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Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions of users who upload content regularly. Now imagine, a new video automatically starts playing. Because...

Suicide is not the answer, prevention is possible

September is mental health awareness  month. (File photo)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

September 30, 2017

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which carried  a goal of informing and familiarizing the public about statistics, preventative care and how to conduct effective discussions regarding mental health. Ironically, September is merely the cusp at which most people experience depressiv...

Beloved ARC athlete remembered

Hector Zavala playing for ARC's men's soccer team last semester. Head coach Paul Hansen remembered Zavala as a

Jordan Schauberger

February 3, 2016

Beloved American River College men’s soccer player, Hector Zavala, who killed himself earlier this month, is remembered as smart, good looking, funny and charismatic by his family, friends, teammates and coaches. Paul Hansen was Zavala’s head coach at ARC and had worked with him since he was ...

Surviving suicide

Surviving suicide

Barbara Harvey and Joseph Daniels

May 4, 2015

Pauline Ghost woke up at Mercy San Juan Hospital, confused and alone after a day of binge drinking. Shortly after waking, she was told by hospital staff that she had attempted to take her own life by overdosing on sleep medication. Ghost, an American River College student, was molested by her foster...

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