The American River Current

Opinion: BOG waiver changes are a good thing

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver has made changes that requires students to maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA and complete at least 50 percent of their coursework. This will drive students to take their work seriously. (Illustration by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

May 5, 2016

With the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver, students may enroll in college courses without being ready to put forth the effort to achieve great grades or maintain a good GPA, with a sense of entitlement of access to higher education. The BOG fee waiver’s primary goal is to main...

ARC’s 15th annual fashion show will be held on May 6

This year's spring fashion show

Sharriyona Platt

April 28, 2016

American River College is hosting their 15th annual fashion show “Evoke,” where 16 designers will come together to showcase their collections. There will be three shows held in the black box theater at 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on May 6. ARC’s fashion promotions students are facili...

ARC fashion design student rises to national success

Designer and American River College fashion student Saul Latvanen. Latvanen has debuted collections in two ARC fashion shows as well as Sacramento Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 26, 2016

  By the age of 26, American River College fashion student, Saul Latvanen has had his designs featured in Sacramento Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and two American River College fashion shows. A native of Michoacan, Mexico, Latvanen moved to the United States in 2005 and...

Classified vs. Faculty Softball game set for April 29

American River College is hosting a classified vs. faculty softball game on April 29 to allow a chance for them to meet with and collaborate with each other away from their typical roles. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Sharriyona Platt

April 26, 2016

In the spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, American River College is hosting a classified staff vs. faculty softball game, bringing the school’s community together to associate in an atmosphere other than working. The game will be held on April 29 on the ARC softball field at 11 a.m. Clas...

ARC hosts two-day event celebrating Earth Day

Shawarma Thrower poses as mother earth for students to draw during the Earth Day celebration on April 19. (photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 22, 2016

American River College celebrated Earth Day with a two day celebration on April 19 to 20 with visits from environmental groups and organizations, artwork displays by students, vendors and a live band. The event was put on by the Center for Leadership and Development, with student personnel assistan...

CAEB hosts “Kaleidoscope Games” Club Day

American River College student Angelica DeGuzman went low during the limbo competition at Club day near the book store on April 14, 2016. Club day rules allows the person to touch the ground as long as their hands don't touch the ground. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Sharriyona Platt

April 18, 2016

American River College’s Club and Events Board (CAEB) hosted the “Kaleidoscope Games” Club Day Thursday. “This was the most game-filled Club Day of the semester,” CAEB President Justin Nicholson said Games included freeze dance, musical chairs, limbo and cup stacking. There were several clubs invol...

ARC to hold fifth annual calculus bee

The fifth annual integration bee will be held April 22 in Raef Hall. (Illustration by Sharriyonna Platt and Allante Morris)

Sharriyona Platt

April 18, 2016

American River College is hosting their fifth annual Integration Bee on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Raef Hall. The integration bee is a calculus competition in which students must solve difficult math problems involving integrals. The math department is soliciting calculus students to participate...

ARC hosts career fair

The Los Rios Police Department speaks with students during the career fair at American River College on April 7.  (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 11, 2016

The career fair at American River College on Thursday gave students the opportunity to network with employers within the fields of majors offered on the campus and more. Students got the opportunity to speak with various business representatives and employers of particular career sectors, like the...

ARC to offer women’s self-defense classes

American River College will host a two day Rape Aggression Defense Class (R.A.D) on April 29 and April 30 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 7, 2016

With April being sexual assault awareness month, American River College is providing an opportunity to girls and women age 14 and older to attend a two-day Rape Aggression Defense class (R.A.D.). The classes will be held in the ARC practice gym on April 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and April 30 from 8...

Career fair coming to ARC

American River College is holding a career fair on April 7 and further information can be found at the career center in the Student Services building. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 4, 2016

American River College is holding a career fair April 7 to give students the opportunity to network with employers and get a feel of what job opportunities are suitable for their majors. The career fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in community rooms 1-4 next to the student center. ...

ARC celebrates Pi Day 2016

Garey Hollenbeck, Math Club President at American River College participated in the pie eating and won on March 14, 2016.  (Photo by Bailey Carpenter)

Sharriyona Platt

March 16, 2016

The mathematics department at American River College celebrated Pi Day on Monday with an art contest, pie eating contest, games and a Pi digit reciting contest. Students and faculty gathered in the Liberal Arts area near Davies Hall to participate in the event. Mathematics professor Rocio Owens...

Model casting call at ARC attracts array of people

The judges and also designers await for the potential models for this year's fashion show, Evoke on March 11, 2016. (Photo by Allante Morris)

Sharriyona Platt

March 15, 2016

The fashion department at American River College held a casting call for models for their 2016 fashion show, “Evoke,” on Saturday. The casting call attracted a host of models including men, women and children of all ages and sizes. “We’re excited to see the models come out and want to be...

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