The American River Current

Women’s soccer wins 3-2 nail biter in final game

Savannah Tijerino-Santos dribbles past a Santa Rosa player on Nov. 9 at American River College soccer stadium. ARC beat Santa Rosa 3-2 on the final game of the season. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Imani Smith

November 29, 2018

The American River College women’s soccer team won its final game of the season on Nov. 9, with a score of 3-2, in a close match against Santa Rosa College, leaving them with a final season record of 5-13-2. Head coach Paul Arellanes said that although this season has come with its ups and downs, he is ...

“Beautiful Boy” chronicles the pain of drug addiction

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy. Film still photograph courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Imani Smith

November 26, 2018

Based on a true story, director Felix van Groeningen’s powerful film “Beautiful Boy” follows a teenage boy suffering from a crystal meth addiction. Although the film, released in Sacramento last month, is centered around Nic’s struggle with illness and addiction, there is an overarching t...

Cheaper fitness options for college students

Students should consider more affordable fitness options aside from costly gyms. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 8, 2018

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a consistent workout plan in college can be challenging; gym costs don’t make this any easier. Most gym memberships cost anywhere from $30 to $360 a month and for most college students, those numbers are far too high to keep up with. Sofia Brodskaya, a biolo...

Transferring may not be as easy you think

Students who are transferring out of American River College can visit the Transfer Center, located in the Counseling Center for assistance and information about the transferring process. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 1, 2018

As transfer season falls upon American River College, many students will consider all of their campus options. Although transferring to a new college can be a highly rewarding and exciting time in a student’s life, it can also be stressful. I’m currently in the midst of transferring out of ARC and I ha...

Vote like your life depends on it

Democrats and Republicans will face off this Nov. 6, make sure to have your voice heard by voting in the midterm elections. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Imani Smith

October 25, 2018

The upcoming midterm election is Nov. 6.  Regardless of which side your views align with, we can all agree on the importance of casting a vote. This year millions of young people, me included, are finally 18 and able to vote. I am also an African-American woman and voting is a way to let my voic...

ARC Theater’s ‘West Side Story’ triumphs

Photo courtesy of the American River College Theater Department.

Imani Smith

October 17, 2018

The provocative showing of “West Side Story” opened at American River College on Friday. The production showcased many musical numbers as well as intense dance breaks. Usually, the first time an ensemble performs in front of an audience many things can go wrong. The adrenal rush combined with t...

STEM club encourages women in the field

Natasha Skidmore chemistry major and Women in STEM or science, technology, engineering and math, club president, poses in front of the Women in STEM banner in the STEM Center at American River College on Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

October 15, 2018

The smell of pizza and desserts filled the room as students and professors gathered in the American River College STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, building center for the first Women in STEM club meeting Sept. 28. According to chemistry major and club president, Natasha Skidmor...

ARC’s STEM club challenges the field as a male dominated norm

Students in the Women In STEM club during their 
bi-weekly meeting.

Imani Smith

October 11, 2018

The smell of pizza and desserts filled the room as students and professors gathered in the American River College STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, building center for the first Women in STEM club meeting Sept. 28. According to chemistry major and club president, Natasha Skidmor...

Diversity does not equal inclusion

Students hangout at the Hub in the Student Center at American River College on Sept. 25, 2018. Even though ARC is a diverse campus, the campus could be more inclusive to its marginalized students. (Photo by Imani Smith)

Imani Smith

October 1, 2018

American River College is undoubtedly a diverse campus. There are students here from all around the world, students with disabilities, and students who are a part of the LGBTQ community. However, there are steps that ARC could take to become a more inclusive campus. An inclusive campus can make or break a stud...

Students can earn class credits in other countries

Students have the opportunity to take their studies abroad to Florence, Italy and London, England. (Photo illustration by Tracy Holmes)

Imani Smith

September 23, 2018

American River College’s study abroad program is now accepting applications for the 2019 spring semester trip to Florence, Italy. According to those who have participated in the program, studying abroad can be highly rewarding for college students looking to earn class credits while gaining new e...

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