The American River Current

Bringing wireless eyes to the blind

Tiffany Manosh poses with her special made camera created by the Design Hub at American River College on Nov. 28. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Claire Bathory

December 6, 2017

Navigating the everyday routine on a college campus has its challenges—for students, it can be difficult to reach the resources available to them, if they're even aware of where and what they are. Educators and employees find what time to themselves they can, where they can, and no one ever quite mana...

ARC to use grant money to open makerspace

Professor Randy Schuster operates one of the 3D printers located in the Design Hub on campus. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Claire Bathory

November 16, 2017

A $100,000 grant has been awarded to American River College by Makerspace, a collaborative effort throughout the country to establish spaces for communities where something can be made out of nothing with a variety of technology: 3-D printers, laser cutters, computer-automated machines, soldering irons and e...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ deserves thunderous applause

(Photo courtesy of Disney/Marvel)

Claire Bathory

November 9, 2017

A cast of colorful personalities, an interesting story and a beautiful swath of visual effects sets “Thor: Ragnarok” apart from prior installments in a very important way: it’s funny without having to insist it is. After four prior portrayals as Thor, Chris Hemsworth, and the franchise as a whol...

We need better gun control in the United States

It is time right now yo push for stricter gun control in the United States. (Illustration by Hannah Yates)

Claire Bathory

October 12, 2017

For almost 11 minutes on Oct. 1 and from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired into the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest musical festival’s crowd, killing 58 and wounding over 500 others. Amidst an outpouring of thoughts and prayers, the event has brou...

New Wi-Fi certificates, same old complaints

Wi-fi at ARC is available for free to all enrolled students, but it doesn't come without its problems. (File photo)

Claire Bathory

October 3, 2017

At American River College, free wireless internet is provided to the student body with the simple prerequisite that they sign sign into it with their student I.D.s and set up a security profile, which is accessible in their Wi-Fi options. Recently, a number of students and staff discovered that they ha...

Gerontology Department raises awareness about aging

Professor Karla Gustafson gives a speech explaining the importance of the Gerontology Department at American River College on Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Claire Bathory

September 19, 2017

American River College’s Gerontology Department took another step toward bettering understanding of gerontology on Sept. 9’s Welcome Day event by delivering a speaker to the Student Center. Professor Karla Gustafson, one of the department’s educators, took her time to explain what gerontolog...

‘It’ brings Pennywise back better than ever

(Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Claire Bathory

September 11, 2017

Though It is far from trope-defying and employs an entirely formulaic structure to its scares from start to finish, an engaging cast of protagonists and an unsettlingly sinister clown sets the movie leagues apart from Hollywood’s all-too abundant cheap horror flicks. In 1990, Stephen King’s n...

Defining Generation Z

Carlos Reyes, Dean of behavioral & social science, discusses trends of millennial and generation y students at a College Hour in Raef Hall 160 on Sept, 20, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Claire Bathory

September 22, 2016

For the incoming class of 2020, the Clinton and Bush families have always campaigned for something major. Vladimir Putin will always be, in power overseas, eBay will always be an online swap-meet, and the United States will always be at war. These people are members of Generation Z and were born b...

ARC leads discussion around sexual health

Jenny Woods discusses the sexual health education program from Capital City AIDS Fund during the college hour May 5. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Claire Bathory

May 10, 2016

American River College hosted a discussion with Capital City AIDs fund May 5 to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases and prevention, as well as the experience of living with HIV/AIDs. “HIV/AIDs is not a death sentence,” said Kristina Casper-Denman. “We have people surviving and thriv...

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Claire Bathory

May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United States after his time in the service. PTSD, like many mental health issues, isn’t spoken about openl...

CAEB looks toward next semester at final meeting

CAEB president Justin Nicholson discusses the agenda for the board's meeting Tuesday. CAEB discussed how  it could improve for upcoming year as well as plans for an end-of-the-year celebration. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Claire Bathory

May 4, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board met Tuesday to discuss current and future activities, including settling on an end-of-the-year celebration date and ideas to better connect clubs for the next semester. One idea that arose was to add a calendar of club events to American River College’s main list of calenda...

Life coach gives nutrition advice at ARC

Life coach Barbie Paget lead a workshop on cognition and nutrition on April 27 as part of her two-day series. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Claire Bathory

May 2, 2016

When life coach Barbie Paget was told by her doctor that she was “too fat to hold (herself up)” after breaking her ankle earlier in her life, she made a decision to learn about what she was putting into her body. In the third module of her success workshop, Paget emphasized that “we never wan...

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