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ARC’s funeral services program provides assistance in New York

ARC’s funeral services program sent both students and staff to assist with the post-death process in New York. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has been the state hit the hardest by the virus, leading the nation in both cases and deaths. Now, American River College’s funeral services program has stepped up and offered to assist the state in dealing with the process that happens after someone has died....

Quaran-reads: 10 book suggestions for the readers out there

Reading can benefit you in many ways. It helps with thought development, increases your knowledge and understanding, keeps your mind active and further broadens your vocabulary. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2020

We are only a couple weeks into shelter-in-place, and I’m sure at this point many of you are over self-quarantining. With all the time off, it can be hard to find things to keep you busy and pass the time. For all the readers out there, this is a great chance to catch up on all that reading. You kno...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

With sporting events canceled or suspended due to coronavirus concerns, multiple sports podcasts such as ESPN Daily are filling the gap during the unknown hiatus. (Photo courtesy of espn.com)

Heather Amberson

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB and some that cover multiple sports and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other places that ...

Pass the time with table games

Board games are a good option for those practicing self-quarantining. (Courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez

March 17, 2020

With the cancellation of classes all over the country, and the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and gatherings, people are probably disappointed and bored. One of the solutions for this, is diving back into some classic board games, or purchasing some slightly more difficult modern ...

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College history professor Ricardo Caton doesn’t only make history sound more interesting when he teache...

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Professor Arthur Lapierre directs his MUP 401 Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble class at American River Collge on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the grand piano across the empty floor, swept the cover off and started to play. He began playing a pie...

The caffeine love triangle

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks are the three coffee shops at American River College and all have different strengths and weaknesses. (Photo illustration By Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

November 6, 2018

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks — these are the three options for coffee at American River College. Each place offers something unique for those who need that extra bit of assistance before sitting in class, trying not to fall asleep. First is the culinary student-run Oak Cafe. The menu is minimal,...

Star running back sets high standard for AR football team

Evyn Holtz, running back for the American River College football team, prepares for practice in the football locker room on Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 24, 2018

He had an average of 6.1 rushing yards per carry last season, one point more than Adrian Peterson had during his groundbreaking 2,000 yard rushing season in 2012. He had 12 touchdowns in 11 games. He’s only fumbled once in 200 carries. His name is Evyn Holtz. Evyn Holtz, a social sciences major who will...

Adaptive PE professor of 22 years retires from ARC

Professor Raye Maero assists computer science major Allison Murdaugh with seated row exercises during an adapted weight class in the at American River College  on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 11, 2018

Any time a college professor retires, they leave behind a legacy. When American River College’s adaptive physical education professor retires in December, she will leave a legacy that initiated a transformational program for the lives of disabled students and an impact on anyone else who knew her. ...

MESA launches ARC students into NASA’s orbit

American River College student Cecile Thompson speaks with student Nemi McCarter about the Engineering Club. Thompson was chosen to participate in the NASA onsite experience at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California where she will create a rover that must be able to function properly if placed on the surface of Mars. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

Lena DoBynes

October 23, 2015

Three American River College students will have the opportunity to participate in a three-day on-site experience at a NASA facility in California on Oct. 25. Biomedical engineering major Ralph Salazar, computer science major Anita Souv, and computer and electrical engineering major Cecilie Thompson...

How prepared is American River College for a mass shooting?

The shootings at Sacramento City College and Umpqua Community College should cause Americans to examine the relevance of the second amendment in the 21st century. (file photo)

Melissa Hurtado, Walter Jones, Melissa Hurtado, and Mychael Jones

November 18, 2013

By Melissa Hurtado and Walter Jones American River College is taking steps to ensure campus safety because school shootings are gaining more prominence in the media. The Sandy Hook, Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings are well-known school shootings, but shootings happen on community college...

ARC 2012 Retrospective

ARC 2012 Retrospective

Josh Baumbach and Cody Alexander

December 5, 2012

As I sit by this roaring fireplace roasting chestnuts, I can’t help but reminisce about the year that was 2012.  Fortunately, there were several inspirational stories. Weight loss and successful sports teams brought a warm glow to students’ faces. There were moments of tragedy and conflict as...

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