The American River Current

A Saturday With Sheriff’s Departments

Natasha Honeywood and Natasha Honeywood

May 6, 2014

When you think of a ride along with the Sacramento Sheriff's Department you may think of an episode of “Cops” filled with exciting calls every minute, sirens blaring and arresting drunk criminals. The morning of March 8 I arrived at the department feeling extremely nervous. My legs were shaking and...

Broken but not bowed

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

October 1, 2013

Fast swimming and hard work keep women’s water polo team on path to victory The American River College women’s water polo team has played short-handed to begin the 2013 season.  As of Sept. 23 the women’s team is ranked No. 4 in the state according to the coaches poll. Despite starting t...

Transfer trouble

Brittini Burns and Brittini Burns

September 29, 2013

Transferring to a four-year school a challenge for some The American River College website lists four simple steps for transferring to another institution from from ARC: choose a major, select a four-year institution, meet with an ARC counselor to plan coursework, and apply during the appropriate filing s...

ARC athletes sport jobs

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

September 27, 2013

Dealing with academics at the same time as playing a sport can drain the energy out of some students, leaving them mentally and physically exhausted. Nevertheless, there are others who find the time and determination to attend school, play a sport and also hold one or more jobs. College gives students the opportunity to have a more flexible schedule in contrast to high school, where a tighter regime is enforced. As a result, kids often decide whether they want to play a sport or be employed in a particular job in accordance with their academic schedule. Freshman Jason Movaghar made the decision to play soccer.  He chose to focus on his studies and sport, rather than stress himself out with the responsibilities of work as well. “We travel with the team a lot,” Movaghar said. “Every day after practice I am really tired and couldn’t think of having to go to a job for eight hours.” Having previously held a job in high school, he believed focusing on his academics and soccer would get him to...

Say no to cyberbullying

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

September 25, 2013

October is National Bully Prevention Month and it’s important to take a look at what a bully really is and why we want to prevent bullying. When someone mentions the word bully, most people visualize a large, angry kid walking down the hallway pushing a scrawny kid against the lockers, demanding his or her lunch money. In modern times, a bully isn’t necessarily someone who torments physically, but rather anyone with Internet access; it could even be you. Bullying through media is known as cyberbullying, and can be as simple as posting a mean or defaming message about someone. As young kids we heard the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As optimistic as that sounds, it’s completely unrealistic to say that the words others speak won’t hurt our feelings or alter the views we have of ourselves. How can we expect a vulnerable teenage girl not to feel the slightest bit self-conscious if one of her peers calls her ugly or fat on an Instagr...

ARC’s three strikes policy

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

September 25, 2013

When it comes to repeating classes, American River College students get three strikes then they’re out. If you are a first year student or just coming back to college after a break, it’s important to know that there have been recent changes to policies regarding course repeatability throughout all California community colleges. Due to budget cuts, a high demand for classes and an impacted system, students will only be permitted to enroll in the same credit course a total of three times.    This means if you fail, withdraw, or a combination of both from the same class three times you will not be allowed to enroll and take the class again. “What has been happening is students have been repeating, [three times] and not passing, and taking away from other students. It’s hard enough to get classes.” says ARC counselor, Rene McGinley.   “Three times if you can’t pass, you need to pick another class. It’s hurting the financial aid system by repeating like th...

Going for the kill: ARC volleyball looks to bounce back from a first round exit at the state championships

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 25, 2013

As the team looks up in the rankings, the American River College volleyball team can’t help but like the position it’s currently in. As of Sept. 17 the women are ranked No. 10 in the state with a 7-3 overall record. The team jumped up three spots after beating the No. 6 ranked team in the state Fresno City College two times in a row. Coming into this season the women had big holes to fill. The team lost Katie Christener who lead the Big 8 Conference in kills and kills per set, their libero Josie Casillas and Bailey Humes who led the conference in assists. “Surprisingly enough our starters are all sophomores,” women’s volleyball Head Coach Ashlie Hain said. “We had a large team last year so that helps and even though we’ve transferred seven or eight, we still have a core group of five or six.” With the addition of new players the Beavers are returning middle blocker Nicole Hareland who went from .75 blocks per set to 1.39, outside hitter Lauren Kirschke who is arguably the most i...

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