Articles by Olesya Sytnyk

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The struggles of an ESL student

College’s travails are worse when you struggle with English There is a belief that the best chances to be fluent in a foreign language is…



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ARC upgrades Wi-Fi network on campus

Since the Internet firmly entered students’ life, Wi-Fi spots have been crucial on all campuses, and American River College is making sure it isn’t left…


Art Institute visits ARC

On Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Art Institute of California (AIC) visited American River College.  AIC’s information table was located…


Take this class: Speech 301

If a student’s purpose is communicating with people, it is necessary to be able to express his or her thoughts clearly and logically. Those who…


The Final Countdown

How to take care of your brain and body during end-of-semester exams The good news: the semester is approaching its end. The bad news: it…


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RateMyProfessors not a fair deal for educators

RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) is a review site, founded in May 1999 by John Swapceinski, a software engineer from Menlo Park, California, which allows college and university…



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College tech through the ages

Today’s students can’t imagine functioning in college without computers, laptops, smartphones and other such devices. Hand writing out, or worse, typing out long papers on…



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Take this class: Horticulture 305

HORT 305 helps students become familiar with the often-strange science in the botanical world. The students of this class learn about growth habits, culturally sustainable…


Don’t drive distracted

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified April as the nation’s first Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The Los Rios Police Department worked with…