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ARC President Thomas Greene to retire in 2020

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

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 the Glendale Community College District, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.  “As pri...

ASB discusses new feminist center and more

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)

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, written by Senator Laurie Jones, would allow ASB to donate $500 of healthy foods during finals for this...

Admired college counselor retires after 30 years at ARC

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)

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. Ruedas started at ARC as a general counselor in 1988. He began his journey teaching soci...

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

John Edgar, a member of the anti-abortion activist group Project Truth, stands in front of one of the group's 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)

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 March 5 and 6. According to the group’s event page on All Events: “Project Truth will be ch...

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

A group of protesters hold up a

Luis Gael

January 24, 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 part of a national demonstration of equality. While the march was officially called a “Women’s March,” p...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback Title IX policies instituted under Barack Obama’s presidency that outlined how schools investigat...

Make education expensive, again?

Trump's proposed budget could lead to billions lost in Pell Grant cuts. The Pell Grant was created in 1972 and originally it was named the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant; in 1980 it was renamed after Senator Claireborne Pell for his efforts in creating the program. The University of Phoenix awarded $96,589,867, the most in Pell Grants 2015-2016. (Photo illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump proposed an outline on March 16 that intends to cut nine billion dollars from education, for higher education a.k.a  universities and community college students this means Pell grants and federal work-study programs are at risk. The Pell grant program is the main source of fe...

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Brave spaces are a unique place that allow students to speak about issues currently bothering them. (Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock)

Solange Echeverria

March 6, 2017

It was the Wednesday just after last November’s Presidential election. The mood on campus was at best, subdued. Those of us who did not vote for Donald Trump and what his supporters stood for were swinging on the continuum between somberness and outright anger with a hefty dose of fear. I needed so...

Photo Gallery: Hillary Clinton rallies in Sacramento

Supporters of democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold up signs and cheer during a rally event in Sacramento California on June 5, 2016. Clinton was campaiging ahead of California's presidential primary on June 7. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

June 6, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate and frontrunner Hillary Clinton hosted a rally at Sacramento City College on Sunday, campaigning hard in the state to make her case before the June 7 statewide primary. 10 speakers took the stage, including Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, before Clinton herself went...

Photo Gallery: Donald Trump in Sacramento

Supporters of Donald Trump stand in line and wait for a rally event in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Mack Ervin III

June 2, 2016

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's campaign made their first stop in Sacramento on June 1, holding a rally event at the Sacramento International Jet Center which drew nearly 5,000 supporters. The controversial candidate did not come without protesters as a small group of around 20 protesters urged...

Liberal Arts Building to be replaced as Student Services construction nears completion

The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

In the ongoing construction overhaul of the American River College campus, the next project, tearing down and rebuilding the Liberal Arts building, has been announced as the new wing of the Student Services building had its ribbon cut. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, prelimin...

Senate president defends trustee’s Holocaust comments

Acting ASB Student Senate President David Hylton defended Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver's remarks on the Holocaust during an interview with the Current on Friday. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

October 2, 2015

During a 38-minute interview with the Current on Friday, acting Student Senate President David Hylton defended Student Trustee Cameron Weaver’s skepticism about the Holocaust and spoke at length about the conflict between Israel and Palestine, saying that Israel is “killing innocents.” Hylton...

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