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Lauren Chavez, ARC anthropology professor, stands out as being open and compassionate toward her students on top of making sure they succeed in and outside the classroom. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Chavez)

Lauren Chavez brings knowledge, compassion and communication to her classroom and students love it

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor November 28, 2022

Finding professors to connect with can be difficult for students. Sometimes it may be due to a difference in backgrounds, interests or lack of motivation or efforts to really get to know one another. Lauren...

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble put on a  show on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed a variety of hits on Nov. 2 at the main theater

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor November 15, 2022

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. The concert was led by the student vocalists and Joe Gilman, ARC music professor, who played piano for the rhythm...

The UNITE Center at American River College is a place for students of different backgrounds to come together and bond. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba & Carla Montaruli)

ARC students should step up and take the bonding opportunities offered

American River College students should step up and take the bonding opportunities offered by the college, through events and clubs. Student bonding and engagement is important for mental health and success. According...

These are some questions that go through the mind of student-athletes while looking for a scholarship. (Photo Illustration by Carla Montaruli)

Student-athletes and the power of scholarships

Carla Montaruli, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

When you're an athlete in college, you’re going to face several obstacles every day. One of them is definitely the pressure of getting a scholarship.  The point is: what is it going to take to make...

ARC received a $20,000 grant from the William Hixson Foundation for data science projects applicable to academic disciplines. Proposals are due Oct. 24.(Photo via Unsplash)

ARC receives $20,000 grant for data science projects applicable to academic disciplines – students can participate

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor October 18, 2022

American River College recently received a grant of $20,000 for projects exploring the integration of data science into academic discipline, according to Kirsten Corbin, dean of business and computer science...

Carson Lowden, the American River College womens volleyball team head coach, gives the team a pep-talk on the sidelines before going into the third set. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC’s women’s volleyball team loses against Folsom Lake College 3-2

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Social Media & Arts & Culture Editor October 13, 2022

The American River College women's volleyball team lost 3-2 after an intense game against Folsom Lake College on Oct. 6.  ARC started out strong, outpacing FLC and taking the lead on the first set...

Lead Mia Goth returns with the villainous backstory of Pearl, the original killer in “X.” (Photo courtesy of A24 Studio)

Review: Ti West’s “Pearl” brings the Golden Age of cinema to the modern horror audience and makes it work

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor October 6, 2022

“Pearl,” is Director Ti West's latest horror film. Wait, was it a horror film or did I have a “The Wizard of Oz” fever dream? “Pearl,” premiered Sept. 16, bringing in $8 million worldwide...

“The Uncertainty Principle,” is an exhibit at the Kaneko Gallery at American River College that is showcasing surreal artist Omar Thor Arason, and runs through Oct. 14. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

ARC Kaneko Gallery presents a new exhibit by artist Omar Thor Arason

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 26, 2022

A new show has arrived at the Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College. “The Uncertainty Principle,” by surreal artist Omar Thor Arason, premiered on Sept. 19 and will run through Oct. 14.  According...

Students are back in class in the new Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics building at American River College - just one of the many campus changes. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba & Carla Montaruli)

ARC students see changes in the facility and education services on campus

Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic started, many aspects related to the facility and education services have changed at American River College.  Returning students who have not been able...

Musician Dmitri Matheny shares what it’s like to be a working musician with American River College students. (Photo courtesy of Dmitri Matheny)

ARC music department hosts jazz clinic event that marks the rise of in-person classes

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 16, 2022

On Sept. 9, the American River College music department hosted a jazz clinic by Dmitri Matheny, a flugelhorn player and touring musician. The flugelhorns' warm and gentle tone has made it Matheny’s instrument...

The American River College Associated Student Body had their first meeting of the fall semester via Zoom on Aug. 29. (Photo Courtesy of Nicole Nugent)

ASB will continue meeting online during fall 2022 semester

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 6, 2022
California community colleges can now offer bachelor’s degrees within specific workforce fields. (Photo via iStock)

Staff and students praise the California community college bachelor pilot program

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

In 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850, which gave 15 community colleges the ability to offer bachelor’s degrees in specific workforce fields. Last year, Assembly Bill 927 removed the 15 college...

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