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ARC hosts its annual welcome event

The Weeks of Welcome event runs from Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Feb. 21. (file photo)

Heather Amberson

January 29, 2020

The Weeks of Welcome is an event that spans multiple weeks and encourages students to get familiar with the American River College campus. According to a flyer sent out by Mario Rodriguez, a Student Personnel Assistant for Student Services, one feature during week two of Weeks of Welcome is the Welco...

Art student released from ICE detainment after four months

Art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here front right, was released from Yuba County Jail in October, after being detained by ICE. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda)

Thomas Cathey

December 12, 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...

SOARD stands up for students with disabilities

ARC’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club surveyed the campus and reported on safety and accessibility concerns in February 2018. After a meeting with ARC president Thomas Greene, the administration began to address some of the concerns. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Ariel Caspar

December 12, 2019

By Ariel Caspar & Jennah Booth Over multiple semesters, American River College’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club has advocated for students like themselves, who they say feel invisible on this campus and within society. “We as disabled people, we feel as if we're shut out and as...

ASB presents finance report and passes conference bills

Director of Finance Sha Toyia Anderson (left) presented the Finance Report for the Associated Student Body's fall 2019 semester to the rest of the ASB Student Senate on Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

December 12, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body passed a number of bills funding conferences at the Dec. 6 Student Senate meeting. Director of Finance Sha Toyia Anderson presented the ASB Finance Report for the fall 2019 semester. Anderson’s report outlined spending goals and concerns for ASB...

The Current walked away with General Excellence for third year in a row.

The American River Current walked away with the General Excellence award for the third year in a row, along with other awards.  (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

December 12, 2019

The American River Current staff brought home 10 awards for on-the-spot and write-in competitions during the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Northern California Conference at San Jose State University, on Nov.16.  The conference gives journalism students a chance to attend workshops and ...

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...

Executive Leadership Team presented Education Master Plan to Student Senate

Associate Vice President of Workforce Development Frank Kobayashi, American River College student Joshua Harris and District Academic Senate President Gary Aguilar (from left to right) presented ARC’s new Educational Master Plan at the Associated Student Body Senate meeting on Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Jack Harris

December 6, 2019

Members of the American River College Executive Leadership Team (ELT) presented the college’s new Educational Master Plan at the Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting on Nov. 22.  During the meeting, ASB also passed bills to pay for ASB-related parking, and to send students and faculty...

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College history professor Ricardo Caton doesn’t only make history sound more interesting when he teache...

Los Rios works to counter fraudulent student applications

Fraudulent student applications prevent the Los Rios Community College District from accurately observing student enrollment statistics for the college, according to Gabe Ross, vice chancellor for Los Rios media relations. (photo illustration by Alexis Warren)

Colin Bartley

November 21, 2019

The Los Rios Community College District announced it would be taking action, via online resources, to counter fraudulent student applicants who receive student discounts without enrolling in any classes, according to a faculty-wide email sent by the LRCCD help desk on Oct. 21, 2019. Changes made to ...

ESL professors fight for new placement tool

American River College ESL professors (from left to right) Sanda Valcu, Allyson Joye, Oranit Limmaneeprasert and Caterina Falli asked for a new tool to help place ESL students in the correct english classes at the the Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 18. The current placement took expires in 2020. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

November 21, 2019

“Most of our students are immigrants and refugees who have gone through hell to get here, and I think the least they can have is some kind of accurate placement, so that they can be successful.”  That’s what Oranit Limmaneeprasert had to say at the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees meeting...

ARC community urges district to cut ties with controversial food service vendor

Aramark’s contract as Los Rios Community College District's food service provider ends in 2020. Many people across campuses want to prevent the district from entering into a new contract with the company, who also provides meals to offer 500 prisons across the U.S., as well as allegedly with ICE detention centers. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth and Oden Taylor

November 20, 2019

By Oden Taylor & Jennah Booth In a move that could reshape each Los Rios Community College District campus’s food services offerings, students, clubs and faculty alike have banded together in an effort to advocate against the district’s contract with its current food service provider, Ara...

ASB approves $6,000 bill for ARC’s Model United Nations Club

The American River College Associated Student Body met on Nov. 15 to pass a new bill which would allow funding for ARC’s Model United Nations club’s conference trip to San Francisco, CA in 2020.  (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 20, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body Senate met Nov. 15, to vote on the ARC Model United Nations Funding Bill.  This was the main, and for the most part only, topic that ASB discussed in their meeting. The bill allows the senate to grant ARC’s Model United Nations Club $6,000 to cover ...

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