Los Rios police face staffing shortage

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John Ferrannini, News Editor
October 31, 2014

One-fifth of the sworn officer positions with the Los Rios Police Department are vacant as American River College President Thomas Greene spearheads an initiative to improve campus safety. Seven of the 34 positions are unoccupied, according to Mitchel Benson, the associate vice chancellor for communications... Read more »

Photo gallery: Clinton headlines ‘Get Out the Vote’ rally at UC Davis

October 30, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton headlined a “Get Out the Vote” rally at the University of California, Davis on Wednesday. Clinton was in attendance to campaign for Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, who are facing tight races for re-election in the Nov. 4... Read more »

CAEB to sell t-shirts to promote anti-bullying message at Club Day

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Thomas Santos, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

This weeks Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate meetings ran in tandem on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 28 as preparations for Thursday’s Club Day wrapped up. The theme of the Club Day is “Geeks and Goths.” It is part of an anti-bullying campaign being hosted by CAEB... Read more »

Local candidates discuss community college issues at Clinton rally

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John Ferrannini, News Editor
October 29, 2014

Thousands of cheering students and Democrats heard former U.S. President Bill Clinton speak at a campaign rally at the University of California at Davis Wednesday as legislators up for re-election answered questions from the Current about community colleges. Clinton was campaigning for congressmen Ami... Read more »

College Hour highlights coming out as gay

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Joseph Daniels and Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer and Scene Editor, respectively
October 28, 2014

Imagine being disowned by your parents because you are gay. Some students at “The Tragedy of Coming Out,” a college hour at American River College presented by Fierce President Brett Spencer, don’t have to imagine. They’ve lived through it. Spencer said that people who are not gay need to accept... Read more »

ARC students arrested on drug charges

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John Ferrannini, News Editor
October 28, 2014

Two American River College students were arrested Monday, Oct. 20 by the Los Rios Police Department for possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute at the intersection of Orange Grove Avenue and College Oak Avenue. Corporal Noah Winchester arrested Nick Cardoza for possession with the intent... Read more »

Rash of bike thefts leads to police action

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John Ferrannini, News Editor
October 28, 2014

Bryan Ayule was sitting in his calculus class when his teacher noticed a student staring out the window. “The teacher asked what was wrong and (the student) said ‘some guy just walked up there with bolt cutters and stole a bicycle,’” said Ayule. There has been a rash of thefts on campus this... Read more »

Four-woman brawl erupts in cafeteria

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Barbara Harvey, Editor-in-chief
October 27, 2014

A physical altercation involving four women began in the American River College cafeteria and escalated into the area in front of the bookstore on Monday around 12:30 p.m. One of the women involved in the fight, ARC student I’yannah Pollard, 18, recounted the events leading up to the fight. “We were... Read more »

ARC gay community reacts to blood ban

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Kevin Sheridan, Scene Editor
October 27, 2014

A gay American River College student was turned away from a recent blood drive on campus while attempting to donate blood due to a policy regarding his sexual contact with another man rendering him ineligible. The federal Food and Drug Administration’s policy, which states that any man who has had... Read more »

Student Senate to meet in Student Center lobby to increase visibility

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Thomas Santos, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014

Student Senate is moving to the Student Center lobby. The Thursday, Nov. 6 meeting of the Associated Student Body Student Senate will be held in the lobby of the Student Center next to the cafeteria so that they can be more accessible to students. It is from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. “As much as we would... Read more »

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