The American River Current

ARC’s music department contribution to America’s genre

Dr. Eifertsen leads Instrumental Jazz Ensemble rehearsal ahead of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Concert, happening on March 12, 2020 at the American River College Theatre. (Photo by Clifton Bullock)

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

Petitioners gathering students signature outside of the student center at American River College campus on Jan. 30, 2020.(Photo by Clifton Bullock)

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

Khalid El - Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 mobile museum. He has been traveling all over the U.S and exposed the artifacts at the Student Center at American River College on Feb.13 , 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

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

Guide to logging in and using ARC’s WiFi (Photo by Colin Bartley)

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

Andrea Garvey , American River College psychology professor and department chair , came from Brazil 26 years ago. Pictured here on Feb. 11 , 2020 , she was able to overcome the language barriers and succeed in her professional career and personal life. (Photo by Emily Mello)

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

Tandori Bites owner Farrukh Hashmi has been in the food business for the last 20 years. (Photo by Haven Bishop)

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

College students often find themselves overwhelmed. The Current offers a declassified school survival guide to help students make it through spring 2020 at American River College. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

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

Refresh your holiday movie rotation with these five forgotten Christmas flicks. (photo courtesy of Warner Bros.)

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 ...

Tech mogul supports future STEM students

American River College alumna Diane Bryant stands before the framework of the Diane Bryant STEM Innovation Center, to which she donated a half-million dollars, and which is named in her honor. (Photo courtesy of Luis Gael Jimenez)

Jennah Booth

December 12, 2019

The last time Diane Bryant stepped foot on the American River College campus in 1983, she was a struggling engineering student.  Last spring, over three decades since she graduated from ARC, Bryant stood on the campus once again. The framework of the campus’s new Science, Technology, Engineering a...

ARC student finds community in gaming

After a life-changing accident, when he was 17, Nick Rouse found gaming as a way to connect with and encourage other gamers with disabilities. Now, Rouse's YouTube channel, Quadnick, has over 11 thousand subscribers. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

December 12, 2019

“Without video games I definitely would’ve been a lot worse off. It helped me live another life.” When Nick Rouse was 17 years old he fractured his C1 vertebrae, shattered his C5, and lost movement as well as most feeling from the chest down. Despite this life-changing event, Rouse has devel...

ARC gives students the option to major in social justice

Social justice is about all groups in a society working to create a physically and psychologically safe environment for all its members. (file photo)

Ariel Caspar

December 12, 2019

It’s no secret that American River College is a thoroughly diverse campus. As ARC continues to become more diverse, social justice is becoming more of an interest and concern among students. Recently, ARC became the first in the Los Rios Community College District to offer Social Justice Studies co...

Art student and musician released from ICE detainment after four months

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Thomas Cathey

December 11, 2019

On Oct. 22, American River College art student and musician Miguel Gozalez-Miranda was released from the Yuba County Jail after being detained by the US Immagration and Customs Enforcements (ICE) in early June. Although he did not know when exactly he would be released, Gonazalez-Miranda said during h...

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