Luis Gael Jimenez
Luis Gael Jimenez is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist. Jimenez is currently in his fourth semester on the American River Current, where he serves as co-editor-in-chief of the paper. He has acted as managing editor and arts and culture editor in the past. Jimenez has had articles and photographs published in the Sacramento News and Review as well as the American River Review.
Mack Ervin III
Co-Managing Editor/Social Media Editor
Mack Ervin III is a fourth semester student for the Current where he serves as co-managing editor and social media editor. He has previously served as sports editor and multimedia editor. He also co-runs a Sacramento Kings specific Twitter account. He plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento in Fall 2018.
Co-Managing Editor/Multimedia Editor
Ashley Hayes-Stone is a photojournalist who has had her work published in The Sacramento Bee and the Sacramento News and Review. Hayes-Stone served as photo editor last semester and is now serving as co-managing and multimedia editor.
Jennah Booth is a fourth-year student at American River College. She is a journalism major and plans on graduating with her associates degree in the spring of 2018. She will be transferring to San Jose State University to work on her bachelor’s degree. This is Jennah’s first semester writing for the Current.
Alondra Botello is a second-year student at American River College. This is her first semester writing for the Current. She is working on her associates degree in journalism. Outside of school she can be found singing or creating something new for her personal Instagram. She will be transferring to California State University, Sacramento in the fall.
Gabe Carlos is a second-year student at American River College. This is his first semester writing for The Current. Gabe is a communications major, and plans on transferring after the fall semester. His goal is to work in the field of sports broadcasting.
Cecilia Castillo Juarez
Cecilia Castillo Juarez is a continuing student at American River College. This is her first semester on The Current. She is a Journalism major, who is also getting an associates degree in Social Science and a Certificate in Literary Publishing this year. Her goal is to work in Marketing/ Publicity.
Tracy Holmes is a first-year student on the Current as a staff writer and a third year ARC student. Tracy is a journalism major. After finishing her AA/AS degree and certificate requirements, she plans to transfer to a California State University, Sacramento in the spring of 2019 to work on her bachelors of arts degree.
Alexus Hurtado is a third year student at American River College and this is her first semester on the Current as a staff writer. After finishing her general education and lower division major requirements this year, she will be taking her talents to Texas to finish out her education, obtain her degree, and start her career as a writer/journalist.
Michael Pacheco is a fourth-year student at American River College. This is his third semester writer for The Current. Pacheco is a Journalism major, with plans to transfer to Sacramento State University in the fall. A music coach, he plans on getting into education.
Lily Rodriguez Drake
Lily Rodriguez Drake is a second semester staff writer for the Current.She has a background in history and intensive research at universities including the College of William and Mary and Hawaii Pacific University. She is pursuing her major in Journalism while concurrently minoring in Anthroposophic studies.
Alexis Warren is second year student at American River College. This is her first semester working on the Current as a staff writer. Warren is a journalism major and hopes to graduate from ARC with an associate degree, following a transfer to California State University, Sacramento to then get her bachelor's degree. She plans to start her career as a celebrity/entertainment broadcaster soon after she completes her education.