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ARC community urges district to cut ties with controversial food service vendor

Aramark’s contract as Los Rios Community College District's food service provider ends in 2020. Many people across campuses want to prevent the district from entering into a new contract with the company, who also provides meals to offer 500 prisons across the U.S., as well as allegedly with ICE detention centers. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth and Oden Taylor

November 20, 2019

By Oden Taylor & Jennah Booth In a move that could reshape each Los Rios Community College District campus’s food services offerings, students, clubs and faculty alike have banded together in an effort to advocate against the district’s contract with its current food service provider, Ara...

The caffeine love triangle

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks are the three coffee shops at American River College and all have different strengths and weaknesses. (Photo illustration By Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

November 6, 2018

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks — these are the three options for coffee at American River College. Each place offers something unique for those who need that extra bit of assistance before sitting in class, trying not to fall asleep. First is the culinary student-run Oak Cafe. The menu is minimal,...

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

Students wait in line at American River College's Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

August 30, 2018

Coffee is one of the most essential parts of a college student’s lifestyle. It makes powering through those 2 a.m. study sessions and early morning classes possible. Coffee really does play a crucial part in students’ productivity and that’s why it was such a big deal when American River College an...

Gas leak causes traffic delay near ARC

Travelers on Madison Avenue near American River College face traffic delays as PG&E works to fix a gas leak.  The leak was discovered on Tuesday but its location has yet to be identified. (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Robert Hansen

April 6, 2016

A previous version of this story and teaser falsely reported that the gas leak occurred on Madison Avenue northbound. Madison Avenue runs east to west and the leak closed lanes going westbound. PG&E crews are trying to repair a gas leak on westbound Madison Avenue between Date Avenue and the I-80 ...

Campus Pulse: Dutch Brothers or Starbucks?

Campus Pulse: Dutch Brothers or Starbucks?

Bailey Carpenter

February 23, 2016

The competition for coffee has been narrowed down to two coffee vendors, Dutch Brothers Coffee and Starbucks Coffee.  Students walking around campus can bee seen with either a Dutch Brothers cup or a Starbucks cup, but everyone has a favorite. Several students were asked if they liked Dutch Brother...

ARC students share coffee preferences

Pete's coffee and Tea is new to American River College campus this semester. The coffee shops have become such a habit in society today that they are popping up around every corner. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)

Johnnie Heard

December 9, 2015

The coffee shop business has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. People have been drinking coffee for centuries, but in recent years consumers have taken drinking coffee to whole new levels. It’s a morning ritual for some and a passing fancy for others. “I’m a coffee addict,” said ARC student A...

Coffee Wars: Starbucks challenged by Peet’s new presence on campus

Students brace a long line at the Starbucks in the Student Center on Wednesday. In spite of the opening of a new Peet's in the portable village, many students remain brand-loyal to the long-established Starbucks. (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

John Ferrannini and Ashley Nanfria

August 27, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Ashley Nanfria As caffeine-loving students may have noticed, there is a coffee war brewing at American River College. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which recently opened a new location in ARC’s portable village, will be hosting a taste test on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to promote their brand ...

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