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California Senate passes bill to stop discrimination towards natural hair

Black women have been historically criticized for their natural hair. Today, they find power in embracing how they choose to wear their hair, natural or otherwise. (File Photo)

Gabe Carlos

May 14, 2019

On April 22, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 188, also known as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act, which protects students and employees from discrimination based on natural hairstyles including afros, braids and twists. According to the...

“Everything will Disappear” showcases unconventional photography at Kaneko Gallery

Photographer Angela Casagrande displays her exhibition, “Everything will Disappear,” at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Nov. 28, 2018. Casagrande holds up a box with a picture of her on it. The box contains pieces of her hair because she said making these boxes caused her a lot of stress and made her lose hair. “Everything will Disappear” will run at the Kaneko Gallery until Dec. 14. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

December 7, 2018

A new show at the The James Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College highlights photographs that represent a collection of memory. Angela Casagrande’s show: “Everything will Disappear,” includes photos of families with some, not all, faces blocked out. There is also boxes with items in the...

ARC volleyball takes CCCAA State Championship

The American River College volleyball team celebrates their 3-1 win against El Camino College in the quaterfinals of the CCCAA State Chmpionship tournament at Solano College on Nov. 30, 2018. ARC moved on to place first in the tournament. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

December 4, 2018

For the first time in the team’s history, the American River College’s women’s volleyball team took first place in the California Community College Athletics Association State Championships over Fresno City College, 3-2 on Dec. 2. The team finished with 60 kills out of 166 attempts with a .187...

ARC debuts new play, “In Love and Warcraft”

Photo courtesy of American River College Theatre website.

Gabe Carlos

November 29, 2018

On Nov. 29, American River College theatre department will present the romantic comedy, “In Love and Warcraft.” The play is set to run for three weeks at ARC, until Dec. 9. “In Love and Warcraft” will take a different approach to the popular video game “World of Warcraft.” A socially awkwa...

Departments compete in spooky Halloween contest

A jack-o-lantern sits on the Enrollment Services desk in the Administration building. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

October 30, 2018

American River College departments are continuing a 20 year tradition this Halloween by decorating their offices and competing against each other for the holiday. Kristen Farlow is the Administrative Assistant to Vice President of Student Services at ARC. She is the main communicator for the Hallowee...

Surveillance increased after Art Department locker break-ins

Signs were posted throughout the Fine and Applied Arts Department warning students about the lockers which were vandalized on the weekend of Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Luis Gael Jimenez)

Gabe Carlos

October 29, 2018

On the weekend of Oct. 12, multiple lockers were broken into outside of the Fine and Applied Arts Department at American River College, according to staff in the Fine and Applied Arts offices. Public Information Officer Scott Crow and those who work in the art department also said some classes were i...

Lil Wayne’s album stuns, Logic’s flops

Photo courtesy of Young Money Records

Gabe Carlos

October 14, 2018

Sept. 28 was an exciting day for Hip Hop fans, as two of the genre’s biggest names dropped albums on the same day: Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” and Logic’s “Young Sinatra IV.” Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” is a stunning album and can be considered one Wayne’s best projects to date. Logic...

ARC defense dominates Sacramento City, winning 28-14

American River College running back, Evyn Holtz dodges the Sacramento City College defence in the first quarter of the game on Sept. 1, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

September 5, 2018

On a hot, sunny Saturday, American River College’s football team quarterback Jacob Cruz shone as he led his team over Sacramento City College, 28-14. Cruz went 13 for 28 in passing attempts for 182 yards in the game on Sept. 1, with two touchdowns and one interception; he also rushed for 10 yar...

Poet hosts event on the importance of words

Rapper Aurellius the Saint lectures on the power of words in the Hub at American River College on April 17, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

April 25, 2018

On April 17, American River College hosted “Unite: Lyrics Matter” in the Hub. Aurellius the Saint, an artist from Washington Park, Illinois, hosted the event to speak on how words matter and the importance of the words people choose when they speak. Aurellius doesn’t consider himself a rapp...

Spring Preview: ARC Football preps for the new season

Coach Jon Osterhout stands on the sideline  during the loss of the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship at American River College on Nov. 25. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Gabe Carlos

April 19, 2018

In 2017 American River College’s football team went on an outstanding 10-2 record, coming up just short of the state championship game. The Beavers lost to the College of San Mateo Bulldogs 24-21, with ARC missing a game-tying field goal with 20 seconds left on the clock in the NorCal Championshi...

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