The American River Current

Latinos Unidos has stood at ARC for over 50 years

Latino Unidos Club at American River College stands for the Latin American rights in the community. (Clockwise from the bottom left corner) Abram Meija, Bryan Alvarez, Maria Elena Sepulveda , Ricardo Garcia, Fabian Radu and Helen Handy are all members of the club. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

May 15, 2019

The idea for the Latinos Unidos Club started back in the ‘70s, when Latinos students felt the need to have a support on American River College campus and also promote events like traditional holidays and parties. According to the adviser for the club, Ricardo Caton, in the beginning the club sup...

Veterans returning to college life face unique circumstances

Former military members Eugene Dehoney (left) and Jose Bueno (right) pose for a picture at the Veterans Resource Center at American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

Serving in the military requires both a great deal of sacrifice and discipline. Those same levels of sacrifice and discipline are then put to use again as former military members make their way back into the world of education. For many at American River College, that journey can be complicated and di...

ARC softball player returns to her roots

American River College softball player Celine Castonguay uses the campus library as a second home to study in between classes and her softball practices. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Makenna Roy

May 15, 2019

In February 2018, Celine Castonguay was a college freshman over 1,700 miles away from home at Missouri Valley College playing softball. Over the course of the school year, Castonguay realized MVC wasn’t the right fit for her — in regards to softball or campus size. Now Castonguay, a mathematics major, is 20 y...

Natomas Center aims for a more personal college experience

The Natomas Center is one of American River College's four off-site centers, and provides unique programs that help working students graduate and give a head start to high schoolers. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 13, 2019

College can sometimes be an extremely hectic environment. The main American River College campus is host to over 30,000 students, and sometimes students may feel they get lost in the shuffle. The Natomas Center, an ARC satellite campus located in the North Natomas area, presents a different space f...

Kassette’s Think Tank makes recording accessible

Former American River College student Jesse Hanes, otherwise known as Kassette, has been making music in the new Think Tank studio in Sacramento. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

May 9, 2019

A few miles out of downtown Sacramento, Jesse Hanes sits at a desk surrounded by speakers and walls lined with acoustic foam, scrolling through Spotify on a large screen to check for new releases. Though the new music studio, Think Tank Productions, doesn’t have much equipment in it yet, the America...

Riddle navigates the music industry

American River College music student Riddle Anne performs an original song for the ARC Acoustic Cafe on March 1, 2019. (photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

May 8, 2019

Sitting in the dim lighting of the small performance room in the music theater wing at American River College, one would expect just another ordinary musician to step up to the microphone with a guitar and sing just another ordinary song, but there was something particularly intriguing about Riddle Anne. ...

Dance major twirls into role of Stockton Kings dancer

American River College dance major Ariana Ogans becomes a dancer for the Stockton Kings Dancers, the Sacramento Kings minor league dancer team. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 8, 2019

After days of auditioning, Ariana Ogans steps on the glossy hardwood floor of the Sleep Train Arena sporting a bright yellow bikini with rhinestones that her mother added for her. The outfit is completed with a pinned, white circular paper that reads “number 126.” There, she approached a row of 60 girls who ...

Professor Jessa Ciel is modern day Renaissance woman

American River College photography professor Jessa Ciel doesn't adhere to one medium of art and lets her passion for social justice guide her in her projects. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

May 8, 2019

Jessa Ciel is an activist and an enigma. A chameleon of an artist across many mediums. The American River College photography professor’s portfolio ranges from a social justice art installation, to directing her own short films and working on the Academy Award-nominated film “Lady Bird.” Ciel i...

Legal assisting program only in LRCCD

American River College is currently the only college that has a Legal Assisting Program in the Los Rios Community College District. (Photo illustration by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

April 11, 2019

A change is coming. In the near future the American River College Legal Assisting Program will be changing its name to Paralegal Studies, according to department chair Asha Wilkerson. The program is changing its name because although legal assistants and paralegals are the same thing, the term paralegal...

Patricia Wood brings art home to the Kaneko Gallery

Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director and art professor, works in her Art 361  Printmaking:Survey at American River College on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

April 11, 2019

In 2016, part time art professor Patricia Wood and art department chair Sarah Mattson took a seat in the Oak Cafe at American River College. The restaurant’s beige high ceiling held modern square light fixtures that shone down on the two professors as they discussed their day. While they scanne...

ARC golfer’s drive hopes to take him to the pros

Jonathan Tanihana plays at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for the PGA Tour Champions. He played alongside American Professional golfer, Kevin Sutherland and placed second out of the approximately 81 golfers who played at the event.

Patrick Hyun Wilson

April 10, 2019

The course was muddy at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin at the American River College golf team’s first Big 8 Conference Tournament in February. Jonathan Tanihana played the course with a close attention to his swings. He wasn’t thinking about the other players or the mud under his feet or the f...

Uncovering hip-hop cultures at ARC

American River College is the home of many aspiring and former hip-hop and rap artists, including current and former students and staff. (Photo illustration by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

April 8, 2019

Many people want to be artists, including people that want to become rappers or MCs or they want to work on production. Including people close to our area, current and former students as well as staff members. Many people want to make it big time in the music industry. Whether it’s playing an i...

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