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Honor society, Muslim Student Association partner to help refugees

Honor society, Muslim Student Association partner to help refugees

Hannah Darden

November 28, 2016

The Phi Theta Kappa honor society has partnered with the Muslim Student Association at ARC to create “Welcoming Arms,” a support project providing care packages and clothing kits for Syrian refugee families in San Diego. The students are working with the Syrian Community Network in San Diego to...

Beaver Bookstore vandalized

Beaver Bookstore vandalized

Hannah Darden

November 28, 2016

The Beaver bookstore was vandalized Friday, according to bookstore employees and the Los Rios Police Department crime logs. The bookstore’s glass front door appears to have been shattered, and has been replaced by a plank of wood. There was no information available to the Current regarding ...

Opinion: Girl power – the women of ARC earned their positions

Opinion: Girl power – the women of ARC earned their positions

Hannah Darden

November 3, 2016

In various quiet spots around campus over the course of two days, I sat with four women and talked about intersectionality, the seeming impossibility of student involvement at ARC and the daunting nature of power. These conversations all had one thing in common - we were all women in high-ranking studen...

Stories on Stage brings student literature to the Sacramento community

Stories on Stage brings student literature to the Sacramento community

Hannah Darden

October 3, 2016

The Verge Center for the Arts in downtown Sacramento was standing-room only on Friday night as students, professors and members of the community gathered for the Stories on Stage Los Rios night. Local actors Jessica Laskey and Pano Roditis did live readings of four stories, each chosen from the ...

Governor vetoes college mental health bill

Governor vetoes college mental health bill

Hannah Darden

September 26, 2016

Assembly Bill 2017, which was written to create a funding stream for California community college mental health programs, was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 24. It passed unanimously in both the California State Assembly and Senate during this year’s legislative session, and was sent to t...

Sacramento reading series to host Los Rios Night

Sacramento reading series to host Los Rios Night

Hannah Darden

September 15, 2016

Sacramento’s monthly Stories on Stage event will be hosting a Los Rios night on Sept. 30, featuring four of the best works from each Los Rios college’s literary magazine. Local actors Jessica Laskey and Angel Rodriguez will be reading fiction by Los Rios students from American River College, C...

California passes community college legislation

California passes community college legislation

Hannah Darden

September 13, 2016

The California State Legislature ended their 2016 general session on Aug. 31, and several new bills were passed that affect community colleges statewide, along with an updated state budget that raises funding to community colleges. Several of the Assembly and Senate bills passed will directly impa...

Hirtzel found guilty of four counts in sextortion case

Hirtzel found guilty of four counts in sextortion case

Hannah Darden

June 14, 2016

Former American River College student Christian Brian Hirtzel was found guilty of four felony counts today as part of a plea bargain between his attorney and the Sacramento District Attorney’s office. Hirtzel plead no contest to one count of extortion, one count of communication with a minor wit...

Last days of conference on race bring music, faculty voice

Last days of conference on race bring music, faculty voice

Hannah Darden

June 13, 2016

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education was held in San Francisco May 31 to June 4, and the final three days of the conference gave American River College staff and faculty a voice through workshops and panels. June 2, the conference hosted more than 50 workshops, panels and...

NCORE welcomes students, faculty to annual conference on race

NCORE welcomes students, faculty to annual conference on race

Hannah Darden

June 13, 2016

Star-studded keynote speeches, three-hour panel discussions, a concert and a seemingly endless schedule of workshops awaited attendees of this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, which took place in San Francisco last week. The first two days of the conference, May...

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Hannah Darden

June 6, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California today. The rally was attended by thousands of supporters who waited in a long line outside the event, but only a few hundred were allowed inside the college’s gymnasium, ...

Faculty readings kick off the first day of SummerWords

Faculty readings kick off the first day of SummerWords

Jordan Schauberger and Hannah Darden

May 27, 2016

By Hannah Darden and Jordan Schauberger The annual SummerWords creative writing festival kicked off its fifth year with featured faculty writers Christian Kiefer, Lois Ann Abraham and Cathy Arellano reading from their published or upcoming work at American River College on Thursday. The festiv...

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