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erry Haflich has dedicated his last 23 years to American River college taking on many different positions to benefit all student needs. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Haflich)

Assistant athletic director Jerry Haflich set to retire after 23 years at ARC

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 18, 2022

Over the last 23 years, Jerry Haflich, assistant athletic director and professor at American River College, has helped athletes reach their potential, but he considers his biggest win to be his long marriage...

American River College hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 15, 2022

American River College hosted the 2022 Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. In addition to ARC, Consumnes River, Diablo Valley, Modesto, Sacramento City, San Joaquin Delta,...

Baseball has numerous unwritten rules such as not running up the score, excessively celebrating, bat flipping after home runs and more. These rules still cause controversy today and should be changed to help baseball grow. (Photo via Pixabay)

MLB’s unwritten rules need to change to help grow the new era of baseball

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

Baseball, otherwise known as America’s favorite pastime, has a number of old-school unwritten rules that still cause controversy in Major League Baseball today.  These unwritten rules were put in...

Steve Roberson, the new athletic director and dean of kinesiology at American River College, got his role in January 2022, overseeing the men’s and women’s sports programs as well at the kinesiology department. (Photo courtesy of Steve Roberson)

Steve Roberson steps into new roles as athletic director and dean of kinesiology at ARC

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The first day of January this year was not only the start of a new year for Steve Roberson, but it was the start of his new role as the dean of kinesiology and athletic director at American River College.  Roberson,...

The American River College Women’s Swim and Dive team trains for upcoming State Championships in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC is back to competing in the women’s swimming and diving division

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer March 25, 2022

The spring 2022 swim season has commenced as COVID-19 mandates have slowly lifted throughout the state of California and students have returned to campus.  The American River College women’s swimming...

The men’s tennis team at American River College is currently ranked as the number one junior college in Northern California, in the spring semester of 2022, thanks to the performance of Micah Irwin. (Photo courtesy of Bo Jabery-Madison)

ARC’s men’s tennis team sets eyes on state championship

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 25, 2022

American River College’s men’s tennis team is off to a hot start. The team has won all but one of their matches this season and has played against high levels of competition. Bo Jabery-Madison,...

Major League Baseball imposed a lockout to get a new Collective Bargaining Agreement made. But the lockout ended up delaying the regular season, angering players, and turning fans away from the game in favor of other sports. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB Lockout has permanently scarred baseball

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 20, 2022

After the Atlanta Braves won the World Series, the Major League Baseball offseason began. Free agents signed new contracts with new teams and baseball fans across the country were excited for the new season,...

 The American River College softball team played a doubleheader against Santa Rosa Junior College on March 12, 2022. ARC would lose both games but the scoring efforts were aided by Casey Bennett. (Photo by Sam Berg)

ARC Softball drops doubleheader

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 20, 2022

The American River College softball team lost a doubleheader against Santa Rosa Junior College on March 12. The first game was a big loss for ARC as the team held a 5-2 lead late in the game. Santa...

The American River softball team is pushing hard and working together as a team to continue their season to the Big 8 conference, in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC’s softball team aims to be one of the best teams in the Big 8 Conference

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 14, 2022

Softball season is in full swing at American River College. So far the softball team has won nine games, which is leading them in the right direction in the Big 8 Conference. “Our goal is to be one...

Fans sit in the bleachers for the first time in two years during American River College’s mens basketball game on Feb. 22, 2022. (Screenshot via ARC Live Stream)

ARC sports fans now allowed to attend indoor events

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 9, 2022

American River College announced on Feb. 22 that fans will be allowed at indoor sporting events for the first time in two years. Spectators had been unable to attend indoor sporting events since the COVID-19...

Kobe Bryant left a huge impact on the game of basketball and his legacy will forever inspire basketball players all over the world. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s men’s basketball team reflects on Kobe Bryant’s legacy

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor February 6, 2022

Jan. 26 marked two years since basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter accident.  Bryant played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. Over his 20-year career, he was...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza shoots a free throw against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. On Aug. 20, the Los Rios Community College District announced that no fans would be allowed at indoor sporting events. Allowing a limited number of fans and social distancing would be ways to bring fans back. (File Photo)

Editorial: LRCCD athletes deserve indoor crowds

The Editorial Staff December 12, 2021

On Aug. 20, The Los Rios Community College District announced that fans wouldn’t be allowed at any indoor events during the fall semester. The LRCCD should rethink this policy and allow fans at indoor...

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