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A handful of sports are on the rise, with some being relatively new and other being variations of already popular sports. (Photo courtesy of vectorpocket on Freepik)

The top five sports on the rise in American households

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor May 3, 2024

For a long time, the sports landscape in the U.S. has been run by the NFL, NBA and MLB. Those three leagues, and their collegiate counterparts, have consistently dominated the television ratings. However,...

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...

Athletes may be superstars, but they are human too, and deserve the same mental health breaks that everyone else gets. (Photo via Unsplash)

Athletes should not face criticism for opening up on mental health issues

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Professional athletes are often seen as larger than life and people don't realize that they face the same mental battles that everyone else does.  Athletes deserve mental health breaks and they shouldn't...

American River College softball outfielder Kirsten Cox swings and misses in the bottom of the fifth inning against Sacramento City at American River College in Spring 2019. Late spring sports at ARC are expected to return as the county moves into the red tier in the states reopening plan, in Spring 2021. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Outdoor late spring sports will resume when Sacramento County enters the red tier of the states reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

After a long time of waiting and anticipation, American River College and the rest of the Los Rios Community College District’s colleges have opted into the Big 8 conferences plans for a late spring...

Many people are finding it hard to stay in shape while gyms have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and smoke from multiple fires has created poor air quality for the residents of Sacramento, Calif. However, working out from home without a mask is possible with minimal equipment and space. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)

Five tips for staying in shape during quarantine

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 24, 2020

By: Oden Taylor [email protected]   With an airborne pandemic and poor air quality due to the smoke from fires blazing across California, not only have gyms closed until further notice...

UFC fighter Josh Emmett trains in the octagon with his trainer Joey Rodriguez at on Feb. 14 at Urijah Fabers Ultimate Fitness. Emmett is preparing for his first UFC main event fight against Jeremy Stephens on Feb. 24 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

UFC Fighter Josh Emmett reflects on growing up in Sacramento

Luis Gael March 14, 2018

From where Josh Emmett is standing, he can hear the music pounding through the arena speakers. He’s waiting for his cue to enter the octagon. The 32-year-old is about to make his professional...

American River College student athletes who held a 4.0 GPA received congradulatory metals at the Spring Sports Season Preview on Jan. 19. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

ARC honors student athletes with high GPAs during spring preview event

Gabe Carlos January 29, 2018

For some, being a student athlete is a difficult thing to do, having to keep that GPA up during the season and to also work around the schedule of the sport. There is a grind to it all and more importantly...

A group of ARC cross country runners waiting outside of their travel bus for their race at the racecourse, Lou Vasquez, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on Sept. 22. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Men’s cross country team places first at Lou Vasquez, Women’s place seventh

Cheyenne Drury September 25, 2016

The American River College men's and women's cross country teams raced on Friday at the Lou Vasquez cross country course in Golden Gate park in San Francisco. The men's team took first place and the women's...

The American River College womens cross country team warm up in the parking lot behind the new soccer stadium before their first meet of the season at Sierra College on Sep. 2. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

ARC women’s cross country looks to jump start season at Sierra

Cheyenne Drury September 1, 2016

The American River College women’s cross country team will race in its first meet of the season in the NorCal Preview tomorrow at Sierra College at 9:15 a.m. Not only is it the first race of the...

Mens track and field head coach and Faculty player Rick Anderson looks back after scoring a run during the Classified vs. Faculty softball game on April 29, 2016 at ARC. Faculty won the game 24-9. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Faculty blows out Classified 24-9

Mack Ervin III May 5, 2016

The Faculty vs. Classified softball game ended with a blowout victory for the faculty team, winning by the score of 24-9. The game was played with modified rules since they had permission to use the...

American River College is hosting a classified vs. faculty softball game on April 29 to allow a chance for them to meet with and collaborate with each other away from their typical roles. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Classified vs. Faculty Softball game set for April 29

Sharriyona Platt April 26, 2016

In the spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, American River College is hosting a classified staff vs. faculty softball game, bringing the school’s community together to associate in an atmosphere...

American River College Eric Key smiles during a StarCraft game against the University of Utah during the 2016 TESPA StarCraft Collegiate Series. Key and teammate Becky Harris, representing ARC, won the game three matches to none but was knocked out of the tournament in the next round by the University of Washington. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

ARC students compete in StarCraft collegiate tournament

Jordan Schauberger April 8, 2016

On the backs of games like League of Legends, StarCraft and Counter Strike, eSports has slowly integrated into the traditional sports scene. Two American River College students were a testament to that...

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