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Clubs and Events Board discusses plans for future events

Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez, CAEB President Mariana Topich and CAEB Commissioner of Finance Jacob Kohl at the November 28, 2017 CAEB meeting. (Photo by John Ennis)

John Ennis

November 29, 2017

The Clubs and Events Board's first focus of its November 28 meeting was to brainstorm and add to a list of ideas for Clubs Day during the spring 2018 semester. Some of the ideas generated include a "spirit week" to celebrate school pride, a concert to raise funds for the Beaver Food Pantry, a faculty ...

Professor gives ARC recommendations to combat climate change

Geology Professor Glenn Jaecks delivers a speech on climate change during a college hour on Nov. 16. (Photo by John Ennis)

John Ennis

November 20, 2017

On Nov. 16, geology professor Glenn Jaecks gave a lecture during college hour about adapting locally and regionally to the effects of climate change, as well as what we can do to minimize its impact on campus. "Human behavior, predominantly burning fossil fuels, but other things too like deforest...

ARC’s Automotive Department has a Tesla Model S and it’s awesome

ARC Automotive Department's Tesla Model S. (Photo by John Ennis)

John Ennis

October 16, 2017

Last week I got to go for a drive in the all-electric Tesla Model S 60 luxury sedan that is owned and operated by the ARC Automotive Department and it was awesome. When I saw a white Model S with "American River College Automotive Department" written on the side leaving the parking lot I was shocked ...

CAEB is revived with the help and encouragement of last semester’s members

Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez swearing in CAEB President Mariana Topich at the October 3, 2017

John Ennis

October 5, 2017

ARC's Clubs and Events Board held its first meeting of the semester on October 3 after Associated Student Body elections in the last week of September provided the board with two new officers. The meeting started off with Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez swearing in CAEB President Mariana ...

Student Senate requests more cameras for parking garage

Senator Mahmoud Abduljabbar, Senator Lidia Lara, Director of Finance Jesse Taylor, Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez and Senator Laurie Jones at the September 28, 2017 Student Senate meeting. (Photo by John Ennis)

John Ennis

October 2, 2017

At Student Senate's Sept. 28 meeting, American River College’s police captain Chris Day addressed the board about their concerns over the need for additional security cameras in the parking garage due to a number of recent accidents. Currently there are only two cameras in the garage, one at the e...

ARC’s DACA students prepare for an uncertain future

Anti-DACA protesters gather in downtown Sacramento on Sept. 6, 2017 to voice their support for “Dreamers.” (Photo courtesy of Grace Loescher)

John Ennis

September 11, 2017

Sept. 5's announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has left many of American River College's undocumented students wondering what lies ahead for their futures in the next six months. DACA was an immigration policy enacted by th...

Student Senate discusses draft resolution to designate ARC a “safe zone”

ASB Student Senate president Valencia Scott speaks during a Senate meeting on Feb. 16, 2017 at ARC. Topics discussed during the meeting included a parking fee increase, the creation of a meditation center, and funding for ASB elections. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

John Ennis

February 21, 2017

At the Student Senate's February 16 meeting, the senate’s president Valencia Scott read a draft of a joint resolution to designate ARC as a "safe zone" for students who have been impacted by the recent rhetoric and executive orders from the federal government because of their place of origin, relig...

CAEB appoints new Director of Communications and discusses increase of parking fees

Director of Finance Brian Stalker, CAEB President Justin Nicholson, CAEB Vice President Mary Stedman and newly appointed Director of Communications Bruce Rand at the February 14 meeting. (Photo by John Ennis)

John Ennis

February 15, 2017

The Clubs and Events Board had a sweet start to its Valentine's Day meeting by passing out heart shaped boxes of chocolates to members in attendance, which came in contrast to the discussion of an increase in parking fees starting this summer. Student Senate Adviser Juan Blanco informed board members...

Engineering Club shows off creations at Club Day; others promote awarness

Jacob Olson (left) and Ben McNeilley (right) are shown sitting outside in the rain promoting for the American River College Engineering Club. The sign they have posted says “ARC Engineering Club Wants You.” (Photo by Mychael Jones)

John Ennis and John Ennis

February 13, 2017

The Clubs and Events Board held its semi-regular Club Day inside the Student Center on Thursday due to heavy rain that would have made the usual event location in the quad undesirable. Club representatives set up tables inside the Student Center while arts and crafts vendors set up their displays...

Student senate discusses food pantry to fight student hunger

American River Coleege student Senate president Valencia Scott (left) with Justin Nicholson (center) and Alejandra Hilbert (right) gives hear opening message at the October 6, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

John Ennis

October 7, 2016

The student senate of American River College discussed ways to create a student-led food pantry to deal with the issue of food insecurity among students on campus at Thursday’s meeting. Student hunger has become a growing concern throughout the state. Last month Governor Brown signed AB 1747 which r...

Afghan interpreter for US army attends ARC

Qais Ahmad (center) translates for first lieutenant Noah Christen (right) from 4th ID troops and Colonel shams kareemi, Commander of Afghan border police (left) in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province. (courtesy of Qais Ahmad)

John Ennis

September 13, 2016

In September of 2011, Qais Ahmad made the decision to put his own life in immediate danger; he had volunteered to become an interpreter for the United States military in his home country, Afghanistan. Ahmad, who is now a 23-year-old American River College student, became interested in doing something t...

Senate discusses possible renovations to lactation room

Senate President Valencia Scott (left) discusses the fomation of the judiciary committee as Justin Nicholson listens and Laurie Jones waits to be called on at the first senate meeting of the fall semester on Sept. 1. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

John Ennis and John Ennis

September 6, 2016

A previous version of this article stated that the ASB was considering creating a lactation room. The lactation room already exists, the ASB was considering renovations to it. The previous version also stated that a bill was passed to contract Lorenzo Cuesta as parliamentarian, but his name was removed bef...

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