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American poverty discussed at College Hour

American poverty discussed at College Hour

Quincy Clavelle and Quincy Clavelle

October 31, 2014

A College Hour lecture on the book “The American Way of Poverty,” by Sasha Abramsky, was held on Oct. 16 in the Student Center. Abramsky said it took him three years to research and write the book. He was encouraged to write the book because he does not like how the poverty rate keeps on rising...

ARC hosts Club Day to promote anti-bullying message

ARC hosts Club Day to promote anti-bullying message

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

October 31, 2014

Thursday's “Geeks and Goths” themed Club Day featured giveaways, games and a booty shaking competition, as clubs represented at the event handed out candy to students and advertised their clubs. The event was hosted by American River College’s Clubs and Events Board, and promoted an anti-bullying...

Horticulture Club to sell giant pumpkin

Horticulture Club to sell giant pumpkin

William Cameron and William Cameron

October 31, 2014

It’s not everyday you can see two-hundred pound pumpkin being grown in your area, but the Horticulture Club at American River College is doing just that. The Horticulture Club has grown pumpkins this size before, and has submitted them into competitions. For last year’s pumpkin, the Horticulture...

Scary movie night showcases horror movies

Scary movie night showcases horror movies

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

October 28, 2014

Every Wednesday throughout October, the Center for Leadership and Development’s Sages program will host a scary movie night in community room two from 12-7 p.m. This event has been held every Wednesday since Oct. 1 and screens horror movies to interested American River College students. Last...

Jack-o’-lanterns haunt ARC admin building

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

October 28, 2014

A staff committee consisting of Regena Tiner-Miller, Kimberly Denley-Willis, Ning Powell, Dolores White and Ann Stepper set up a Halloween display in the atrium of the administration building. Items were donated by staff members at American River College. Photos by Brandon Nelson     [slideshow_deploy...

Former MMA fighter learns to walk again

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

October 28, 2014

Walking was “out of the question.” Former mixed martial artist and ARC student Devin Johnson was 22 years old when an injury suffered during MMA practice left him fighting for his life. When he woke up from the two-week medically induced coma doctors put him in to save his life, he was paralyzed...

ARC student overcomes cancer to train for Paralympic Games

ARC student overcomes cancer to train for Paralympic Games

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

October 27, 2014

After  having lost her left leg to cancer, American River College student Alicia Szutowicz spends hours on campus training to compete in wheelchair basketball, an event in the Paralympic Games. She said she felt pain in her leg while she was running during boot camp training at ARC in August 2007....

Take This Class; Homeland Security 304

Take This Class; Homeland Security 304

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

October 14, 2014

Amidst the hot-button issues of illegal immigration and border security, American River College is offering Homeland Security-sponsored courses at its off-campus McClellan center to assist students looking to further their educational goals in the field. Transportation and Border Security is a...

Child prodigies attend ARC

Child prodigies attend ARC

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

October 14, 2014

An earlier version of this article falsely listed both Tanishq and Tiara Abraham's age as 10 years old. Tanishq is 11 years old and Tiara is 8 years old.   While American River College is home to a diverse community of students, child prodigies and ARC students Tanishq and Tiara Abraham fa...

Study abroad gives students the chance to visit London

Study abroad gives students the chance to visit London

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

October 14, 2014

American River College and the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), a study abroad program associated with the Los Rios Community College District, are organizing a study abroad program in London. The program will be headed by ARC Psychology Professor Mark Stewart. The fee for the program...

The Parents of ARC

The Parents of ARC

Matthew Wilke and Matthew Wilke

October 10, 2014

Everyday the average student at American River College must juggle school, work, and their social life. However, there are students on campus that deal with all these obstacles while also raising a child. As most parents know, raising a child can be very time consuming. Yet there are many students...

College Hour hosts Beer History event

College Hour hosts Beer History event

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

October 9, 2014

American River College hosted a college lecture on the “History and Science of Beer”, that discussed the historical importance and significance of beer. The College Hour was hosted by Biology professor Rick Topinka and English professor Michael Angelone on Oct. 2. The College Hour discussed an...

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