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Breaking News: Suspicions of bomb in Land Park prompt Rave Alert

Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Explosive Ordinance Detail enter their vehicle on May 5, 2018. The officers were dispatched to William Land Park after reports of an object that appeared to be a pipe bomb. The suspicious metal rod was found to be safe after the EOD Unit took X-rays. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
May 9, 2018

Suspicions of a pipe bomb placed at William Land Park caused district officials to send out a Rave Alert warning students to avoid the area on Wednesday. The alert, which went out at 9:06 a.m, urged...

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the...

ARC makes efforts to improve campus navigation

American River College Printing Services Supervisor Don Reid holds up a prototype for the new campus maps that he is working on. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 6, 2017

Printing Service Supervisor Don Reid and retired Vice President of administration Ray DiGuilio, have just concluded a meeting American River College's Administration building, and have begun packing up...

Longtime ARC student passes away

Tom Roberts holds up a ceramic boat that he made at American River College. Roberts survived a traumatic brain injury in 1978. He has been enrolled at ARC every semester since 1989. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2016 of cancer. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
December 5, 2017

American River College student Thomas Roberts, 62, died Oct. 22 of cancer while in hospice care. Roberts was a well-known face on campus; he attended ARC for nearly 30 years after sustaining a traumatic...

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

The Sacramento Water Towers illuminated by drivers on Interstate 5 on Nov. 13. The 'Welcome to Sacramento' water tower sits in the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
November 16, 2017

Growing up in Sacramento I always knew that my hometown was the City of Trees, I remember looking out across Midtown as a child and thinking Sacramento looked less like a city and more like an elvish kingdom...

Obituary: Remembering Nathan Bauer

Current Staff Writer Nathan Bauer died on Oct. 22 from respiratory complications. Bauer was 33-years-old. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
November 16, 2017

Longtime American River College student Nathan Bauer, 33, died in his home from respiratory failure on Oct. 22. Bauer had attended classes at ARC for the past 10 years and had switched majors multiple...

High school football star hits the stage as Gaston

Chris Sharpe (left) stands on stage with Jareth Ryford during a rehearsal for American River College's production of
October 19, 2017

The former high school offensive lineman has a slow but determined gait as he walks through the hallways of American River College. Chris Sharpe, the 6-foot-3-inch, 220 pound mountain of a man has...

Sacramento gets its own version of a late night talkshow

Mike Cella and Shahera Hyatt host the
October 18, 2017

Sacramento is home to its own late night talk show. The Latest Night Show is a monthly live variety show which features local musicians, comedians and other people of note. The show originally...

Sexual violence shouldn’t just be considered a women’s issue

Western society is acculturated to put the emphasis of sexual assault on the victims, rather than the people doing the assaulting. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
October 5, 2017

Sexual violence against women and children continues to be an epidemic in American society and around the world. This problem is almost exclusively considered a women’s issue that some men help with...

Award-winning journalist and ARC professor launches local media outlet

Journalist Dave Kempa stands near the Capitol Mall  in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Kempa is a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and recently founded Voices: River City, a news website focused on
September 11, 2017

The neon red cross that reads “Jesus saves,” hangs over The Union Gospel Mission’s front door. The red glow illuminates the barbed wire fence that holds back the line of sweaty, hungry men waiting...

ARC needs to be more accessible for all students

An American with Disabilities Act-compliant door opener shows heavy signs of wear and tear at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 8, 2017. Many of the ADA-compliant door openers around ARC’s campus have seen excessive use and some of them are unusable. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
September 7, 2017

American River College needs to do more to expand access for disabled students. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires public institutions to be accessible to the disabled, but the law is often...

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