The American River Current

ARC women’s basketball team faces rough start

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

November 26, 2012

Head coach J.R. Matsunami focuses on improvement after 1-2 tournament run The American River College women’s basketball team started their season on Nov. 10 at the Cosumnes River College tournament. The team left the tournament with a record of 1-2. One of their losses came from Feather River Co...

DVC gives ARC women’s water polo first conference loss of the season

Sophomore Sam Hudson blocks a goal against Diablo Valley College on Oct. 17. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

October 24, 2012

The American River College women’s water polo team faced off against Diablo Valley College Oct. 17. With a conference record of 5-0 the women attempted to continue the streak. DVC was able to control the first possession of the game. After back-to-back misses by both teams, DVC struck first during...

ARC men’s water polo loses to DVC 12-9

ARC men's water polo loses to DVC 12-9

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

October 24, 2012

The men’s water polo team faced off against Diablo Valley College Oct. 17. American River College won the opening sprint to the ball giving them the first offensive possession of the game. Although, a quick miss by ARC allowed DVC to score the first goal of the match with 40 seconds into the game....

Women’s cross country shapes up

Sophomore Monica Madavi running at the last Big Eight Conference Championship. (Photo courtesy of Jeanette Allred-Powless)

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

October 10, 2012

The American River College women’s cross-country team took sole possession of the No. 3 ranking in the state, which they had previously shared with Modesto Junior College, after taking third at the NorCal Preview at Crystal Springs on Sept. 28.  “We’re ranked third in NorCal now after that ...

ARC’s Oak Café kicks off semester with Greek dishes

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

September 13, 2012

The Oak Café, American River College’s student-run restaurant, opened its doors to customers Sept. 12, three weeks into the fall semester. Chefs and servers hit the ground running, preparing an ever-changing menu week in and week out. With a mix of both experienced and an inexperienced staff, the...

Five steps for selling yourself to employers

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

May 3, 2012

If you want a job in this economy, you need to sell yourself. Kolleen Ostegaard, the American River College’s Career Center supervisor, offers advice to job seekers on preparation, presentation and delivery to help students stand out from the crowd: CHECK YOUR FACTS “It’s important that...

Palestinian mother explains difficult life under Israeli rule

Laila Haddad, a Palestinian mom, author and activist speaks to students about the Gaza Strip and West Bank during ARC’s College Hour on March 22.

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

April 9, 2012

Presenting her side of an ongoing and controversial issue, Palestinian mother Laila El-Haddad spoke during college hour at American River College on March 20. Spending her childhood in Gaza City, El-Haddad said she watched as Israel took control of what she considers to be her homeland. The Palestinian...

Former state champion aims for 2012 Olympics

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

February 22, 2012

ARC's ex-track and field star Bracin Walker for upcoming Olympics and expects 'nothing less than gold' Former student and track and field star Bracin Walker trains for the Olympics on American River College soil. While being trained by his former ARC long jump coach Adrian Barr, Walker’s focus will...

Seasonal drinks: Which ones are worth the calories and cash?

Seasonal drinks: Which ones are worth the calories and cash?

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

November 30, 2011

The seasons have changed and our favorite stores are taking their approach on the holidays by dropping seasonal drinks. To fully embrace the holidays its important remind our pallets what time of year it is. Jamba Juice has already contributed two drinks for the holidays. In early October they released...

‘Couple’ classes: Should you study with your significant other?

'Couple' classes: Should you study with your significant other?

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

November 9, 2011

If you ever thought of what it would be like to take some classes with a friend or spouse, you may be surprised by what may come of it. With another person in the equation, you’ll see how your problems are now solved, making the old saying true; two heads are better than one. Charlene Rodrigues and...

Cutting coupons could help you save money

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

October 26, 2011

With the economy fluctuating every month and the bills piling up on our kitchen counters, many families and students are looking for a way to save money. And what better way to save than using our once beloved and now almost forgotten friend, the coupon. Where some may have seen it as a way to save a...

Fee hikes are on the horizon for community colleges

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

October 11, 2011

California community college students can all thank Gov. Jerry Brown for saving them from a January fee hike. By signing one bill, he is protecting students attending the system’s 112 community colleges. Sadly, this legislation will only delay the fee hike. A second bill gives active National Guardsmen...

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