Robert Aguilar is the copy editor for The Current, as well as a photographer. Robert is double-majoring in Journalism and Musical Theater, with a minor in Spanish, and is hoping to transfer to New York University in the fall. This is his first semester on The Current.
Mark Ahling is a staff writer and photographer for the American River Current. This is his first semester working on the paper and he is currently working on his degree in Journalism.
Josh Baumbach is the editor-in-chief for The Current this semester. In previous semesters, he was the Arts and entertainment editor. He hopes to be writing for an entertainment entity and eventually run his own publication.
Steven Condemarin is the feature designer for The Current. He was the former design editor of The Current. He plans to transfer to Sacramento State University to study business and graphic design. Steven is 20 years old and lives in North Highlands.
Jonathan H. Ellyson is majoring in Journalism, he has been at American River College for six semesters but this is his first semester on the Current. He is an Eagle Scout, works as a media operator and sound engineer in Sacramento, and likes to see theater performances.
Ed Gebing was raised in Sacramento, Ca. He attended Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Ca. He is very involved with sports and would consider them to be more of a passion than a hobby. This is his first semester on the student newspaper. After his time here at American River he plans on transferring to Sacramento State to finish out his journalism degree. He would love to work in a sports related field once his degree is completed.
Jeff Gonzales is the editor for the news section. He has a passion for politics and enjoys writing. As a journalism major, Gonzales looks forward to writing the news that effects students at American River College.
Carlos Guerrero is a three time staffer for the American River Current. He has worked as Sports Editor, Web Editor and is now Assistant Arts and Culture Editor and Distribution Editor. Guerrero is a journalism major. He is 22 years old and lives in Woodland.
Jorden Hales is a staff writer for the sports section. This is his first semester with the Current. Hales aspires to be an NBA beat writer and publish a local magazine in Sacramento. His role model is columnist Marcos Breton of the Sacramento Bee.
Natasha is 23 years old and a scene writer for The American River Current, her major is Journalism and plans to transfer to San Francisco State University. She writes poetry and short stories and loves meeting new people because she believes that everyone has a story to tell.
Tracy Johnson Novak earned her B.A in Communications from Sonoma State University in 2006. After stints in Radio Broadcasting and oral surgery (oddly enough), she has returned to school for a re-birth in the Journalism world. She is a member of the Active 20-30 club, benefitting childrens charities in Sacramento. When not in school or working, she enjoys an exhausting social life, trying new foods and wines and being a rockin’ Auntie to her niece and nephew.
Alisha Kirby has been on The Current for two semesters, once as an Arts & Culture writer, and now as the A&C editor. She is a journalism major who writes about music for Hellhound Music and Unplugged Magazine in her “free” time. She’s a 21-year-old Sacramento native.
Korbl Klimecki is the assistant web editor for The Current. Klimecki is 25 years old and lives in Orangevale. Klimecki is finishing up his associate’s in culinary arts and is starting a second major in journalism.
Stephanie Lee is in her fourth semester at American River College and was a photographer last semester for The Current. With dreams of working for Comcast Sports Net in the future, she previously worked as a sports writer for three different websites.
Cintia Lopez is the Scene editor on the Current. This is her third semester on the Current and second semester as an editor. In the previous two semesters she was an Arts and Culture writer and then became editor of the section.
Jessica Maynard is a journalism major that has been on The Current for three semesters now. She started off as a sports writer and has been the Sports Editor for the past two semesters. Her role model is Jackie MacMullan who was a sports columnist and associate editor for the Boston Globe. Jessica hopes to obtain an internship with ESPN this upcoming summer.
Nikita McGee-Davis is a staff writer for the American River Current. This is her first semester on the paper. She is majoring in journalism/mass communication and hopes to transfer to Sac State.
Michael Pacheco is a photographer in his second semester for the American River Current. A huge esports buff since 2006, he has played Counterstrike 1.6 and Starcraft: Brood War competitively. He is also a musician, playing brass and percussion for 7 years.
Alex Panasenko is a third semester Journalism student and second semester paper staffer at The Current. Alex is 29 years old and lives in North Highlands, CA.
Sergio Portela is Managing Editor on The Current this semester. This semester he will also have a sports column “Unnecessary Roughness”. Last semester he was News Editor and before that a staff Sports writer on the tennis beat. This will be his third semester on the current.
Emily Rabasto is a first semester photographer on The Current. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, snowboarding and playing both guitar and piano. Her goal is to, one day, shoot the Superbowl.
New to The Current this semester, Cesar Ramirez is a staff writer for the Scene section. Native to Northern California, he spends his free time enjoying what the state has to offer from the mountains to the beach. Having attained a degree in Social Sciences and pursuing a career in journalism, he plans to transfer to a school in Southern California to complete his journalism major.
Daniel Romandia is the photo editor for the American River Current. He was the assistant photo editor last semester. He is a journalism major with plans to transfer to San Francisco State University.
Mayra Sanchez is the Opinion Editor and columnist for On The XO. Sanchez is currently a Fox 40 intern and working on her AA in Journalism. She plans on transferring to San Francisco State University next fall.
Sarah Scott has been a member of The Current staff for two semesters. She is currently co-Design Editor after serving last semester as a designer. She is working towards her A.A. in mathematics and her favorite food is bagels. She plans to transfer to UC Davis to get her B.A. in philosophy.
Jennifer is a photographer for The Current. This is her first term on The Current. She enjoys taking pictures of nature and downhill skating. She has plans to transfer to University of Oregon, School of Journalism to get her degree in photojournalism.
Olesya is originally from Ukraine and has been living here for eight years. Now she is a student of American River College, majoring in Journalism. Sytnyk has work experience as a journalist for a Russian-American newspaper and online media. She was a scene writer during previous semesters. This spring, she is also a staff writer for the Scene section.
Jared Thornburg was born in Virginia, but moved around when he was growing up because his dad was in the military, eventually settling in Alaska. He joined the Marine Corps when he was 18 and stayed in for 4 years. After getting out, he went back to Alaska, and eventually decided to move to California to go to college. He has finished the Commercial Music: Recording program at ARC, and is currently working on his Journalism degree. He likes movies, video games, comic books, and music. He likes to spend time with his wife and go out with friends.
Sam Urrea is a journalism major who completed four semesters of newspaper journalism in high school as an editor. This is his first semester on the Current. He has written for local papers in West Sacramento(West Sac Press, West Sac News Ledger), where he resides. He loves reading British newspapers and getting an unbiased look on America from outside the country. He closely follows English rugby and soccer. He hopes to transfer to Sacramento State or UNR.