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Supporters line up early for Sanders’s rally

One of the many signs brought to the Sacramento Bernie Sanders rally hangs along a fence in front of the line forming at Bonney Field in Cal Expo. The line started forming around 8 a.m. and the doors open at 5 p.m. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Jordan Schauberger

May 9, 2016

A previous version of the photo caption incorrectly labeled Bonney Field as Bonnie Field. The caption has been updated to reflect the correct spelling. By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen A “not for sale” chant could be heard amongst the hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters lining up at Cal E...

California raises legal smoking age to 21

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday raising the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21. The bill will take effect on June 9. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

May 7, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Claire Bathory Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Wednesday that will  raise the legal smoking age limit in California from 18 to 21. The bill also prohibits the sale or use of electronic cigarettes for anyone under 21 and will take effect on June 9. The legal age to buy med...

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...

Missing former ARC student contacts sister

Jacob Linton, who had been missing since April 14, contacted his sister Lesa Linton to let her know he was OK on Tuesday night. Linton attended ARC from fall 2001 to fall 2007. (Screen capture from Jacob Linton’s Facebook page)

Robert Hansen

May 4, 2016

Jacob Linton, a former American River College student declared missing since April 14, contacted his sister Les Linton on Tuesday night, according to a post on Lesa’s Facebook page. According to his sister, Linton has not returned home but called to say that he was fine. “Jacob just called...

ARC music professor remembers the ‘complete artistry’ of Prince

ARC music professor remembers the ‘complete artistry’ of Prince

Jordan Schauberger

April 21, 2016

When he heard the news that iconic musician Prince had died, American River College music professor Dyne Eifertsen could only think of the impact that the ‘Purple Rain’ artist had had on his career as a musician “I was in middle school, the perfect age, when ‘Purple Rain’ came out,” Ei...

State event for student leaders canceled

SSCCC President Dalhia Salem listens to board discussion at an ARC Student Senate meeting in late March. Salem was one of the proponents for Advocacy in April after the originally scheduled March in March was cancelled. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 20, 2016

Advocacy in April, an event organized to support community college student leaders by engaging in legislative visits at the Capitol building, was canceled by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). An email was sent out today by Naeema Kaleem, the SSCCC secretary. “Due to ...

Unofficial results show 176 students vote in ASB elections

ASB candidates Alejandra Gilbert and Valencia Scott discuss ASB visibility, mental health awareness, and leadership at ARC during the candidate forum on April 6. All candidates in the election ran unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Robert Hansen

April 19, 2016

The $15,000 spent on Rock the Vote yielded 176 votes from nearly 30,000 students in the American River College Associated Student Body elections, according to the Center for Leadership and Development (CL&D) unofficial results. That voter turnout comes to an average cost of around $85 per vote...

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...

Neighborhood shooting in Natomas causes the lockdown of a nearby preschool

Police talk to local residents at the site of a shooting in Natomas on April 18, 2016.The shooting injured one man and caused the lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Nobert and Nicole Kesler

April 18, 2016

Story by Nicole Kesler An altercation broke out between two men in a Natomas home around 10 a.m. Monday, leaving one with multiple gunshot wounds and causing a lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool according to the Sacramento Police Department. It is suspected that the victim and suspect know one anoth...

Alleged sexual assault occurs on ARC campus

A sexual assault allegedly occurred in the Liberal Arts Building women's bathroom Monday. The Los Rios Police Department turned the case over to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. (Photo by Claire Bathory)

Claire Bathory

April 18, 2016

A case of an alleged sexual assault was reported on the American River College campus to the Los Rios Police Department, which then contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at 11 a.m. Monday morning. Sheriff’s arrived at roughly 1 p.m. to investigate the women’s restroom in the Liberal ...

Changes to the BOG waiver to take effect in fall 2016

The BOG waiver is changing for the fall 2016 semester. Changes include students maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA and passing 50 percent of their coursework. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Justina Sharp

April 15, 2016

New academic requirements that include maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or higher and completion of 50 percent of their coursework will be applied to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) waiver this upcoming fall semester. The BOG waiver has provided tuition-free education for more than 5...

Potential rape charge delays court date for ARC sextortion suspect

A courtroom sketch of Chris Hirtzel at his hearing on Tuesday. The hearing was pushed back to May 24 as the DA looks to add a rape charge. Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom.
(Courtroom illustration by Allante Morris)

Jordan Schauberger

April 12, 2016

A potential rape charge that the Sacramento County District Attorney's office says will likely be added to the case of former American River College student Christian Brian Hirtzel, who was arrested on Jan. 22 on 18 counts of six different felonies stemming from sextortion allegations, pushed back his heari...

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