The American River Current

Student Senate funds student advocacy events

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

February 6, 2014

The Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting this week included allocation of money for a trip to the General Assembly of California Community College student governments in Los Angeles and further discussion of upcoming advocacy events. It was resolved that six students, one adviser, and one...

Disturbing the Peace at the Learning Resource Center

- Campus police interview faculty regarding the disturbance on Thursday near the Learning Resource Center at 12:53p.m.

John Ferrannini, Kyle Moore, John Ferrannini, and Kyle Moore

February 6, 2014

By Kyle Moore and John Ferrannini A disturbance in a Writing Across the Curriculum class led to the police being called to the Learning Resource Center. Desirae Casteel, a Social Science major, was told to leave her WAC class for being disruptive and that her instructor, Jim Huntington, would see...

ASB’s upcoming events in the spring semester

Jimmy Espinosa, aka “Pro Mañon,” American River College student, commercial music recording major, on Jan. 31, 2014, checking out the books for his class. Espinosa considered either purchasing or renting textbooks for his classes. (Photo by Alex Panasenko)

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

February 4, 2014

The Associated Student Body Student Senate Spring semester agenda includes various advocacy events and the elections for next year’s student leaders. Student Senate President Kenneth Hinton says that in these few months they have “a lot of work to get done.” One of the larger upcoming events...

Disabled student receives new iPad after his is snatched from him on campus

At approximately 6 p.m. on Monday night, a student who is confined to a wheelchair had their iPad stolen by a man near the basement floor of the American River College library. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

February 3, 2014

The incident regarding a disabled student that had his iPad stolen right out of his wheelchair on Monday evening touched people’s hearts, but also has students concerned for the overall safety on campus. “The student actually uses the iPad to communicate, in other words he’s not able to verbalize ...

Former ARC philosophy professor Robert Buckenmeyer passes away

Thalia Avila and Thalia Avila

February 3, 2014

The funeral service for former American River College philosophy professor Robert Buckenmeyer, who passed away Dec. 12, was held early last month at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Lincoln. “I respected his deep passion both for students and philosophy,” said fellow ARC philosophy faculty member, De...

Student Senate kicks off new semester

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

February 1, 2014

The Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting this week included the allocation of money to the American River Review and discussion of upcoming advocacy events such as the March in March, Lobby Day and the Spring General Assembly. Professor Michael Spurgeon, one of the three faculty advisers fo...

ARC students protest Westboro Baptist Church

Current and former presidents of ARC Fierce Lydian Countryman, left, and Kindra Pring, right, hold up homemade signs outside of Granite Bay High School on Thursday night in support of the school's newest drama production,

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

January 31, 2014

Members of American River College’s LGBTA student organization, Fierce, participated in a counter-protest to a planned protest by the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church Thursday at Granite Bay High School. The Westboro Baptist Church, which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center,...

Drought conditions affect ARC curriculum

Jorden Hales, Barbara Harvey, Barbara Harvey, and Jorden Hales

January 30, 2014

By Jorden Hales and Barbara Harvey In the midst of California’s driest year since 1895, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency in a press conference on Jan. 17 and is urging all Californians to conserve water “in every way possible.” Several rivers and reservoirs are at record...

Disabled student gets iPad snatched from wheelchair

At approximately 6 p.m. on Monday night, a student who is confined to a wheelchair had their iPad stolen by a man near the basement floor of the American River College library. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Kyle Moore and Kyle Moore

January 29, 2014

A student confined to a wheelchair had his iPad stolen from him by a male that approached him on a bike Monday afternoon in the American River College library basement floor. According to Los Rios Police Department, the suspect asked the student for the time and when the student looked at his iPad...

ARC basketball programs donate Friday’s game proceeds to Zhuchenko family

Sophomore guard Gloria Garcia goes for a layup in Friday nights game against the Sierra College Wolverines, the proceeds of which went to the Marc Zhuchenko memorial fund.

Melissa Hurtado, John Ferrannini, John Ferrannini, and Melissa Hurtado

January 27, 2014

By Melissa Hurtado and John Ferrannini The proceeds from ticket sales and the concession stand during Friday’s men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Sierra College were donated to the family of recently killed American River College student and employee, Marc Zhuchenko. Friends...

Proceeds from Friday’s basketball games going to Marc Zhuchenko’s family

Photo courtesy of the Zhuchenko family

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

January 23, 2014

The American River College women’s and men’s basketball teams will be donating the proceeds from Friday’s doubleheader against Sierra College to Marc Zhuchenko’s memorial fund. Marc Zhuchenko was the 22-year-old former ARC student and employee killed during an attempted robbery on January...

Marc Zhuchenko service to be held Saturday

Marc Zhuchenko service to be held Saturday

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

January 16, 2014

The funeral service for former American River College student and employee Marc Zhuchenko, who was killed last Thursday, will be held this Saturday. The 22-year-old passed away after being shot during an attempted robbery at the O’Reilly Auto Parts where he worked up until the events of that night. He...

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