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Update: Campus closures cause ripple effect across Los Rios

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Itzin Alpizar, Jennah Booth, and Tracy Holmes

December 13, 2018

American River College re-opened Nov. 26 after the Los Rios Community College District issued a week and a half closure due to the hazardous air quality conditions in Sacramento. Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Nov. 14 that classes across all Los Rios...

Students learn to make proper resumes

Creating a professional and informative resume can be challenging for students. Whether they have no prior experience, are looking for a new job, or are changing fields entirely, students can make their own resumes better at a resume workshop at American River College. (Photo illustration by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

December 5, 2018

On Thursday, the Career and Pathways program will host a resume workshop in Davies Hall, Room 112 from 1 to 2 p.m. to help students spruce up their resumes and write cover letters. A resume reflects a job applicant’s individuality. The workshop will focus on the physical appearance of the resume,...

Los Rios campuses closed due to unhealthy air quality

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Jennah Booth and Tracy Holmes

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Wednesday that classes across all Los Rios colleges are cancelled through the rest of the week, effective immediately, due to poor regional air quality conditions. According t...

Los Rios responds to hate incidents

Counter protester Jules Miller holds up a sign that reads “No Nazi No Hate in Our Streets” during a  “Turn California Red” conservative rally at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Swastikas, racial slurs and death threats were found on Oct 1, scrawled on the stalls and mirror of a men’s restroom at Sacramento City College, according to the Sacramento Bee. The phrase “Time 2 fight back” and “#MAGA”—the letters a reference to President Donald Trump’s 20...

Town summit for equity and inclusion to be held Oct. 26

Equity Programs and Pathways is hosting a town hall summit focusing on equity and inclusion on Oct. 26 in the Student Center at American River College. This summit meeting aims to unite students across campus. (Photo illustration by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

October 25, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit will be held on Friday in the Student Center lobby. The campus community will have a hands on discussion about long term planning for equity, inclusion and social justice at American River College. Joshua Moon Johnson from the Equity Programs and Pathways will h...

Hate speech found on Los Rios campus

Racist graffiti was found at Sacramento City College on Oct. 1, 2018. More graffiti was found on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy of SacCityBSU’s Instagram)

Tracy Holmes

October 15, 2018

The Los Rios Police Department sent out a Rave Alert across the Los Rios District on Monday regarding a third incident of racist graffiti found on the Sacramento City College campus. The Rave Alert was sent out just before 3 p.m. through email. The graffiti was found in a women’s restroom stall on the firs...

Life is Worth the Walk now under NAMI on Campus ARC

Tina Hardwin, the Club and Events Board representative for NAMI on Campus, looks at beads that represent the loss of a loved one while hosting a table for Welcome Day in the Student Center at American River College on Sept. 13, 2018.

Tracy Holmes

October 9, 2018

On a recent weekday afternoon, students and faculty visited the Student Center at American River College and sat at a table filled with beads meant to represent the loss of different loved ones. The beads were provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sacramento; the group was there...

Dropping classes; what a “W” means on your transcripts

A sign instructing students of the services provided in the computer cubicles in the eServices building at American River College on Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

September 26, 2018

Not knowing the deadlines for dropping classes at American River College can pose problems for students. Jason Ralphs, ARC’s Records and Admissions Supervisor, explained how not knowing when deadlines are and understanding progress versus grade point average can affect students. “I think the big...

Pride Center kicks off with drag queen bingo

The Pride Center holds their first 2018 fall semester kick off in the community room at American River College on Aug. 29, 2018 (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

September 11, 2018

The American River College Pride Center held its first back to school fall kickoff Aug. 29. Prior to starting the event festivities, Student Personnel Assistant Alejandra Fernandez Garcia and Pride Center Coordinator Emilie Mitchell gave a short introduction and information on upcoming events. The even...

Walk this way; new construction not so convenient

Opinion editor Tracy Holmes poses in front of the gated-off Liberal Arts building during construction at American River College on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Tracy Holmes

September 11, 2018

It’s the beginning of fall semester and everyone is back to the same routine at American River College, but wait, the construction ... The not-so-new construction that’s currently going on in the six subdivisions of the old Liberal Arts buildings will make way for the anticipated Science, Tech...

How to connect to ARC’s Wi-Fi

Students have a guide to connect to that tricky American River College Wi-Fi network. (photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Cheyenne Drury and Tracy Holmes

August 27, 2018

By Tracy Holmes and Cheyenne Drury In the beginning of each semester, students flock to the library and Student Center to use the internet to get their course work done. When the computer labs in the library and Learning Resource Center are occupied, students start to use their own devices to get a...

ARC holds primatology class at the Sacramento Zoo

The primary keeper of the primates, Janine Steele, stands in front of the sumatran exhibit at the Sacramento Zoo on April 25. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Tracy Holmes

May 7, 2018

Anthropology 372 Primatology Field Studies class will be held during American River College’s summer session this year, instead of its usual spring semester. The class focuses on the observation of non-human primates, according to its instructor,Kristina Casper-Denman, “This class actually c...

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