The American River Current

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,...

A Lifetime of Activism and a lifetime of education

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

April 30, 2012

The American River College Hour presented “Lifetime of Activism: 40 Years of Protesting and Why it is Worth it" on March 15, 2012 in Raef Hall 160. The hour-long segment focused on local ARC Professor Dolores Delgado Campbell and the accomplishments she has achieved over the years from protesting. Campbell...

Official Student Senate election results

Amanda Hickman and Amanda Hickman

April 30, 2012

American River College Associate Student Body Student Senate election for fall 2012 semester results were posted April 27. All candidates ran unopposed. The winners: ASB Student Senate President Quierra Robey ASB Student Senate Vice President Omba Kipuke ASB Student Senate Director of Finance No ...

On stage romance sparks ‘Pride and Prejudice’

On stage romance sparks 'Pride and Prejudice'

Daniel Clark and Daniel Clark

April 24, 2012

There is no one more prejudiced than someone with pride. So says the story of “Pride and Prejudice,” the new play from American River College’s theater department that will run until April 29. Set in England in the early 1810s, “Pride and Prejudice” is the classic tale by Jane Austen...

Weathering Sac State’s enrollment freeze

Weathering Sac State's enrollment freeze

Sarah Vorn and Sarah Vorn

April 18, 2012

Already suffering from $750 million in budget cuts, and facing an additional $200 million if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative is rejected in November, California State University officials announced a spring 2013 enrollment freeze at 15 of the 23 CSU campuses, including California State University,...

Career Center e-mail sent to students questioned

ARC student Joe Davis pays for a ticket for a Sacramento Kings' games on Saturday, March 31 in Power Balance Pavilion during a career fair in the arena. (Photo by Mark Lewis)

Jessica Maynard and Joe Davis

April 18, 2012

Should the Career Center be directing American River College students to career fairs that require four-year degrees? It’s a question many students are asking themselves. On March 19, a person from the center’s Los Rios Internship Career Services (LINCS) sent out e-mails inviting ARC students...

Viar up for top position in Southern California

American River College president David Viar is one of four finalists for the president position at Santa Barbara City College. The announcement will be made on April 26. (File photo)

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

April 18, 2012

Dr. David Viar, president of American River College, is in the running to become the next president of Santa Barbara City College according to the president of SBCC’s board of trustees, Dr. Peter Haslund. Viar confirmed his candidacy in an April 12 interview with The Current. “I am one of four...

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