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A Study Guide to Studying

Environmental Studies major Julia Ackerman takes some time to study outside.

Felix Oliveros

September 21, 2018

Studying is a vital part of every student’s life, and most students spend more time on it than they’d probably like. Some have studying figured out, and some have tried time and time again to find a way that works for them, but they still don’t know which method might benefit them the most. ...

Chemistry professor re-ignites student’s passion for science

American River College chemistry professor Brian Weissbart stands in his classroom on Sept. 5, 2017 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

September 5, 2017

Students crowded a small lab room, leaning on the black counters as they tried to balance on rickety stools. Beakers and Bunsen burners were strewn across each workstation. Lab notebooks with scribbled numbers and shaky graphs drawn on crinkled pages lay beside each student. And in the midst of a...

Take this class: CHEM 420: Organic Chemistry

A whole cinnamon stick sits ready to be ground up for distillation. Students extracted the essential oil, cinnamaldehyde, from the sticks in their organic chemistry lab. (Photo by Timothy Lipuma)

Timothy Lipuma

April 25, 2016

In the mind of popular culture, chemistry is about toxic spills, television drug dramas and pollution. It’s not exactly the best reputation for a science to have, so it might be surprising to learn that organic chemistry students spend their lab time with tea and aromatic spices. The process actuall...

ARC professor presents on international fusion reactor

Speaker Chuck Hunt explains Tritum during his presentation on ITER on March 30. 
(Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Timothy Lipuma

April 1, 2016

Fusion energy, thermonuclear reactors and their impact on the future were the topic of a presentation given by former American River College professor Chuck Hunt on Wednesday. ITER, Latin for “the way,”  is a nuclear fusion reactor being made through a collaborative effort of China, the Europe...

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