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Commuting to different campuses a costly routine

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

September 18, 2013

With the number of classes being reduced due to California’s budget cuts, many ARC students are forced to commute to sister campuses to complete a full schedule, incurring time conflict and costly expenses.           According to PPCI (Public Policy Institute of California), recent evid...

ASB Bylaw Troubles Create Confusion

ASB Bylaw Troubles Create Confusion

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

September 18, 2013

The resignation of the Associated Student Body Student Senate elected President Tyrone Robinson has the ASB at a gridlock as there is no clear course of action in the American River College constitution to fill the vacant position of president. Jorge Riley — ASB’s elected Director of Finance an...

President Barack Obama announces new reform to lower student loan debt

Antionette Latrese and Antionette

September 18, 2013

President Barack Obama proposed a new plan that he hopes will lower the amount of federal student loan debt. Obama spoke to a crowd of hundreds at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 23.   “Higher education is not a luxury; it’s an economic necessity,” Obama said to an ex...

ASB convenes to discuss new bylaws in special meeting

ASB convenes to discuss new bylaws in special meeting

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

September 14, 2013

The American River College Associated Student Body had a special meeting to discuses its bylaws Thursday morning. New amendments must be drafted in order to conduct a special election after the resignation of former ASB president Tyrone Robinson. The meeting began about 15 minutes after its scheduled...

Line of sand in the eyes

Line of sand in the eyes

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

September 11, 2013

Humanity has hefted the weight of war for as long as we have existed. Fighting over the "line in the sand" of the moment with impacts that have far reaching affects. So, when looking to tackle a column that looks at national news to break it down to a level that matters to the every day student, Syria...

Fall semester commences with Discord in ASB

Acting ASB President Jorge Riley and ASB Senator Laurie Jones listen to members of the public during the first meeting of the semester.

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

September 10, 2013

The American River College Associated Student Body has had an eventful start to the fall semester, and the Thursday morning senate meeting was no exception. Disagreement and confusion among members of the board and students brought the meeting to an early close. Some of the ASB’s most prominent...

ARC to have two interim college presidents over semester

American River College interim president Marie Smith poses next to her previous portrait, taken in 1995, when she first took the position of president almost 18 years ago. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Jeff Gonzales, Zach Tierney, Jeff Gonzales, and Zach Tierney

August 29, 2013

Staff Writer Zach Tierney also contributed to the writing of this story. It has been run under a single name, with this note, to overcome certain limitations of our platform. American River College has two new presidents this semester. Dr. Marie Smith will fill the position as interim president for the ...

Controversial Jorge Riley new acting Senate President

Controversial Jorge Riley new acting Senate President

Jeff Gonzales, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2013

American River College has a new acting Associated Student Body Senate President. Following President Tyrone Robinson's resignation yesterday ASB Director of Finance Jorge Riley will take the position as acting Senate President. Riley comes to office by the order of succession amidst a sea of con...

ASB Student Senate President Tyrone Robinson resigns

ASB Student Senate President Tyrone Robinson resigns

Jeff Gonzales, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2013

The start of a new semester comes with many surprising changes, some having more impact than others. At noon on Aug. 28, the Associated Student Body of American River College had a surprise of its own. ASB Senate President Tyrone Robinson resigned by email in the first week of the fall semester. "I...

Craigslist ad results in strong arm robbery on campus

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

May 8, 2013

According to a campus crime bulletin, a woman told police that she had posted a Craigslist ad to sell her phone and when she met a buyer, she was robbed in Parking Lot C on May 7. The prospective buyer, who was accompanied by another man, met the victim in the lot at 7:50 pm. The suspects reportedly...

ASB Director of Finance Jorge Riley: Profile of a Controversial Candidate

ASB Director of Finance Jorge Riley: Profile of a Controversial Candidate

Tracy Johnson Novak and Tracy Johnson-Novak

May 8, 2013

Amidst protests and controversy, newly elected Associated Student Body Director of Finance, Jorge Riley, tells The Current about his personal struggles and goals for ASB. “Just look for the Native American in the suit,” said Jorge Riley, newly elected Associated Student Body Director of Finan...

Student parents have options at ARC

Natasha Honeywood, Ed Gebing, Ed Gebing, and Natasha Honeywood

May 8, 2013

By Natasha Honeywood and Ed Gebing Campus Police and Child Development Center talk about parental options Many parents have a hard time leaving their children in daycare.  For some, there is a fear of not being in their child’s reach.  ARC offers daycare at The Child Development Center, which is...

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