The American River Current

Priority registration is a mixed bag for students

 Counselor Jennifer Scalzi-Pesola helps ARC student with questions about spring registration. (Photo by Brandon Nelson)

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 18, 2013

Registering for classes is necessary to attend school. The more classes a student can attain, the bigger the reward both academically, and in some cases, financially. The process varies for everyone however, leaving students either satisfied or with a great sense of frustration. Like most colleges,...

Winter break plans differ for American River College students and staff

Bila Kintaudi, 22, juggles with a soccer ball on campus. Kintaudi plays his favorite sport during winter break. (Photo by Sam Urrea)

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 18, 2013

December break is a time for students to sleep late, catch up with friends and forget about the stress of school, but this is not the case for everyone. At American River College, students and professors remain active but in varied ways. Winter break consists of one month that splits the end of the...

Cold drinks in the cold at American River College

Some ARC students continue to get their favorite cold beverages from Starbucks despite the cold temperatures. (Photo by Sam Urrea)

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 18, 2013

A popular spot among students and staff, Starbucks coffee’s loyal customers never seem to miss a day. Such commitment leads some people to stick with their preferred drinks even in these times of cold temperatures when a hot drink would seem more in order. Starbucks worker John Ostapenko, a Pre-Medical...

Men’s soccer booted from playoffs

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 17, 2013

The American River College men’s soccer team ended its season with a high-scoring 5-3 loss to Foothill Community College in the state championship’s second-round playoff on Nov. 26. The third-ranked team in the state, the team came into the game as the second seed in the playoffs with a record...

Superstitions are just a part of the game

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 17, 2013

Michael Jordan, arguably one of the most famous athletes of all time, was an extremely superstitious person. According to ABC News, Jordan wore his University of North Carolina shorts under his uniform in every game. He believed the mesh marvels brought him luck during his career, which saw him claim...

Photo of the Day, Pt. 2

Floral design major student Emily Olmsted works on one of her projects in the main campus' student center. (Photo by Sam Urrea)

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 12, 2013

Floral design major student Emily Olmsted works on one of her projects in the main campus' student center.

Students react to Obamacare

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 3, 2013

Obamacare has been a big topic of debate among Americans since President Barack Obama signed the act on March 23, 2010. The case is no different on the American River College campus. Since the start of his presidency, Obama has reiterated his intent to let Americans choose their own medical insurance....

Athlete friendships boost team spirit

Photo by Sam Urrea

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

November 7, 2013

Team spirit is an influential asset to any sports team. Those last minute goals, eye-catching touchdowns or powerful spikes could not be done without the endurance and hard work of every single player, whose interactions on the court or field are yielded through passion and determination. At American...

Health center availability atrophies

Health center availability atrophies

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

October 25, 2013

Since the American River College’s permanent nurse resigned in March of this year, students and staff have started to feel the effects of not having health services provided. The health center, located in the enrollment services building, previously operated daily. Due to the vacancy of a full-time...

ARC athletes sport jobs

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

September 27, 2013

Dealing with academics at the same time as playing a sport can drain the energy out of some students, leaving them mentally and physically exhausted. Nevertheless, there are others who find the time and determination to attend school, play a sport and also hold one or more jobs. College gives students the opportunity to have a more flexible schedule in contrast to high school, where a tighter regime is enforced. As a result, kids often decide whether they want to play a sport or be employed in a particular job in accordance with their academic schedule. Freshman Jason Movaghar made the decision to play soccer.  He chose to focus on his studies and sport, rather than stress himself out with the responsibilities of work as well. “We travel with the team a lot,” Movaghar said. “Every day after practice I am really tired and couldn’t think of having to go to a job for eight hours.” Having previously held a job in high school, he believed focusing on his academics and soccer would get him to...

Commuting to different campuses a costly routine

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

September 18, 2013

With the number of classes being reduced due to California’s budget cuts, many ARC students are forced to commute to sister campuses to complete a full schedule, incurring time conflict and costly expenses.           According to PPCI (Public Policy Institute of California), recent evid...

Take this class: PSYC 390 – Psychology of Death and Dying

Professor Nancy Miller explains an exercise where she asks students to arrange cards with words on them in order of most important to least important to them in her class Psychology 390 or Psychology of Death and Dying, on Tuesday, April 29, 2013.

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

May 8, 2013

The moment a life has come to an end is often difficult for people to come to terms with.  Family members and friends can be left mourning for their relatives’ deaths with immense distress and a sense of confusion. PSYC 390 offers ARC students the opportunity to discuss the matter openly and prepare...

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