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ARC Career Pathways holds detailed FBI workshop

On Oct, 26 American River College partnered with Sacramento City College cosponsored an event with an FBI agent Daniel Rodriguez where he shared tips on how to apply for the FBI as an agent and also on other areas of the institution. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)
November 25, 2020

Last month, Laura Adams and Yolanda Ramizes from Sacramento City College hosted a Zoom workshop with a special agent from the FBI, Daniel Rodriguez, in partnership with American River College Career Pathways....

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)
ARC Theatre performer snags a spot on Team Gwen
November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

The Amazon is not for sale, Joe!

In the first presidential debate on Sept 29, the former vice president Joe Biden offered $20 billion to
Brazil does not need Joe Biden’s money to keep the forest safe
November 1, 2020

During the first presidential debate held Sept 29, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden had the chance to present their ideas and concerns to the American people.  One of the...

10 spine-tingling thrillers that are sure to haunt you

If you like being creeped out, this spoiler-free list is for you
October 21, 2020

The spooky season is among us, and while everyone else is getting excited about pumpkin spice, horror genre fans are on the hunt for new and intriguing films to enjoy. While this isn’t a traditional...

5 family friendly Halloween movies to watch this October

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was released in 1966 and is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Lee Mendelson Film Productions)
Movies that will get the whole family into the Halloween spirit
October 21, 2020

With Halloween coming up and everyone staying inside, there is a lot more time to spend with family—time that can be used to watch some movies together. Here is a list of five family-friendly movies...

ARC student dead after suffering gunshot wounds from shooter

On Oct. 5, a shooter entered the halal market pictured above on El Camino Avenue and struck three victims. The first victim, identified by the college as Shujauddin Omar Kheil, was an American River College student, and died in a hospital shortly after he was transported there. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
Shooter pronounced dead at the scene
October 20, 2020

An American River College student, identified as Shujauddin Omar Kheil, died by fatal gunshot wounds on Oct. 3 after a 33-year-old gunman entered a halal market in Arden Arcade and opened fire, striking...

STEM building complete, but sits empty amid pandemic

The new building at the ARC campus (STEM building), has been finished since earlier in August, but some of the furniture and some final touches have yet to be made on the interior of the building, although the outside it’s complete. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Blevis, ARC campus operator supervisor)
New building may not open until fall 2021
October 19, 2020

After the campus shut down last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s administrative staff guaranteed that the new Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) building...

COVID-19 pandemic pushed some students to opt for a gap year

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college students say they feel overwhelmed, which has led some to take a gap year. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some students have decided to take a year off from school.
October 19, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college campuses in the United States have shut down and moved everything to an online environment. Many students are having a hard time focusing on school, which...

EMT program at ARC still on campus, deals with new adaptations

Anysia Hernandez, an EMT program major, simulates a cervical immobilization on a stretcher that is made for trauma patients. This photo was taken before the campus shut down on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)
The Emergency Medical Technology Program at ARC adapts to pandemic life
October 13, 2020

With the setbacks COVID-19 created this year, the Emergency Medical Technology program at American River College has been adapting since the campus shut down on March 18. The program is one of the few...

Tina Macuha’s energy makes every day a good day

While live on “Good Day Sacramento,” Tina Macuha and cameraman Dave Grashoff drove to Los Angeles, where they went behind the scenes on “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” (Photo courtesy of Dave Grashoff)
October 7, 2020

“My boss came to me and said, ‘do you want to be on the show,’ and now we just celebrated being on air for 25 years,” “Good Day Sacramento” anchor, Tina Macuha said. That was a quarter century...

Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)
Real-life media violence is desensitizing to internet users
October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions...

American River College’s tutoring program makes virtual change

Classes at American River College are all online due to the COVID-19 pandemic; programs like Starfish and ARC's Tutoring Center will offer the help students need for their courses in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of ARC)
September 16, 2020

By: Brandon Zamora [email protected]  This semester, with most classes at American River College, offered only online, the school’s tutoring center staff has had to adapt to this situation to...

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