The American River Current

ARC to reward designs for new STEM building

Art students will have a chance to submit their designs that will be displayed as a part of the new Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics building. The contest deadline is Aug. 2, 2019. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Imani Smith

May 8, 2019

The Permanent Art Collection Committee at American River College, or PAC, is looking for three designs to be displayed throughout the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) building, which has been under construction since 2018. PAC selects art to be displayed throughout ARC’s campus. F...

Future looks bright for freshman defensive lineman

Freshman defensive lineman T.J Pesefea played just nine games for American River College while completing his goal to play one year at a community college and transfer to a Division I school. (Photo courtesy of T.J Pesefea)

Imani Smith

May 8, 2019

For many community college athletes, transferring out of American River College after only one year is a goal that can be difficult to reach. It’s reality, however, for football player, Tautala Pesefea — or ‘TJ’ for short. As a 6-foot-4 defensive lineman out of Foothill High School graduating in...

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College students, myself included, are usually on a tight budget and buying expensive clothes does not fit in...

ARC theater department enters the world of “The Twilight Zone”

The American River College theater department will bring a live production of

Imani Smith

February 28, 2019

The eerie and thought-provoking television series “The Twilight Zone” will come to the American River College main stage on March 1, by way of director Jason Long. The classic television series, created in the 1950s by Rod Serling, features episodes in various genres, including fantasy, scien...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records

American River College offers students the opportunity to expunge their criminal records through multiple free clinics on campus. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Imani Smith

February 26, 2019

American River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this semester. The next clinic will be held March 9. The free clinics will allow those convicted of certain felonies and misdemeanors, which can be a roadblo...

College should be more about growth

College students can feel pressured from the school to choose a career rather than finding their passions. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 13, 2018

A college education was not always viewed as just job training. At one point, going to college was also considered a time for self exploration and academic growth. Over the years, the focus in college has become more about a student’s career after college as opposed to now, focusing on the development of...

Title IX rule will change how colleges handle sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new Title IX rule will change the definition of sexual assault and how colleges handle cases on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 12, 2018

On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a controversial new rule to overhaul how college campuses can address sexual misconduct and assault complaints, changing the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment on campus and enforcing “due process” rights for accused students. ...

Relevant skills workshop helps improve students resumes

Michael Robinson from the American River College Career and Pathways Support Services Center hosts a resume and career oriented workshop for students on Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 12, 2018

American River College’s Career and Pathways Support Services office hosted a resume building workshop on Nov. 29 for students seeking to strengthen their current resumes. Michael Robinson, a student personnel assistant, led the short but informal presentation that teaches students the importan...

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