Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama’s plan to make community college free?

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Barbara Harvey and Meredith Durham, Dam! Editor-in-chief and staff writer, respectively
January 26, 2015

  Anthony Chaverri, business “I’m not sure, I haven’t really listened to his speech about it, so I really don’t know. It sounds like a good thing, but it has it’s down sides.”                     Benny Khammisouk, computer science “I... Read more »

ARC’s smokers say designated areas aren’t needed


Kameron Schmid, Arts and Culture editor
December 9, 2014

A lot of people have a friend or relative who smoke, but on a campus with 30,000 students, the issue is often an easy way to draw a line in the sand between smokers and nonsmokers. At the beginning of this semester, Sacramento City College changed their policy on campus smoking, limiting smoking to six... Read more »

Jack-o’-lanterns haunt ARC admin building

October 28, 2014

A staff committee consisting of Regena Tiner-Miller, Kimberly Denley-Willis, Ning Powell, Dolores White and Ann Stepper set up a Halloween display in the atrium of the administration building. Items were donated by staff members at American River College. Photos by Brandon Nelson     IMG_5084web Among... Read more »

Students willing to wait for Starbucks often late for class

Starbucks barista Megan Doering, 24, quickly fills canisters with whipping cream to accommodate the intimidatingly long line of customers waiting to order their drinks.  Doering has worked at the American River College campus Starbucks for two years and says that it is busier than the others she has worked at.

William Cameron, Breana Herndon and Emily Rabasto, Staff Writer and Staff Writer and Managing Editor, respectively
September 9, 2014

In a college of more than 35,000 students, Starbucks is arguably the most popular food and drink spot at American River College. The wait of over 15 minutes at the small campus coffee shop presents students with a decision of which is more important: Being on time to class or getting your fix? The potential... Read more »

Christian preachers stir up controversy between classes


John Ferrannini, Kyle Moore, Staff Writer
February 13, 2014

A group of Christians preaching near the Rose Marks Quad on Tuesday faced a vocal response from curious students. A man identifying himself only as “Brother Gary,” with no last name given, was armed with a sign, a hard hat and a Bible as he spoke out against Islam, Catholicism and other beliefs that... Read more »

Coffee-geddon: Student Center Starbucks closed due to fire until further notice

The Starbucks coffee shop on campus  was closed this morning after a small electrical fire was started in one of their coffee machines.

John Ferrannini, Staff Writer
February 11, 2014

A fire at Starbucks in the Student Center at 9 a.m. this morning has resulted in the most popular coffee shop on campus being closed until at least this afternoon. Starbucks employee Kristen Cannon said she was there when the coffee brewer had an electrical fire. “It was a little scary,” Cannon said... Read more »

Breakfast and lunch races around ARC

American River College’s new mobile Lunch Pod transports and sells hot and cold food items all around campus to provide students with alternative meal options aside from the main cafeteria. Anna Hall and Kim Marshall are the only two food service employees qualified to operate the new golf cart/food truck hybrid.

Kelly McCoy, Staff Writer
January 22, 2014

Hungry students returning to campus this week may have noticed a lean, green, golf cart with food puttering around campus. The new American River College Lunch Provisions on Demand cart is driven by Anna Hall and Kim Marshall, who are the only two employees qualified to operate the miniature food truck... Read more »

Winter break plans differ for American River College students and staff

Bila Kintaudi, 22, juggles with a soccer ball on campus. Kintaudi plays his favorite sport during winter break.

Sam Urrea, Writer
December 18, 2013

December break is a time for students to sleep late, catch up with friends and forget about the stress of school, but this is not the case for everyone. At American River College, students and professors remain active but in varied ways. Winter break consists of one month that splits the end of the fall... Read more »

Cold drinks in the cold at American River College

Some ARC students continue to get their favorite cold beverages from Starbucks despite the cold temperatures.

Sam Urrea, writer
December 18, 2013

A popular spot among students and staff, Starbucks coffee’s loyal customers never seem to miss a day. Such commitment leads some people to stick with their preferred drinks even in these times of cold temperatures when a hot drink would seem more in order. Starbucks worker John Ostapenko, a Pre-Medical... Read more »

Library receives a large influx of students toward the end of the semester

Cintia Lopez, Managing Editor
December 13, 2013

The American River College library is a great tool for students to use throughout the semester. Although the library is open to students all semester long, it’s normally towards the end when people see a large influx of students at the library. The library offers students close to 125 computers and... Read more »

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