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Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, is running for Elk Grove City Council in hopes of making a difference in the community. (Photo courtesy of Sergio Robles)

ARC alumni Sergio Robles runs for Elk Grove city council

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 5, 2022

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, says he hopes to make a difference at the smaller level of community service by sitting in a place  he can make change. Robles feels the importance...

ARC President Melanie Dixon breaking ground with students; Joaquin Holland, Haley Dildine and Jess Walden for the new Career Technical Education facility building on Oct. 20. (Photo courtesy of Cecilla Baldwin).

Members of the ARC community break ground on the Career Technical Education facility

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 2, 2022

American River College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career Technical Education Facility, on Oct. 20. ARC President Melanie Dixon says these buildings are possible because people care and...

Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley gave an update on important topics for California community college students during the Feb. 22, 2022, Student Media Teleconference. (Photo Illustration by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

CCC Chancellor urges students to submit financial aid application

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office hosted the first Student Media Teleconference for the spring 2022 semester on Feb. 22. Eloy Ortiz Oakley, CCC chancellor, spoke with students about...

Melanie Dixon, president of American River College, and Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District released a statement on Feb. 24, 2022, offering support to those affected by Russias invasion of Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of Yehor Milohrodskyi via Unsplash)

LRCCD offers support to students and staff after Ukraine invasion

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

On Feb. 24, American River College students and faculty woke up to the announcement that Russia had invaded Ukraine. That same day, Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District extended...

The American River College Department of Theater Arts & Film will perform Lost Girl starting on Feb. 25, 2022. The story follows Wendy, played by Lili Young, 10 years after her experience with the Lost Boys and Peter Pan. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC Theater department set to perform sequel to classic fairytale

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 23, 2022

The American River College’s Department of Theater & Film will perform “Lost Girl,” a dramatic comedy written by Kimberly Belflower. The department will perform six live productions on Fridays,...

ARC fashion department has adapted to the virtual setting during the pandemic to keep the show going on. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

The show must go on

Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 9, 2020

  After the American River College campus shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion department struggled with its online transition because the majority of its activities and...

On Oct, 26 American River College partnered with Sacramento City College cosponsored an event with an FBI agent Daniel Rodriguez where he shared tips on how to apply for the FBI as an agent and also on other areas of the institution. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

ARC Career Pathways holds detailed FBI workshop

Emily Mello, Photo Editor November 25, 2020

Last month, Laura Adams and Yolanda Ramizes from Sacramento City College hosted a Zoom workshop with a special agent from the FBI, Daniel Rodriguez, in partnership with American River College Career Pathways....

Lida Haphar, biochem and molecular biology major, has been playing the violin since she was 6-years-old and in the last year she has competed in the Crescendo International Music Competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Lida Kaphar’s on-going passion for music

Emily Mello September 23, 2019

At only 5-years-old, Lida Kaphar decided that she wanted to play the violin, even though her mom wanted her to learn the piano first.   “Every single immigrant parent wants you to play some kind...

Psychology major Fatimah Ahmadi is an Afghan student at American River College. Ahmadi says she wants the role of Afghan women in Afghanistan to be in the public sphere. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

Hameed Zargry May 9, 2019

On Sept. 21, Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo appointed United States diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Since then, Khalilzad met the Taliban...

Ariel Casper keeps up with what’s happening on campus, reading news that affect students, faculty and staff. (Photo illustration by Katia Esguerra)

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Katia Esguerra March 19, 2019

From the moment we wake up, we are faced with an overload of information competing for our attention — every second, every minute and every hour of the day. However, with the ease of access on the...

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