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ARC baseball team defeated 1-0 by Los Rios rivals

ARC baseball team defeated 1-0 by Los Rios rivals

Barbara Harvey, Thalia Avila, Barbara Harvey, and Thalia Avila

March 17, 2014

An RBI double in the top of the sixth inning by Sacramento City College’s designated hitter Alex Muzzi was the lone run in American River College's 1-0 loss to Sac City at Friday’s baseball game. ARC head coach Doug Jumelet felt that good pitching prevented ARC from getting hits. “Neither tea...

Petitioner accused of slapping student arrested

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 15, 2014

An American River College student was slapped by a man collecting signatures for a petition on Tuesday, March 4 just after 1 p.m. Theater major Peter Messick, was speaking with a fellow theater major near the Fine Arts division office, when he was approached by the individual. “I was talking ...

Los Rios students rally at the Capitol

Leading the march, Keith Montes of Diablo Valley College raises his middle fingers

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 10, 2014

On Monday, March 3, community college students from all over California gathered at Raley Field for the annual “March In March” rally, which seeks to protect the affordability and accessibility of public higher education. Among those present were representatives from the Associated Student Body S...

Student slapped by petitioner on campus

Student slapped by petitioner on campus

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

March 4, 2014

UPDATE 3/05/14 6:48 p.m.: A suspect has been arrested and charged with battery. The suspect was in possession of brass knuckles.  An American River College student was slapped by a man collecting signatures for a petition just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Theater major Peter Messick was speaking wit...

Los Rios District targeted in student loan fraud scheme

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

February 24, 2014

A northern California man was sentenced to prison in a Sacramento Federal Court Feb. 6 for his role in a vast student loan fraud scheme that primarily targeted Los Rios Community Colleges. Brent Wilder, 44, was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for his participation in a scheme that re...

Covered California comes to ARC with mission to educate

Covered California comes to ARC with mission to educate

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

February 7, 2014

According to a 2013 Gallup poll, Americans under age 30 are the least informed demographic in regards to the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare.” In order to combat this issue and encourage participation, Covered California, the California insurance marketplace, is offering educational...

VITA program providing free tax assistance at ARC

ARC accounting professor Dieter Kiefer, a Certified  Public Accountant (CPA), along with qualified student tax preparers, will be on hand to provide free federal and state tax assistance. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

February 7, 2014

With the consistently increasing cost of tuition, books and living expenses, college students need all the help they can get saving money wherever possible. With tax season upon us once again, American River College is offering free assistance in filing federal and state tax returns to anyone with an...

Opinion: Women need better representation in STEM fields

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

February 6, 2014

In 2009, President Obama unveiled his “Educate to Innovate” campaign, which centered on a desire to reassert American dominance in the fields of math and science. Part of Obama’s plan for achieving this ambitious goal was to diversify these areas by combating the long-standing under-representation...

Battle of the Bowls: Puppies and Kittens face off on Super Bowl Sunday

Battle of the Bowls: Puppies and Kittens face off on Super Bowl Sunday

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

February 6, 2014

Every year for the past decade, millions of viewers have forgone the annual festivities of Super Bowl Sunday in favor of the only thing that could distract Americans from good old fashioned competition – puppies. In its tenth year, Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl” continued to serve as a ratings...

Drought conditions affect ARC curriculum

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

January 30, 2014

By Jorden Hales and Barbara Harvey In the midst of California’s driest year since 1895, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency in a press conference on Jan. 17 and is urging all Californians to conserve water “in every way possible.” Several rivers and reservoirs are at record...

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