The student voice of American River College since 1955

The American River Current

The student voice of American River College since 1955

The American River Current

The student voice of American River College since 1955

The American River Current

The task of trying to talk to a counselor can be a stressful one. (Photo Illustration by Shy Bell)

LRCCD should make counseling more accessible to students

The Current Staff May 16, 2024

Navigating the ins and outs of college can be difficult for anyone. This includes both students who are fresh out of high school and students returning to school after a hiatus. The criteria for transferring...

American River College Beaver Cares needs to be held accountable for the funds to support students. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC’s Beaver Cares services are complicated and difficult for students to access

The Current Staff November 28, 2023

American River College’s Beaver Cares program is supposed to provide services for students in crisis, but instead a student must battle for their needs to be met. Beaver Cares needs to be held accountable...

American River College is looking for a new president after Melanie Dixon left at the end of the fall 2022 semester, and there are a few characteristics that ARC should look for during the search. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

What ARC should look for in the next college president

The Current Staff March 8, 2023

American River College is looking for a new president after former president Melanie Dixon announced she was leaving at the end of the fall 2022 semester. Frank Kobayashi, ARC’s interim president, will...

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate ended on Nov. 14 after a vote by the Los Rios Board of Trustees. The LRCCD needs to make sure they are keeping students and staff safe. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

The LRCCD needs to keep students safe after vaccine mandate is dropped

The Current Staff December 15, 2022

The Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Oct. 19. The mandate was officially lifted on Nov. 14.  Ending the mandate lifts the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine...

American River College needs to make improvements to the counseling experience. Students have many issues getting in contact with a counselor, or sometimes getting the wrong information when they do. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC needs to make improvements to the counseling experience

The Current Staff October 25, 2022

In college, the counseling experience is vital for students to understand the classes they need to meet their major requirements and be able to transfer to a four-year college. The counseling at American...

Students and faculty have been on Zoom for over two years, and there are things that can be done to jumpstart a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. Hosting events and making more classes hybrid would help to make a successful return to campus. (Photo by Jahson Nahal)

ARC should host more events on campus to connect students

The Editorial Staff May 26, 2022

With the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic starting to loosen and be lifted, colleges are starting to make a return to campuses. But with many classes still being fully online, there are things that...

The Los Rios Community College District added the DUO App as a form of two-factor authentication for Canvas in the spring semester of 2022. Changes need to be made if they plan to keep this in place. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must make changes and fully implement the DUO App

Editorial Staff March 14, 2022

During the fall 2021 semester, the Los Rios Community College District added the DUO App as a way to include two-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of protection for a user when logging into...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza shoots a free throw against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. On Aug. 20, the Los Rios Community College District announced that no fans would be allowed at indoor sporting events. Allowing a limited number of fans and social distancing would be ways to bring fans back. (File Photo)

Editorial: LRCCD athletes deserve indoor crowds

The Editorial Staff December 12, 2021

On Aug. 20, The Los Rios Community College District announced that fans wouldn’t be allowed at any indoor events during the fall semester. The LRCCD should rethink this policy and allow fans at indoor...

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District put a mandate in place that required students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, 2021. Although the mandate is necessary, it should have been handled better, and more information was needed from the district. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How the LRCCD mishandled the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Current Staff November 14, 2021

Before the start of the fall semester, the Los Rios Community College District announced a vaccine mandate that required all students or staff who access college or district facilities to have at least...

As planning for the Fall 2021 semester at American River College  is underway, the health of the community should be at top priority. (Photo via Freepik)

Editorial: Sending students and faculty back without proper resources puts lives at risk

The Current Staff March 17, 2021

It has been a full year since March 13, the day that all the colleges in the Los Rios Community College District shut down. Luckily, for some students and staff, the LRCCD announced on March 1 that the...

Over the summer people flooded into Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento over the course of weeks to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality across America. The Black Lives Matter movement and message has been at the forefront of these protests demanding justice, accountability, and national defunding of the police. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Editorial: LRPD needs more than reformation, it needs total reimagination

The Current Staff October 14, 2020

The summer of 2020 was one most of us will likely never forget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped when George Floyd was killed after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt...

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