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On Nov. 3, American River College President Melanie Dixon announced that she will be leaving her role as president at the end of the fall 2022 semester. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

ARC president Melanie Dixon announces she is leaving position

Heather Amberson , Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

On Nov. 3, American River College president Melanie Dixon sent an email to faculty and staff announcing that she will leave her role as president at the end of the fall 2022 semester.  An announcement...

ARC received a $20,000 grant from the William Hixson Foundation for data science projects applicable to academic disciplines. Proposals are due Oct. 24.(Photo via Unsplash)

ARC receives $20,000 grant for data science projects applicable to academic disciplines – students can participate

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor October 18, 2022

American River College recently received a grant of $20,000 for projects exploring the integration of data science into academic discipline, according to Kirsten Corbin, dean of business and computer science...

Lead Mia Goth returns with the villainous backstory of Pearl, the original killer in “X.” (Photo courtesy of A24 Studio)

Review: Ti West’s “Pearl” brings the Golden Age of cinema to the modern horror audience and makes it work

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor October 6, 2022

“Pearl,” is Director Ti West's latest horror film. Wait, was it a horror film or did I have a “The Wizard of Oz” fever dream? “Pearl,” premiered Sept. 16, bringing in $8 million worldwide...

“The Uncertainty Principle,” is an exhibit at the Kaneko Gallery at American River College that is showcasing surreal artist Omar Thor Arason, and runs through Oct. 14. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

ARC Kaneko Gallery presents a new exhibit by artist Omar Thor Arason

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 26, 2022

A new show has arrived at the Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College. “The Uncertainty Principle,” by surreal artist Omar Thor Arason, premiered on Sept. 19 and will run through Oct. 14.  According...

The American River College Associated Student Body had their first meeting of the fall semester via Zoom on Aug. 29. (Photo Courtesy of Nicole Nugent)

ASB will continue meeting online during fall 2022 semester

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 6, 2022
Devin Hough, luthier and musician, has dedicated his life to building and repairing string instruments, including  baroque-era violins, viola d’amores, and violones. (Photo courtesy of Devin Hough)

Musician, Devin Hough, gives a rare glimpse into the history and modernization of baroque-era string instruments

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 20, 2022

These days, working as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments, is an unusual profession. Over time, the craft has largely been replaced by mass production in an age that often values efficiency over...

Students will start seeing more live, in-person events from the American River College music department, starting with an event on March 10. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC Music Department to hold in person events for the first time in two years

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

The American River College music department will begin holding live and in-person events for the first time in two years, starting with a four-concert series. According to Dyne Eifertsen, co-chair of...

A female student was sexually assaulted at the American River College parking structure on the morning of Feb. 16, 2022. The suspect, pictured here, fled on foot, and has not yet been identified. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Police Department)

LRPD reports sexual assault of female student in the ARC parking structure

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

A student was sexually assaulted at the American River College parking structure on the morning of Feb.16, according to a statement released by the Los Rios Police Department.  According to the LRPD,...

Midterms can be stressful for students. Associated Student Body members at American River College want to make sure students are not stressing themselves out too much, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ASB encourages mindfulness as midterms approach

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed students not being notified of upcoming events as well as effective ways to maintain stress for the upcoming midterm exams during its Oct....

Although it’s not a requirement, the Los Rios Community College District encourages those attending school to get vaccinated. (Canva illustration by Gwen Mahler)

Los Rios community colleges will not require vaccines

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 15, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced in an email on May 3, that unlike California State University and the University of California systems, they do not anticipate that vaccines will be required...

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....

The Los Rios Community College District was awarded a $5 million grant in January. The main programs that would benefit the most from the grant would be the majors that are similar to Business Technology. (Photo via the ARC website)

LRCCD awarded a $5 million labor grant

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

The United States Department of Labor awarded the Los Rios Community College School District a grant with a total of $5 million in January that may benefit students.  The grant is called the Strengthening...

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