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Melanie Dixon felt called to be the new American River College president because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo via the ARC website)

Melanie Dixon connects with students and faculty to target barriers to education

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

In the best of times starting a new job, particularly a leadership position, can be daunting. But for the new American River College President Melanie Dixon, the difficult times are exactly why she felt...

An unidentified flying object zips through the sky in a recently declassified video from 2015.(Photo via the United States Department of Defense)

UFOs confirmed to be real

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Are we going to talk about the UFOs yet? I know, I know. 2020 was intense. 2021 started pretty crazy too. In all of the COVID-19 hubbub, some issues took a backburner.  But come on, guys.  Unidentified...

During the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' Noche de Ciencias, students and parents learn about the journey to become an engineer. (Photo from prior event courtesy of SHPE)

Community colleges play key role in adding diversity to STEM

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Vaccines. Climate change. Mars. Cloud robotics. LiDAR. The future is powered by science. Scientists and engineers are working together to create a different-looking world. However, the population of those...

American River College hosts many virtual services, including the Beaver Food Pantry, to help students in need during the Spring 2021 semester. (File photo)

ARC’s virtual services guide assists pandemic-stricken students

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Students have always been busy juggling school, work, and family. Throw in a pandemic, sprinkle in some lockdowns and job layoffs, and add in the stress of an overly exciting election year. The result?...

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