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ASB Director of Finance Jorge Riley: Profile of a Controversial Candidate

ASB Director of Finance Jorge Riley: Profile of a Controversial Candidate

Tracy Johnson Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

May 8, 2013

Amidst protests and controversy, newly elected Associated Student Body Director of Finance, Jorge Riley, tells The Current about his personal struggles and goals for ASB. “Just look for the Native American in the suit,” said Jorge Riley, newly elected Associated Student Body Director of Finan...

Career fair brings job opportunities to campus

Career fair brings job opportunities to campus

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

May 2, 2013

Bright balloons and sunshine welcome students and guests to the Career Fair at American River College on Thursday, April 25. The fair, the first to be held in the Community Rooms in the new Student Center, featured 26 employers looking to hire and give students a convenient place to research jobs and...

What We’re Reading: How We Got Out of $50,000 Worth of Debt

What We're Reading: How We Got Out of $50,000 Worth of Debt

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

April 25, 2013

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-we-got-out-of--50-000-worth-of-debt-201705706.html via yahoo.com Many of us have trouble paying off one thousand dollars of debt, let alone 50,000 dollars. In a search for even more ways to save money, I read this article to see how a couple, about the same age as myself, could cut a huge amount of debt down in one year. They cut themselves down to one car, complete...

Tangled Webb part 2

Eric Webb, 25, holds the suicide note written by  his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Jeff Gonzales, Tracy Johnson-Novak, Jeff Gonzales, and Tracy Johnson-Novak

April 24, 2013

Eric Webb hopes to bring awareness to his father’s struggle to preserve journalistic ethics in high-powered media and shed light on the depression that lead to his 2004 suicide. By Jeff Gonzales and Tracy Johnson-Novak Editor’s Note:  This is the second part in a two-part series showcasing t...

Barista serves up coffee and compliments

Barista serves up coffee and compliments

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

April 24, 2013

A stand out at Starbucks, a Ukrainian Barista is a sight to see. With all the faces on campus it’s always difficult to find someone that stands out. Most of us go through the day without so much as a second glance at any of the other people here except for a campus Starbucks employee. Alla Kozlova ...

A tangled webb

Motion picture centers on national controversy of former ARC student's father Gary Webb.

Jeff Gonzales, Tracy Johnson-Novak, Jeff Gonzales, and Tracy Johnson-Novak

April 3, 2013

By Jeff Gonzales and Tracy Johnson-Novak American River College has many people walk through its halls, all on different paths, from different backgrounds, and with different experiences. One such former ARC student is freelance journalist Eric Webb, who never thought his family’s tragic life experience...

New Student Trustee Elected in Special Election

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

March 13, 2013

Less than .01 percent of students voted in a special election to replace recalled former Student Trustee. In another widely under-attended election, Keith “KC” Kimber, from Sacramento City College, was elected as the new Student Trustee in a special election to replace former Student Trustee ...

Journalism reserves stolen from library

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

February 27, 2013

Professors provide replacement books for stolen library reserve copies. Within the first two weeks of this spring semester, at least two books went missing from the circulation desk, leaving many students without the option of reading their class textbook on reserve. “I’ve been putting book on ...

I need a Facebook vacation

Tracy Johnson Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

February 27, 2013

Absence of social media makes the heart grow fonder I need a vacation. Not a weekend get-away, where you sleep in, see where the day takes you, and return refreshed and ready to tackle the next few months. I need a Facebook vacation. Some people need a cup of coffee (or five) to get through ...

Women in combat

ARC student and Navy veteran Rosemary Donovan, 29, served more than seven years as a medic. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Tracy Johnson Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

February 13, 2013

Lifted ban on combat roles stirs controversy among female veterans on campus On Jan. 24, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in direct ground combat roles in the military as part of a plan to “eliminate all unnecessary gender barriers to service,” according to a Dep...

Guns rights conversation comes to ARC

American River College Campus Police, such as Sgt. Mike Olson, carry firearms for the safety and security of all students, staff, visitors and property. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Tracy Johnson-Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

February 13, 2013

National argument poses questions about campus gun policy With the federal policies and regulations regarding guns on the nation’s mind, there is talk about arming teachers on school campuses. While considered mostly for kindergarten through high schools, colleges and universities are no stranger...

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