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American River College’s new interim president is Frank Kobayashi, replacing Melanie Dixon who resigned at the end of the semester. The work to find a permanent replacement will begin in the Spring 2023. (Photo courtesy of ARC website)

ARC appoints interim president, Frank Kobayashi

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 23, 2022

On Dec. 13, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent an email to the American River College faculty and staff announcing that Frank Kobayashi had been selected as the college’s...

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...

On Oct. 20, it was announced in a statement by Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, that the Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The mandate remains in effect for now. (Photo via  Pixabay)

Los Rios Board of Trustees votes to end vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2022

The Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees, according to a statement released on Oct. 20 by Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District...

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...

American River College President Melanie Dixon received racist threats from a former Los Rios Community College District student, according to an email sent on March 10, 2022 by Brian King, the LRCCD chancellor. The district has filed a temporary restraining order and increased security at ARC and for Dixon. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC President Melanie Dixon receives racist threats from former student

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 10, 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, recently received racist threats from...

 New American River College President Melanie Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, but says she is excited to get started, and ready to bring the college community back together soon. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

New president Melanie Dixon excited to lead the ARC community

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 15, 2021

On Jan. 1, Melanie Dixon began her role as the new President of American River College. Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, as the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even...

President Donald Trump (left) and former Vice President Joe Biden (right) go head-to-head in the first of three scheduled presidential debates on Sept. 29, 2020. The Commission on Presidential Debates at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland hosted the event and Fox News’ Chris Wallace moderated. 
(CNN screenshot)

Trump and Biden struggle to stay civil and on topic as they face off in the first 2020 presidential debate

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 7, 2020

On Sept. 29 in a small auditorium adorned with red, white and blue patriotism, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden ascended to the star-spangled debate stage for the first of three...

American River College president Thomas Greene will retire in June 2020, after almost six years in the position. (File Photo)

ARC President Thomas Greene to retire in 2020

Bram Martinez October 23, 2019

American River College President Thomas Greene will retire from his position on June 30, 2020. Greene first came to ARC in August 2014 to replace former president David Viar, who became president of...

President Rebeca Rico-Chavez and Parlamentarian Tamara Dunning listen in at the Student Body Senate meeting on Feb. 2 at American River College. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

ASB discusses new feminist center and more

Gabe Carlos February 6, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body Senate held its first meeting of the spring 2019 semester on Feb. 2 to approve a new bill that will provide funds for healthy foods. Bill S19-01,...

Thomas Greene, President of American River College (left), congratulates Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio (STEM) counselor (right), at his retirement ceremony on Nov. 30, 2018 in the Community Rooms at American River College. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Admired college counselor retires after 30 years at ARC

Christian Sutton December 10, 2018

Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program counselor, will retire at the end of December after a 30-year career at American River College....

John Edgar, a member of the anti-abortion activist group Project Truth, stands in front of one of the groups signs posted by its set up near the Student Center. Project Truth visits college campuses among other venues across the country to spread its message. (File Photo)

ARC President warns students of ‘outside group’ planning protest at ARC

Luis Gael March 2, 2018

According to a campus-wide email sent out by American River College President Thomas Greene, an “outside group” calling itself Project Truth will be on school grounds as part of an anti-abortion demonstration...

A group of protesters hold up a Womens March Sacramento sign during the annual Sacramento Womens March on Jan. 20, 2018 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

Luis Gael January 23, 2018

Millions of protesters took to the streets of cities all across the country, including Sacramento,  to voice their support for the rights of marginalized populations in the United States on Saturday as...

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