The American River Current

Admired college counselor retires after 30 years at ARC

Thomas Greene, President of American River College (left), congratulates Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio (STEM) counselor (right), at his retirement ceremony on Nov. 30, 2018 in the Community Rooms at American River College. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

December 10, 2018

Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program counselor, will retire at the end of December after a 30-year career at American River College. Ruedas started at ARC as a general counselor in 1988. He began his journey teaching soci...

ARC responds to proposed revocation of birthright citizenship

T-shirts that read “Vota”, “Rise up as One” and “Resist” hang in the Puente counseling office in the Hub to raise awareness for immigrants rights and presence on campus at American River College on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 26, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump’s administration said they planned to prepare an executive order that would revoke the birthright citizenship for children of immigrants in the United States. The proposed executive order prompted immigration counselors and other professionals at American River Colle...

ARC Beavers crush Shasta in second half, 44-17

Vonathon Allen, running back for the American River College football team, attempts to rush the ball in the fourth quarter against Shasta at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 3, 2018. (photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 13, 2018

After a lackluster first half, the American River College football team earned its fifth win of the season, one week before its final game. Shasta College scored 17 points in the first half before the Beavers’ defense shut them down the entire second half. The Beavers’ offense also came alive in...

Reflection on the burial of Matthew Shepard

The burial of Matthew Shepard brings awareness and understanding to the existence of LGBTQ+ people of faith. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Christian Sutton

November 6, 2018

I am often confronted by those who believe I live a dichotomy as a gay Christian. But I believe the way I live my life is as a coexistence between the way I was born and the way I was raised. I am an openly gay Christian, who was raised Catholic and influenced by my Episcopal godmother. I am als...

ARC acknowledges sacrifices of military women

Benita Wilson, who served at Travis Air Force Base, volunteers to sing the national anthem and celebrate women in the military in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 1, 2018

Flags wave in the air, the national anthem echoes through the halls and the color guard marches in as American River College honors military women. The Veterans Resource Center at ARC partnered with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day on Saturday Oct. 26. More than 400...

Two clubs at ARC come together for a common goal

Kevin Kirby, computer science major and computer programer for NAMI, designs a new website for mental health and community resources in the Design Hub on Oct. 23, 2018 (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 25, 2018

American River College’s National Alliance for Mental Illness chapter joined the Life is Worth the Walk (LWW) club to debut a new website for mental health and community resources at a college hour on October 18. Peg Scott, professor of psychology at ARC and advisor for NAMI on Campus, led the college h...

Star running back sets high standard for AR football team

Evyn Holtz, running back for the American River College football team, prepares for practice in the football locker room on Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 24, 2018

He had an average of 6.1 rushing yards per carry last season, one point more than Adrian Peterson had during his groundbreaking 2,000 yard rushing season in 2012. He had 12 touchdowns in 11 games. He’s only fumbled once in 200 carries. His name is Evyn Holtz. Evyn Holtz, a social sciences major who will...

New website for mental health resources to debut at College Hour

Professor Margaret (Peg) Scott, Eric Bair and Michael Gates listen as the president of NAMI on Campus speaks about planning an upcoming College Hour, in Davies Hall on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 12, 2018

The American Psychological Association reports that as of 2013, 95 percent of college counseling center directors say the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern. The National Alliance for Mental Illness chapter at American River College and the Life is Worth the Wa...

Adaptive PE professor of 22 years retires from ARC

Professor Raye Maero assists computer science major Allison Murdaugh with seated row exercises during an adapted weight class in the at American River College  on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 11, 2018

Any time a college professor retires, they leave behind a legacy. When American River College’s adaptive physical education professor retires in December, she will leave a legacy that initiated a transformational program for the lives of disabled students and an impact on anyone else who knew her. ...

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