After eleven years, Sol Collective celebrates purchasing of building and employees share their experiences working in the company.
The California Wildfires have made national headlines.
First, the back-to-back fires north of San Francisco in October became the most destructive fires in California’s history. Currently, the Thomas Fire continues to spread near Los Angeles and is now the largest fire in the state’s history as well, a even more remarkable fact since it sparked in December, an extremely unlikely month for wildfires to occur. Some sources believe the fires might be associated with climate and others believe that fires such as the ones in southern California might become more frequent.
The Me Too movement originated over a decade ago when a woman named Tarana Burke was at a youth camp. A young girl had asked to speak with Burke alone and she told Burke about sexual acts her stepfather had done to her. From the experience, Burke would go on to create the Me Too movement later that year. The movement exploded in October of 2017 after actress Alyssa Milano came out against movie producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual assaults.
Shortly after, Milano tweeted out, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
Thousands of people started to reply to the tweet and tell their story. The metoo hashtag was trending on Twitter for many days. Other actors and actresses also came out with their own experiences of being sexually assaulted. The movement is so powerful that it has influenced politics. The Washington Post published in early November that Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore had an inappropriate relationship with a 14 year old girl while he was 32 years old. Roy Moore lost the election afterward.
In Sacramento, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty called for more responsibility in regards to sexual harassment claims in the California Legislature.
“The California State Assembly should look at the taxpayer funded payouts for sexual harassment — and explore holding perpetrators of sexual harassment more financially accountable,” said McCarthy on his website. “Why should taxpayers be on the hook for sexual harassment payouts, while wrongdoers walk away with no financial accountability? The State Assembly and the Joint Rules Committee should consider ways to recover financial damages from proven violators directly.”
The Me Too movement came late in 2017 but has already had a tremendous effect on society. Many women felt more empowered to speak out as a result.
Every year, fancy sports cars gather at the door of Shriners Children Hospital. The community gathers to donate toys and help the children who are less fortunate.
Logically, if something is broken, people tend to throw them away. However at the Oak Park Fix-it Cafe, they are trying to change that tradition.
At the same exact time as shots rung out in Texas during the worst mass shooting in that state’s history, Moms Demand Action was organizing a new chapter in Sacramento to advocate against gun violence.
On November 3rd, Sacramento celebrates the Day of the Dead in its Old Town. The event was hosted by Soul Collective. The purpose of this event is for Latinos to celebrate their own culture in Sacramento as well as for others to find value in it.
At American River College, there is a plethora of resources for the students.
WAC and RAD, Writing Across the Curriculum and Reading Across the Curriculum, are classes designed to help their students write papers and make sense of their textbooks.
Another thing ARC offers for their students are clubs. On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, there is a gaming club, a finance club, and many other clubs.. Clubs are a great way for students to do what they love or to socialize with other students. There is also a Club Day when all the clubs gather in front of the Student Center to advertise their clubs to students.
College hours and events are held at ARC as well. College hours are meant to inform and educate students on all types of matters; it’s also a good way to spend time in-between classes.
Events, such as plays, art show, and contests are also held on campus. There are always plays running in the fall semester, the current play being Beauty and Beast, next being Seagull.
Art galleries hold show from from student artists or professionals who come on campus to showcase their pieces. Typically for art students, their art gallery shows are held in early December around finals.
There are also events held at ARC that offer either knowledge or a chance to relax. ARC has meditation rooms, and twice a week during finals they bring in adoptable puppies for students to pet and take their minds off of their tests.
If you’re interested in enrolling in American River College, you can click here and sign up for the next semester.