Los Rios Latino students honored

Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
May 18, 2014

5/18/14: An earlier version of this story was removed for factual errors.  The Los Rios Community College District acknowledged 81 Latino students from the Los Rios Community College District, including 12 from American River College, at the 6th annual Honoring our Students event May 7. The students... Read more »

Big Day of Giving helps Los Rios Foundation

Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

More than 150 communities across the country gathered online for a 24-hour fundraising event, from midnight to 11:59 May 6. One of the many organizations taking part in the Big Day of Giving was the Los Rios Foundation, which raised $7,635. Funds raised by the foundation go to fund student scholarships,... Read more »

Career Fair Brings employment opportunities to ARC

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Natasha Honeywood, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014

Natomas Unified School District, Caltrans, Sears, U.S. Navy and ChildCare Careers were just a few of many employers in attendance at the American River College Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1. Balloons and flyers lined the walls on the way to the Student Center conference rooms where the Career... Read more »

ARC student uses dance to cope with PTSD and homelessness

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Brooke Purves, Copy Chief
May 6, 2014

When asked how she is doing, Spiritdancer Donaldson said, “It’s getting warmer,” with a bit of a forced laugh. The weather is important to Donaldson, not because she’s looking to get her “bikini body” back for the summer, but because it means she won’t have to bundle up quite so much at... Read more »

Cultural melting pot at Multicultural Day

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Jonathan Ellyson, Managing Editor
May 5, 2014

The smells of freshly made pancakes, pirozhki and tamales. The sounds of world music and imagery of Eastern European architecture displayed on tables surrounded by members from multiple American River College clubs. These are all stimulated senses students may have experienced at the Multicultural Day... Read more »

ESL student bears burdens of homelands

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Brooke Purves, Copy Chief
April 30, 2014

The only person of color in the room. The oldest student in your general education class. The only stay-at-home dad at the preschool roundup. Most of us have had some sort of immersion experience, where we’ve felt out of place, confused and maybe a bit scared. At the end of that experience, though,... Read more »

Take This Class: Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate

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Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014

Whether you’re going into politics or you just enjoy a good debate from time to time, the ability to make a good argument for your side can be a valuable skill to have. Students who want to learn how to make a strong and structured argument should take Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate. The focus... Read more »

Environmental groups come to ARC campus for Earth Day celebration

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Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

American River College hosted an all-day Earth Day celebration in the area adjacent to the library Wednesday, featuring displays and educational booths about environmentally friendly energy programs and conservation efforts. The event featured a keynote address from Robert Christopherson, a former ARC... Read more »

Rape Aggression Defense program comes to ARC

Barbara Harvey, Scene Editor
April 24, 2014

American River College counselor Joe Sjolund opened his first Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class, a nine-hour, two-day self-defense course, by briefing students on the sexual assaults that occurred around campus this semester, including the Subway restaurant rape, the attempted sexual assault that... Read more »

Beaver Week turns breezeway into bazaar

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Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 21, 2014

Beaver Week was recently held at American River College, turning the campus breezeways into bazaars as merchants manned their booths and peddled their goods to students on their way to class. “(Beaver Week) fits more into my schedule, the kids spend good money and they don’t rip me off,” said Jim... Read more »

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