New bill would allow B.A. degrees in California community colleges

Melissa Hurtado, Kyle Moore, News Editor, Staff Writer
March 17, 2014

A bill introduced early this year to the California Senate could make California community colleges eligible to offer bachelor’s degrees. Senate Bill 850, sponsored by Marty Block (D-San Diego) would allow the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to authorize an eight year pilot program... Read more »

BOG fee waiver changes approved and taking effect soon

Brooke Purves, Opinion Editor
February 12, 2014

Starting in the fall of, 2016 students will need to meet minimum GPA requirements and credit-bearing status in order to retain eligibility for their BOG Fee Waivers. On Jan. 13, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved the changes, which, along with other student-prodding endeavors,... Read more »

Priority registration is a mixed bag for students

Counselor Jennifer Scalzi-Pesola helps ARC student with questions about spring registration.

Sam Urrea, writer
December 18, 2013

Registering for classes is necessary to attend school. The more classes a student can attain, the bigger the reward both academically, and in some cases, financially. The process varies for everyone however, leaving students either satisfied or with a great sense of frustration. Like most colleges, ARC... Read more »

Extra classes at a steep price

Jessica Maynard, Social Media Director
October 14, 2013

Governor Brown signed into law Thursday a bill that will allow select community colleges to charge non-resident fees for additional high-demand classes to be offered during winter and summer intersessions. Assembly Bill 955 creates a pilot program that will be offered to six California community colleges... Read more »

March in March

Presidents and other officers of ASB organizations from Community Colleges in Cities such as San Francisco lead the march to the capitol building on Monday, March 04.

Jeff Gonzales, News Editor
March 13, 2013

American River College Students flowed to the steps of the State’s Capital to protest the costs of education throughout California Collegiate Systems. Snare drums, chanting, colorful shirts, and signs all marked the marching of students in downtown Sacramento on Monday, March 4. American River College... Read more »

Professor’s rant spurs student walk out

Jeff Gonzales, News Editor
February 13, 2013

Professor Brozovich meeting with administration College professors are always challenging their students to think critically. By using examples from their own experience along with an approved lesson plan, the ideas learned can influence a student for the rest of their lives. But can a professor go too... Read more »

Counseling at ARC struggles towards end of semester

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Sergio Portela and Cintia Lopez, News and Arts & Culture Editors
December 5, 2012

Students unsatisfied with long waiting times while office looks to alternative methods When you walk into the counseling office at the end of the year, you see chairs filled with students just waiting to hear their name called, a long line of people waiting to set up an appointment two weeks in advance... Read more »

College-Level Examination Program gives options

Alex Panasenko, Staff Writer
December 5, 2012

CLEP tests may save money for students while ARC looks into offering assessments American River College is looking at using the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in the future. The CLEP test is accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in over 1,700 test centers. Like... Read more »

International Students’ Day raises awareness for foreign students at ARC

Olesya Sytnyk, Staff Writer
November 25, 2012

There are numerous of internationally born students here at American River College. About twenty-five of them are in the International Student Association Club (ISAC), who celebrated International Students’ Day on Nov. 17. A confrontation of Prague students on Nov. 17, 1939 against Nazi occupation... Read more »

Los Rios to see increased funding with Proposition 30’s passing

Sergio Portela and Carlos Guerrero, News and Web Editors.
November 25, 2012

ARC students react after Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan wins with 53.9 percent of vote Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan, passed 53.9 percent to 46.1 percent on Nov. 7. The plan known as the “schools and local public safety protection act” creates four separate tax brackets for high-income... Read more »

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