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,…

Playing at a Different Level: The Success of the Sierra Football Program at Moving its Players to the Next Level

For most young athletes, the dreams and aspirations for their athletic journey end with performing their craft at the professional level. This journey can…

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…

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Citizen Science: Tracking E. coli in the American River

When the California Humanities Emerging Journalist Fellowship  team at Sierra College started researching the role of water in the community and the American River, one group they came across was the Save the American River Association (SARA). Through SARA, journalist…

Opinion: Sierra Girls Really are all that Hot

When looking back on the events, it’s easy to be caught up in the controversy. In 2003, Sierra College’s student newspaper, The Outlook, accepted an op-ed titled “One Person’s View: Sierra Girls Aren’t Really All That Hot.” With statements like…

Water Wisdom with Katelyn Vengersammy

There are many ways to learn more about the earth, as well as how to save it. One way is through community events. In this 5-minute podcast, journalist fellows Katelyn Vengersammy and Aviana Loveall visited the Sierra College, Rocklin campus…

A Deep Dive on the Sacramento Aquatic Center

At the edge of the lower American River, Lake Natomas is a staple in the community. The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is a great…
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Hold this Close to Feel My Love

January is a snowy month with numerous power outages sweeping across the city of Colfax.  The month also signifies the beginning of the Spring…

Students Take on the Mask Mandate

It has officially been two years since the start of the mask mandate in California and people, including students, still have strong opinions.…
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Environmental Justice meets Racial Equity

When you think of rivers, lakes and streams, you picture a euphoric sight. The sun shining, birds chirping and crisp, clean; clear water. The…