The American River Current

ARC water polo team wins Big 8 for first time

The men's water polo team celebrates their win of the Big 8 Conference Championship on November 1, 2018, at American River College. (Photo courtesy of Daria Atraseva)

Itzin Alpizar

December 14, 2018

The American River College men’s water polo team won the Big 8 Conference tournament for the first time in the team’s history, going undefeated in conference play and closing out a successful season for 2018. Josh Ford, the team’s sophomore center defender, said that there were a lot of “f...

Update: Campus closures cause ripple effect across Los Rios

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Itzin Alpizar, Jennah Booth, and Tracy Holmes

December 13, 2018

American River College re-opened Nov. 26 after the Los Rios Community College District issued a week and a half closure due to the hazardous air quality conditions in Sacramento. Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Nov. 14 that classes across all Los Rios...

Beavers drop final home game of the season to FLC, 2-0

American River College player Santiago Moreno fights to trap the ball from a Folsom Lake College player at a home game on Nov. 6, 2018. ARC lost to FLC, 2-0.  (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Itzin Alpizar

November 29, 2018

The American River College men’s soccer team lost against Folsom Lake College, 2-0, in a Big 8 Conference home game on Nov. 6 moving the team to 5-12-3 in the season. FLC’s offense dominated the first half with multiple shots on target that Beavers goalkeeper, Christopher Sampo stopped several t...

Trump does not own your citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to challenge the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order to take away birthright citizenship. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Itzin Alpizar

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump created another wave of fear over the shoulders of the immigrant community when he said would sign an executive order to take away the birthright citizenship of people born in the United States who are children of noncitizens and undocumented parents. In an interview wit...

Human Trafficking: Modern slavery in California

California leads the nation with cases of human trafficking in 2018. Everyone is at risk regardless of background, sex, age or race. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Itzin Alpizar

November 14, 2018

At 18 and 19 years old, a couple struggled to find work in Boston. One day they found a Craigslist ad for work in Sacramento. They called the number and a man offered them an opportunity they couldn't resist. The man added that if they didn't like the job, he would get them tickets back to Boston. ...

The Current’s ballot guide to the 2018 elections

Registered voters can mail in their ballots by Oct. 30 or vote in person on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Itzin Alpizar

October 25, 2018

There are less than two weeks before the California general elections and American River College students have an opportunity to make a statement about important subjects, including what happens with taxes, housing and educational programs. Not voting on these elections will leave the choice of which ...

Student journalists are not the enemy

Co-managing editors Alexus Hurtado and Hannah Yates work on articles in the Current’s newsroom on Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

October 17, 2018

The Current is the American River College’s student run publication that gives voice to the student’ concerns on topics of interest, news, events, and services on campus. The publication wouldn’t be possible without the journalism students that work to provide trustworthy relevant information, which req...

Gourmet etiquette and happy wallets; Oak Cafe reopens

The kitchen and back of the house of the Oak Cafe restaurant on opening day on Sept. 19, 2018. The Oak Cafe restaurant is located inside the culinary arts building at American River College and consists of dozens of students enrolled in the Dining Room and Management class and culinary arts classes who will have real-world experience running a restaurant (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

October 4, 2018

With roasted salmon in rose butter and oven roasted peaches with honey lavender ice cream and almond crumbles, the American River College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program opened the doors of its four-star restaurant and famous bakery, the Oak Cafe, on Sept. 19 to offer a full package expe...

The student voice of American River College since 1955