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Phone Wars: Choosing the best smartphone for your money

Phone Wars: Choosing the best smartphone for your money

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

October 24, 2012

With so many handheld devices at hand, it is easy for students to be confused by options and commercials when it comes to selecting the right phone for their personal needs, so the Current went shopping for you. On the journey to the market, the Current hand selected the iPhone 5 with iOS 6 operating...

Bills supporting online textbooks signed into law

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

October 24, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate bills 1052 and 1053 into law on Sept. 27 in front of a group of college students. One of them was American River College Associated Student Body President Quierra Robey, who helped advocate the bill. “Honestly, it’s something I’m so proud of because it’s the...

The differences between CAEB, Student Senate and the other structures of ASB

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 24, 2012

The American River College Associated Student Body does a lot for the campus, from hosting events to speaking up for student needs. In order to be able to handle the many needs of students, the way ASB is structured very important. But many people on campus don't know about the ASB, let alone the...

Job Creation

Job Creation

Sarah Scott and Sarah Scott

October 24, 2012

Obama: President Barack Obama intends to create more American jobs by offering incentives to companies for keeping production in the states, primarily through tax cuts.  He will also propose tax cuts for businesses that are hiring and raising employee wages, while eliminating tax breaks for companies th...

ARC staff and faculty pay tribute to Bob Allegre with memorial outside of theater

ARC staff and faculty pay tribute to Bob Allegre with memorial outside of theater

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 24, 2012

The dedication of the new memorial for former Vice President for Administrative Services Robert Allegre Jr. took place. Allegre passed away in 2010 due to complications with cancer at 61-years-old after serving American River College for nearly 30 years. The memorial took place on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m....

Campus sees overall crime decrease

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

October 11, 2012

Sex offenses are on the rise. Statutory rape, incest and forcible sex offenses grew two hundred percent last year at American River College.  Burglary inflated to 500 percent with zero judicial referrals, while aggravated assault is up two hundred percent and robbery increased 50 percent all of which...

Why a YouTube video sparked riots

Jaime Carrillo and Jaime Carrillo

October 10, 2012

It’s a question that’s been on many people’s minds. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed along with three colleagues by a grenade launched by militants at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. Why did a gang of militants strike on the U.S....

HigerOne bank’s hidden fees

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 10, 2012

There are many things on the minds of American River College students. Common to all is money. Whether worried about books or class fees, many students are aware of every dollar. With all the concern about student loans and financial aid, it's important that students are aware of how that money gets...

Los Rios Community College District to offer study abroad

Los Rios Community College District to offer study abroad

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

October 10, 2012

How would you like to walk on cobblestone roads that were laid down in Roman times? Or take an Italian cooking class or have wine tasting as part of curriculum? The 2013 Florence Study Abroad program offers just that. The program is collaborative effort by the Los Rios Community College District, Northern California St...

Election 2012-Reproductive health issues

Election 2012-Reproductive health issues

Sarah Scott and Sarah Scott

October 10, 2012

Obama: President Barack Obama believes that women’s health care choices are personal decisions to be made by a woman and her doctor. In 2010, Obama passed the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which states that women will not be denied coverage based on health conditions or be charged h...

News briefs

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

October 10, 2012

ARC Ranks First in Accounting American River College has ranked first in terms of passing rates for the Certified Public Accountant exam, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. ARC ranked above last year’s first place University of California Berkley as well as ot...

Tensions grow between ASB and Campus Life, ASB discusses possible return of Bucky the Beaver

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

October 10, 2012

The game of politics has been called a full-contact sport. It seems to be no different in student government at American River College. For the past few weeks, observers have witnessed a certain level of discord between the Associated Student Body and Campus Life, an organization staffed by college employees ...

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