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National protests against police brutality of Black people, erupted in 2019 after Sacramento police killed Stephon Clark, including a March 6, 2019, protest in Sacramento. Nearly two years later, the killings continued with the April 11, 2021, killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.(File Photo)

Unarmed Black people should not die at the hands of the police

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Daunte Wright was a resident of Brooklyn Center, Minn. He was a young Black man who recently became a father. Wright is in the news for something that seems to be a recurring event not only in this...

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)

Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

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...

The cast of West Side Story pose on stage, some students atop various stage props, during rehearsals on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by  Itzin Alpizar)

“West Side Story” opens fall production season

Itzin Alpizar October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

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Professors weigh in on the impact of video games

Christian Sutton September 26, 2018

Many college students use video games as an escape from reality. But, sometimes that escape can turn tragic. When David Katz shot and killed two people, wounded 10 others and killed himself at a "Madden...

ARC theater student Kimberlee Wilson wins at the regional competition at Kennedy Center Theater Festival in Denver. She was the top winner from Region 7. (Photo credit Derek Giovanni)

Theater students design wins in regional competition

Lidiya Grib April 18, 2017

Not the typical college student on campus, Kimberlee Wilson came back to school after her children had grown, returning with a grand life plan on her shoulders. Among the varying art and theater classes...

Assembly bill would expel students for violence, threats

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey August 20, 2015

A bill that would allow California Community Colleges to suspend or expel students who have committed or threatened to commit violent acts, regardless of whether it occurred on or off campus, was approved...

School district offers violence intervention and prevention training

School district offers violence intervention and prevention training

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels April 23, 2015

Update April 28, 2015 : This post had been updated to include a a quote from Content Director Steven Pearlman for Student Success.  Los Rios students received an email Tuesday stating that students...

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