The American River Current

Three ARC men’s basketball players land scholarship offers

American River College players look on during a three-on-three scrimmage at practice at ARC on Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

The American River College men’s basketball team is coming off a strong 2018-2019 campaign as it heads into next season. The Beavers finished last season with a record of 16-12, advancing to the second round of the NorCal Regional Playoffs where they were eliminated by the Gavilan College Rams. Th...

Veterans returning to college life face unique circumstances

Former military members Eugene Dehoney (left) and Jose Bueno (right) pose for a picture at the Veterans Resource Center at American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

Serving in the military requires both a great deal of sacrifice and discipline. Those same levels of sacrifice and discipline are then put to use again as former military members make their way back into the world of education. For many at American River College, that journey can be complicated and di...

Going back to school is not as easy as you think

Staff writer Anthony Barnes returns to American River College after a six year break filled with many hardships which led him back on track to obtain a college degree. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

I blew it. I’ve been out of school for too long. I should have just gone to a community college straight out of high school. All of these thoughts ran through my mind when I was struggling with the decision to return to school. If I had to guess, there are a handful of students in their late twenties at Americ...

Natomas Center aims for a more personal college experience

The Natomas Center is one of American River College's four off-site centers, and provides unique programs that help working students graduate and give a head start to high schoolers. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 13, 2019

College can sometimes be an extremely hectic environment. The main American River College campus is host to over 30,000 students, and sometimes students may feel they get lost in the shuffle. The Natomas Center, an ARC satellite campus located in the North Natomas area, presents a different space f...

ASB plans end of semester celebration

The Associated Student Body Senate spoke about the success of the food pantry and passing funds for a Black Student Union conference on April 26, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 9, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body passed two bills on April 26 covering expenses for an end of the year celebration for ASB and funding for a Black Student Union diversity conference that will cater towards prospective students from nearby high schools.   The senate meeting also d...

Black Minds Matter hopes to spark dialogue about students of color

A banner for the Black Minds Matter event is set up next to the Black Lives Matter display shown in the Student Center at American River College on March 6, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

March 28, 2019

American River College hosted a Black Minds Matter workshop March 11 that was designed to shed light on the issues that young black men face in the world of education. The workshop used the public coursework of author and social scientist Jonathan Luke Wood, who is a proponent of uplifting men of c...

Soles of Hip-Hop workshop explores fashion and music

The workshop in Raef Hall will talk about the intersection of hip-hop and sneaker culture. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

March 14, 2019

Have you ever wondered why people stand in long lines for hours just for a chance to get the latest pair of shoes? Have you ever noticed the look of anguish on a student’s face when they realize that they scuffed their $200 pair of shoes? Student Life Supervisor Brett Sawyer will lead Soles of Hip-Hop,...

True Colors Workshop helps students with career choices

The purpose of the True Colors Workshop is to help college students determine their personality type, in order to help them personalize and improve methods for studying and self motivation. (Photo illustration by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

March 5, 2019

Are you a student having second thoughts about your major and what the future may hold? If so, then you are not alone — and American River College recently held a workshop designed to address that dilemma. The True Colors workshop was led by career counselor Janice Klar. The workshop works with stude...

Mens basketball in pursuit of a playoff berth

Guard Jermaine Henderson drives to the basket during practice at American River College on Feb.6, 2019. (Photos by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

February 13, 2019

After a season high five-game losing skid, the American River College men’s basketball team is coming off a two-game winning streak and are hoping that this momentum can carry them into the playoffs. The team is coming off a 24-point win over Diablo Valley College on Feb. 5 and now have their s...

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