The American River Current

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by an astounding number of actresses in the entertainment business. With equal rights in the wo...

There is no diversity in dining options on campus

American River College’s cafeteria doesn’t offer culinary choices for students with limited diets. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

Walking through the doors of the Student Center, a waft of conspicuous scents and sounds swirl about—the ever recognizable crackle of Subway sandwich wrappers, students chattering loudly over lunch, and a dissonant medley of fried foods. A salad bar, the “Garden Burger” and a sparse display of pla...

Men’s tennis coach leads team to success

Coach Bo Jabery-Madison (left) oversees a tennis practice at American River College. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 6, 2017

Coach Bo Jabery-Madison relaxes at his computer, his friendly presence resounding throughout his office. His demeanor off duty mirrors that of his on the courts —at ease, confident, with a constant sense of drive that has fueled him throughout his lengthy and lauded tennis career. Madison is a...

ARC tennis player wins prestigious Arthur Ashe Award

Tennis Player Cody Duong prepares for a practice session at American River College. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 6, 2017

Focused and undeterred by the incessant heat one October afternoon, tennis player Cody Duong sends the ball over the net with a resounding hit of his racket. Duong stands out amongst his teammates by his intensity and passion prominent throughout the practice. This year, Duong was chosen by ...

‘Lady Bird’ puts Sacramento in the spotlight

(Photo courtesy of A24 Films)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

November 29, 2017

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is now a staple in the coming-of-age movie genre—it’s a heartfelt, painfully honest picture of leaving home and awkwardly slipping into adult life and independence. The film is reminiscent of receiving warm hug before leaving behind the comfort and familiarity of ...

Faulty foundation leaves tennis courts unstable

A tennis ball sits on the cracked ground of the American River College tennis courts. The courts are so badly cracked that many of them are unusable. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

October 24, 2017

The shrill scratch of sneakers can be heard on the courts as the men’s tennis team practices in the late afternoon heat. The team is focused and determined, the consistent thwack of rackets reverberating throughout the courts. Although there are 12 courts in total at American River College, a quarter of t...

Suicide is not the answer, prevention is possible

September is mental health awareness  month. (File photo)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

September 30, 2017

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which carried  a goal of informing and familiarizing the public about statistics, preventative care and how to conduct effective discussions regarding mental health. Ironically, September is merely the cusp at which most people experience depressiv...

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