The American River Current

‘tis the season for charity and giving

The Salvation Army lists out items that can be donated at this Angel Tree, located inside Arden Fair Mall. They have three separate categories for ages 3 to 16. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Shelby Young and Stephanie Lee

December 5, 2012

Salvation Army, Toys For Tots among choices to help needy families for the holidays It’s the smell of pine and winter that hits you and makes you realize that Christmas is just around the corner. And just like most Americans, you get ready to finish your shopping for gifts and decorations. But for some...

What’s new in 2013

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

December 5, 2012

The Current keeps you covered before next semester with upcoming news, music and movies As another year draws to a close, you hold in your hands (or view on your screen) the last edition of the Current for the fall 2012 semester. As this is the last issue of the year, we will be unable to cover...

Counseling at ARC struggles towards end of semester

Counseling at ARC struggles towards end of semester

Cintia Lopez and Sergio Portela

December 5, 2012

Students unsatisfied with long waiting times while office looks to alternative methods When you walk into the counseling office at the end of the year, you see chairs filled with students just waiting to hear their name called, a long line of people waiting to set up an appointment two weeks in advan...

New chancellor of Los Rios district chosen

New chancellor of Los Rios district chosen

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

December 5, 2012

Dr. Brian King brings leadership skills to serve more than 80,000 students Dr. Brian King accepted the position of chancellor for the Los Rios Community College District and will begin his new job on Feb. 1, 2013. The position was left vacant after Dr. Brice Harris retired.  Harris recently came out...

College-Level Examination Program gives options

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

December 5, 2012

CLEP tests may save money for students while ARC looks into offering assessments American River College is looking at using the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in the future. The CLEP test is accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in over 1,700 test centers....

More buck for your book

Jessica Maynard and Steven Condemarin

December 5, 2012

Many options are available for students looking to sell their used textbooks The end of the year is an exciting and stressful time for students, as it means winter break is right around the corner. Although the end of the semester causes enthusiasm, it also can incite frustration for many students...

ARC 2012 Retrospective

ARC 2012 Retrospective

Josh Baumbach and Cody Alexander

December 5, 2012

As I sit by this roaring fireplace roasting chestnuts, I can’t help but reminisce about the year that was 2012.  Fortunately, there were several inspirational stories. Weight loss and successful sports teams brought a warm glow to students’ faces. There were moments of tragedy and conflict as...

Crime Brief

Staff Writer

December 5, 2012

Crime on Campus On Nov. 28 at approximatly11:50 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the Child Development Center, a woman was about to enter her vehicle when a unknown suspect approached her, brandished a knife and forced her into  her vehicle and sexually assaulted her off campus. The suspect is describ...

ARC players don’t get a kick out of soccer fields

ARC players don’t get a kick out of soccer fields

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

November 25, 2012

Poor turf quality has faculty and teams pushing for changes American River College has a modern stadium, gyms and playing fields. The football field has high quality turf, the baseball and softball diamonds are maintained regularly and the tennis courts and basketball gyms have been recently renovated. The...

Not all fun in video games with sexism

Not all fun in video games with sexism

Jeff Gonzales and Garrit Rocha

November 25, 2012

Issues of harassment towards female gamers arise after rumors of lifetime bans in ‘Halo 4’ Death threats, crude remarks and thinking best reserved for the 50s. Women have been in the middle of some of the gaming industry’s biggest controversies in this past year. Feminist Anita Sarkeesian experien...

International Students’ Day raises awareness for foreign students at ARC

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

November 25, 2012

There are numerous of internationally born students here at American River College. About twenty-five of them are in the International Student Association Club (ISAC), who celebrated International Students’ Day on Nov. 17. A confrontation of Prague students on Nov. 17, 1939 against Nazi occupation...

News Briefs 11-21-2012

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

November 25, 2012

Los Rios Crime Reports  According to Los Rios Police Department crime reports for October 2012, petty theft is up 280 percent. Most of the things stolen include electronics such as cell phones and laptops. Visit ARCurrent.com for the full report. Christmas pageant/talent show  My Night Out, first annual Christmas pageant and talent show, is “des...

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