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Welding Her Way to the Top: Snow Shines at Thunderhill

On Feburary 23rd, 2024 Thunderhill Raceway was alive with the pulse of racing engines and the buzz of excitement. Amidst the electrifying atmosphere, 19-year-old…
Sierra College Sports baseball player, Bradley Morris prepares to swing his bat in a game, sunny day, other players on the field at Sierra College

Under the Glove

The world of sports is full of heart-racing competition and moments, from the excitement that comes when a soccer player scores a goal to a…

How Sierra Baseball is Working to Avoid Injuries

For most people an injury is just an inconvenience. Something that slows them down for a few weeks, or maybe a couple months, though…
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Johnnie Terry’s Legacy: Building LGBTQ Studies

In this ten minute video, longtime LGBTQ studies and philosophy professor Johnnie Terry looks back on his experiences building Sierra College’s LGBTQ studies program…

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Everybody is Entitled to Equity

The concept of equity acknowledges that everybody has different circumstances and comes from different backgrounds, so different resources may be needed to reach an equal outcome. The title Everybody is Entitled to Equity is based on the team’s realization through…
Construction fencing at Sierra College in Rocklin. November 2023. Photo by Greg Micek

No Quick Fix for Sierra’s Parking Problems

When a new semester of college begins students everywhere deal with a familiar problem: a lack of parking. When the Fall 2023 semester began at Sierra College’s Rocklin campus, students were faced with the same problem, but this time with…

It’s Not a Man’s World

I began my journey as a welder in the Welding Program at Sierra College. I was first introduced to it in the five-week, “Intro to Welding” course and instantly fell in love. The whole idea of fusing metals together really…

Meditation for the Anxiety Generation

College students are often stressed and some even have anxiety and depression due to the pressures they face. According to Mental Health Therapist and Counselor…

Enjoying and Caring for Local Waters

For many Sacramento area residents, the ideal summer includes visiting local water spots, lying along the American River, soaking up the sun with a…
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Social Media: Why the Bad Reputation?

What are the effects of social media use? Are they negative, or positive? In the past decade, it has become an increasingly substantial part…

Coming Back Again: An Alumni Story

The constant bustle of a student seems never-ending. Graduation somehow seems so close, yet so far away. Completing courses from one school opens up…