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Social media captures our attention for most of our days. Lets give it some time off. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Social media has taken over our lives

Jared Smith May 1, 2017

It used to be that in order to hear what’s going on with someone, or how they’re doing you’d have to go find and talk to them. Nowadays we have mass information about others in the palm of our hands....

Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. Carrots are an easy snack that are cheap and low-calorie. (Photo by T.J Martinez)

Eating healthy on a budget

Jared Smith April 18, 2017

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be accomplished fairly easily even if you are on a budget. What is a healthy diet? According ARC nutrition professor Jana Gonsalves, a...

ARC catcher Alexis Logan and Sac City College infielder Taylor Fratto during a women's softball game on April 4, 2017. (Photo by John Ennis)

ARC softball suffers heartbreaking defeat 11-2

Jared Smith April 6, 2017

American River College’s softball team had a rough time playing Sacramento City College, losing 11-2. Sac City was the first to score in the second inning with two home runs. ARC struggled getting...

Artivism, a portmanteau of the words art and activism, is part of a world-wide phenomenon where artists of all genres use artistic expression to move forward the dialogue of social justice. (Photo courtesy of Aisha Fukushima)

RAPtivist uses activism to fight social injustice

Solange Echeverria April 5, 2017

Aisha Fukushima’s talent is a sumptuous buffet: singer, poet, RAPtivist (rap activist), educator and then some. The list is almost as long as her travel itinerary, which spans 20 countries across four...

Sarah Bond from 3 Strands Global discusses human trafficking during ARC's College Hour. (Photo by John Ennis)

Slavery is a bigger problem than ever

Jared Smith April 3, 2017

Even with slavery abolished, America still has a slave problem. Today there are currently 21 million slaves in the world, more than ever in recorded history, according to the International Labor Organization....

American River College history professor Rudy Pearson reads a passage from Colson Whitehead’s novel “Underground Railroad” during a College Hour on March 23, 2017. The novel details a slave girl’s life and escape from a Georgia plantation. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

ARC professor gives insight into “Underground Railroad”

Jared Smith March 29, 2017

A reading of the New York Times bestselling book, “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead was held for college hour on March 23. American River College history professor Rudy Pearson lead the...

Two vending machines in the Liberal Arts hallway are missing. The empty gap where the machines should be in the Liberal Arts hallway, March 21 2017. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Vending machines missing due to vandalism

Jared Smith March 27, 2017

Students may have noticed something missing on campus lately: The vending machines in the outside corridor between the Liberal Arts and Business and Computer Science buildings. American River College’s...

New York Times best-selling author Jay Heinrichs speaks to speech 302 students via Skype. (Photo by John Ennis)

Opinion: Teachers should spice up the classroom

Jared Smith March 16, 2017

  Imagine being able to ask the author of your textbook anything you wanted. Speech professor David Austin recently organized a Skype call between Jay Heinrichs, author of his student’s textbook,...

New York Times best-selling author Jay Heinrichs speaks to speech 302 students via Skype. (Photo by John Ennis)

Students skype best-selling author

Jared Smith March 7, 2017

Laughter and questions, that’s not always what makes up your traditional class, but that was what ensued when students had the chance to speak with the New-York Times best-selling author of their textbook,...

ARC gives out scholarships each year. Apply for one before March 2. (Photo courtesy of Flickr user 401(k) 2012 https://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6355351769 no changes were made.)

ARC scholarship deadline coming soon

Jared Smith March 1, 2017

The deadline for applying for online student scholarships is approaching fast: By 4 p.m. March 2, all applications must be turned in. Applying for a scholarship takes a maximum of 30 minutes. To qualify...

Artists of Sacramento are calling for art for First Fest, which will be held from May 6-7. All artwork is due by March 10. (Photo courtesy of First Festival's Facebook Event Page)

Artists of Sacramento call for art

Jared Smith February 22, 2017

Artists of Sacramento is hosting a call for art for First Festival, which takes place May 6 and 7. The Festival will be at Riverwalk Park in West Sacramento. The deadline for posting art, by email,...

Guest speakers, Adrian Jasper, Muhammad Saifullah, Yusuf Ali, and Parrish Geary speak at Unite: I am Black, I am Muslim on Feb. 9.

Panel shares stories about being black and Muslim

Jared Smith February 14, 2017

UNITE, and the Center for Teaching and Learning held a college hour event on February 9. The event, “I am Black and I am Muslim,” aimed to educate about Islam. The panel event included four guest...

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