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The new STEM building shines bright on the American River College campus on April 12, 2024. STEM majors will be among the programs impacted by AB 1705, according to the Student Senate. (Photo by Shy Bell)

Student Senate discusses resolution to combat state law

Shy Bell, A&C Editor April 18, 2024

Although many topics were discussed at the American River College Student Senate meeting on April 12, a main point of concern was the implementation of AB 1705, a bill that could create academic problems...

With states around the country passing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, Sacramento and ARC offer a beacon of hope in the form of representation and acceptance. (Photo Illustration by William Forseth)

ARC welcomes queer and trans students

Will Forseth, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

On March 26, the Sacramento City Council took an extra step to protect the rights of queer and trans-identifying individuals in the region by voting to declare Sacramento a sanctuary city for transgender...

Liz Geisser, student support assistant for the Pride Center, shows off a prom dress on April 5, 2024 that was accumulated through the Pride Center’s clothing drive. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC offers second chance for students to experience prom

Shy Bell, A&C Editor April 12, 2024

For some students, prom is a blissful and magical experience—a key occurrence in their coming of age. For other students, who did not fit into the societal norm, prom often represented rejection, contempt...

Two of the limited number of vending machines available on the American River College campus, pictured on February 21, 2024, can be found near the Dusty Baker Center. (Photo by Waheed Daud)

Few vending machines remain on the ARC campus

Waheed Daud, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

When students have some free time on campus, they may walk around to find a nice and refreshing drink from a vending machine. The only problem with that is that there are few vending machines around the...

A new Idles release came out on February 16, 2024, with the bands release of its fifth studio album, “Tangk.” (Photo courtesy of Partisan Records)

Idles’ “Tangk” is an unexpected pull upon the heartstrings

Will Forseth, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

This past February saw the release of “Tangk” by U.K. rock band Idles to significant acclaim. Whatever momentum the band has been riding from its four previous studio releases seems to have not lost...

Josefa Waqanikalou celebrates after scoring in the Division I AA playoff game against San Jose State on March 23, 2024. (Photo by William Forseth)

ARC rugby wins Division I AA playoff title in first season

Will Forseth, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

The American River College rugby team appeared on a bright green rugby field in San Jose, California on March 23 to deliver a 33-24 victory against the San Jose State Spartans to win the Division I AA...

Davies Hall, pictured on February 29, 2024, is currently fenced off from the American River College community. (Photo by Waheed Daud)

Davies Hall set to undergo reconstruction

Joseph Bianchini and Waheed Daud April 4, 2024

It has been over five months since Davies Hall and its 36 classrooms and 95 offices shut down, sending American River College students and faculty into a frenzy. Since then, ARC has found a way to navigate...

Class schedules in eServices list classes as asynchronous, with no scheduled meeting times. But when students look at the syllabus for the class it may show different, unexpected requirements. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Online class schedules should be clearly defined

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

Many students have a full schedule between taking classes, work and any other responsibilities, so many choose to take asynchronous classes that can be done on their own time.  If a class is listed...

Jose Ramirez, a construction worker, works on the restroom in the American River College lower library on March 28, 2024. (Photo by Elisha Chandra)

ARC’s lower library scheduled to reopen soon

Elisha Chandra, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

American River College’s lower library is scheduled to be reopened for both classes and faculty offices soon, according to Kaitlyn Collignon, ARC’s public information officer.  “Classes are expected...

Sarah Mattson, an art professor at American River College, working on her figure drawing on March 1, 2024. (Photo by Chris Johnson)

ARC art department invites artists to sharpen their artistic swords at Figure Friday

Chris Johnson, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Physical art is an important outlet for a lot of people, and artists are quick to take advantage of any opportunity they can find to improve their abilities. To walk into a room and see a dozen people...

American River College first baseman Alex Olson has his foot on base just in case his opponent, Nate Vargas, would try to steal second base in the game against Folsom Lake College on March 7, 2024. (Photo by Elisha Chandra)

ARC baseball’s slump continues

Elisha Chandra, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

The slump continues for the American River College baseball team. The Beavers came into its March 7 home game against Folsom Lake College hoping to snap a three-game losing streak. That was not the case,...

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