The American River Current

Los Rios to decide if athletes get registration priority

Alex Mecredy and Alex Mecredy

February 22, 2012

  With budget cuts taking effect, it is more difficult than ever for students to register for the classes they need. Currently, priority registration is given to students that maintain the most units with the exception of Disabled Students Programs and Services, Extended Opportunity Programs...

Vet Services adds work study positions

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

February 22, 2012

With a new all-time high in attendance of veteran-students on campus, American River College has hired four work-study students to help with enrollment services. With more than 800 veterans using some form of the Montgomery GI Bill on campus, administration was able to finalize paperwork to get the...

PTSD: America’s invisible disability

Daniel Ayers' PTSD stems from years in the Marines. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

February 22, 2012

He is haunted by it everyday. “The boogeyman,” 33-year-old American River College student and former Marine infantryman Daniel Ayers said. “I am always worried (about) when that damn boogeyman is going to jump around the corner and take a shot at me.” Ayers, like every one in four United...

James Kaneko Gallery exhibit opens to warm reception

Students and faculty attend an even at the James Koneko Gallery

Chuck Livingston and Chuck Livingston

February 16, 2012

What do burgers, wood and string have in common? They are all starring in an art show debuting at American River College’s Kaneko Gallery. Artist Mick Sheldon and sculptor Craig Martinez have featured works on display. The two different collections, “Burger Worker” by Mick Sheldon and “Wood and...

Los Rios district student senates lobby capitol

American River College President Craig Bundy (second from left) meets with members of the Los Rios district student senates. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Carla Manes and Carla Manes

February 16, 2012

American River College Associated Student Body President Craig Bundy and his senate met with lawmakers at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the 2012 Lobby Day. The event was held exclusively for the schools in the Los Rios Community College District. Student senates from the colleges met with...

Students learn about ARC community at Club Day

Students learn about ARC community at Club Day

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

February 9, 2012

More than 15 different clubs gathered for Club Day on Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Rose Marks Pavilion at American River College. Students were able to walk around and sign up for clubs as well as participate in different aspects offered on campus. There are over 100 students participating within the more...

Crash claims lives of two ARC students

A vigil is set in place near the scene of the Jan. 28 light-rail accident that resulted in the death of two students. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Mark Lewis and Trevor Horn

February 9, 2012

Editor's note: Funeral services for both Louis Leon Williams, Sr. and Shante Williams will be at the Allegheny Weslyn Methodist Church located on 6600 Steiner Drive on Monday, Feb. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. The family encourages those close to the deceased to attend. The three adults who were in the sp...

Parking Dos and Dont’s

Mayra Sanchez and Mayra Sanchez

February 8, 2012

Driving around in circles looking for an available parking spot could feel a lot like playing musical chairs. Fueled by an obsessive amount of iced coffee, many students become racecar drivers busting U-turns and speeding to get an empty spot, leaving the less determined to frantically search off campus....

ARC undergoing parking renovations

An artist's rendering of the view from College Oak Drive of the upcoming five-story student parking garage between Davies Hall and Beaver Stadium that will be complete in 2013.

Karen Thomas and Karen Thomas

February 8, 2012

For the nearly 35,000 American River College students struggling to find parking in one of the 3,454 slots available for students, including motorcycle and disabled, there is some relief on the horizon. By April 2013, a 1,748-slot, multi-story car park will stand where the tennis courts are currently...

Community colleges are hot topic for Obama

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Jan. 31

Sarah Vorn and Sarah Vorn

February 8, 2012

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, President Barack Obama delivered his 2012 State of the Union address with education overhaul continuing to be a key talking point. Determined to make college a more affordable experience for everyone, Obama put “colleges and universities on notice,” telling them that if the institutions...

Los Rios chancellor set to retire

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brice Harris

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

February 8, 2012

After 16 years of service as the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, Brice Harris announced his retirement on Jan. 12. The 63-year-old Harris earns an annual salary of $390,000, making him the highest paid chancellor in the state until he officially ends his tenure on Aug. 31 of this...

Free flu vacination clinic to be held Feb. 1

Free flu vacination clinic to be held Feb. 1

Alex Mecredy and Alex Mecredy

January 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, American River College will be offering free flu shots to all students, faculty members and staff. The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 612 of the Portable Villages. In the past, the flu shot has been available for the price of $20. This semester is the first...

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