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ARC gay community reacts to blood ban

ARC gay community reacts to blood ban

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

October 27, 2014

A gay American River College student was turned away from a recent blood drive on campus while attempting to donate blood due to a policy regarding his sexual contact with another man rendering him ineligible. The federal Food and Drug Administration’s policy, which states that any man who has had...

ARC employs two quarterback system

Backup quarterback Peyton Wilfley runs the ball through the College of San Mateo’s defensive line during the game against San Mateo Saturday Oct. 4.

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

October 20, 2014

Typically, playing two quarterbacks in the same game is unusual. Despite this, the American River College football team plays two of their five quarterbacks every game. Sophomore Tanner Trosin and freshman Peyton Wilfley split playing time during games, with both seeing the field at different points...

LRPD to introduce women’s self-defense awareness class

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

October 8, 2014

American River College will be hosting a rape aggression defense class in the Student Center on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. The event will be presented by the Los Rios police department, ARC counseling, and the Kinesiology and Athletics departments. The program will highlight a series of self-defense tactics...

ARC seeks home for Heritage Oak wood

ARC seeks home for Heritage Oak wood

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

September 24, 2014

American River College staff and other faculty are seeking to recycle the trunk of the heritage oak located near the portables. The tree, which has been estimated by ARC staff to be between 400 and 600 years old, was considered a safety hazard after a portion of it broke off and landed on the ground. While...

Green education comes to ARC

Automotive Tech student Vasily Bessonov works on an EV chassis that is part of the Alternative fuels program. The chassis is one of three that will arrive by the end of September.

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

September 9, 2014

American River College will be offering a new certificate program in hybrid and green technology during the fall 2015 semester called Alternative Fuels and Green Vehicle Technology, consisting of 26 units. The courses will focus on training students on how to maintain and repair hybrid and electric...

Los Rios Latino students honored

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

May 18, 2014

5/18/14: An earlier version of this story was removed for factual errors.  The Los Rios Community College District acknowledged 81 Latino students from the Los Rios Community College District, including 12 from American River College, at the 6th annual Honoring our Students event May 7. The studen...

Big Day of Giving helps Los Rios Foundation

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

May 14, 2014

More than 150 communities across the country gathered online for a 24-hour fundraising event, from midnight to 11:59 May 6. One of the many organizations taking part in the Big Day of Giving was the Los Rios Foundation, which raised $7,635. Funds raised by the foundation go to fund student scholarsh...

Fourth place finish for both swim teams

Fourth place finish for both swim teams

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

May 9, 2014

The American River College men’s and women’s swim teams both finished in fourth place at the Big 8 Championships. The women’s team finished the meet with 424.5 points and fell behind third place Sierra College, second place Diablo Valley College and first place Santa Rosa Junior College, who...

Take This Class: Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate

Take This Class: Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

April 30, 2014

Whether you’re going into politics or you just enjoy a good debate from time to time, the ability to make a good argument for your side can be a valuable skill to have. Students who want to learn how to make a strong and structured argument should take Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate. The focus of the...

Environmental groups come to ARC campus for Earth Day celebration

Environmental groups come to ARC campus for Earth Day celebration

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

April 25, 2014

American River College hosted an all-day Earth Day celebration in the area adjacent to the library Wednesday, featuring displays and educational booths about environmentally friendly energy programs and conservation efforts. The event featured a keynote address from Robert Christopherson, a former ARC ...

Big 8 championships for men’s swim

Big 8 championships for men's swim

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

April 25, 2014

The American River College men’s swim team competed in the Big 8 Conference championships this weekend, in the third straight year they have made an appearance. The team finished third in the conference in 2013, breaking the 400 medley relay record with a time of 3 minutes 30.23 seconds, a record...

Students to get a taste of Italian opera

Students to get a taste of Italian opera

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

April 22, 2014

Eight opera students from American River College will travel to Viterbo, Italy this summer to perform and study opera as part of a study abroad program. The students will be studying with a high-level maestro and performing excerpts from several operas. They will also serve as members of the orches...

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