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Students weigh college options

Auburn-area families crowded Placer High School Thursday to learn more about navigating toward college. College Planning Night featured break-out sessions with college admissions ...

Dream Act equals blatant incompetence

AB 131, California’s Dream Act was passed by the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Brown’s office for signature. (It) passed purely along party lines. The Democrats in the Legi ...

Straight Talk TNT: Former cutter now worried about his scars

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 18, heading to college, happy to leave high school behind and become my own person. The trouble is I have scars on my arms from cutting when I was younge ...

Tuition hikes put a ‘squeeze’ on middle class wallets

With tuition increases planned for the coming year in the University of California and California State University systems, some middle class families are feeling a “squeeze” o ...

Volek garners one last honor at Sierra

Just before retiring from his post as athletic director at Sierra College, John Volek collected one last prestigious honor. Volek was named the Under Armour Athletic Director of th ...

Hinch vaults to state title

Derek Hinch picked the perfect time to unleash his best performance of the year. The Placer High graduate soared 16 feet, 8.25 inches to win the California Community College Athle ...

Arent grows by leaps, bounds

ROCKLIN — Casey Arent is no longer just, “a kid that’s tall.” That’s how the Del Oro High graduate described himself after a prep career that was admittedly mediocre. Up ...

Getting college education has its challenges

Although many local high school seniors have already settled on colleges, the journey to be accepted and paying for a higher education is not always an easy one. “It’s harder ...

Guiles racking up the miles

Ethan Guiles’ college basketball career has already taken him halfway across the country and back. The Colfax High graduate will be relocating at least once more before he’s d ...

Another classic for USD, Ginty

It’s been a mostly rough season down in San Diego for Devin Ginty’s basketball team. But it seems like every season in his college career, Ginty’s been a part of at least one ...

Lumberjacks lean on Kilgore

For Taylor Kilgore, the most painful aspect of being sidelined with an injury at Humboldt State last season wasn’t physical. It was watching the teammates she’d played college ...

Former Falcons reconnect, find hoops homes at Aurora

As high schoolers often do, Joel Iventosch and Martin Schubert went their separate ways after graduating from Colfax in 2008. The two never lost touch, however. Now, after attend ...

Ginty still has the drive

Since his memorable freshman season, things haven’t exactly gone as Devin Ginty hoped they would at the University of San Diego. Yet despite the struggles USD has experienced on ...

Schramm provides security for ARC

Andrew Schramm always believed he could be one of California’s best community college goalkeepers. To prove it, though, the Del Oro High graduate had some obstacles to overcome. ...

Pugh takes Centre stage

Rebecca Pugh had the talent to play NCAA Division I college volleyball. In fact, the Colfax High graduate did it for two years at UC Riverside. Trouble was, play volleyball was al ...