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The drum beat and the heartbeat of all dance

The drum beat and the heartbeat of all dance

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

February 27, 2015

Tap dancing, swing, hip-hop, jazz and belly dancing were a few of the genres performed at the “African-American Influence on Dance” college hour event from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 26 in the dance room PE 235. Sunny Smith, the department chair for dance began the event by commenting on the influence...

AR Review is in full working force

AR Review is in full working force

Miranda Bolar and Miranda Bolar

February 27, 2015

The American River Review is an annual magazine compiled by students in Art New Media 358 and 359 as well as students in English Creative Writing 450 that features artwork created by students around campus. Betty Nelsen, a former professor on campus who has assisted the student-run magazine since...

ARC celebrates Black History Month

ARC celebrates Black History Month

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 26, 2015

Live music, themed food, dancing, and vendors selling various items could be found in the student center Wednesday in recognition of Black Heritage Celebration Day, an event hosted by ARC to acknowledge Black History Month. The student center was decorated with posters of famous African-Americans,...

Amtgard club members go to war outside student center

Amtgard club members go to war outside student center

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

February 25, 2015

“We get together and hit each other with foam weapons. And I recommend staying off the field unless you’ve signed a waiver. It’s a little bit dangerous.” That was Michaela Clifton’s description of the live action role playing activity Amtgard. Clifton, a nursing major and member of the...

Healthy hearts discussed at college hour

Healthy hearts discussed at college hour

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 13, 2015

Stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion and poor diet all have one thing in common. No, it’s not college: it’s heart health. College nurse Pamela Whipple gave a lecture during a college hour in Raef Hall. As the lecture progressed, Whipple went on to describe the effects of alcohol and tobacco on...

Movie Hour in the Hub

Movie Hour in the Hub

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

February 12, 2015

American River College’s Community and Diversity Center will screen a film about racial relations on a college campus to facilitate a discussion on racial identity, race relations and racism. The film “Dear White People,” directed and produced by Justin Simien, is a satire on racial relations...

Hearing impairment discussed at college hour

Guest speaker Betty Vosters-Kemp describing how the ear works.

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 6, 2015

“For some reason, I was ashamed,” said American River College professor Harold Schneider, about when he started losing his hearing 10 years ago. A college hour on hearing impairment issues was held in Raef Hall Thursday, covering how hearing impaired students, staff, and faculty can obtain free...

First College hour to show latest in hearing aids

First College hour to show latest in hearing aids

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 3, 2015

The power to hear clear across the Learning Resource Center at American River College is available to those who need it. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Professor Harold Schneider will be hosting the first college hour event of the semester. At the event, titled “Can you hear me now?”, they will be displaying...

Flower sales return to ARC

Flower sales return to ARC

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

January 30, 2015

American River College's floral department made its first appearance of the spring semester with arrangements made by the floral department for sale on Jan. 29th. All of the proceeds made from sales are put into the horticulture funds, relieving floral students of their lab fees. The floral arrangements...

LGBT club plans outreach for new semester

LGBT club plans outreach for new semester

John Ferrannini and Lena DoBynes

January 27, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Lena Dobynes Fierce, a club on campus that seeks to help and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, held their first meeting of the semester Friday. Members discussed their plans for outreach in the new semester. “This semester we want to be more social,”...

Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama’s plan to make community college free?

Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama's plan to make community college free?

Barbara Harvey and Meredith Durham

January 26, 2015

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ARC’s smokers say designated areas aren’t needed

ARC’s smokers say designated areas aren’t needed

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

December 9, 2014

A lot of people have a friend or relative who smoke, but on a campus with 30,000 students, the issue is often an easy way to draw a line in the sand between smokers and nonsmokers. At the beginning of this semester, Sacramento City College changed their policy on campus smoking, limiting smoking to...

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