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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)

Dance major twirls into role of Stockton Kings dancer

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...

Ariel Casper keeps up with what’s happening on campus, reading news that affect students, faculty and staff. (Photo illustration by Katia Esguerra)

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Katia Esguerra March 19, 2019

From the moment we wake up, we are faced with an overload of information competing for our attention — every second, every minute and every hour of the day. However, with the ease of access on the...

Former American River College student Courteney Duren-Hill and her son Gavin Hill lost their mobile home during the spring 2018 semester due to an increase in rent. Now, she has relocated from motel to motel. While attending ARC, Duren-Hill benefitted from the services offered to students. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

This former ARC student’s struggle with housing is not unique

Ashley Hayes-Stone February 13, 2019

It’s morning and Courteney Duren-Hill wakes up to her alarm going off in her living room at her single-wide mobile home in Caravan Village near Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard. Sighing, she lays in...

Students wait in line at American River College's Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

Ashley Hayes-Stone August 30, 2018

Coffee is one of the most essential parts of a college student’s lifestyle. It makes powering through those 2 a.m. study sessions and early morning classes possible. Coffee really does play a crucial...

(Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards)

V-Day should be about self-love

February 13, 2018

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, the public is bombarded with eager merchants desperate to sell their wares. As consumers, we are blinded by the red and pink propaganda that assaults our eyes...

Actress Elizabeth Garbe gets ready for a dress rehearsal for American River College's production of

Actress lands leading role in ARC’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Ashley Hayes-Stone October 26, 2017

It starts with a golden thread through the eye of a needle. Then the steady hum of a sewing machine begins to fill the room as Nikki Niebauer, a student costume designer at American River College, carefully...

Journalist Dave Kempa stands near the Capitol Mall  in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Kempa is a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and recently founded Voices: River City, a news website focused on

Award-winning journalist and ARC professor launches local media outlet

Ashley Hayes-Stone September 11, 2017

The neon red cross that reads “Jesus saves,” hangs over The Union Gospel Mission’s front door. The red glow illuminates the barbed wire fence that holds back the line of sweaty, hungry men waiting...

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