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ARC players don’t get a kick out of soccer fields

ARC players don’t get a kick out of soccer fields

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

November 25, 2012

Poor turf quality has faculty and teams pushing for changes American River College has a modern stadium, gyms and playing fields. The football field has high quality turf, the baseball and softball diamonds are maintained regularly and the tennis courts and basketball gyms have been recently renovated. The...

Not all fun in video games with sexism

Not all fun in video games with sexism

Jeff Gonzales and Garrit Rocha

November 25, 2012

Issues of harassment towards female gamers arise after rumors of lifetime bans in ‘Halo 4’ Death threats, crude remarks and thinking best reserved for the 50s. Women have been in the middle of some of the gaming industry’s biggest controversies in this past year. Feminist Anita Sarkeesian experien...

International Students’ Day raises awareness for foreign students at ARC

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

November 25, 2012

There are numerous of internationally born students here at American River College. About twenty-five of them are in the International Student Association Club (ISAC), who celebrated International Students’ Day on Nov. 17. A confrontation of Prague students on Nov. 17, 1939 against Nazi occupation...

News Briefs 11-21-2012

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

November 25, 2012

Los Rios Crime Reports  According to Los Rios Police Department crime reports for October 2012, petty theft is up 280 percent. Most of the things stolen include electronics such as cell phones and laptops. Visit ARCurrent.com for the full report. Christmas pageant/talent show  My Night Out, first annual Christmas pageant and talent show, is “des...

Back in Black

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

November 25, 2012

Helpful hints for surviving holiday sales Imagine yourself standing in line outside of your neighborhood Wal-Mart, preparing yourself to purchase that low-priced LED TV you saw in the paper last week. You do this with a stomach stuffed with turkey because this year, stores like Wal-Mart, Toys R U...

ASB moves forward with new constitution and committees

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 25, 2012

The Associated Student Body briskly moved through the agenda for the Thursday, Nov. 8 meeting. With minimal discussion, the pace allowed for a productive meeting where all agenda items were covered, marking a first for the semester. As the representatives of ASB Senate get used to the processes and...

Los Rios to see increased funding with Proposition 30’s passing

Carlos Guerrero and Sergio Portela

November 25, 2012

ARC students react after Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan wins with 53.9 percent of vote Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan, passed 53.9 percent to 46.1 percent on Nov. 7. The plan known as the “schools and local public safety protection act” creates four separate tax brackets for high...

Head to Head: Disney Purchase of LucasFilms

Not too long ago, in or very own galaxy, a $4 billion dollar deal is causing discord among fans. (Photo illustration by Daniel Romandia)

Jeff Gonzales, Josh Baumbach, and Garrit Rocha

November 25, 2012

CON When Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the news hit me like a rushing Rancor. I shouldn't have been surprised. After all, George Lucas has had a presence within Disney for many years now. Just ask anyone who has ridden the “Indiana Jones” ride or attended the Jedi Training Aca...

Antonio Maldonado, Club and Events Board President, pursues his dream at ARC

Antonio Maldonado, Club and Events Board President, pursues his dream at ARC

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 8, 2012

The American River College campus is a sea of diversity. Coming from many different social, political and ethnic backgrounds, students have different priorities on many things. In order to represent the campus, the Associated Student Body also reflects this diversity. One such example is ASB Club...

Seasonal jobs for the working student

Seasonal jobs for the working student

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

November 8, 2012

Companies in shipping, retail and volunteer work prepare for the holiday season, leading to opportunities for students The holiday season is fast approaching and businesses are hiring for seasonal positions to meet their needs. This makes a great opportunity for college students to find a job, sta...

How We Watch

The rise of new devices, social media and multi-screen viewing are changing the ways of television. (Photo Illustration by Daniel Romandia)

Jeff Gonzales and Jaime Carrillo

November 8, 2012

How the rise of technology, social media and multi-screen viewing has changed the ways of television If Joe Everyman owns a cellphone, there’s a good chance he never turns it off, even when he’s watching another screen. Because he is a responsible citizen, Everyman watches the presidential debates ...

Reported misuse of study rooms lead to issues for students and faculty

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Alisha Kirby and Sergio Portela

November 8, 2012

At ARC library, some students speak about dissatisfaction in study rooms while others have no problem It’s two days before a big test and you and a group of friends are in the library searching for a study room. It’s a weekday, so they are all full but you spot one with only one person. You poli...

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