How prepared is American River College for a mass shooting?

American River College has not had any school shootings in the past and Los Rios Police Department is working to ensure the campus is prepared for such an emergency.

Melissa Hurtado and Walter Jones, Staff writers
November 18, 2013

American River College is taking steps to ensure campus safety because school shootings are gaining more prominence in the media. The Sandy Hook, Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings are well-known school shootings, but shootings happen on community college campuses, too. A Santa Monica College student... Read more »

ARC 2012 Retrospective

Top 5 stories online graphic

Josh Baumbach and Cody Alexander, Editor in Chief and Copy Editor
December 5, 2012

As I sit by this roaring fireplace roasting chestnuts, I can’t help but reminisce about the year that was 2012.  Fortunately, there were several inspirational stories. Weight loss and successful sports teams brought a warm glow to students’ faces. There were moments of tragedy and conflict as well. ... Read more »

Head to Head: Disney Purchase of LucasFilms


Jeff Gonzales, Josh Baumbach and Garitt Rocha, Staff Writer, Editor in Chief, Staff Writer
November 25, 2012

CON When Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the news hit me like a rushing Rancor. I shouldn’t have been surprised. After all, George Lucas has had a presence within Disney for many years now. Just ask anyone who has ridden the “Indiana Jones” ride or attended the Jedi Training... Read more »

Interim Chancellor Jon Sharpe speaks on future of Los Rios district


Sharon Styles, Staff writer
November 5, 2012

Deputy Chancellor Jon Sharpe accepted the position of interim chancellor when Brice Harris retired in January 2012.  Harris has since been named chancellor of the California Community College System. The Current recently sat with Sharpe to discuss his future and that of the Los Rios Community College... Read more »

Constructing the Future

Josh Baumbach & Steven Paxiao, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor
September 19, 2012

Parking structure, student center among construction projects due for early 2013 openings American River College is currently in the middle of one its largest renovations in the school’s history. “Just as those who came to the campus for the first time in 1958 saw a transformation of a 153 acre... Read more »

Sidebar: culinary building renovation

Korbl Klimecki, Assistant Web Editor
September 19, 2012

The Culinary Building is slated to be the next renovation on campus. Ground will be broken July 1, 2013, with completion of construction expected by January 1, 2015. Similar to current renovations, the Culinary Building renovation is partially funded by a bond that financed campus renovation projects... Read more »