The American River Current

District advertising campaign encourages students to sign up for classes

A poster at the southern end of the Liberal Arts breezeway was put on the sidewalk as part of a Los Rios Community College District adversiting campaign seeking to encourage students to sign up for spring classes. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 9, 2015

The Los Rios Community College District has been engaging in an advertising campaign to encourage students to sign up for spring classes. Posters saying “Save Your Spot” have been posted on doors, walls and sidewalks across the district. The campaign also involves targeted online ads. Mitchel...

ARC, community bands join for holiday concert

Members of the American River College Concert Band perform 'Alleluia! Laudamus Te!' by the neoclassical American composer Alfred Reed at the Holiday Solstice concert Monday. (Photo by John Ferranini)

John Ferrannini

December 8, 2015

Two American River College bands joined together with the Capitol City Community Band (CCCB) at the Holiday Solstice concert in ARC’s main theater late Monday. Ron Wainwright is the conductor of the CCCB, which was invited by Susan Hamre, the conductor of the two ARC bands that performed. The...

Five students tested positive for tuberculosis exposure

These materials are used in tuberculosis tests provided by the ARC Health Center following the warning from Sacramento County Public Health department that as many as 160 students and faculty may have been exposed to the disease. No active cases were found, but five students tested positive for exposure to the disease. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 8, 2015

Five American River College students have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis, following the announcement last month that a student was in isolation after having been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to a press release from the Sacramento County Division of Public Health sent out Monday. ...

Health Center conducts tuberculosis tests

The diagnostic agent Tubersol, right, is used to test for tuberculosis by causing a mild allergic reaction in those who have contracted the disease. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 1, 2015

By Matthew Peirson and John Ferrannini In an original version of this story, the word tuberculosis was misspelled in the last sentence. An unidentified American River College student is in isolation after having been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to a statement made by the Sacramento ...

Los Rios to consider new companies for ALERT system

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system, run by WARN Command, coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began on Sept. 3. The district is considering new options for which company to use for the ALERT system. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

November 25, 2015

The Los Rios Community College District is considering a different system to alert people of campus emergencies, according to district spokesperson Mitchel Benson. This comes on the heels of several efforts that American River College has taken to improve the school’s ability to respond to safet...

ARC professor pleads guilty to defrauding American Indian tribe

Offices for the United Auburn Indian Community are in a series of buildings that were built utilizing general contractor Bart Volen. ARC professor Greg Baker pled guilty on Nov. 5 to knowingly approving inflated invoices submitted to the UAIC by Volen. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 19, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey An American River College professor has been placed on leave after he pled guilty to his role in defrauding over $17 million from an American Indian tribe in federal court on Nov. 5. Business professor Greg Baker, 48, was the tribal administrator for the Un...

Pigeon poop finds home in ARC library

A bird sits on the west end of the bottom floor of the American River College library atrium on Nov. 17, 2015. Birds have been entering the atrium through holes in the netting, according to librarian David McCusker. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 19, 2015

The American River College library is battling a wicked, winged foe this semester — pigeons who have made a home in the atrium, flying in through a hole in the netting designed to keep them out. According to ARC librarian David McCusker, one student even said that the library is a “great place t...

Students debate with anti-Muslim activists on campus

ARC student Nate Ihsan uses his phone to show a verse in the Quran denouncing killing to anti-Muslim activist Vincent Bradshaw, who erected a sign reading 'Why Islam Kills' in front of the Student Center on Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

November 17, 2015

Anti-Muslim activists sparred with students Tuesday after they erected a booth and sign that said “Why Islam Kills” outside of the American River College Student Center. Coming on the heels of the Islamic State’s attack in Paris that left 129 people dead and hundreds injured Friday, the activists —...

Sacramento State student in Paris: ‘City is not the same’

Sacramento State student in Paris: ‘City is not the same’

John Ferrannini

November 14, 2015

Update, Nov. 18 at 10:53 a.m.: The district has clarified that while there are Los Rios students studying in Europe this semester, none of them were in Paris on Friday. Update, Nov. 16 at 10:50 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect that "close to 20" Los Rios students are studying abroad this ...

Smoking to still be allowed in cars, on sidewalk

Matt Paiva smokes a cigarette in front of Davies Hall beneath a sign alerting students to the change in American River College policy that will ban tobacco use effective Jan. 1. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 9, 2015

Implementing American River College President Thomas Greene’s decision to ban tobacco on campus beginning Jan. 1 is up to a committee of administration, faculty, staff and students that meets on the second Thursday of each month in the administration building. “The decision has been made,” said...

Faces of war: Hamed Hafezy

American River College student Hamid Hafezy, who was born and raised in the Herat Province in western Afghanistan, left the region under threat of death by the Taliban. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

November 3, 2015

The original version of this story spelled Hamed Hafezy's first name with an i in stead of with an e. When he first set foot in the United States, Hamed Hafezy thought he had a full ride scholarship at Kent State University in Ohio and could put years of struggle in Afghanistan behind him. D...

Student recounts strong-arm robbery

American River College student Monea Mitchell, 18, was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at the No. 1 bus stop on College Oak Drive, next to the main campus (Photo by John Ferrannini).

John Ferrannini

November 2, 2015

Update, Nov. 3 at 9:56 a.m.: This story has been updated to clarify the fact that the police told Monea Mitchell's mother that Monea had to call 911 because they needed to track her location. After her nighttime English class got out on Oct. 19, American River College student Monea Mitchell was waiti...

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