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What We’re Reading: Crowdsourcing to solve crimes

What We're Reading: Crowdsourcing to solve crimes

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

May 9, 2013

Crowdsourcing to solve crimes Bombers beware. There is a new technology available to law enforcement and it didn’t cost them anything. It’s called the public. And it’s the use of public shot and recorded pictures or video to find suspects in large crowds. However, it’s more of a broad s...

Challenges and success have been par for the course in ASB

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

May 8, 2013

The actions of the Associated Student Body Student Senate are only as effective as the resolutions they’ve passed. Until then, they are only ideas in the think tank. Student Advisor Tanika Byrd said that passed resolutions are only “step 1, so how can we move further on these items?” But time and...

ARC students vote-in Associated Student Body elections

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

April 24, 2013

Voter turnout increased due to free food offer The 2013 ASB elections could have repeated the same course as last year, which had lowest voter turnout in the history of the school. From a population of students roughly the size of Fair Oaks, only 296 voted. It was a very small percentage of voter...

ASB Notebook

ASB Notebook

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

April 24, 2013

The American River College Associate Student Body weekly Thursday meeting was brought to order on time and with the bang of a brand new gavel. The symbolic new wood mallet would be just the shot to start the clock for these 14 hardworking students. Student by-laws, which had been on the agenda since...

ASB Notebook: Board members need some words to grow by

ASB Notebook: Board members need some words to grow by

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

April 3, 2013

Over the past few months the American River College Associated Student Body has seen tough times, but, like spring, are pushing up with new developments. Opportunities, legislation and new faces are popping up around the ASB. Senate Vice President Omba Kipuke sent out a communication via email regarding...

ARC Football’s Commitment day fields some good talent

(Sacramento) Head football coach Jerry Haflich in his office where planning is going on for the 2013 beavers season.

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

April 2, 2013

The American River College football team looks to rebuild for the 2013 season after losing star athletes. Commitment day: An important time in the life of a college football team, the intent of coaches to fill roster spots for a team that has had great success over the last three seasons. 29-4: now those ar...

ARC attempts to help students go green

In the newly available parking garage, electric vehicles get priority parking privileges along side handicapped parking on the first floor. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

March 13, 2013

Electric parking spots remain empty  Don’t be fuelish! If you haven’t seen the phrase yet, you will, because it may be the message American River College is sending its students. The sales of electric vehicles are on the rise, and the availability of vehicle charging spaces is growing. However ...

ASB President rocks the boat

ASB President rocks the boat

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

March 13, 2013

American River College ASB President Quierra Robey had a message for the Associate Student Body members, which she playfully referred to as her ship, in Thursday’s weekly meeting. “Find your role…be a member of this crew!” The message was stern and pointed, “I agreed to be the captain of this...

Planning ahead won’t kill you

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

March 13, 2013

Free rides from participating bars on St. Patrick’s Day The luck of the Irish only goes so far. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated with corned beef, cabbage, and, most notably, green beer. But along with consuming your shamrock’s worth inevitably comes the question of how you will get...

ASB Moves Forward Despite Losses

ASB Moves Forward Despite Losses

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

February 27, 2013

CAEB President resigns, The Hub has resources for students. The past weeks have been a rough start for the American River College Associated Student Body board that will now have another vacant seat. However, the student government machine continued to churn even after the news of the resignation of Club ...

ARC parking structure opens in grand style

The soon to be opened parking complex as seen from College Oak Drive on February 14, 2013 after the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

February 14, 2013

The new parking structure at American River College has been completed and will officially open for students on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Its official dedication was held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, by a host of speakers, including Dr. David Viar, ARC President. The $25.4 million project...

“Lobby Day” controversy

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

February 13, 2013

The heart and soul of American River College lays amidst the bustle and clank of the new Starbucks and in the middle of the new student center. A simple white sign designates its entrance, but in no way defines it. The center for leadership and development is the place where important school decisions...

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