The American River Current

Can students afford the transition to online classes?

School normally has the supplies, materials, and technology for a student who normally would not be able to afford, however this changes when all work is shifted online, forcing students to purchase things that normally would not be needed.  (Photo courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez, Arts and Culture Editor

May 11, 2020

American River College shut its doors on March 16, and in the weeks since the switch to online, curriculum has been strenuous for both the teachers and students. The transition hasn’t been smooth because of restrictive store curfews, limited supplies, and an increase in unemployment. This transitio...

Video games to play while under quarantine

Video games are a good way to explore far away lands while staying at home. (Courtesy of Bagogames)

Bram Martinez

April 1, 2020

Some people still want social time, but COVID-19 is still a thing, so maybe isolation is a better route. Now that everyone is in quarantine, there are a limited amount of activities that can be done. Most people can waste their time watching TV or catch up on the book that people lie to themselves a...

Pass the time with table games

Board games are a good option for those practicing self-quarantining. (Courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez

March 17, 2020

With the cancellation of classes all over the country, and the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and gatherings, people are probably disappointed and bored. One of the solutions for this, is diving back into some classic board games, or purchasing some slightly more difficult modern ...

Students urge faculty to take campus equity seriously at forum

Students prepare to talk about their negative social experiences in and out of the classrooms of American River College, and how it has affected them.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

March 9, 2020

[email protected] As part of Black History Month, a group of American River College students and faculty listened in on talks given by members of the Umoja Sakhu Learning Community on Feb. 19. The subjects covered issues that affect students in ARC classrooms, such as religion and racism in and ...

Beavers defeat Falcons in total shutdown

Ciera Pyle about to hit, which leads her to a full run against the Folsom Lake Falcons on Feb. 25 at the softball stadium at American River College.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

March 5, 2020

The Folsom Lake Falcons challenged the American River College Beavers in a bout of softball, that left the Beavers winners with a score of 5-2 at ARC on Feb. 25.  The weather was reminiscent of a fresh spring day.  The only sounds were the crowd cheering, the loud music that the players enjoyed, and ...

Upcoming noteworthy concert

Composer Colin Regan conducts the orchestra practice for the Aria Concert, in the band room at American River College Main Theatre, every Wednesday at 7 p.m - 9:30 p.m. (Photo by Bram Martinez).

Bram Martinez

February 27, 2020

  The orchestra concert “Aria Concerto” will premiere in the American River College Main Theatre on March 13-14. In preparation for this, the students involved haved practice every Wednesday from 7 - 9:30 p.m. This practice has included the composers, the soloists, etc, in preparation for the onc...

A survey of 2020

The 2020 United States Census takes place on April 1, people are encouraged to participate via online, by phone, or by mail.  (Photo Illustration by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

February 27, 2020

[email protected] The 2020 Census will take place on April 1. The Census, which is a detailed survey of the United States population, takes place every decade.    Noel Mora, public policy and administration major at Sacramento State University, volunteers for the Sac County Census Latinx Committee, which ...

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Sociology Professor Jeff Sacha at the first Los Rios Campaign for Family Leave meeting at American River College introducing the leave issues on Jan. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

February 20, 2020

Jeff Sacha, a full time sociology professor, and Sara Smith, history professor, at American River College, want to start their own families. However, the maternal/paternal leave for faculty in the Los Rios Community College District is a single day.  In comparison, the California Teachers Association...

Primary candidates to review before you vote

As of Feb. 18, 2020, President Donald Trump is far in the lead of Republican candidacy, and currently Bernie Sanders leads Democratic candidacy with Joe Biden at his heels. (File Photo)

Bram Martinez

February 20, 2020

  The California primary presidential election takes place March 3 in California to select the final candidates for the United States Presidential election, which takes place Nov. 3. The following is a guide to the top six Democratic candidates and the only viable option on the Republican side, ...

Bojack exits stage right

(Courtesy of Netflix)

Bram Martinez

February 7, 2020

“Bojack Horseman” shot its final season on Jan. 31 because Netflix cancelled it. This beautifully made show displays a realistic society with mental illness and other hard to swallow topics that tie into events that are currently happening. The final season (both parts) puts a heavy emphasis on weakne...

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