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Marijuana legal in California but not on campus

(Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes_Stone)

Luis Gael and Brienna Edwards

February 22, 2018

By Brienna Edwards & Luis Gael Jimenez Larissa Lopez rolls out of bed, eyes bleary and heavy-lidded. She is tired and she is stressed; her mind is running a mile a minute and won't slow down. She rubs her eyes, and stares at the floor for a long-moment. Her alarm still blares in the background as ...

Opinion: Students question where to smoke

Cigarette butt left on campus. Due to ARC's ban on smoking, student's question where to smoke. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

James Saling

February 21, 2017

American River College’s ban on the use of tobacco products on campus at the beginning of the fall semester has left many cigarette smokers and vape-pen users wondering where it is acceptable to smoke. Some smokers, chewers, vapors and other tobacco users may feel scrutinized regarding their ha...

California raises legal smoking age to 21

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday raising the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21. The bill will take effect on June 9. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

May 7, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Claire Bathory Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Wednesday that will  raise the legal smoking age limit in California from 18 to 21. The bill also prohibits the sale or use of electronic cigarettes for anyone under 21 and will take effect on June 9. The legal age to buy med...

ARC students have varying reactions to the new campus-wide smoking ban

American River College students expressed reactions both positive and negative to the new campus ban on smoking that went into effect on Jan. 1. (Photo By Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman and Hannah Darden

January 29, 2016

By Hannah Darden and Shiavon Chatman American River College’s new smoking ban is affecting all students and faculty, but even amongst the complaints, those who must now leave campus for their smoke breaks are not too upset with the change. ARC’s smoking ban, which went into effect on Jan. 1...

Smoking to still be allowed in cars, on sidewalk

Matt Paiva smokes a cigarette in front of Davies Hall beneath a sign alerting students to the change in American River College policy that will ban tobacco use effective Jan. 1. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 9, 2015

Implementing American River College President Thomas Greene’s decision to ban tobacco on campus beginning Jan. 1 is up to a committee of administration, faculty, staff and students that meets on the second Thursday of each month in the administration building. “The decision has been made,” said...

Opinion: Vaping shouldn’t be a part of the smoking ban

An American River College student takes a hit from his vaporizer. Vaping, along with smoking, will be banned at ARC starting on Jan. 1. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

October 6, 2015

The original headline of this story stated "Vaping shouldn't be apart of the smoking ban." The actual opinion being presented is that "Vaping shouldn't be a part of the smoking ban." American River College is scheduled to become a smoke, tobacco and vapor-free campus on Jan. 1, 2016, but many at ARC,...

Tobacco use to be banned at ARC beginning in 2016

Tobacco use on the American River College campus is scheduled to become prohibited starting next January.

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

July 7, 2015

American River College is scheduled to become tobacco free on Jan. 1, 2016, the first campus to do so among the Los Rios colleges. President Thomas Greene decided to institute a ban of tobacco on campus after the results of a survey conducted last April showed that breathing in secondhand smoke bothers 86 percent of students and 93 percent...

Editorial: Lift the Smokescreen

Designated smoking areas are an ideal way to allow the use of tobacco and e-cigarette devices without non-smokers  facing the health effects of second-hand smoke.

Current Editorial Board

April 18, 2015

The United States is a very different place today than it was just 50 years ago. Smoking cigarettes in the office or while dining with significant others was not just considered normal, it was a show of class, prestige and even social standing. Those days have passed, and with countless scientific...

Opinion: Use your brain, not alcohol or drugs

Following a lifestyle of abstaining from drugs and alcohol, like adherents of the straight edge movement, ensures a college student maximum success in their academic pursuits.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 17, 2015

American River College students are adults who can make the conscious choice to attend classes on campus, but making the choice to abstain from drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs to supposedly de-stress is a better and smarter decision to increase test scores and actually learn useful material from...

Survey heralds possible changes to campus smoking policy

Survey heralds possible changes to campus smoking policy

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

April 14, 2015

If a new student at American River College does not notice the curly, thin streams of tobacco smoke drifting into the open air in front of Davies Hall or in the Rose Marks quad, they probably notice the crushed cigarette butts that pockmark the hallways. But after a nine-day online survey of students,...

CAEB changes elections bylaws, discusses campus smoking policy

CAEB changes elections bylaws, discusses campus smoking policy

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

April 9, 2015

The Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board passed bylaws that change the date of fall special elections to the end of September, discussed the smoking policy and introduced a contest for the upcoming Club Day. The current bylaws say that the special election is to be held on the second Tuesday...

How do students feel about smoking on campus?

Noor Abasi

April 7, 2015

  Video Credit: Noor Abasi Listen to what the students have to say about smoking on their campus.

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