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“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” meets “Survivor” in popular local improv show

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” meets “Survivor” in popular local improv show

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

September 16, 2014

Combining the backstabbing and dramatic elements of cutthroat reality shows like “Survivor” with the comedic wit of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Improvivor,” the popular live comedy show at ComedySportz Sacramento, is back for a third season, featuring a cast full of ARC students and alumni. “Improvivor”...

Professors react to RateMyProfessors.com scores

Professors react to RateMyProfessors.com scores

Jessica Vang, Barbara Harvey, and Joseph Daniels

September 5, 2014

By Barbara Harvey, Joseph Daniels and Jessica Vang Professor: Brian Bates Department: Humanities Scores on RateMyProfessors.com: Overall: 4.0/5 Helpfulness: 4.1/5 Clarity: 3.9/5 Easiness: 3.7/5   Question: Do you know your score on RateMyProfessors.com? Answer: No. Q: Have you ever looked at the website? A: A...

Rape Aggression Defense program comes to ARC

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

April 24, 2014

American River College counselor Joe Sjolund opened his first Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class, a nine-hour, two-day self-defense course, by briefing students on the sexual assaults that occurred around campus this semester, including the Subway restaurant rape, the attempted sexual assault that...

Election winners react to their campaign posters being defaced

Barbara Harvey, John Ferrannini, John Ferrannini, and Barbara Harvey

April 21, 2014

By Barbara Harvey and John Ferrannini A campaign poster belonging to Associated Student Body Student Senate Director of Finance and newly elected Student Senate President Jorge Riley was defaced recently with the words “Prop 8” written in pencil, appearing next to a list of Riley’s proposals....

Coworker of alleged rapist reacts to arrest

Coworker of alleged rapist reacts to arrest

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 28, 2014

Following the arrest of former American River College student Kenneth Anderson in connection with a violent sexual assault that took place at the Subway restaurant where he was employed, Anderson’s coworker at Subway, Adam Dowdy, reacted to the news in an interview with the Current. How are you fe...

From Div. II redshirt to ARC’s best player

From Div. II redshirt to ARC's best player

Barbara Harvey and Kameron Schmid

March 26, 2014

By Kameron Schmid and Barbara Harvey Before the last home game of the season for the women’s basketball team, sophomores Caresse Williams and Mackenzie Theiler were honored. Each was called to the center of the court, where they received flowers from their families and a round of applause from the...

Mother of arrested petitioner claims he’s mentally ill

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 26, 2014

Following the arrest of petitioner Pavel Postelnyak for slapping theater major Peter Messick at American River College on March 4, Pavel’s mother, Larisa Postelnyak, is speaking out about what she claims is her son’s mental illness. Larisa claims that following a physical altercation that resulted in ...

Post on American River Confessions Facebook page threatens suicide

Post on American River Confessions Facebook page threatens suicide

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 25, 2014

An anonymous person identifying himself or herself as a possible ARC student threatened to commit suicide on the American River Confessions Facebook page around 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The confessor posted a brief message, stating “I'm going to kill myself, tonight. For those of you who may recognize or k...

Pam Walker: From ARC dropout to interim president

Pam Walker: From ARC dropout to interim president

Barbara Harvey, Jorden Hales, Barbara Harvey, and Jorden Hales

March 24, 2014

By Barbara Harvey and Jorden Hales American River College Interim President Pam Walker first set foot on the ARC campus in 1967. “I came here, to AR, but I dropped out in 1967. I was a kid that was chicken,” Walker said. “I got an opportunity to come to AR. My aunt was going to pay for me t...

Summer Words colloquium brings Pulitzer Prize winner to ARC

Summer Words colloquium brings Pulitzer Prize winner to ARC

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 21, 2014

Each summer for the past three years at American River College, the English department has presented Summer Words: a three-day creative writing colloquium that includes workshops, readings, and panels. This summer, former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove will be...

Buy fresh, local produce between classes at upcoming ARC Farmers Market

Buy fresh, local produce between classes at upcoming ARC Farmers Market

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 21, 2014

Students at American River College may soon have the opportunity to purchase fresh, local fruits and vegetables on campus. ARC’s Farmers Market Club, a relatively new offshoot of the Horticulture Club, is attempting to bring a Farmers Market to the ARC campus this Spring. “We started it last semester, and...

Crime log for week of March 9

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 18, 2014

  A report was issued for a truant minor at the American River College Nature Trail on March 12 at 1:10 p.m. Grand theft (over $950.00) was reported at the American River College main campus at 12:12 p.m. on March 17. No suspects have been identified at this time. Petty theft was reported at the American River Co...

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