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School says water appearance due to air bubbles

The murkiness of the water that comes from fountains at American River College have caused concern among some students regarding its safety. Despite this, ARC's administration insists that this is caused by air bubbles in the water. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)
December 9, 2015

An earlier version of this story unethically included a quote from an off-the-record conversation between a reporter and a groundskeeper. After that conversation and before the publication of this story,...

ARC looks to take advantage of mismatch against Lassen College

Members of American River College's women's basketball team prepare to run during practice on Dec. 2 2015. ARC has started its 2015-2016 season 6-1 after it started 0-7 a season ago. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)
December 3, 2015

After it got out to an 0-7 start in 2014, American River College’s women’s basketball team reversed its poor start in 2015 and is 6-1 heading into Friday’s matchup at home against Lassen College. ARC...

ARC regresses, misses playoffs in 2015

ARC players link arms and dance before they take the field during the Gridiron Classic Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. ARC lost 24-17 in overtime.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)
November 24, 2015

A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to Jordan Carrell and Jordan Kunaszyk as NorCal Defensive MVP. Both players were in fact horned as a Defensive Player of the Year. City College of...

ARC football players earn All-Conference honors

American River College running back Armand Shyne, who ran for 734 yards and 8 touchdowns this season, was given All-Conference honors representing the NorCal League for the 2015 season, as well as ten of his teammates. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
November 23, 2015

11 members of American River College’s football team were given All-Conference honors representing the NorCal League for the 2015 season, with five being freshman. On offense, quarterback Jihad Vercher,...

Creative Connections highlights the struggles of Native Americans

Cherrie Moraga reads from her book, 'This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color' during the Creative Connections event. The book highlighted the experiences of women who belong to minority groups and called for greater attention to race-related subjects within the feminist community. (Photo by Karen Reay)
November 19, 2015

Tanaya Winder compared writing to someone performing open heart surgery on themselves at American River College’s Creative Connections event Tuesday. “When I was done I was like ‘oh s—,’ ”...

ARC quarterback overcomes gang violence to become starter

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher grew up in South-Central Los Angeles. He said he focused on football and homework in spite of the sounds of gunshots in his neighborhood (Photo by Barbara Harvey).
October 27, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely reported that "the ... San Andreas area" was occupied by "Bloods, Crips and other gangs." In fact, those gangs occupied the Los Angeles area. When he was six...

Plant sale gives ARC students sales experience

Sunflowers were among the plants for sale during the horticulture's floral sale on Oct. 15, 2015. Prices ranged from $2 to $19. (photo by Kevin Sheridan)
October 16, 2015

The horticulture department at American River College hosted its weekly floral sale Friday in the student center, selling astronomia plants, sunflowers and mullet plants. This sale was designed and themed...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)
October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory...

ARC theater students build the world of “Music Man”

American River College students Alice Morgan, left, and Kori Einsel build the sets for the upcoming theater production of
October 6, 2015

While many students at American River College started work at the beginning of the semester, the members of the theater department had been already working for months. Former stagework student and theater...

ARC falls on the road to no.2 ranked College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo slot receiver David Rango leaps over his own player before being tackled by American River College safety Robert Sanders during ARC's 42-10 loss to CSM on Oct. 3, 2015. CSM ran for 298 yards against ARC's defense. (photo by Joe Padilla)
October 5, 2015

American River College’s football team was defeated by College of San Mateo by a score of 42-10, in a game which ARC’s defense surrendered 298 total yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Though...

ARC football team sits at 1-1 after two games

American River College wide receiver Jacob Sipes is brought down by De Anza defensive back Christian Rita during ARC’s 38-2 win over De Anza at the home opener on Sept. 12, 2015. ARC amassed 31 points in the first half alone. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
September 14, 2015

After losing its opener at Modesto Junior College by 31, American River College’s football team stands at 1-1 after defeating De Anza College 38-2. It will now look to move above .500 Saturday at home...

ARC opens season against Modesto as title contenders

Linebacker Lawrence Hall, left, and defensive lineman Caleb Melton, right, line up against Modesto Junior College players on Sept. 6, 2014. ARC held MJC to 347 yards in the last meeting, MJC's second lowest total of the season. (File photo)
August 28, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Matthew Nobert After losing on a last second field goal to the Community College of San Francisco, American River College’s football team “can’t wait to get started.” It...

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