support of women’s rights

Luis Gael January 19, 2018

On Saturday Jan. 20, tens of thousands of people will flood the streets of Sacramento to participate in the 2018 Women’s March. The march will begin at Southside Park at 10 a.m. and protesters will...

American River College Public Information Officer Scott Crow is working alongside school officials to implement the campus redesign. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

ARC prepares for massive redesign to make campus more inclusive

Luis Gael November 22, 2017

American River College is undergoing a massive redesign project that will see the core values that drive the college and its faculty adapt to the needs of it most at-risk students and attempt to create...

Counselor Manuel Ruedas stands next to the decorative wall in his office at the HUB on Nov. 12. Ruedas works with the Puente Program to help disadvantaged students achieve academic success. (Photo by Ashey Hayes-Stone)

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

November 16, 2017

American River College is currently in the beginning stages of a process that administration says will make students more successful and will also provide an overall more inclusive campus. If the college...

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