The American River Current

New Student Trustee Elected in Special Election

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

March 13, 2013

Less than .01 percent of students voted in a special election to replace recalled former Student Trustee. In another widely under-attended election, Keith “KC” Kimber, from Sacramento City College, was elected as the new Student Trustee in a special election to replace former Student Trustee ...

Planning ahead won’t kill you

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

March 13, 2013

Free rides from participating bars on St. Patrick’s Day The luck of the Irish only goes so far. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated with corned beef, cabbage, and, most notably, green beer. But along with consuming your shamrock’s worth inevitably comes the question of how you will get...

Journalism reserves stolen from library

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

February 27, 2013

Professors provide replacement books for stolen library reserve copies. Within the first two weeks of this spring semester, at least two books went missing from the circulation desk, leaving many students without the option of reading their class textbook on reserve. “I’ve been putting book on ...

Women’s history marches on

Art courtesy of Brian Lopez-Santos

Nikita McGee-Davis and Nikita McGee-Davis

February 27, 2013

ARC's professors look at impact of Title IX in College Hour Due to advancements in women’s rights, women have been given the opportunity to show that they can be just as independent, intelligent, and competitive in job markets as men. They can go to work, school, fight in combat, be mothers, or do al...

Free online courses may not transfer

Free online courses may not transfer

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

February 27, 2013

Online class provider, Coursera, provides free courses that don’t transfer. Late priority for enrollment. A student body competing for limited class slots. Costly tuition. Classes cancelled for lack of interest. It is clearly getting more difficult for students to get the classes they need for thei...

ASB Moves Forward Despite Losses

ASB Moves Forward Despite Losses

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

February 27, 2013

CAEB President resigns, The Hub has resources for students. The past weeks have been a rough start for the American River College Associated Student Body board that will now have another vacant seat. However, the student government machine continued to churn even after the news of the resignation of Club ...

News Briefs 2-27-13

Compiled by Nikita McGee-Davis, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

By Nikita McGee-Davis SPRING RECESS There will be a recess from Monday, March 25, 2013, to Sunday, March 31, 2013, due to spring break. Classes will not be in session and all offices will be closed. LAST DAY TO DROP FULL SEMESTER CLASSES Sunday, April 21, 2013, is the last day to drop full semester c...

California State University, Sacramento recommends cutting foreign language from general education requirements.

Wendy Weller, a linguistics of American Sign Language and other sign languages major, signing on Feb. 26 in front of the Student Center on the ARC campus. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Jeff Gonzales and Alisha Kirby

February 27, 2013

Many are against CSUS possibly voting to remove foreign language requirements. Because it would affect students understanding other cultures. For many college students, the prospect of having fewer class requirements may seem like a blessing. However, studies show that up to 80 percent of students...

Professor’s rant spurs student walk out

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

February 13, 2013

Professor Brozovich meeting with administration College professors are always challenging their students to think critically. By using examples from their own experience along with an approved lesson plan, the ideas learned can influence a student for the rest of their lives. But can a professor go too f...

“Lobby Day” controversy

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

February 13, 2013

The heart and soul of American River College lays amidst the bustle and clank of the new Starbucks and in the middle of the new student center. A simple white sign designates its entrance, but in no way defines it. The center for leadership and development is the place where important school decisions...

Women in combat

ARC student and Navy veteran Rosemary Donovan, 29, served more than seven years as a medic. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Tracy Johnson Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

February 13, 2013

Lifted ban on combat roles stirs controversy among female veterans on campus On Jan. 24, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in direct ground combat roles in the military as part of a plan to “eliminate all unnecessary gender barriers to service,” according to a Dep...

New and improved student center opens to much fanfare

The main entrance to the Student Center is located near the library. (Photo by Jenn Schopfer)

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

February 13, 2013

Addition of Starbucks and lounges revitalize campus social scene Nestled between the American River College bookstore and library, the new Student Services building provides a modern space for the ARC community. "It's been a long time in coming," said Manuel Perez, Dean of Student Services. "[The bu...

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