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Member of ARC volleyball program posts status offering money in exchange for answers on final exam

Member of ARC volleyball program posts status offering money in exchange for answers on final exam

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

May 20, 2014

Sophi Lozano of the American River College women's volleyball team posted a Facebook status update Monday evening requesting a second party to complete three essay questions on her final exam in a political science course. The status, in which Lozano states, “desperate times call for desperate...

Lack of awareness contributes to poor participation by young voters in midterms

Lack of awareness contributes to poor participation by young voters in midterms

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

May 14, 2014

For several decades voter participation has decreased significantly during midterm elections in comparison to presidential elections. According to The Center for Voting and Democracy’s website, voter participation dropped 21 percent from the 2008 presidential election to the 2010 midterm election. Si...

Tennis program shines at state final, earns praise for off-court success

Coach Bobak Jabery-Madison watches his team play on Mar. 21. Jabery Madison won his second Coach of the Year award, and five of the men's tennis players made the Big-8 All Conference team. Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

May 2, 2014

American River College’s men’s tennis club finished its season a decorated group. In addition to some historic performances at the Individual Regional and State Championships, five members of the club were named to the Big 8 All-Conference Team. Lovedeep Singh, freshman; Kevin Valentine, sophomore; J...

Lovedeep and Bo: Mentor and mentee on the tennis court

Lovedeep Singh warms up before a singles match at American River College on Friday, March 21, 2014. Singh has known ARC tennis head coach Bo Jabery-Madison since he was a preteen and says he is happy to be taught by him at the college level. Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

March 26, 2014

The same drills, for hours on end, countless reps, on the same machine, pre-game rituals and superstitious habits. Each of these activities are designed to take the strenuous, volatile experience of competition and create some kind of familiarity. In the case of American River College head tennis c...

Mercury spill in automotive department causes hasty evacuation

Mercury spill in automotive department causes hasty evacuation

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

March 25, 2014

Students in the American River College automotive department were evacuated from the building’s lobby and classrooms Tuesday night around 8:20 p.m. due to a mercury spill. According to students who evacuated the building, “two or three classes worth of students had skin contact” with the mercu...

Pam Walker: From ARC dropout to interim president

Pam Walker: From ARC dropout to interim president

Barbara Harvey, Jorden Hales, Barbara Harvey, and Jorden Hales

March 24, 2014

By Barbara Harvey and Jorden Hales American River College Interim President Pam Walker first set foot on the ARC campus in 1967. “I came here, to AR, but I dropped out in 1967. I was a kid that was chicken,” Walker said. “I got an opportunity to come to AR. My aunt was going to pay for me t...

ARC sports coaches have athletic pasts of their own

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

March 14, 2014

The term “glory days” is often thrown around lightly by anyone with even the most humble athletic background. The fact of the matter is, most peak at the intramural level, if they’re lucky. Amongst Beaver coaches, however, “glory,” seems all too appropriate in describing their playing caree...

Parking enforcement more intricate than most may believe

Parking enforcement more intricate than most may believe

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

March 10, 2014

You feel tremendous relief upon dismissal from a long, tiresome class. Feeling the pure bliss of stepping out into fresh air, you make your way to the parking lot. As your vehicle comes into your field of vision, you put some extra pep in your step as you anticipate the little free time available...

Five members of ARC volleyball receive All-Big 8 honors

ARC’s volleyball team made its first appearance in the California Community College Athletic Association’s state tournament last season and had four members named to the All-Big 8 conference team. Head Coach Ashlie Frame was named the all –conference Coach of the Year. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

February 27, 2014

Following a historic season in which the team made its first appearance in the California Community College Athletic Association’s state tournament under its current format, the American River College women’s volleyball team had four members named to the All-Big 8 Conference team. The All-Conference...

ARC app receives lukewarm reception

ARC app receives lukewarm reception

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

February 7, 2014

According to a 2013 study by mobile app company Locket, users of mobile technology swipe to unlock their devices over 100 times per day on average. While students at American River College use services such as Desire 2 Learn and eServices out of pure necessity, few have downloaded the Apptology’s...

Drought conditions affect ARC curriculum

Jorden Hales, Barbara Harvey, Barbara Harvey, and Jorden Hales

January 30, 2014

By Jorden Hales and Barbara Harvey In the midst of California’s driest year since 1895, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency in a press conference on Jan. 17 and is urging all Californians to conserve water “in every way possible.” Several rivers and reservoirs are at record...

Women’s volleyball wins final home match, advances to state

Women's volleyball wins final home match, advances to state

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

December 4, 2013

The American River College women’s volleyball team defeated Fresno City College 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 24-26, 25-16, 15-10) in the third and final round of the California Community College Athletic Association’s (CCCAA) Northern California regional playoff. With the victory, the team advanced to CCCAA’s...

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