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Arbor Day comes to American River College with tree planting ceremony

Arbor Day comes to American River College with tree planting ceremony

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 27, 2015

No students attended the first ever Arbor Day celebration on the American River College campus Friday. The first of two ginkgo tree saplings was planted in the quad near the construction of the student services building. Although the celebration was announced on the school’s online calendar,...

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 and Brandon Nelson

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 th...

Local gaming studio recruiter gives a lecture at American River College

 Speaker Brian Linville gave a lecture on how to break out into the gaming industry and get a job designing for gaming companies.

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 21, 2015

The video game industry is continually growing as technology develops and with them comes a niche job market that is particularly hard to break into. Last Thursday the first lecture in an Art New Media series took place entitled “An Aspiring Artist’s Guide Towards Preparing For A Career in the...

Veterans gather for the Valor Games

Veterans gather for the Valor Games

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

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 hit one...

Valor Games photo gallery

Valor Games photo gallery

Brandon Nelson

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.     ...

Sacramento Sirens beckoned ARC student

Sacramento Sirens beckoned ARC student

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 9, 2015

When you hear the sound of pads crashing together on a football field, what often comes to mind is men playing football. However, football is no longer just a men's sport, as teams like the Sacramento Sirens, a semi-pro women’s football team, have proven since 2001. The Sirens have won several...

Amtgard Club activities halted

Amtgard Club activities halted

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 30, 2015

The Amtgard Club has been dealt a devastating blow that has crippled them. Members of the club are now searching for a replacement advisor, asking various professors on campus if they would be interested in stepping into the role. Amtgard is a form of Live Action Role Playing where members take h...

Throwback Thursday Review: Tomb Raider

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 26, 2015

Game: “Tomb Raider” System: Xbox 360/ Playstation 3 ESRB Rating: Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language Personal Rating: 5/5 Lara Croft: for the general public it is the name of a fairly poor Angelina Jolie film. To gamers it is so much more. The “Tomb Raider”...

ARC plant sales grow horticulture department funds

Nicole Gruggs an Intrum Administrative assistant examines a plant during a plant sale hosted by the horticulture department.

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 25, 2015

On Wednesday the Horticulture department hosted a plant sale to generate extra income. The sale was located in the back of the school in the Horticulture department next to the automotive department. Students could be seen walking back to see the various plants for sale during the days event. Prices...

Throwback Thursday Review: Gears of War

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 19, 2015

Gears Of War, the video game blockbuster series that received worldwide attention when it launched in November 2007, still holds its value. At the time, “Gears” had amazing graphics, engaging competitive multiplayer and a very under appreciated storyline. The story can be played either in solo...

ARC celebrates Black History Month

ARC celebrates Black History Month

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 26, 2015

Live music, themed food, dancing, and vendors selling various items could be found in the student center Wednesday in recognition of Black Heritage Celebration Day, an event hosted by ARC to acknowledge Black History Month. The student center was decorated with posters of famous African-Americans,...

Healthy hearts discussed at college hour

Healthy hearts discussed at college hour

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 13, 2015

Stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion and poor diet all have one thing in common. No, it’s not college: it’s heart health. College nurse Pamela Whipple gave a lecture during a college hour in Raef Hall. As the lecture progressed, Whipple went on to describe the effects of alcohol and tobacco on...

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