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Update: Student Senate President witnessed altercation, placed call to Los Rios police dispatcher

An American River College student involved in a physical altercation on Wednesday is transported by way of a stretcher to an ambulance in front of the administration building at ARC. Both students involved in the altercation declined to press charges. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson

May 5, 2016

Update May 5, 7:44 p.m.: By Matthew Peirson and Robert Hansen A physical altercation between two students broke out near the American River College theater department on Wednesday evening according to Los Rios Police Department officer Curtis Adams. One of the students was placed on a stretche...

ASB Notebook: Senate purchases Surface Pro 4’s for itself, CAEB plans end-of-year celebration

CAEB President, Justin Nicholson led the conversation with the board about its end-of-year celebration. Nicholson will be returning as CAEB President this fall. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Matthew Peirson

May 2, 2016

The American River College Student Senate passed a bill for $13,000 to purchase ten laptops for Associated Student Body members at its meeting on April 12, while the Club and Events Board discussed its end-of-the-year celebration at their April 19 meeting. The laptops, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 m...

Suspect wanted for indecent exposure near ARC campus

A photo of the suspect from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page. the suspect is wanted for indecent exposure near the American River College campus.
(Screencapture from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page)

Matthew Peirson

May 1, 2016

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is on the lookout for a suspect wanted for indecent exposure in an incident that occurred on April 20 near the American River College campus. According to a press release from the sheriff’s department, the male suspect yelled at a female who was stopped in tra...

Junior college coach: beyond the gridirion

ARC head coach Jon Osterhout wraps up his off-season conditioning class for the football team on Feb. 23, 2016. The class meets at 6 a.m. and is a requirement to be on the team during the fall semester. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson

April 29, 2016

Coaches in any sport, at all levels, can be seen strolling the sidelines during a game, barking orders and calling plays to their team, trying to motivate players during a stop in the action and always—no matter what—teaching. Most people generally know this, as it is easy to obverse over the course...

Sac City slams its way to 7-3 win over ARC

American River College catcher Joaquin Sequeira drops a popup during a game vs Sacramento City College on April 21 2016 at American River College. ARC lost by the final score of 7-3. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Matthew Peirson

April 22, 2016

A grand slam from Sacramento City College first baseman Tim Hall blew the game open in its 7-3 win over American River College’s baseball team Thursday, giving Sac City the rubber match of the series. Hall smashed the ball down the left field line, leaving the yard in only a matter of seconds a...

Update: Students involved in sexual assault claim may have known each other

Caution tape was placed on the entrance to the women's restroom in the Liberal Arts breezeway while the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department investigated the area following a sexual assault claim first reported to the Los Rios Police Department. The two students involved in the incident may have known each other prior to the situation occurring, according to ARC public information officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

April 19, 2016

Two American River College students involved in a sexual assault claim reported on campus Monday may have known each other prior to the incident, according to ARC public information officer Scott Crow. “It’s possible that the individuals may have known each other prior,” Crow said, who receiv...

Opinion: Think before you document

In the digital age, we can document anything we want to. It doesn't mean that we should. (Photo Illustration by Timothy Lipuma)

Matthew Peirson

April 8, 2016

[email protected] News surfaced on March 30 that Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell secretly recorded  teammate Nick Young admitting to an alleged infidelity, and the fallout both on social media and in the news brought to light yet another example of why the trending need to document ...

Los Rios crime log refreshed, updated after six weeks

The Los Rios police department . (File photo)

Matthew Peirson

April 5, 2016

The Los Rios Police Department Crime Log website was officially refreshed and put into use on March 29 after not being updated for nearly two months following a change of operating systems. The last entry on the previous website was dated Jan. 12, for a battery charge on the campus of Cosumnes River...

Anti-abortion group visits ARC

John Edgar, a member of the anti-abortion activist group Project Truth, stands in front of one of the group's signs posted by its set up near the Student Center. Project Truth visits college campuses among other venues across the country to spread its message. (File Photo)

Matthew Peirson

March 15, 2016

An anti-abortion group that refers to itself as “Project Truth” visited American River College Monday to discuss its feelings on the subject. The group goes to college campuses all around the country, handing out flyers and engaging in conversation with students passing by. “(We) talk to student...

Twin brothers, one a former ARC student, arraigned on murder charges

Brothers Cody and Kevin Martinez were arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and probation violation. Cody (left) is a former American River College Student. (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Matthew Peirson

March 7, 2016

Two brothers, one a former American River College student, were arraigned on charges of attempted murder and probation violation Wednesday, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Cody and Kevin Martinez got into an argument with their mother and stepfather and stabbed each of them multiple time...

Gas pipe leak prompts brief evacuation of ARC Natomas Center

A broken gas pipe forced an evacuation of the American River College Natomas Center on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The evacuation lasted around 10 minutes, according to Natomas Center dean Frank Kobayashi. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson

March 3, 2016

A broken pipe that caused a gas leak near American River College’s Natomas Center forced a brief evacuation of the building Thursday morning. According to Natomas Center dean Frank Kobayashi, the leak was caused by a plumber hitting a gas pipe while working to fix a broken water pipe on the grou...

Former ARC student dies in police custody

Former American River College student Edward Currie died in police custody on Feb. 20 of an apparent seizure after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession on the same night. Currie's family said he had no past history of seizures. (Photo screen capture from Edward Currie's Facebook page)

Jordan Schauberger

February 29, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger and Matthew Peirson A former American River College student died in police custody on Feb. 20 after suffering an apparent seizure, officials said Monday. He was 31. Edward Shabbaz Currie, who attended ARC from in 2003 and 2004, according to ARC Public Information Officer Scot...

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