The American River Current

ARC softball player returns to her roots

American River College softball player Celine Castonguay uses the campus library as a second home to study in between classes and her softball practices. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Makenna Roy

May 15, 2019

In February 2018, Celine Castonguay was a college freshman over 1,700 miles away from home at Missouri Valley College playing softball. Over the course of the school year, Castonguay realized MVC wasn’t the right fit for her — in regards to softball or campus size. Now Castonguay, a mathematics major, is 20 y...

A university isn’t always the right fit

Students took advantage of the beautiful American River College campus between classes on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

May 9, 2019

I was the kid in high school who thought that if I went from taking Advanced Placement classes, to taking courses at a community college then all of my hard work would have been for nothing— but was I wrong. In my experience the only difference between transferring to a four-year college right ...

Does the Black community have a widening divide?

In recent years demonstrators have come together to protest tragedies such as the killing of Stephon Clark, but there is still more that should be done to help conflicts within the black community. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Makenna Roy

May 9, 2019

While the black community is becoming a more united front on the outside in recent years as a result of tragedies like the Stephon Clark shooting, I believe that the community can often forget about the allies they’ve always had standing right next to them facing similar issues. Everyone praises wh...

Music festivals are worth the price

Opinion editor Imani Smith and her friend Joshua Lao at Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands 2018 in San Francisco. (Photo Courtesy Imani Smith)

Makenna Roy

May 2, 2019

With the 2019 music festival season underway, it’s time to prepare yourself for all of the pictures that are going to be flooding your social media feeds. While festivals can be a time filled with a fear of missing out for those who aren’t attending, I believe music festivals are a time for peopl...

Has Khalid found his ‘Free Spirit’?

The artwork for the physical copies of Khalid’s album releases. (Photo by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

April 29, 2019

Khalid released his much anticipated sophomore album, “Free Spirit” on April 5, a little over two years after the release of his debut “American Teen” and a few months after the release of his “Suncity” EP in October, which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. Khalid’s second...

Legal assisting program only in LRCCD

American River College is currently the only college that has a Legal Assisting Program in the Los Rios Community College District. (Photo illustration by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

April 11, 2019

A change is coming. In the near future the American River College Legal Assisting Program will be changing its name to Paralegal Studies, according to department chair Asha Wilkerson. The program is changing its name because although legal assistants and paralegals are the same thing, the term paralegal...

Rethink Your Drink seminar encourages ditching soda

Angela Gibson from the Sacramento County Public Health Department rearranges different types of drinks from least to highest sugar content at Rethink Your Drink as part of American River College's spring 2019 Wellness Week on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Makenna Roy

March 28, 2019

American River College recently hosted Wellness Week, a week-long event spearheaded by the nurses from the Student Health Center, Michele Arnott and Pamela Whipple. As part of the week’s final events, ARC hosted a Rethink Your Drink seminar on March 21. The seminar speaker was Angela Gibson, a hea...

Managing stress for students

Managing stress amid schoolwork and life responsibilities can be tough for students, but there are ways to make it easier. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

Makenna Roy

March 27, 2019

Often students can feel overwhelmed trying to find a way to manage school, work and other responsibilities they have — sometimes to the point where they are not sure how to manage the situation on their own. More often than not, people who suffer from stress, including students, can decrease their sy...

ARC Promise Grant eases students’ financial pressure

Staff writer Emily Mello is excited about the extra money she has in her wallet because of the American River College Promise Grant on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Makenna Roy

March 26, 2019

In the fall of 2018, American River College started offering the Tuition Free at ARC Promise as part of the Los Rios Promise Program, a new initiative that waives tuition fees for the first year for first-time college students. The only eligibility requirement for the ARC Promise is that the student b...

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