The American River Current

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

Psychology major Fatimah Ahmadi is an Afghan student at American River College. Ahmadi says she wants the role of Afghan women in Afghanistan to be in the public sphere. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

May 9, 2019

On Sept. 21, Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo appointed United States diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Since then, Khalilzad met the Taliban several times in Qatar to discuss the end of America’s and Afghanistan’s 17-year long war. One of the mo...

ARC elects first Muslim woman ASB Senate President

Aesha Abduljabbar answers questions about student ID cards while working as a SAGE student ambassador in the Center for Leadership and Development at American River College on April 30, 2019. Abduljabbar was recently elected the first Muslim woman Associated Student Body Student Senate President at ARC. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

May 2, 2019

Aesha Abduljabbar was recently elected the first Muslim woman American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate President, with 226 votes in the 2019 student elections. On April 9 and 10, students voted for candidates for both Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) positions on...

ASB talks on oath event

American River College Associated Student Body  vice president Juan Melesio supervises the ASB meeting on April 12, 2019 in the Student Center. ASB members discussed new summer program courses, updated student election results, and assigned a committee to help the transition for the current board. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

April 30, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body met on April 12 to discuss new summer program courses, election results and to assign a committee to help transition new ASB board members into the current office on May 9. The meeting started under the supervision of ASB Vice President Juan Meles...

ARC baseball falls to San Joaquin Delta, 11-2

American River College outfielder Ian McIsaac runs to third base off a hit. ARC lost to San Joaquin Delta College 11-2 at ARC on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

April 30, 2019

The American River College baseball team suffered its third consecutive loss, 11-2 to San Joaquin Delta College on April 12. According to players and coaches there are some areas that the team should improve on for future games. ARC started off with a good defensive front, but failed to keep the score ...

Candidates share their goals before ASB election

Aesha Abdul Jabbar, a biology major, delivers a speech about why students should vote for her to be Associate Student Body president during a forum on the upcoming election in the Hub on April 2, 2019. Students can vote online through eServices from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on April 9 and 10. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

April 9, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body hosted a candidate forum in the Hub on April 2 to give the new candidates who are running for Student Senate and Club and Events Board positions the opportunity to share their programs with students. The 12 candidates sat in a line in front of the student audience...

Journalists are the victims of political leaders’ games

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi high officials while criticizing the current government on Oct. 2, 2018. Journalists bring the truth to the people while becoming the victims of political leaders’ games. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

March 21, 2019

On Nov. 20, President Donald Trump shared his views on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by releasing a statement; but his integrity and beliefs on the freedom of press remain in question after he confirmed that he will continue to work with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), instead of co...

Engineering Club to compete after 30 years

Jesbaam Sanchez, a mechanical engineering major and secretary of the engineering club, test drives one of the vehicles they will be entering in the contest, on March 1 at American River College. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

March 15, 2019

On Fridays the Engineering Club members come together to work on one of their most important projects. The members circle the three-wheeled human-powered vehicle, while one member gets ready to test drive and another member helps him fasten his seat belt. The American River College Engineering Club...

Study abroad program offers enriching opportunities

Behavioral and social sciences professor Bill Wrightson gives a presentation about the study abroad program to Florence, Italy during a college hour at American River College on Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

March 6, 2019

The Los Rios Study Abroad Program at American River College held a presentation to explain the classes, requirements and trip information to interested students applying for the summer and fall semesters to Barcelona, Florence and London on Feb. 7 in Raef Hall. The program was presented by three professor...

American River women’s tennis crushes Folsom Lake, 9-0

American River women’s tennis player, Abby Garcia serves the ball on Feb. 19 at Folsom Lake College. ARC beat FLC, 9-0. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

March 6, 2019

American River College women’s tennis team recorded its first spring season win by defeating Folsom Lake College 9-0 at FLC on Feb. 19. The game opened with six single players, where ARC kept the high scores. Steven Dunmore, head coach, led the team. He said the players’ performances were ...

Uber driving is a flexible option for students

Zabihullah Hashimi poses in front of his car he drives for Uber in a parking lot at American River College on Feb. 20, 2019. Hashimi is a computer science major who is a full-time student at ARC. (Photo By Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

February 26, 2019

Many students must take odd jobs to support themselves, and for two American River College students, that means driving 100 miles to San Francisco three days a week to reach their educational goals by driving Uber. Zabihullah Hashimi is full-time student majoring in computer science at ARC. When he is n...

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