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On April 22, 2024 the Sacramento Sheriff’s department and Los Rios Police department responded to a report of a deceased individual at the coroner of Myrtle Avenue and College Oak Drive. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Deceased individual reported at Myrtle West parking lot

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor May 9, 2024

A deceased individual was discovered and reported near American River College, during the evening hours of April 22, according to Kaitlyn Collignon, ARC’s public information officer.  The incident...

Los Rios Community College District and American River College administration wait for the Davies Hall’s town hall to start at ARC on Oct. 2. (Photo by Rain Barron)

ARC community voices concerns during Brian King town hall

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 9, 2023

The American River College community expressed frustration and doubt in Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, at two town halls hosted by Brian Knirk, president of the Academic...

Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, will host a town hall meeting at American River College’s main campus on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Community College District)

LRCCD Chancellor Brian King will host two town hall sessions at ARC on Oct. 2

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 28, 2023

Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, will host two town hall sessions at the American River College main campus on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each session will take place...

Due to the possibility of catastrophic failure during a seismic event Davies Hall is fenced off. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

Faculty voices frustration at the closure of Davies Hall

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 26, 2023

American River College faculty expressed dissatisfaction at Los Rios Community College District’s handling of the closure of Davies Hall at the Academic Senate meeting on Sept. 14; Lisa Cardoza, president...

The Los Rios Community College District is back to charging for parking since the pandemic. If the daily parking machines aren’t working students won’t be required to pay for parking. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

Parking requirements are changing for the fall 2023 semester

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 5, 2023

When the fall 2023 semester started at American River College in late August, students faced the enforcement of paid parking for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ARC website,...

The Clery Act was reported by the Los Rios Police Department, showing minimal crime throughout all American River College campuses. (Photo via Pexels)

LRPD releases 2022 crime statistics in annual Clery Act

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 29, 2022

The Los Rios Police Department released their annual Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime and Statistics Act —or Clery Act on Sept. 29, through an email sent to students...

Abortion protesters display posters near the library and Student Center at American River College on Oct. 17 and 18. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Abortion protesters display posters at American River College’s main campus

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 20, 2022

On Oct. 17 and 18, abortion protesters displayed graphic photos near the library and student center of American River College.  The protesters also handed out pamphlets about abortions.  Protesters...

On Aug. 30, a hate symbol was found at the American River College Main Campus on a wall of a bathroom. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Graffiti of a hate symbol found at American River College Main Campus

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 2, 2022

On the evening of Aug. 30, a bathroom in the science area of the American River College campus was marked with a swastika, according to the Los Rios Police Department.  Campus staff action was taken...

The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor March 27, 2022

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police...

American River College President Melanie Dixon and Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, speak to members of the media during a press conference on the ARC campus on March 16, 2022. The conference was in relation to the racist threats made against Dixon. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Former student who threatened ARC President Melanie Dixon arrested and later released

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 20, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, received racist threats from a former...

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,...

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