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ARC to offer training for AEDs on campus

Professor Joanne English provides CPR/AED training to ARC student Alexis Holt in the main gym. Two classes yet to start in the spring 2016 semester will offer AED and CPR training. (Photo by Tracy Mapes)

Tracy Mapes

February 18, 2016

Eight Automated External Defibrillators (AED), designed to bring the heart back into rhythm should a person be in a life-threatening circumstance, are located on the American River College campus. "We are trying to ensure everyone in the division is aware of their location and purpose," said Dean...

ARC professor puts his mark on the Art Hotel

American River College art professor Craig Martinez shared a room at the Art Hotel exhibit with long-time friend Mark Swanson. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Jordan Schauberger

February 18, 2016

After years of friendship, two local artists found themselves involved in the Art Hotel, a Sacramento “reclamation art exhibit” that has been described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Craig Martinez, an American River College art professor and local Sacramento artist, was recruited...

L.A.-based reggae band reflects on career at the start of its recent tour

Fortunate Youth lead singer Dan Kelly performed the band's song

Jordan Schauberger

January 22, 2016

Fortunate Youth, a reggae band based in Los Angeles, played a show at the Ace of Spades music venue in Sacramento last Thursday and reflected on several experiences throughout their 6-year career, including the intensity they’ve experienced from fans in Sacramento. “It’s great here. (It’s) a lot of fun ...

Transgender student’s search for acceptance leads her to ARC

Regina Drake, a transgender ARC student, holds up a letter from her doctor recommending her for sex reassignment surgery. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

January 14, 2016

At the Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento during a candlelight vigil, Regina Drake, a transgender American River College student, read the obituary of a 25-year old transgender woman from Brazil who was killed earlier this year by blunt force trauma to the head. “It’s always sad (to hear about deaths...

ARC volleyball player moves from Alaska to California for the love of the game

American River College volleyball outside hitter Nora Troppmann serves to Cabrillo College on Sept. 18 2015. Troppmann, originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, came to ARC for more chances to play volleyball. (Photos by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

Riding snow machines, smoking salmon and hiking the wilderness of America’s most naturally preserved state were just some of the activities that Fairbanks, Alaska native and American River College volleyball player Nora Troppmann enjoyed through her early childhood and high school years. Troppmann...

Former NFL cornerback leads ARC’s defensive backs

Coach Wheeler walks onto the field during a time out during American River College's 42-10 loss to College of San Mateo on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Johnnie Heard

October 12, 2015

Former NFL corner Damen Wheeler has become quite accustomed to the defensive backfield he coaches at American River College. Wheeler was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Chargers in 2000, but did not survive the team’s final roster cuts for that season and did not play a down for San...

Regional Transit agreement passes

Students walk toward the entrance of the No. 1 Bus on the corner of College Oak Drive and Orange Grove Avenue on Aug. 31, 2015. Measure A, which renewed the universal transit pass, has passed after a vote by Los Rios students on eServices. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

September 25, 2015

The measure extending the universal transit pass (UTP) agreement between Sacramento Regional Transit and the Los Rios district passed, according to Scott Crow, American River College’s public information officer. All Los Rios students taking more than three units at a particular college were eligible...

Arrest made in connection with shooting at Sacramento City College

Rico Ridgeway, 25, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in relation to Thursday's shooting at Sacramento City College. Ridgeway was injured during the incident and treated at the scene. (Courtesy of the Sacramento Police Department)

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

September 4, 2015

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Rico Ridgeway, 25, for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the altercation that led to Thursday's shooting at Sacramento City College, according to the Sacramento Bee. The suspect that shot and killed Roman Gonzalez, 25, is still at large. Ridgeway...

Country’s most buzzed about new band Thompson Square excites Sacramento crowd out-performing headliners Lady Antebellum

Husband-and-wife country duo Thompson Square are inseperable during a March 29 concert at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

April 16, 2012

Although Lady Antebellum may have been the headliners of a trio of country acts that performed in front of a sold-out Sacramento crowd on March 29, it was a husband-and-wife country duo named Thompson Square that captured the evening's most enthusiastic reception. Shawna (a dead-ringer for Shania...

Secondhand Serenade rivets Sacramento audience who can’t help but fall for them

Serenade's John Vesely plays Sacramento's Ace of Spades sans band on March 19.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

April 15, 2012

John Vesely, better known as the one-man band Secondhand Serenade, performed a captivating nine-song set to a packed crowd of “emo-ites” at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades club on March 19, 2012. The charismatic Bay Area native, who was raised and still lives in Menlo Park, Calif. (a small city situated...

311 dials in an indecent performance

311 lead singer Nick Hexum reaches out to a sold-out crowd on March 7 but fails to connect.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

March 15, 2012

The alternative funk rock band, 311 (pronounced three-eleven), played Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on March 7 to a sold-out crowd spending a mere 90 minutes performing a 23-song set that was an “ugly disaster,” to put it in terms that 311’s aging fan base can easily identify with. The five-member...

Football team signs 30 players

Football team signs 30 players

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

March 12, 2012

Winning sure does have benefits. And the list of players filing into Raef Hall on March 10 to sign a letter of commitment to the football program at American River College showcased said benefits. Monster linemen, speedy receivers and a solid core of linebackers highlight a recruiting class 30...

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