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Beavers forward Obinna Ibewiro makes the first basket of the game though ARC would lose 67-47 to Siskiyous on Nov. 10. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC men’s basketball team loses to College of the Siskiyous 67-47

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 22, 2022

The American River College men’s basketball team faced College of the Siskiyous Eagles on Nov. 10 at home, losing 67-47.  Though ARC forward,Obinna Ibewiro, scored the first basket of the game, baskets...

LRCCD sent a message on Nov. 21 to all students, faculty and staff informing them that it was necessary to take safety measures due to a possible threat on CRC campus. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Shelter in place ordered for CRC

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 21, 2022

On Nov. 21 at 10:58 a.m., Cosumnes River College students, faculty and staff were notified via alert to shelter in place.  According to Scott Crow, American River College’s public information officer,...

Female sports journalists have to work in a male-dominated world without protection. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Female journalists need to be protected from unwanted sexual attention

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Ask any female journalist and she has her own horror stories of sexual mistreatment. I have my own.  As a journalist I have had to deal with this. My very first sporting event I covered was a water...

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, is running for Elk Grove City Council in hopes of making a difference in the community. (Photo courtesy of Sergio Robles)

ARC alumni Sergio Robles runs for Elk Grove city council

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 5, 2022

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, says he hopes to make a difference at the smaller level of community service by sitting in a place  he can make change. Robles feels the importance...

ARC President Melanie Dixon breaking ground with students; Joaquin Holland, Haley Dildine and Jess Walden for the new Career Technical Education facility building on Oct. 20. (Photo courtesy of Cecilla Baldwin).

Members of the ARC community break ground on the Career Technical Education facility

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 2, 2022

American River College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career Technical Education Facility, on Oct. 20. ARC President Melanie Dixon says these buildings are possible because people care and...

Abortion protesters display posters near the library and Student Center at American River College on Oct. 17 and 18. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Abortion protesters display posters at American River College’s main campus

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 20, 2022

On Oct. 17 and 18, abortion protesters displayed graphic photos near the library and student center of American River College.  The protesters also handed out pamphlets about abortions.  Protesters...

“Halloween Ends” is a spine-tingling horror that has the right amount of suspense to keep you on the edge. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Review: Halloween can start – Michael Myers is here in “Halloween Ends”

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 17, 2022

It’s October, it should be getting colder and the excitement of fear should be trickling into the minds of horror lovers. Michael Myers delivers this fear in “Halloween Ends,” which was just released...

At the library on the main campus of American River College, protestors stood together to voice their objection to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo by Jonathon Plazola)

Protesters gathered outside the library at ARC to voice objection to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 4, 2022

Protesters gathered on Sept. 28, in front of the library at American River College, to voice objection against the mandate for the COVID-19 vaccination.  The protesters want the mandate to be ended...

American River College President Melanie Dixon met with staff via Zoom on Aug. 26 to discuss the student experience and how to improve enrollment. (Photo via the ARC website)

ARC President Melanie Dixon meets with staff to discuss the student experience

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 5, 2022

Melanie Dixon, president of American River College, met with employees via Zoom on Aug. 26 to discuss the students' experience and how to improve the outreach of enrollment. Dixon wanted to acknowledge...

The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor March 27, 2022

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police...

At a protest held at American River College on Jan. 26, Ryan Nix, ARC health services assistant, said he had tested positive for COVID-19 in the beginning of January. Nix, pictured here at a protest held at the Los Rios Community College District’s office on Sept. 30, 2021, is unvaccinated but says he was still allowed to work on campus three days a week. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC employee confirms he worked on campus after testing positive for COVID-19

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor February 10, 2022

At a protest against the Los Rios Community College District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Ryan Nix, a health service assistant for ARC, revealed that although he’d recently tested positive for COVID-19...

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