The American River Current

Pride Center celebrates second anniversary

The American River College Pride Center celebrates its anniversary on April 5, 2020. Being the only Pride Center in Los Rios district as a resource for LGBTQ+ students on campus . (File Photo)

Marquala Brown

April 8, 2020

The American River College Pride Center’s upcoming anniversary is April 5th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the campus shut down on March 13, the anniversary celebration and all Pride events will be postponed. ARC is currently the only college campus within the Los Rios College Distr...

Shutdown concerns push administration to refund parking passes

56% of parking permits are being refunded automatically to students to compensate for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. (photo courtesy of

Josh Ghiorso

March 30, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 causing the shutdown of all Los Rios Community College District campuses, students are no longer allowed on the premises. At the start of the 2020 spring semester, students bought parking passes in order to park on campus in the parking garage or lots surrounding the college...

ARC cancels on-campus events until at least April

On March 18, the Los Rios Community College District closed campuses and transitioned all classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled events were postponed or canceled while some services have been moved to virtual appointments. (photo courtesy of

Clifton Bullock

March 25, 2020

On March 17, the American River College communications office sent an email to inform the college’s population of the latest status concerning COVID-19 regarding ARC and all Los Rios facilities. As of March 18, all facilities closed and moved to remote operations including classes. In an email to the ...

Nationwide ethnic harassment leads ARC to reaffirm their commitment to equity

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. When President Donald Trump recently called the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus,” it created a stigma towards anyone who is depicted to be of Chinese descent or any type of Asian heritage. 
(file photo)

Brandon Zamora

March 25, 2020

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, and many people worldwide getting infected, people are becoming more fearful every day. When President Donald Trump recently called the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus,” it created a stigma towards anyone who is depicted to be of Chinese descent or any type of ...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

With sporting events canceled or suspended due to coronavirus concerns, multiple sports podcasts such as ESPN Daily are filling the gap during the unknown hiatus. (Photo courtesy of

Heather Amberson

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB and some that cover multiple sports and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other places that ...

LRCCD hopes for a diverse set of options for potential foodservice providers

Aramark’s contract with Los Rios Community College District will either be reinstated or removed in June 2020. Many students say they are concerned, as they do not want the contract reinstated. (file photo)

Oden Taylor

March 23, 2020

Last semester, outrage about fair pricing, club fundraising, and quality of food, among other concerns, sparked among many students and faculty members of American River College regarding the Los Rios Community College District’s food service provider, Aramark.  Students and faculty held focus groups last ...

Coronavirus shutdown leaves student workers questioning

Mariam Ali, health science major, and former California State University, Sacramento student employee, was laid off from her campus bookstore job on March 13, 2020 with only one days notice. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Heather Amberson

March 17, 2020

When the Los Rios Community College District decided to shut down its campuses on March 12, due to concerns about COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, the job status of student workers was suddenly put into question.  According to The State Hornet, student employees were laid off by The Store in Universi...

Pass the time with table games

Board games are a good option for those practicing self-quarantining. (Courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez

March 17, 2020

With the cancellation of classes all over the country, and the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and gatherings, people are probably disappointed and bored. One of the solutions for this, is diving back into some classic board games, or purchasing some slightly more difficult modern ...

ASB to postpone future meetings until further notice

ASB to postpone future meetings until further notice

Brandon Zamora

March 17, 2020

  The Associated Student Body (ASB) meetings at American River College have been postponed due to the district-wide closure of all Los Rios colleges, according to an email from Brett Sawyer, faculty advisor for ASB. As of right now, ASB has not confirmed details on what its exact plans are mov...

ARC Food Pantry to remain open through at least Tuesday

Pictured here is Muhammad Alam, kinesiology major, as he helps unpack food at American River College food pantry on March 13, 2020, just days before the campus shutdown. Since then, the Beaver Food Pantry has continued to work remotely. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Thomas Cathey

March 16, 2020

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College campus will remain open through at least Tuesday, March 17 in light of the recent news that ARC’s campus will officially close down on March 18, according to an email sent out to ARC employees by Joshua Moon Johnson, dean of the Center for Leadership an...

As coronavirus spreads in Sac, LRCCD closes campuses

Starting Wednesday, March 18, all campus facilities will be closed to all students, faculty, staff and community members, and classes will move to online or remote operations. (Photo illustration by Jennah Booth)

Ariel Caspar and Bram Martinez

March 13, 2020

As concerns about the coronavirus continue to grow throughout the college communities, the Los Rios Community College District announced March 12 that, effective Friday, March 13, the Los Rios district will suspend all face-to-face classes and student interactions, and beginning March 18, the campuse...

ARC begins preparation for transition online in wake of coronavirus spread

In the wake of the global spread of COVID-19, many campuses across the U.S. have shifted online, or cancelled classes all together, to reduce exposure. Los Rios Community College District is urging all professors to be prepared to transfer online by March 17, 2020. (Illustration courtesy of

Thomas Cathey

March 11, 2020

The American River College Community Relations office sent out a campus-wide email on Monday, alerting students to the possibility of a transition to an “online environment” as COVID-19, or “coronavirus,” continues to spread in California.  Although no one in the Los Rios Community College District has t...

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