The American River Current

Somalian refugee becomes esteemed ARC staff member

Director of the Student Services Resources Center, Faryal Said, sits on a bench outside of the Student Services building at American River College on Mar. 14, 2016.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 15, 2016

A Somalian refugee immigrated to the United States in 1998 after eight years of civil war, leaving her children behind so she could apply for asylum before becoming a student and then a staff member at American River College. After fleeing a war zone 18 years ago, Faryal Said won an award for staff ex...

Sacramento Regional Transit board passes fare hikes

American River College senator Laurie Jones holds up a sign that reads 'Human Rights Matter' during a Sacramento Regional Transit board meeting Monday. The RT board approved a 10% fare increase for July 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

March 15, 2016

Update, Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:16 p.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named Roberto Garner as Roberto Gardner.  Sacramento Regional Transit amended and passed a proposal raising fares at a board meeting Monday night after public outcry against the fare hikes. Those protesting the hik...

Reception for pop culture artist held at Kaneko Gallery

Inoa Spyres (left) and Salina Herrera-Spyres (right) observe art by Kathy Aoki at the James Kaneko Gallery on March 3, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 7, 2016

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College welcomed artist Kathy Aoki for an artist reception on Thursday. Aoki, whose art is in permanent collections in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard University art museums, and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, is known for her inc...

ARC students, faculty lobby to legislators at state capitol

American River College representative Eugenia Torres (left) speaks with California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd in his office at the capitol in Sacramento, California on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The delegation from ARC lobbied for a bill that would fund mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 3, 2016

A delegation of American River College students and faculty lobbied for the passing of Assembly Bill 2017 at the state capitol on Monday afternoon. AB 2017, if passed, would create funding streams to allow public California colleges to invest in mental health services on campus. AB 2017 will be...

ARC representatives lobby for mental health services while attending legislative advocacy conference

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges executive director Jonathan Lightman delivers the keynote speech at the FACCC conference in Sacramento, California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2016. The delegation from American River College attended with the purpose of lobbying for mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 2, 2016

Learning different ways to lobby for campus-impacting legislation was the focus for students and faculty from American River College that attended the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) annual advocacy and policy conference Sunday. ARC was represented by psychology professo...

California public college mental health bill announced

Sacramento City College professor Belinda Lum (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Assembly Bill 2017 at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California on Feb. 25, 2016 as former California State Senator Darrell Steinberg (right) and California State Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (center) watch. The bill will help fund mental health services on community college campuses across the state. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

February 29, 2016

Assembly Bill 2017, a new California bill which would create funding streams for mental health services at public California colleges, was announced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty at a press conference Thursday. The bill will be lobbied to lawmakers by American River College’s Life is Worth the Wa...

Senate passes campus safety bill, discusses RT fares at meeting

Student Senate President David Hylton II talks about potential themes for the upcoming Club Day  at Thursday's Senate meeting. Club Day will be on March 17. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

February 26, 2016

A campus safety resolution, the cancellation of March in March and a resolution against the proposed raise of Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) fares were among the topics discussed at the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting Thursday. The resolution for safety prioritization pas...

Art-O-matic raises money for James Kaneko Gallery

Abbey Cocreham demonstrates use of the Art-O-Matic art dispenser at the Kaneko Gallery at American River College in Sacramento, California on Feb. 18. The Art-O-Matic reopened this semester to raise money for the gallery. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

February 24, 2016

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College has installed a refurbished cigarette machine that now dispenses art to raise money for gallery costs. The machine, dubbed the Art-O-Matic, originally sat in the art department’s administrative office but opened to the public this semester as a part ...

ARC Foundation scholarships deadline approaches

Amirah Arabi (left), Aminah Arabi (center), and Matthew Spencer (right) study together at the Student Center on the American River College campus in Sacramento, California on Feb.9, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

February 10, 2016

[email protected] The American River College Foundation began accepting applications for its annual scholarships on Jan. 25 and will close applications on March 4. This year, the foundation is offering 162 scholarships, ranging from $100 to $2,000 and totaling over $200,000. “Suppo...

ARC club to take mental health legislation to the capitol

Life is Worth the Walk faculty adviser Peg Scott addresses club members at the first club meeting of the semester. The club will be taking legislature on mental health issues at schools to the California Capitol.
(Photo by Timon Barkley)

Hannah Darden

February 9, 2016

American River College’s Life is Worth The Walk Club is taking the fight for increased mental health services on community college campuses to the California Capitol. The club, which brings mental health resources to ARC’s campus, met Thursday to discuss its trip to the Faculty Association of...

ARC’s Kaneko Gallery opens ‘Paint and Bristle’ exhibition

An American River College student looks at the work of Jack Ogden on display at the James Kaneko Gallery at ARC. The display is up form Jan. 14 to Feb. 10.
(Photo by Timon Barkley)

Hannah Darden

January 30, 2016

American River College’s James Kaneko Art Gallery opened a new exhibition, “Paint and Bristle,” on Jan. 14 and began its spring semester with a solid and vibrant collection by painter Jack Ogden, a retired Sacramento State University professor. The collection runs until Feb. 10, and the Kaneko Gallery will h...

Kaneko Gallery holds artist reception for painter Jack Ogden

Students attend the Kaneko Gallery reception featuring Jack Ogden and his artwork on Thursday, which is on display at American River College in from Jan. 14 through Feb. 10. (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Hannah Darden

January 30, 2016

Students, faculty, and visitors packed American River College’s James Kaneko Gallery Thursday night as celebrated local artist Jack Ogden visited his current exhibition, “Paint and Bristle.” “Paint and Bristle” has been on display at the Kaneko since Jan. 14 and will run through Feb. 10. ...

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