Los Rios students feel the parking permit pinch: fees go up today

“Oh, look, a political statement,” said LRPD officer Kathy Church, in reference to a written comment on one of the many pay stations throughout the ARC campus she reset this morning as a result of the district-wide daily parking pass fee increase effective today.

Brooke Purves, Copy Editor
July 1, 2014

Notices, on 8 by 11 inch pieces of pink paper, are being taped to all daily parking pay stations throughout the Los Rios Community College District. The reaction to the information on those papers is strong, as evidenced by the comment left by one disgruntled campus visitor early this morning. Scrawled... Read more »

Daily parking pass increase effective July 1


Brooke Purves, Copy Editor
June 30, 2014

Tired of paying for on-campus parking? Well, get ready to open your wallet a little bit wider. Effective Tuesday, daily parking passes are increasing by 100 percent, from $1 to $2 per day, according to a Los Rios Police Department Facebook status update. This will be the first parking fee increase in... Read more »

Jorge Riley’s election to Student Senate president invalidated


John Ferrannini, News Editor
June 28, 2014

The position of Associated Student Body Student Senate President will be vacant until a special election can be held Sept.9, according to an email sent from Center for Leadership and Development via Manuel Perez, dean of student services. When representatives at the CLD verified the results from April’s... Read more »

Man attacked in strong-arm robbery on Arden Creek Nature Trail


John Ferrannini, News Editor
June 11, 2014

A man was attacked and robbed on the Arcade Creek Nature Trail near the American River College campus Tuesday evening, Los Rios District police said in a bulletin to students gmail accounts. The man, who was not an ARC student, was struck by two men twice. The two men stole his wallet. The incident was... Read more »

Member of ARC volleyball program posts status offering money in exchange for answers on final exam


Jorden Hales, Staff Writer
May 20, 2014

Sophi Lozano of the American River College women’s volleyball team posted a Facebook status update Monday evening requesting a second party to complete three essay questions on her final exam in a political science course. The status, in which Lozano states, “desperate times call for desperate... Read more »

Lack of awareness contributes to poor participation by young voters in midterms

Jorden Hales, Staff writer
May 14, 2014

For several decades voter participation has decreased significantly during midterm elections in comparison to presidential elections. According to The Center for Voting and Democracy’s website, voter participation dropped 21 percent from the 2008 presidential election to the 2010 midterm election.... Read more »

GOP candidates to come to ARC

John Ferrannini, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

The American River College Republicans are hosting three Republican candidate forums in the community center rooms May 22 and 28. The May 22 forums will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8 p.m. The May 28 forum will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Alexander Wrinkle, president of the College Republicans,... Read more »

Former ARC student arrested for nature trail attack


Melissa Hurtado, News Editor
May 13, 2014

A former American River College student has been arrested in connection with an April 21 attack on a female student who was walking along the Arcade Creek nature trail behind campus. David Oliver Dixon, 28, of Carmichael, was arrested Monday and is being held on a $1 million bail in the Sacramento County... Read more »

Student Senate finishes tumultuous year


John Ferrannini, Staff Writer
May 11, 2014

At its last meeting of the year, the Associated Student Body Student Senate heard presentations about the experiences of the Model United Nations and General Assembly. Vice President Tamara Dunning said that the trip of Student Senate President Kenneth Hinton, Director of Legislative Affairs Ross Rayala... Read more »

Bathroom graffiti on the rise

Melissa Hurtado, News Editor
May 7, 2014

Hundreds of man-hours and thousands of dollars go into cleaning the graffiti plastered all over the bathroom walls and stalls on campus. According to Preston Harris, the custodian and receiving supervisor, American River College spends between $5,000-$10,000 cleaning up restroom vandalism each semester. “I... Read more »

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