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Man arrested by campus police

Officer Frank Smith arrests a man outside of Business 123 around 1 pm on Monday Nov. 25.

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 25, 2013

Reporters for The Current observed campus police arresting a man outside of Business 123 early this afternoon. Officer F. Smith walked the handcuffed man to a patrol car after police looked through the four bags that were pulled out of the classroom along with the detainee. Police referred reporters...

Update: American River College Student President detained by police, not allowed back on campus

Update: American River College Student President detained by police, not allowed back on campus

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 12, 2013

Los Rios police officers would not allow American River College  Associated Student Body acting President Jorge Riley back onto campus without administration approval the day after he was detained and ticketed for public intoxication Wednesday. In a phone interview, Riley spoke with The Current about...

Acting ARC Student President detained by police, not allowed back on campus

Acting ARC Student President detained by police, not allowed back on campus

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 7, 2013

(Last update on Nov. 7 at 9:19 pm)   American River College acting Associated Student Body President Jorge Riley was detained by police and ticketed for public intoxication yesterday. In a phone interview, Riley spoke with The Current about the detainment, claiming the police were making...

Shaken and stirred

Shaken and stirred

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 7, 2013

Nibiru still hasn't struck us and the Reptilians have yet to pour from a hollow Earth to take over with Illuminati help. But don't be sad, conspiracy theorists. You were right about the whole, crazy Big Brother thing. As a kid I was a huge fan of James Bond. When I think of a spy, Sean Connery’s...

What does the Fawkes say?

What does the Fawkes say?

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 24, 2013

I feel like I should wear my tinfoil hat before I start this column. It is, after all, one of my favorite hats to wear. My love of a good conspiracy is what first brought the "hacktivist" group Anonymous to my attention. Anonymous loves its “V for Vendetta"-inspired Guy Fawkes mask and, in line...

Update: Student in classroom wrestling match speaks

Professor Geoffrey Stockdale sits down with Tom DuHain of KCRA 3 to discuss the impromptu westling demonstration that occurred in his classroom the night of Oct. 14. (Photo by Alisha Kirby)

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 17, 2013

A student involved in the wrestling demonstration that took place in Professor Geoffrey Stockdale’s Interpersonal Communication classroom at American River College on Monday, spoke to The Current regarding his feelings on the situation. “There was no altercation,” Kevin Messing, the student p...

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 17, 2013

Democrats and Republicans will always bicker. Compromises between the differing ideologies of both parties are supposed to ensure balance in our government. But issues such as the federal shutdown can happen in this system when neither side wants to talk. The latest standoff between the donkeys and...

To Congress: Are you essential?

To Congress: Are you essential?

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 10, 2013

The government of the United States is closed, and the whimpering dog that is Congress with a 10 percent approval rating has closed it due to ideological differences. Conservative Republicans, because of far right influences, have chosen to take a stance on Obamacare, and in doing so have frozen the...

ASB passes bylaws.

ASB passes bylaws.

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 3, 2013

The American River College Associated Student Body passed bylaws at the ASB meeting today. Sam Elliot and Laurie Jones voted for the bylaws, Timothy Lipuma voted against and Jeremy Diefenbacher abstained from the vote. Confusion followed for a moment as the ASB members and adviser looked through the...

Kholer Creek a hidden gem

Faculty member Jonathan Long laying out rebar for measuring the progress of the renovation. Photo by Zach Tierney

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 1, 2013

Ecological groups work to preserve the nature area behind American River College The cross-country team, the dog walkers, the neighborhood residents, the California Conservation Corps and the homeless all have something in common; a beautiful slice of land behind American River College. Most students...

Discord strikes ASB

Illustration by Adnan Ramic

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 1, 2013

Student senate at a standstill The Government of the United States of America is built on the ideal of unite or die. The Associated Student Body Student Senate is modeled after the same tenets as is the US Senate. As the voice of the students and as a legal body, ASB has a big job to fill on campu...

Entitled to eat

Entitled to eat

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

September 27, 2013

Entitlements; a dirty word in many circles. Welfare; the burr so many GOP hate. But with the generalizations the far right make about those accessing the system, is it really surprising they feel this way about entitlements? The house vote to cut food stamp access for millions of Americans seemed...

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