The American River Current

Self care and activities to try in the era of social distancing

Self care and activities to try in the era of social distancing

Colin Bartley

March 30, 2020

With the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak leading students into a period of mass quarantine and social isolation, it can be difficult to fill the time once held by work and school. So, now could be the perfect time to reconnect with yourself or maybe pick up a hobby. Sometimes the anxiety and cabin fever can be...

5 albums to perk you up during the quarantine

5 albums to perk you up during the quarantine

Brandon Zamora

March 25, 2020

With all of us forced to stay home due to the coronavirus, we need to find things to do to keep ourselves occupied. One common thing that a lot of people like to do when they’re trying to relax or pass time is listen to music.  Regardless of your preference of music, we can all agree that music is a good way...

A professor’s passion for physical education

A professor’s passion for physical education

Brandon Zamora

March 17, 2020

When it comes to physical education at American River College, there are many unique courses available. One such class is cardio kickboxing, taught by Angela McKillop, adjunct faculty in the physical education department.  McKillop has taught at ARC since 2017. She has a masters degree in physical edu...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

ARC’s music department contribution to America’s genre

ARC’s music department contribution to America’s genre

Clifton Bullock

March 11, 2020

Duke Ellington put the world “In a Sentimental Mood” in 1935, Clifford Brown and Max Roach took on “Jordu” in 1954, Miles Davis released his critically acclaimed magnum opus “Kind of Blue” in 1959, and John Coltrane kicked a heroin addiction while hearing the voice of God before delivering ...

Pushy petitioning draws concern on campus

Pushy petitioning draws concern on campus

Clifton Bullock

February 27, 2020

You have wandered on the American River College campus long enough to see the subjects of this topic and identify them from a distance. Their signs, their booths and their clipboards may come to mind. Many times they’re posted in common areas with a lot of foot traffic in the vicinity of the Stud...

ARC celebrates Black History with educational events

ARC celebrates Black History with educational events

Clifton Bullock

February 24, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration that highlights the accomplishments, successes, trials and obstacles of prominent African-Americans throughout U.S. and world history.  When Carter G. Woodson created the celebration as Black History Week in 1926, he did so to educate and enlighten black pe...

How to login to ARC WiFi

How to login to ARC WiFi

Colin Bartley

February 20, 2020

Access to WiFi on American River College’s campus is a useful resource to take advantage of to help complete assignments when the computers in the library are being used. However, trying to connect to the campus WiFi via laptop or phone can be confusing. If you are a registered student with Los Rio...

Professor overcomes challenges of teaching in second language

Professor overcomes challenges of teaching in second language

Emily Mello

February 20, 2020

Brazil-born Andrea Garvey was just 22 when she moved to the United States to attend graduate school. Despite being an English as a Second Language student she faced a lot of challenges throughout her journey as a student and as professor.   She came to study and live in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1999, she...

Indian cuisine brings more cultural food to ARC

Indian cuisine brings more cultural food to ARC

Haven Bishop

February 14, 2020

A familiar aroma has been flowing around campus, and its traces don't lead to the cafeteria at American River College. In fact, this aroma comes from the Tandori Bites Cuisine food truck located in the Portable Village at ARC.  There is always a line of hungry students here from all walks of life decidi...

The Current’s Declassified School Survival Guide

The Current’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Oden Taylor

February 4, 2020

If you have no idea how you’re going to get through the next 15 weeks, don’t stress and instead try out this advice from our spring 2020 declassified school survival guide.   1. Get to School at Least 30 Minutes Early Everyday  The parking lot fills up fast and there can be many dist...

5 movies you forgot were Christmas movies

5 movies you forgot were Christmas movies

Jack Harris

December 12, 2019

Tired of watching the same Christmas movies every year? Refresh your holiday-viewing rotation with some of these films that you may have forgotten are Christmas movies.    1. “Gremlins” (John Dante, 1984) - As a last-second Christmas present, Randall Peltzer (played by Hoyt Axton) purchases ...

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