Tales of a PetSmart Employee

“Do you have a phone number with us?” I ask, my hands poised over the number pad on the register. “Yeah I might. Wait,…

Sierra Alumni Story: LittleDove Rey

My name is LittleDove Rey and I am currently a first-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, a program run…
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Seeing Beauty in the World

When I used to think of things like the Dust Bowl, Dr. Pepper, or rock hounding, I did not feel any sense of significance…

Bend, Not Break: My Grandmother’s Story

I was born in Redding, California. Redding is a small town. It’s the kind of small town that even if it grows, it maintains…

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Tribute to April Moore

The following is a sestina for grandmother April Pamela Moore (December 21, 1947-September 5, 2015), written by Sierra College student Brooklyn Shinabargar (Nisenan/Washoe) in English 20 with professor Barbara Nelson-Burns. Moore was a Sierra College alumni and granddaughter, Shinabargar is…

COVID-19’s Effect on Students

KeAndre Berry, Communication Studies major and Multimedia Journalism student, interviews his friend and dormmate at Sierra College, Emmanuel Dudley, Engineering major, on learning about COVID-19. 1-minute audio track. His written story follows below.…
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The Value of Sports to Alexis Detwiler

Alexis Detwiler, 18, of Fair Oaks, has played sports throughout her entire life. She’s played basketball and soccer, but most importantly, she’s a softball player. Alexis played for Sierra College in the fall of 2019, and while she’s currently undecided…

Local Bear River Endangered by Centennial Dam

The above 10-minute video describes how Centennial Dam is endangering the Bear River in Colfax, California. Click above to learn more.…
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Study Drugs: Be Informed and Consider the Alternatives

It’s no secret that the college experience has included experimentation with drugs. When I think of drug use on campus, I picture sitting in…

Envisioning Colors

“I wish I could do that,” I say, showing my boyfriend a makeup post on one of the various sites I used to waste…

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