The American River Current

ARC holds two-day event to celebrate Multicultural Day

American River College's Latin Jazz Ensemble performs at the Multi Cultural Event in the quad area on April 12. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

April 13, 2016

Multicultural Day is a two-day event ARC is hosting on April 12 and 13 to celebrate the different cultures around the world. Held in front of the student center, there was food available and the Latin Jazz Ensemble played music. Vendors were selling things like food, rings, paintings and clothes.   The Inte...

Opinion: ARC is more LGBTQ friendly than it used to be

American River College hasn't had the best history with LGBTQ issues, but it's become a more progressive and inclusive campus with time. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Bailey Carpenter

April 12, 2016

American River College has come a long way since 2008, when the student government endorsed the ‘Yes’ vote on Prop 8. Prop 8 was a ban on same-sex marriage that was approved by California voters in 2008. Later, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal and federal courts ruled that...

ARC hosts college hour on funeral services

Professor Damon Dela-Cruz of Sacramento's East Lawn Mortuary spoke on April 7 at Raef Hall during a college hour.  (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

April 12, 2016

The college hour on Thursday at American River College covered Funeral Services and give an overview of the program that is held on campus. The program at ARC is in the process of growing and hopes to help families that can’t pay the coroner’s fee to release a body.   The program will pay ...

ARC hosts an art festival featuring high school students

 The San Juan Unified School District held a Theater Arts Festival at American River College March 31, 2016.  (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

April 6, 2016

The San Juan Unified School District held a high school theater arts festival at American River College on April 1.   The festival is held once a year in the spring and has taken place for the last 20 years. Six different high school theater programs showed up to compete at this event. Lisa B...

CDC hosts bake sale benefiting class pets

American River College's Child Development Center runs a bake sale in front of their building on Mar. 30, 2016  (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Bailey Carpenter

March 31, 2016

The American River College Child Development Center (CDC) held a bake sale Tuesday in front of the playground to raise funds to pay for class pet expenses like food, living habitats and other resources. Cole Horrell, who is eight years old and a former preschooler from the center, was at the stand s...

Heroes and villains at club day

Students come to check out the clubs on display infront of the Student Center at American River College on March 17, 2016.  (Photo by Bailey Carpenter)

Bailey Carpenter

March 26, 2016

A “heroes and villains” themed club day was put on by the American River College Club and Events Board in front of the student center on Mar. 17.   There were games like “fishbowl acid,” where players throw balls into a fishbowl and win a prize.  There was also a bank robbery game and a...

R.A.D book club hosts Doctor Who college hour

American River College professor Paulo Afonso talks to the audience during a college hour focused on the science behind the BBC show Dr. Who on Mar. 10. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Bailey Carpenter

March 12, 2016

"The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who", written by Simon Guerrier and Dr. Marek Kukula, was picked by the R.A.D (Reading Across the Disciplines) book club to be the focus of their college hour. Paulo Afonso, who is an Astronomy teacher and has been at American River College since 2010, was the guest speaker at the ...

ARC Blood Drive gets started

One of the two Blood Source trucks parked on the American River College campus for the Blood Drive being held March 1 and 2, 2016.   (Photo by Bailey Carpenter)

Bailey Carpenter

March 1, 2016

Today, March 1,  was the first day of American River College's annual two day Blood Drive. The event will continue tomorrow, March 2, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are two stations, one near the parking structure and the portables, and the other near the Student Center and science building.  ...

Deadline to petition for graduation for spring 2016 is March 4

American River College second- year student Ricio Mejia looks over the paperwork needed to be filled out for graduating on Feb. 23, 2016. The deadline to have papers signed off by a counselor is March 4. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

February 25, 2016

Students must make an appointment with a counselor to fill out the required paperwork and have them sign off by March 4 in order to graduate during the spring 2016 semester. Students can go to the Counseling Center and make a sit-down appointment. The counselor will go through all of the students re...

Campus Pulse: Dutch Brothers or Starbucks?

Campus Pulse: Dutch Brothers or Starbucks?

Bailey Carpenter

February 23, 2016

The competition for coffee has been narrowed down to two coffee vendors, Dutch Brothers Coffee and Starbucks Coffee.  Students walking around campus can bee seen with either a Dutch Brothers cup or a Starbucks cup, but everyone has a favorite. Several students were asked if they liked Dutch Brother...

The Parrot gives ESL students a new way to share their stories

American River College students Anastasia Panfilova (left) and Mohammad Louayme (right) are student-workers for Parrot Voices, a project that tells the stories of ESL students. (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Bailey Carpenter and Itzin Alpizar

February 2, 2016

By Bailey Carpenter and Itzin Alpizar At American River College, the English as a second language (ESL) department has created a place for all international students to tell their personal stories. The Parrot is a newsletter written in collaboration with other ESL students and staff with the purpose ...

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