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Rape culture and the myths

May 15, 2014

“There are a lot of problems with rape, and there are a lot of rape myths,” said Tori Bovard, a human sexuality professor at ARC. “(The myths) create a climate that makes some people think that rape...

Inside the mind of a serial rapist

Inside the mind of a serial rapist
May 15, 2014

A woman walks down the street at 4 a.m. There are few streetlights that give a dim light which creates shadows. A man walks down the same street, following her to keep a watchful eye. After 20...

They found love in a foreign place

The London Eye, where Barnes and Ice shared their first kiss, is lit up at night.
May 14, 2014

It’s probably the sweetest and most cliched romance that a couple could have experienced. Two American River College students, Cierra Barnes, 20, and Austin Ice, 21 found love while on a study abroad...

I’m not nervous, I’m anxious

I'm not nervous, I'm anxious
May 13, 2014

Heart races, breathing becomes uneven and palms are sweaty. It’s not just nerves. A rush of emotions and memories surge through, and then everything becomes numb. There’s no movement, just hyperventilation. Some...

Library receives a large influx of students toward the end of the semester

December 13, 2013

The American River College library is a great tool for students to use throughout the semester. Although the library is open to students all semester long, it’s normally towards the end when people...

Music in stereo, without the types

December 3, 2013

Classical, folk, country, rock, pop, punk, metal, pop-punk, punk-rock, dub-step, hip-hop, rap. Each genre is different, and yet subtly the same when heard with an open mind and an ear. Music, like other...

The face of American River College’s parking shuttle

Aaron Fields is a campus patrol officer who drives students to their vehicles in the ARC shuttle from Monday through Thursday.
(Photo by Jessica Maynard)
November 13, 2013

People come and go throughout our lives whom we never really give a second thought to. The same goes for many of the people on campus helping to keep it safe. With many news outlets letting people know...

Deafness author educates ARC professors

Savannah Kizzie, a deaf studies major, signs to Han Tran, an accounting major, as they wait outside Liberal Arts 120. (Photo by Brandon Nelson)
November 6, 2013

Deaf culture is something that many people overlook as a part of a deaf person’s life; it is also quite possibly the most important part. On Oct. 5, Paddy Ladd, author of the book “Deaf Culture:...

Urbano’s es muy delicioso

Urbano's Mexican Restaurant located at 5825 Manzanita Ave. in Carmicahel features a classic menu with large portions. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)
October 25, 2013

Atmosphere is nice at this local Mexican restaurant Urbano’s Fine Mexican Food seems to be out of place when driving by. There is a gas station on its left and an audio shop on its right. Despite...

Public bathrooms and the personal hygiene nightmare

October 14, 2013

A look at the ARC student bathrooms By Sam Urrea and Cintia Lopez Running late to class, you look to use a campus restroom in attempt to avoid having to get up during instruction time. Unfortunately,...

Larger than expected voter turnout causes challenges for disabled students

American River College student Randall Sly is just one of the students to complain about the lack of accommodations for students with disabilities during the ASB elections. Sly witnessed two deaf students who were being turned away at the Career Center. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)
May 7, 2013

Long lines and lack of support soured some students’ experiences  By Cesar Alexander and Cintia Lopez The 2013 Associated Student Body elections brought out more than three times the amount of...

Take this class: Astronomy 320

Professor Paulo Alfonso, originally from Portugal, discussed the Higgs Boson during his Astronomy 320 lecture. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)
April 23, 2013

Stars, black holes, anti-matter, mutual annihilation, and scientific speculation. Those are only a few of the topics that are covered in Astronomy 320 with Professor Paulo Afonso. Walking into the room,...

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