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Preparing for ARC’s Associated Student Body elections

Preparing for ARC's Associated Student Body elections

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

March 14, 2012

American River College's Campus Life Center is in full preparation mode for the upcoming Associated Student Body elections next month. If you're an ARC student interested in participating in or becoming a part of the campus' next ASB, Campus Life Coordinator Tanika Byrd would like you to know that...

Former ARC student stabbed to death in India

Former ARC student stabbed to death in India

Sarah Vorn, Mark Lewis, and Trevor Horn

March 10, 2012

A former American River College student was found stabbed to death on March 2 in the town of Jangpura in south Delhi, India, according to news reports. Paimana Khanjar, who was in her early 20s, had been in India visiting with her fiancé of two years, 23-year-old Omid Milad Hussain Khill, a citizen...

New open-source texts could change landscape for future

Chad Avakian and Chad Avakian

March 7, 2012

On a recent warm winter morning, a group of American River College students were studying outside the ARC cafeteria. A pile of textbooks sat in the center of their table and more books were scattered on the ground around them. “I hardly use these textbooks, but I have them because I have to,”...

Top state official fights to lower textbook costs

California Senate pro Tempore Darrel Steinberg, right, sits with members of the local media regarding the future of textbook cost for colleges statewide. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Sarah Vorn and Sarah Vorn

March 7, 2012

Every year, thousands of community college students, teachers and administrators come together at the State Capitol to rally against the rising cost of education at March in March. One leader sympathetic of the challenges of affordable higher education is California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell...

PTSD: America’s invisible disability

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

March 7, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a two-part series showcasing the growing awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder at American River College and with veterans returning from war. Anthony Stewart arrives at his classes early and finds a seat in the back of the classroom. Not because ...

‘March in March’ rally turns ugly

Protesters march in the streets of downtown Sacramento headed toward the Capitol steps in March 5 for the annual March in March protest. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Carla Manes and Alex Mecredy

March 7, 2012

Thousands of students from California State Universities, Universities of California, and California Community Colleges descended upon the State Capitol on March 5 for the 2012 March in March. This year’s supporters even included some high school student activists whose hopes were to be able to afford...

‘March in March’ rally turns ugly

Protesters gathered on the Capitol steps in Downtown Sacramento on March 5th for the annual March in March protest.

Carla Manes and Alex Mecredy

March 6, 2012

Thousands of students from California State Universities, Universities of California, and California Community Colleges descended upon the State Capitol on March 5 for the 2012 March in March. This year’s supporters even included some high school student activists whose hopes were to be able to afford...

ARC’s Career Center opens house to students on Feb. 23

Connie Ayala, Program Coordinator Cooperative Work Experience, and Kendalyne Murti greet  visitors at the Career Center Open House on Feb  23.

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

February 24, 2012

American River College’s Career Center, which offers up-to-date information on careers, occupations, and trends in the job market, held an open house on Feb. 23 to allow students, faculty and staff to view their newly remodeled offices and lab space. The event also highlighted some of the services...

No smoking petition continues to collect signatures

Karen Thomas and Karen Thomas

February 22, 2012

Most smokers may have already noticed the new “No Smoking” signs on the concrete planter benches between Davies Hall and the math lab. But one student continues to work tirelessly to make that message a campus-wide edict. In an effort to follow in the footsteps of Sierra College, which became...

UC Davis annex to host LRCCD students

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

February 22, 2012

Transferring to University of California, Davis will now be much easier for ARC students. Los Rios Community College District opened the first junior college annex on a University of California campus in January to aid students as they transition to the next level of education. “This is an outreach...

‘Fake weed’ still has real threats

The synthetic blend of diverse psychotropic plants have been linked to growing numbers of hospital visits.

Sarah Vorn and Sarah Vorn

February 22, 2012

Miley Cyrus admitted to smoking it. Other celebrities, including Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Lil Wayne were rumored to have done it. In January, it was believed to have been the reason behind Demi Moore’s emergency stint at the hospital. What is “it,” exactly? K2, or “spice” is a mixture of...

Whitney Houston missed at Grammy ceremony

The late pop princess Whitney Houston.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

February 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- On Feb. 12, the 54th Grammy Awards began with a solemn LL Cool J taking center stage at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Seated three rows away, I watched as LL Cool J stated, “We’ve had a death in the family.” LL Cool J then removed a handwritten note from his jacket...

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