The American River Current

Head to Head: Should American River College adopt a mandatory vaccination policy?

Legislation is currently under review in the Senate Judiciary Committee that would prohibit children from attending a public or private institution without mandatory vaccinations in the state of California. The debate on mandatory vaccinations has rested as of late on individual rights vs. the public's health and safety.

Brandon Nelson and Cameron Weaver

April 30, 2015

Brandon Nelson: YES Considering that the CDC reported the United States as a whole eradicated measles in 2000, the outbreak of measles that was sourced to Disneyland in California in mid-December of last year has made one thing clear to the population of not only the state but the country as a who...

Opinion: The American financial disaster

Opinion: The American financial disaster

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

February 13, 2015

Erik Asleson, a current student at American River College and vice president of the 99 Rise club on campus, is one of many citizens concerned that rising income inequality is putting out the fire of democracy that this country was founded upon. “Democracy is being eviscerated. What we know as democracy...

Free college for all

Free college for all

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

January 27, 2015

A report by The Economist in June 2014 revealed that U.S. student loan debt exceeded $1.2 trillion dollars. Education is the backbone of modern society, and putting students in crippling financial debt in order for them to become future leaders is no longer a viable option. The concept of free educat...

Religious Groups Assemble at ARC to Spread their Message

Religious Groups Assemble at ARC to Spread their Message

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

December 10, 2014

As students peruse the campus at American River College, they are likely to come across one of several religious groups eager to spread the message of their faith. Their stands are usually placed near hallways and walkways that students frequently pass by during the day. Even in the pouring rain,...

ARC’s Muslims and veterans share their experiences

ARC’s Muslims and veterans share their experiences

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

November 17, 2014

“There have been times where I felt like my life was threatened,” said American River College criminal justice major Zuhaib Islam. “I’ve been called a terrorist.” Islam, 24, is a practicing Muslim. In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s announcement of a strategy to “degrade,...

Social technology – A generational perspective

Social technology - A generational perspective

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

November 17, 2014

The rise of technology has revolutionized the way the world communicates and practically dissolved international borders. But while there is a plethora of data in regards to benefits and detriments of technology on societal behavior, the effect on developing youths and the generations of tomorrow is...

Take This Class; Homeland Security 304

Take This Class; Homeland Security 304

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

October 14, 2014

Amidst the hot-button issues of illegal immigration and border security, American River College is offering Homeland Security-sponsored courses at its off-campus McClellan center to assist students looking to further their educational goals in the field. Transportation and Border Security is a...

Construction moves forward

Construction moves forward

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

September 30, 2014

The renovation and extension of the Student Services building is pushing forward this fall at American River College as the addition continues to close in on completion. The additional building space will house rooms for a Financial Aid Lab, offices for Financial Aid Representatives, and a full lobby. The...

A Declaration of Information

A Declaration of Information

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

September 19, 2014

American River College held its annual Constitution Day event on Sept. 17, which celebrated the formation and signing of our Constitution. The event was hosted by the Center for Leadership and Development and also had an information booth on the Constitution, as well as a selection of food for ARC...

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