The American River Current

ARC men’s basketball team is young but confident

Former ARC guard Jarvis Watkins takes a shot in last seasons game SJDC on Jan.27,2014. This season ARC is finding itslef lacking expeiernce and has had a bummpy start with a 4-6 record.

Johnnie Heard

December 9, 2015

The ARC men’s basketball team is lacking in experience, with some players not even having played in high school. But head coach Mark Giorgi feels that good chemistry between the players and a willingness to improve will be key to having a strong and productive season. ARC is currently 4-6 on the...

ARC students share coffee preferences

Pete's coffee and Tea is new to American River College campus this semester. The coffee shops have become such a habit in society today that they are popping up around every corner. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)

Johnnie Heard

December 9, 2015

The coffee shop business has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. People have been drinking coffee for centuries, but in recent years consumers have taken drinking coffee to whole new levels. It’s a morning ritual for some and a passing fancy for others. “I’m a coffee addict,” said ARC student A...

ARC women’s basketball team loaded with talent

American River College women's basketball head coach J.R. Matsunami addresses her team in practice on Dec. 2, 2015. ARC has started its season 6-1 after finishing 10-16 overall in the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)

Johnnie Heard

December 4, 2015

After getting off to an 0-7 start last season, American River College’s women’s basketball team has vastly improved to start the 2015-16 season 6-1 and expected to make a playoff appearance this season with a deeper and more skilled team. This team’s six wins already are more than the total o...

State community college chancellor to retire next year

State community college chancellor Brice Harris, who was the chancellor of the Los Rios district from 1996 to 2012, announced that he will retire from his state position in April 2016. (Photo courtesy of the California Community College system)

Johnnie Heard

December 2, 2015

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris, a former chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, announced that he is retiring in April. Harris joked that he “failed” at retirement last time — he was only retired for about a month in 2012 — and plans on spending time...

Last-second hail mary dims ARC’s playoff hopes

American River College linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk performs an open field tackle on Butte wide receiver Miles Fishback. Kunaszyk led the team in tackles with 15 in the 27-24 loss to Butte on Nov. 7, 2015. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Johnnie Heard

November 9, 2015

Butte College backup quarterback Taylor King threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Fishback as time expired lifting Butte to a 27-24 win over American River College Saturday in a game with playoff implications. Butte took possession with 14.9 seconds left and ran two plays, the fi...

Opinion: GUNited States of America

The shootings at Sacramento City College and Umpqua Community College should cause Americans to examine the relevance of the second amendment in the 21st century. (file photo)

Johnnie Heard

November 2, 2015

The September shooting at Sacramento City College and the recent Umpqua Community College have reminded us of a stark reality in the U.S. Someone gets angry, guns are everywhere, now someone is dead. Gun violence in this country is out of control and has been for a long time. There are more guns in thi...

ARC shuts down Sacramento City College with a 3-0 win

Midfielder Gabby Krewer passes the ball to a teammate in her game against Sacramento City College. The American River College women's soccer team defeated Sac City 3-0. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Johnnie Heard

October 27, 2015

American River College’s midfielder Natalie Silcox was the star of ARC’s 3-0 win over Sacramento City College scoring two of ARC’s three goals. ARC’s first goal came in the first half  by midfielder Natalie Silcox, a shot that just missed the fingertips of the SCC goalkeeper. Silcox ended...

Opinion: “Lives” Movement Paints a Different Picture

The notion that black lives matter more than any other life is incorrect, but the rate of violent deaths of black men living in the United States is appalling. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black men die of homicide at a rate higher than people of any other race. (Photo illustration by Kameron Schmid)

Johnnie Heard

October 20, 2015

In the wake of the recent "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" debate, it is time to discuss this very divisive issue. As have most African-American men, I have been directly affected by police brutality, or let’s just say bad policing. Racial profiling and police brutality go largely unchecked in ur...

ARC volleyball defeats San Joaquin Delta College

American River College outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer (10) celebrates during ARC's 3-2 win over San Joaquin Delta College. Meyer finished the game with 22 points and ARC extended to eight games. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Johnnie Heard

October 13, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team defeated San Joaquin Delta College at home by a score of 3-2. The game came down to the fifth and final set, in which ARC edged SJDC 15-13. Playing without MB/OPP Erianna Williams, ARC was able to offset Williams' absence with outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer...

Former NFL cornerback leads ARC’s defensive backs

Coach Wheeler walks onto the field during a time out during American River College's 42-10 loss to College of San Mateo on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Johnnie Heard

October 12, 2015

Former NFL corner Damen Wheeler has become quite accustomed to the defensive backfield he coaches at American River College. Wheeler was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Chargers in 2000, but did not survive the team’s final roster cuts for that season and did not play a down for San...

ARC men’s soccer looking for its first win against Napa Valley College

A soccer player from ARC and a player from Feather River College clash as they fight for the possession of the ball in ARC's season opening loss to Feather River College. ARC dominated possession, but couldn't find the back of the net, losing 1-0. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Johnnie Heard

September 17, 2015

American River College’s men’s soccer team is still looking for its first win of the 2015 season against 3-1-1 Napa Valley College, a team that is coming off a 1-1 tie against Ohlone College. “From what I heard they have been doing pretty good,” said freshman center back Roberto Rodriguez...

ARC women’s soccer team defeats Yuba College 2-0 on water soaked field at ARC

Over-testing of one of the two wells on the American River College campus left the field for the ARC women soccer team's game against Yuba college on  Sept. 11 soaked with water. Testing is required as a part of  building the new well. (Photo by Matthew Wilke)

Johnnie Heard

September 11, 2015

Poor field conditions didn’t deter American River College’s women’s soccer team in its 2-0 win against Yuba College, resulting in the team’s second consecutive shut out. Several pockets of water were spread out throughout the field, making for a slippery play surface. The condition of the...

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