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Tensions grow between ASB and Campus Life, ASB discusses possible return of Bucky the Beaver

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 10, 2012

The game of politics has been called a full-contact sport. It seems to be no different in student government at American River College. For the past few weeks, observers have witnessed a certain level of discord between the Associated Student Body and Campus Life, an organization staffed by college employees ...

California community colleges to adopt new enrollment priorities

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

October 10, 2012

California community college students who sustain good academic standards now have priority over students who are at or exceed 100 units. This comes after a unanimous vote by the California Community College Board of Governors to reward students who make progress towards their educational goals. If...

Campus sees overall crime decrease

ARC's annual Clery report shows mostly good news for the safety of students and staff, but offers some warnings as well. (Infographic by Daniel Romandia)

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

October 10, 2012

Sex offenses are on the rise. Statutory rape, incest and forcible sex offenses grew two hundred percent last year at American River College. Burglary inflated to 500 percent with zero judicial referrals, while aggravated assault is up two hundred percent and robbery increased 50 percent all of which ha...

Brice Harris named Chancellor of California Community College District

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

September 27, 2012

California Community Colleges Board of Governors named former Los Rios Community College District Chief Brice Harris as the 15th Chancellor of the California Community College District. Harris has come out of retirement to take the position after serving 16 years as the Los Rios Community College Chancellor. “It...

Recent south Sacramento shooting connected to ARC football player’s party

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

September 25, 2012

(This article was updated on Oct. 2 to correct an error in an earlier version)  An early morning shooting in south Sacramento on Sept. 23 that resulted in the death of two men occurred across the street from a house party thrown by an American River College football player. Dijon Augustine Smith, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police stateme...

Arrest made in ARC bike thefts case

Using designated areas to lock up bikes, U-shaped locks, and a 3/8-inch cable are important to deter thieves. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 21, 2012

Suspect in custody as Los Rios PD works with outside agency in investigation, says LRPD Captain In July, campus police working with an outside agency arrested a suspect for the rash of bicycle thefts on the ARC main campus. “The suspect we are looking at in this case has been identified and was ...

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery on Campus

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 20, 2012

Los Rios Police Department report two men and a female robbed an ARC female student on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at approximately 8 p.m on the main campus science area.  The suspects knocked the victim over, took her iPad and fled north through Parking Lot C towards the Sienna Vista apartment complex on Little...

Constructing the Future

Josh Baumbach and Steven Paxaio

September 19, 2012

Parking structure, student center among construction projects due for early 2013 openings American River College is currently in the middle of one its largest renovations in the school's history. “Just as those who came to the campus for the first time in 1958 saw a transformation of a 153 ac...

Death of student leaves legacy of friendship

American River College students Harison Long-Randall, left, and Gemily West with three of her Australian cattle dogs. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

September 19, 2012

ARC student Harison Long-Randall remembered for good deeds and positive attitude If a hero is a person admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, then former American River College student Harison Long-Randall certainly proves that they exist. Many people know Long-Randall from the headline...

Know your vote

Sarah Scott and Sarah Scott

September 19, 2012

Obama: The backbone of President Barack Obama’s student loan reform centers on reducing private loans and increasing federal direct loans. Obama explained in his Democratic National Convention speech that this would allow students to borrow directly from the government; eliminating the risk of taki...

BOG Waiver causes confusion for Associated Student Body

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

September 19, 2012

One-dollar ASB representation fee issue for March in March, other ARC campus events Chaos and confusion seemed to abound at the Associated Student Body meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13. While gearing up for the new semester and doing basic housekeeping for the ASB, Student Body President Quierra ...

News Briefs – Sept. 19, 2012

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

September 19, 2012

Free Green Jobs Classes From Sept. 17, 2012 through March 29, 2013, American River College, in collaboration with Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, will be offering green jobs classes. The classes involve training participants for positions such as sales and solar panel installation. “Trainin...

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