The Terrible War’s sesquicentennial honored at ARC’s college hour


Nicholas Corey, staff
April 24, 2015

Slavery, death and battles taking place on American soil are just a few of the horrors Americans faced during the Civil War. American River College history professors Sarah Lee and Richard Pagett hosted a college hour depicting this tragic war. Lee focused specifically on the roles of women during the... Read more »

Professors catalog biological diversity across campus


Mychael Jones, Staff
April 23, 2015

Biology professors Rick Topinka and Kathy Bradshaw joined with natural resource department colleague Jennifer Neal to discuss the biological diversity on campus and introduce students to a new phone application for nature enthusiasts Tuesday. Topinka, who hopes to get students excited about the various... Read more »

Earth day celebrated at ARC

American River College celebrates Earth Day with, among many other things, a paper mache tree located in the Learning Resource Center, for students to write down what they are doing to be friendly  to the earth and taping them to the said tree. Outside the LRC were many activities for students  with food, music and various booths encouraging conscious efforts to help out the environment.

Brandon Nelson, Scene co-editor
April 22, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely stated that Earth day began in 1990. This story was also updated to correct the spelling of Omba Kipuke’s name.  Earth day was first started in April 22, 1970 and was celebrated today at American River College. Several different booths were lined up in... Read more »

Candyland-themed club day encourages student involvement in carnival-style games


Mychael Jones, Staff
April 21, 2015

The last club day of the semester Thursday featured a Candyland theme and invited students to join various clubs and play games and trivia. The Associated Student Body and Clubs and Events Board organized the event, which featured games including a trivia competition and a bean bag toss. This Club Day... Read more »

Veterans gather for the Valor Games

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Brandon Nelson, Scene co-editor
April 20, 2015

On Friday, American River College hosted its first Valor Games. A day of fun and food meant to facilitate advocacy for the veterans on campus, the theme was “are you tougher than a veteran?” The day’s events included a “jousting” event where two students would stand on a platform and... Read more »

Finding extraterrestrial life in the next generation


Meredith Durham, Staff
April 20, 2015

Physics and astronomy professor Laura Lege gave a lecture Wednesday about how far humanity has come in finding forms of life in the universe. Lege began by giving an overview of what life needs to exist anywhere. These prerequisites include liquid water, organic molecules, energy and time. 90 percent... Read more »

Creating “Mini Big Bangs” gives physicists insight into the birth of the universe


Meredith Durham, Staff
April 20, 2015

Brooke Hagg, a physics professor at American River College and UC Davis, gave a lecture on April 8 on her research studying the effects of reproducing ion collisions. “Grab a cookie and grab a clicker, there will be a quiz,” Haag said, opening the lecture. There were interactive quiz questions given... Read more »

Valor Games photo gallery

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April 17, 2015

On April 17, the American River College Veterans Club hosted the Valor Games. The Valor Games is an event that is intended to spur advocacy for veterans on campus.         Matthew Wilke, a journalism major, fights Garrett Kegel,... Read more »

Veterans Advocacy Day is here at ARC

April 17, 2015

During the Veterans Advocacy Day events at American River College on Friday, there were games and competitions for students and faculty to attend. Here we have two students racing through the obstacle course. Matthew Wilke is holding the GoPro camera and is competing with Mychael Jones.

Husband of Holocaust survivor recounts his wife’s story at college hour

Conrad Tracy, husband of Holocaust survivor Renee Heck, shows the audience the approximate location of where Heck and her mother escaped to in France when they left their home in Germany. Tracy shared the story of his wife, who had passed last spring, during an event that remembered survivors of the Holocaust.

Cheyenne Drury, A&C co-editor
April 17, 2015

In honor of Yom Ha’Shoah, or Holocaust remembrance day, the husband of Holocaust survivor Renee Heck came and retold his wife’s story to students at American River College in Raef Hall room 160. Heck past away last year and in the previous years spoke at ARC about her experience in the Auschwitz... Read more »

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