The American River Current

Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be performing in this years American Choral Directors Association

(From left to right) ARC students  Diana Campos, Chelsea Farnworth, Erick Guerrero, Stephen Greenwood, Julian Cunningham, Megan Ugarte and Lahre Shiflet. ARC's vocal jazz ensemble pose at a photo shoot preparing for their performance at the American Choral Director's Association Feb. 25th-28th conference.

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

February 20, 2015

American River College’s Jazz Ensemble is currently preparing for their upcoming performance at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2015 national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 25. The event will go through Feb. 28.  The ACDA is a music-based organization whose objective is t...

Opinion: Professors must get their students more engaged

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

February 17, 2015

If students are supposed to represent the future leaders of tomorrow, they must be more actively engaged in their class discussions and lectures while attending college. Students become accustomed to a typical format of lecture, notes, and tests while in high school, and this format is no longer feasible...

Wi-Fi at ARC has become troublesome

Wi-Fi at ARC has become troublesome

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

February 10, 2015

Students have been experiencing issues connecting to the Wi-Fi at American River College in specific locations. The areas experiencing the largest connectivity issues are Davies Hall and the Liberal Arts and Administration buildings. The portable village and the library also have minor connectivity...

Ceramics department sells unique art at ARC in time for holidays

Ceramics department sells unique art at ARC in time for holidays

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

December 11, 2014

Masks, vases, bowls and other ceramic works of a unique variety only appear at American River College’s ceramic department’s “X-Sale,” held by art classes 390 and 391. This sale takes place at the end of every semester so money can be raised for the ceramic department. The ceramics being...

Vocal jazz warms up ARC at winter concert

Vocal jazz warms up ARC at winter concert

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

December 11, 2014

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Choir and Jazz Vocal Soloists put on a spectacular performance at their winter concert event Wednesday. Director Arthur LaPierre, an ARC music professor, introduced the choir as the stage was being set up. The choir got the audience going with their performances...

ARC hosts Winter Sale

ARC hosts Winter Sale

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

December 4, 2014

A market was held inside the American River College student center Thursday that sold items such as jewelry, belts, bags, and wallets. David Hewgill, owner of a kettle corn business, has been selling his wares at ARC and other community colleges since his business began in 2003. “Usually when...

ARC volleyball wins the first round of the playoff games

ARC volleyball wins the first round of the playoff games

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

November 27, 2014

The American River College volleyball team stomped the Hartnell College Black Panthers during the first round of the playoffs Tuesday night, scoring 25-12 in three out of the four games played to win 3-1. Hartnell won one out of the four games with a score of 25-21, but ARC played with skill during...

More students should attend extracurricular activities

More students should attend extracurricular activities

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

November 21, 2014

Extracurricular activities in college are great opportunities for students to gain and improve upon skills, and while American River College has numerous activities occurring daily, it seems most students are in a rush to just finish their classes and leave. Why is this? Perhaps it’s because...

Concert and Symphonic Bands rock ARC Theater

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

November 18, 2014

The American River College Concert and Symphonic bands performed a selection based on what can be viewed as the most basic element of music, rhythm, on Nov. 10. Numerous elements of rhythm were demonstrated at “It’s About Time!” The director of the program, professor Susan Hamre, was thrilled...

Bicycle advocates visit ARC after rash of thefts

Bicycle advocates visit ARC after rash of thefts

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

October 31, 2014

The Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, or SABA, a non-profit bicyclist advocacy group, was invited to the American River College campus Wednesday, Oct. 29 to give advice to students following a string of bicycle thefts on campus. SABA set up a booth near the Student Center that had pamphlets available...

Marine Corps birthday holds importance for veterans on campus

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

October 31, 2014

Former Marines who attend American River College have fond memories of the celebrations they have participated in commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 10, 1775. Daniel Avegalio, a Marine veteran who is a full time staff member at the Veterans Resource...

Child prodigies attend ARC

Child prodigies attend ARC

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

October 14, 2014

An earlier version of this article falsely listed both Tanishq and Tiara Abraham's age as 10 years old. Tanishq is 11 years old and Tiara is 8 years old.   While American River College is home to a diverse community of students, child prodigies and ARC students Tanishq and Tiara Abraham fa...

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