Editorial: You are not entitled

Current Editorial Board
March 26, 2015

American River College is very diverse. On this campus, one can find students of every age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, ARC is representative of society in another way: there is a widespread culture of entitlement among our students. President Barack... Read more »

Director of “Blues for Mr. Charlie” doesn’t need to apologize for anything

Current editorial board
March 8, 2015

We tend to want to look away from things that make us uncomfortable. Sometimes, however, something is so uncomfortable that we not only need to look, we shouldn’t be warned or mince words. American River College professor and theater director Sam Williams’ decision to provide a warning before the... Read more »

Editorial: Online forum on Current website allows students to buy, trade, and sell books

Current Editorial Board
February 12, 2015

Students need a place outside of the Beaver Bookstore to buy, sell, and trade textbooks with each other. The Beaver Bookstore, American River College’s student supply center, currently has a textbook buyback program in place for students to exchange their previously used textbooks for cash, but they... Read more »

Editorial: CAEB president has got to go


Current editorial board
December 2, 2014

Within one month, Clubs and Events Board President Jeremy Diefenbacher has demonstrated such a lack of accountability and overwhelming disrespect for both the office he was elected to and the students that elected him that only one meaningful option remains: resignation. Diefenbacher’s recent behavior... Read more »

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 »


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 »

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