The American River Current

Life coach to host series on stress, nutrition at ARC

Life coach Barbie Paget lead her audience in a breathing exercise during her stress management workshop on April 27.  (File photo)

Justina Sharp

November 14, 2016

Certified life coach and nutrition specialist Barbie Paget will be returning to American River College to host a series of workshops centering around stress management, nutrition and handling change on Nov. 15 and 16 in Community Rooms 1 and 2. The series is split into three workshops, presented twice on eac...

Young voters can be heard, if they vote

Authors Steve and Susie Swatt  talk about California politics during a College Hour speech on October 25, 2016 at ARC. The Swatts talked about historical propositions in relation to the 17 propositions on this year’s ballot. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Justina Sharp

November 1, 2016

In a crowded classroom in Davies Hall, Steve and Susie Swatt, a former journalist and legislative aide, respectively, informed students about not just their place in the 2016 elections, but in California history. The Swatts are co-authors of a book on California politics called “Game Changers: T...

Opinion: New voices in media must be heard, not just seen

The fall 2016 staff of the American River current represent a diverse newsroom. (Photo illustration by Justina Sharp)

Justina Sharp

October 31, 2016

Stories reflect the people telling them, and for far too long those stories have been told by straight white middle-class men, congregating around water coolers to rehash experiences that everyone’s heard before. The media is no different, and cracks are starting to form in this good ol’ boys ...

Motivational Speaker, Barbie Paget is coming to ARC

Life coach Barbie Paget lead her audience in a breathing exercise during her stress management workshop on April 27.  (File photo)

Justina Sharp

October 17, 2016

For Barbie Paget, becoming a holistic nutritional expert was just as much for herself as it was for anyone else. She attended the Southwestern Institute of Holistic Learning (SIHL) after having a doctor tell her that she was overweight. “(He said) ‘You’re too fat to hold yourself up’” said ...

Opinion: Community college doesn’t mean losing your social life

There's a multitude of social experiences available to community college students - including a good conversation on the lawn. (File photo)

Justina Sharp

October 6, 2016

You can make new friends anywhere - a grocery store, the library, a party. There’s no real reason “school” can’t be on that list, just because “school” is a community college. It’s a bigger pond, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fish, or that they aren’t a...

Sanders rallies invoke an age past

A member of the audience holds up a peace sign while waiting for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to begin his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Justina Sharp

May 10, 2016

Thick anticipation swirled with an early summer heat last night at Bonney Field as 15,000 people waited for Bernie Sanders to take the stage at the first stop of his California tour. A crowd that had started lining up as early as 8 a.m. sang, laughed and chanted together, ignoring the blazing sun...

World-renowned astrophotographer presents at ARC

Astrophotographer Ken Crawford presents his photos and the science behind them at his lecture  on April 27.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Justina Sharp

May 4, 2016

“How many of you have ever seen a star up close?” asked Ken Crawford, an award-winning astrophotographer who led a workshop April 27 as part of American River College’s science series. Crawford, who has been shooting space as an amateur for over 20 years, began the presentation by showing wha...

Constructing languages

David. J Peterson created the majority of the fictional language Dothraki, which is used in the television series 'Game of Thrones.' (Photo illustration by Allante Morris)

Justina Sharp

May 4, 2016

Everyday, the English language shifts and changes, with new words being introduced and old ones changing. This constant movement makes it one of the most complicated languages to learn. For those who already speak it, learning another can be an even bigger challenge. “In Europe, learning a foreign...

ARC hosts self-care fair for mental health week

Lend a Heart member Sandy McKaig talked with American River Student Brian Loclo during the UNITE Self-Care fair May 3. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Justina Sharp

May 3, 2016

American River College’s UNITE program hosted a self-care fair today as part of its Mental Health Week. “We developed it to encourage mental health in a fun way,” said Valencia Scott, a UNITE intern and ASB vice president. “We wanted to respond to student need.” The fair had booths wit...

Los Rios Foundation participates in regional 24 hour online fundraiser

The Los Rios Foundation will be participating in the 2016 Big Day Of Giving 24 hour fundraiser to benefit scholarships, grants, and the Student Emergency Fund. (Screengrab from Los Rio Foundation website.)

Justina Sharp

May 2, 2016

The Los Rios Foundation will be participating in the Big Day of Giving, a regional online 24 hour fundraising campaign, on May 3. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on May 3, donors can give through 11:59 p.m. starting with donations of $25 at Now in its third year, Big Day Of Giving...

ARC’s CalWORKs to host self improvement workshops

Zena Essa, right, is an ESL student who receives assistance through CalWORKS, which will present a group of workshops at on April 27 and April 28 (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

Justina Sharp

April 26, 2016

American River College’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) will be hosting a series of self-improvement workshops for all students on Wednesday and Thursday. The series is split into three workshops, presented twice on each day by Barbie Paget, a life coach and nutriti...

Opinion: Swipe right for romance

With the rising popularity of online dating, the possible matches are endless. This might not necessarily be a good thing. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Justina Sharp

April 20, 2016

[email protected] When social media technologies are introduced into the world, human behavior adapts. Romantic relationships are no exception. With the touch of a screen, we can deliver food to our doorstep or beckon for a ride to the airport. It’s wasn’t a leap for relationships to begin...

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