The American River Current

Know your vote

Sarah Scott and Sarah Scott

September 19, 2012

Obama: The backbone of President Barack Obama’s student loan reform centers on reducing private loans and increasing federal direct loans. Obama explained in his Democratic National Convention speech that this would allow students to borrow directly from the government; eliminating the risk of taki...

BOG Waiver causes confusion for Associated Student Body

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

September 19, 2012

One-dollar ASB representation fee issue for March in March, other ARC campus events Chaos and confusion seemed to abound at the Associated Student Body meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13. While gearing up for the new semester and doing basic housekeeping for the ASB, Student Body President Quierra ...

News Briefs – Sept. 19, 2012

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

September 19, 2012

Free Green Jobs Classes From Sept. 17, 2012 through March 29, 2013, American River College, in collaboration with Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, will be offering green jobs classes. The classes involve training participants for positions such as sales and solar panel installation. “Trainin...

Sidebar: Culinary building renovation

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

September 19, 2012

The Culinary Building is slated to be the next renovation on campus. Ground will be broken July 1, 2013, with completion of construction expected by January 1, 2015. Similar to current renovations, the Culinary Building renovation is partially funded by a bond that financed campus renovation projects...

Explosion near Raef Hall caused by large firecracker

Explosion near Raef Hall caused by large firecracker

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

September 17, 2012

The loud, concussive boom that came from an American River College Automotive Collision Repair dumpster next to Raef Hall just before 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 was likely caused by a large firecracker, according to ARC police. “We got a call of an explosion in a dumpster," Sergeant Mike Olson said....

WELCOME DAYS: Connection is the name of the game

A student greets incoming students during

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 7, 2012

Student Development officially welcomed new and returning American River College students with the annual Welcome Day events on Sept. 5 and 6 at the main campus. Various departments and groups set up displays on more than 60 tables in the Rose Marks Pavilion, Liberal Arts breezeways and Portable Village...

Determined and Diverse

Omba Kipuke, left, and Quierra Robey became the new vice president and president of the ASB at American River College in April. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Amanda Hickman and Amanda Hickman

May 3, 2012

Associated Student Body senate elections at American River College were held April 17 and 18. ARC’s new ASB senate president is Quierra Robey and the ASB vice president is Omba Kipuke; both candidates ran unopposed. Quierra Robey Robey has always wanted to be a part of politics. Her majors, communication...

Don’t drive distracted

Campus police warn drivers of dangers of texting while behind the wheel, issue citations to offenders. (Photo Illustration by Daniel Romandia)

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

May 3, 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified April as the nation’s first Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The Los Rios Police Department worked with the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcements, according to American River College’s police captain Chris...

Five steps for selling yourself to employers

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

May 3, 2012

If you want a job in this economy, you need to sell yourself. Kolleen Ostegaard, the American River College’s Career Center supervisor, offers advice to job seekers on preparation, presentation and delivery to help students stand out from the crowd: CHECK YOUR FACTS “It’s important that...

Summer Classes to keep you busy

Karen Thomas and Karen Thomas

May 3, 2012

For some, summer is the time to travel, visit friends and family, or to work. For others, it’s time to take required classes and get closer to their educational goals. At American River College, summer semester starts on June 11 and ends on August 10. “I’m taking music online (MUFHL 300) and...

Employment improving by degrees

Malissa Rogers and Malissa Rogers

May 3, 2012

It’s time for final exams. One last question: What’s your degree actually worth? Depends on what you’re studying. According to current employment rates, it’s not worth much if you’re majoring in architecture, the arts or humanities and liberal arts. However, the outlook is more promising...

Viar set to remain president of ARC

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

May 3, 2012

The Santa Barbara Community College District’s board of trustees concluded its nationwide search for a new president on April 26 with the appointment of Dr. Lori Gaskin as superintendent-president, according to a press release from SBCC's Public Information Officer Joan Galvin. In addition to Viar,...

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