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On Jan. 31 the UNITE Center held an open house for the new PRIDE Center, located in the Student Center at ARC. Pictured are Corey Winfield (left), UNITE Center concierge and David Shrove-Austin(right), faculty PRIDE coordinator. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

Photo of the Day: January 31, 2023

Jonathan Plazola, Feature Editor February 1, 2023

Someone initiated a shared feminine product basket in one of the womens bathrooms in the Student Center (Photo by Carla Montaruli)

Photo of the Day: January 19, 2023

Carla Montaruli, Opinion Editor January 19, 2023

David Austin, new Pride Center coordinator, focuses on community in and outside of the classroom. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

David Austin, communications professor at ARC, is the new Pride Center coordinator

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor December 16, 2022

The Pride Center, a hang-out space centered around LGBTQIA+ identities at American River College, is getting a makeover for the spring of 2023. David Austin, professor and department chair of communication...

Melanie Dixon said goodbye to staff and faculty at a farewell gathering on Dec. 6 at American River College. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC president Melanie Dixon to resign at the end of the semester

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 10, 2022

On Dec. 6, a farewell gathering was held at American River College for president Melanie Dixon. Faculty, staff and students from the different areas of the Los Rios Community College District were present.  Dixon,...

On Sept. 28, a protest against the vaccine mandate took place at the American River College main campus. The Mandate has since been lifted. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How COVID-19 protocols affect in-person classes at ARC

Jonathan Plazola and Lorraine Barron December 10, 2022

At the beginning of the fall 2022 semester, staff, faculty and students had to be vaccinated or prove a medical exemption to attend classes in person at American River College. Now, several months later, ...

Los Rios chancellor Brian King attended the farewell gathering held at ARC for president Melanie Dixon on Dec. 6 (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Photo of the Day: December 6, 2022

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 6, 2022

Jorie Keitges and Tamai Mancuso, on the American River College womens basketball team, hone their skills during practice, Nov. 17.

Photo of the Day: November 17, 2022

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

Lauren Chavez, ARC anthropology professor, stands out as being open and compassionate toward her students on top of making sure they succeed in and outside the classroom. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Chavez)

Lauren Chavez brings knowledge, compassion and communication to her classroom and students love it

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor November 28, 2022

Finding professors to connect with can be difficult for students. Sometimes it may be due to a difference in backgrounds, interests or lack of motivation or efforts to really get to know one another. Lauren...

Inspector, Ramona Sparks, of the Sacramento County elections Vote Center 19 at American River College, oversees mid-term voting, Nov. 8.

Photo of the Day: November 8, 2022

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

The UNITE Center at American River College is a place for students of different backgrounds to come together and bond. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba & Carla Montaruli)

ARC students should step up and take the bonding opportunities offered

American River College students should step up and take the bonding opportunities offered by the college, through events and clubs. Student bonding and engagement is important for mental health and success. According...

The American River Current staff won multiple awards at the 2022 Journalism Association of Community College’s conference with Heather Amberson, Jaqueline Ruvalcaba and Lorraine Barron leading the way. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC’s Current staff win multiple awards at JACC conference

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

The American River College Current staff members won multiple awards at the 2022 Journalism Association of Community College’s Regional Conference for its excellence in journalism coverage and editing...

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, is running for Elk Grove City Council in hopes of making a difference in the community. (Photo courtesy of Sergio Robles)

ARC alumni Sergio Robles runs for Elk Grove city council

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 5, 2022

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, says he hopes to make a difference at the smaller level of community service by sitting in a place  he can make change. Robles feels the importance...

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