The American River Current

Church panel discusses importance of ministry in the Black Lives Matter era

Pastor Arthur Jenkins III gets passionate as he talks about the church’s role in the Black Lives Matter era, during the Faith Covenant Community Church’s panel at American River College on Sunday. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

October 18, 2016

The story of Linda Marie Anderson finds a Sacramento woman bloodied and beaten by police, unaware of why she was assaulted and arrested. It echoes eerily similar to the stories of many black Americans across the country. Four years later, Anderson’s search for a way to tell her story and facilitate ...

Supporters stand through 100 degree heat to hear Hillary Clinton speak

Attendees pack the North Gym at Sacramento City College to hear Hillary Clinton speak at her rally in Sacramento on Sunday.
(Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Jordan Schauberger

June 5, 2016

The blistering heat didn’t stop the line of hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters as they waited to waited for the Democratic front runner to speak in Sacramento on Sunday. The line started forming around 7:45 a.m. with some attendees driving over six hours to see the former first lady. Amon...

SummerWords welcomes Urrea for keynote speech

Author Luis Alberto Urrea speaks the the crowd at American River College during his keynote speech at SummerWords.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

June 5, 2016

Bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea gave the keynote speech at American River College’s SummerWords creative writing festival last Saturday, sharing anecdotes from his life before reciting a story entirely from memory. ARC English professor Michael Spurgeon introduced Urrea, and said that the...

The expected clash between protesters and supporters took place at Trump’s Sacramento rally

Protester Evan Sandlin shouts at Donald Trump supporters as they file into the presidential hopeful's rally in Sacramento.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

June 2, 2016

As has become the norm at Donald Trump rallies, protesters made their presence felt outside of the rally in Sacramento. Signs of “deport Trump” and “Trump is racist, sexist and bigoted” were up close to the long line of those trying to see Trump speak. American River College student Len...

Trump lays out key points during his speech in Sacramento

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump points to members of the audience during his rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen

June 2, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen With the blazing sun in the eyes of the crowd, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stepped off his plane Wednesday to give a speech to a crowd in Sacramento on his plans to “make America great again.” Trump didn’t venture far, la...

Supporters line up in the heat to hear Tump speak

A Donald Trump supporter holds up a sign reading

Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen

June 2, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen Thousands of Donald Trump supporters waited in the heat to hear the presumptive Republican presidential nominee speak at his rally in Sacramento on Wednesday. The first attendees started lining up at 8:30 a.m. and Rico Jimenez, drove over seven hours from Orange County to...

DA will not file rape charge in sextortion case

Actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel (standing right) rehearsing for ARC's production of Young Frankenstein. Hirtzel was found guilty on four counts relating to sexual extortion and will be sentenced on August 2. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

May 24, 2016

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s office will not file a rape charge against former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel. During Hirtzel’s last court appearance, James Wax, deputy district attorney in the cyber crimes unit, said that an additional accuser came forward between court dates ...

SMUD partners with ARC for solar car race

A high school student at puts the finishing touches on his solar car at SMUD solar  car competition on May 6.

Jordan Schauberger

May 11, 2016

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) hosted its twelfth annual solar car race for local high school students at American River College on Friday. The event is a partnership between SMUD, ARC and the Solar Schoolhouse Project that focuses on education pieces centered around the science, te...

An ARC student attended Bernie Sanders rally with ‘Muslims for Bernie’ group

American River College students Omar Mahmi (left) and Tulaib Zafir (right) hold up a 'Muslims for Bernie' sign at the Bernie Sanders in Sacramento. Zafir said, 'Bernie is our only hope.'
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

May 9, 2016

This election cycle, apparent Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made numerous headlines for his proposed ban on Muslims from the United States. “Muslims for Bernie,” a group made up of members of the Sacramento Muslim community, came out to the Bernie Sanders rally today to push bac...

Supporters line up early for Sanders’s rally

One of the many signs brought to the Sacramento Bernie Sanders rally hangs along a fence in front of the line forming at Bonney Field in Cal Expo. The line started forming around 8 a.m. and the doors open at 5 p.m. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Jordan Schauberger

May 9, 2016

A previous version of the photo caption incorrectly labeled Bonney Field as Bonnie Field. The caption has been updated to reflect the correct spelling. By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen A “not for sale” chant could be heard amongst the hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters lining up at Cal E...

Review: ‘Civil War’ sets bar for the new generation of superhero films

Review: ‘Civil War’ sets bar for the new generation of superhero films

Jordan Schauberger

May 5, 2016

The best hero is the one we can see in the mirror. That’s what the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been able to understand and its newest iteration, “Captain America: Civil War,” encompasses this idea perfectly. During the “golden age” of comic books, the United States was in the midst of W...

Finding asylum: Kenyan refugee opens up about her journey from Africa to the US

Edna Simbi stands with her friend Juan Pablo Celis Garcia at the United Nations. Simbi, a former ARC student, came to the U.S. on asylum in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Edna Simbi)

Jordan Schauberger

May 3, 2016

In 2007, Edna Simbi was running for her life.  Now, almost nine years later, the former American River College student remembers the journey that took her from escaping cultural practices in Kenya, such as wife inheritance and female genital mutilation, to working in the office of the attorney gene...

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