The American River Current

ARC alumnus employee killed in auto parts store robbery

ARC alumnus employee killed in auto parts store robbery

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

January 11, 2014

An American River College employee and alumnus was killed Thursday night during an alleged attempted robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Elkhorn Blvd. in Sacramento County where he worked, according to a CBS news report. Marc Zhuchenko, 22, reportedly stabbed the armed robber in self-defense and in...

Reduce finals stress with these tips

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

December 11, 2013

It’s that time of the semester again, when students scramble to finish research essays or chug caffeine to get through their late night study sessions.  Here are a few tips that could facilitate finals week. Most professors and counselors agree that time management is one of the most important...

New ASB members get to work

New ASB members get to work

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 26, 2013

American River College’s Associated Student Body Student Senate has a new president, vice president and four new senators after the Nov. 12 and 13 special elections. Most positions – including Student Senate president – ran unopposed. However, it came down to 36 more votes in Tamara Trecek-Dunning’s...

Special election winners sworn in

Special election winners sworn in

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 22, 2013

The Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting on Thursday included the swearing in of the newly elected president, vice president and senators. During the adviser’s message, Tanika Byrd directed her message to the board that they had to turn in the completed minutes by the next meeting, since...

ASB Notebook: ASB could be facing lawsuit for Brown Act violation.

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 18, 2013

The Associated Student Body student senate is dealing with confusion surrounding a lawsuit being considered by the schools newspaper for violation of the Brown Act. Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Current, Jeff Gonzales informed the board of the possible legal action that would be taken against the ASB...

How prepared is American River College for a mass shooting?

The shootings at Sacramento City College and Umpqua Community College should cause Americans to examine the relevance of the second amendment in the 21st century. (file photo)

Melissa Hurtado, Walter Jones, Melissa Hurtado, and Mychael Jones

November 18, 2013

By Melissa Hurtado and Walter Jones American River College is taking steps to ensure campus safety because school shootings are gaining more prominence in the media. The Sandy Hook, Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings are well-known school shootings, but shootings happen on community college...

Riley throws away copies of The Current newspapers in the student center

Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 14, 2013

Associated Student Body member Jorge Riley was seen throwing away piles of the school’s student-run newspaper, The Current, at the Student Center Thursday. The newspaper staff was informed early this morning that Riley was seen gathering copies of the paper by the Starbucks lounge areas in the student...

American River College election results

eServices provided an online method for students to vote Nov. 12 and 13

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 14, 2013

The Associated Student Body Special Election results are in and American River College has a new student senate Vice President, Tamara Trecek-Dunning the only position that was opposed. Our new ASB president is Kenneth Hinton, who was the only presidential candidate on the ballot after Jorge Riley...

American River College not represented at General Assembly

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 13, 2013

ARC’s student senate concluded it was not adequately prepared to participate and did not attend this year’s General Assembly (GA), a semiannual event in which student senates of California community colleges meet to discuss resolutions to be brought before the state. Senator Sam Elliott stated that advocating on the state level is one of the primary purposes of the student senate and is disappointed in ARC’s absence. “The only way we advocate on the state level, essentially, is by going to the GA,” said Elliot. The board decided not to attend due to missed resolution submission deadlines and lack of discussion of the assembly in its meetings. “It is an essential role that we play, that we didn’t fulfill this semester,” said Elliot. The meetings this semester have been primarily focused on passing bylaws and the special elections. “To be really effective at GA you have to be really on top of your stuff. You got to know. You got to have resolutions. You got to ...

Modesto Junior College stops student’s distribution of Constitution

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

November 7, 2013

A Modesto Junior College student was prohibited from distributing copies of the Constitution on Constitution day. The student was told by a law enforcement officer and an administrator that he would not be allowed to continue his demonstration because it had not been scheduled with student development...

ASB MEETING COVERAGE 10-17

ASB MEETING COVERAGE 10-17

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

October 23, 2013

The Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting this week included changes to the special election dates, the appointment of three Senators and many committee appointments from the board and members of the public. During the first part of the meeting, several bills were given a first reading, including...

Discord turns to swift change in ASB

Discord turns to swift change in ASB

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

October 14, 2013

BYLAWS: Both the American River College Associated Student Body (ASB) and the Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) have completed bylaws, and the special elections have been scheduled. The ARC constitution says bylaws exist to “govern the day to day operation of that component of the Associated Student Body,” and bylaws must be approved before any other business can get accomplished. The bylaws took a month get completed, and were a controversial subject, one that dominated meetings since the beginning of the semester, especially the sections of which pertain to special elections. From the beginning the public was passionate about the board holding special elections to fill the vacant positions.   Since the completion of the bylaws, the board has been trying to tackle other business. That business included appointing a new senator, Daniela Vargas, who was approved by the board and sworn in before taking her spot amongst the board in the Oct. 10 meeting. SPECIAL ELECTIONS: As soon as the bylaws ...

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