Don’t tolerate the violence

November 10, 2014

Witnesses of the four-woman brawl that began in the cafeteria and escalated to the area in front of the bookstore on Oct. 27 expressed shock that an institution of higher learning was the scene of such an occurrence. “I’m really appalled that this happened, especially at a college campus,” said... Read more »

Bachelor’s Degree program should be available at ARC: Third largest community college in California should offer more opportunities

October 20, 2014

Bachelor’s degrees for select disciplines will be offered at 15 California community colleges beginning in 2017, but, somehow, not at American River College. With ARC being the third largest community college in the state and in close proximity to the capital city, the Los Rios Community College District... Read more »

Didn’t vote? Doesn’t matter: Disenfranchised ASB voters still have no answers

September 16, 2014

Following the second Associated Student Body Student Senate special election in one year, Jorge Riley has once again been denied the Student Senate presidency, losing to opponent Tamara Dunning by a margin of one vote. But why did it come to this? Why was Riley’s win in the spring election invalidated?... Read more »

Dear Mr. President.

Current Staff
May 6, 2014

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King announced April 22 that he will be recommending Thomas Greene, vice president of Lake Tahoe Community College, to replace American River College interim President Pam Walker. The editorial board of the Current suggests some issues for the new... Read more »

Consequences of rape culture

Current Editorial Board
April 24, 2014

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month and unfortunately our community has become even more aware of sexual assault with the string of rapes occurring around campus in the past few months. But these rapes are just a very small number of highly publicized assaults. Rather, we live in a rape... Read more »

Opinion:Editorial

Current Editorial Board
March 24, 2014

Following the arrest of a petitioner accused of slapping theater major Peter Messick on March 4, American River College students have begun to question the advisability of allowing the campus to operate, as Dean of Student Services Manuel Perez put it, “like a public park.” Since the beginning of... Read more »

Current Editorial

"If we don't award ourselves in some way, no one else on campus is going to." -ASB Student Senate President Kenneth Hinton

Current Editorial Board
March 12, 2014

The American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate debated during an official meeting last month how much of the students’ money it would spend to pat itself on the collective back for a job well done. The mission statement of the ASB Student Senate, as presented in the ASB constitution,... Read more »

Editorial: Developing trend toward free education to be watched

Current Editorial Board
February 24, 2014

During a recent State of the State address, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam urged the adoption of his “Drive to 55” plan, a part of which, dubbed the “Tennessee Promise,” is to make the first two years toward an associate degree tuition and fee-free for high school graduates, provided they meet certain... Read more »

Editorial: Is ACA OK for ARC?

February 12, 2014

With the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, many students at American River College are now allowed to stay on their parent’s health care plans until they reach the age of 26, and others are able to buy insurance through the marketplaces in their states. But... Read more »

Counseling Gridlock

Current Staff
December 12, 2013

It is usually around this time of the year that many of the almost 35,000 students try to utilize one of the 25 counselors on campus to discuss what classes they need to take in the upcoming semester to further their educational goals. The problem that students encounter is the lack of availability of... Read more »

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