The American River Current

Students urge faculty to take campus equity seriously at forum

Students prepare to talk about their negative social experiences in and out of the classrooms of American River College, and how it has affected them.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

March 9, 2020

[email protected] As part of Black History Month, a group of American River College students and faculty listened in on talks given by members of the Umoja Sakhu Learning Community on Feb. 19. The subjects covered issues that affect students in ARC classrooms, such as religion and racism in and ...

ARC mourns loss of former staff member

Former Vice-President of Administrative Services, Ray Di Guilio (Photo Courtesy of Scott Crow)

Brandon Zamora

March 5, 2020

On Jan. 26, Ray Di Guilio, former Vice President of Administrative Services of American River College, died at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer, according to his obituary in the Sacramento Bee’s website. Di Guilio served as vice president at ARC from 2011 to 2016. During that time, h...

California Senate passes bill to stop discrimination towards natural hair

Black women have been historically criticized for their natural hair. Today, they find power in embracing how they choose to wear their hair, natural or otherwise. (File Photo)

Gabe Carlos

May 14, 2019

On April 22, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 188, also known as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act, which protects students and employees from discrimination based on natural hairstyles including afros, braids and twists. According to the...

Rapper ScHoolboy Q golfs himself out of depression, drops “CrasH Talk”

Photo courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment

Gabe Carlos

May 3, 2019

After a few scrapped versions, “CrasH Talk,” the long awaited and most anticipated album from Los Angeles rapper ScHoolboy Q, finally dropped on April 26. The 14-track album, just two minutes short of 40 minutes long, includes features by Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Kid Cudi ...

ASB talks on oath event

American River College Associated Student Body  vice president Juan Melesio supervises the ASB meeting on April 12, 2019 in the Student Center. ASB members discussed new summer program courses, updated student election results, and assigned a committee to help the transition for the current board. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

April 30, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body met on April 12 to discuss new summer program courses, election results and to assign a committee to help transition new ASB board members into the current office on May 9. The meeting started under the supervision of ASB Vice President Juan Meles...

ARC designs map to showcase art around campus

The art on campus will be mapped online so visitors can easily locate over 250 artifacts on display at American River College. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

April 8, 2019

There are more than 250 art pieces across campus, but no way to find them all unless you wander around for hours on end. The art department is trying to change that with a new online map feature on the ARC website that will show students and visitors where they can find art on campus. This new feat...

ASB discusses new feminist center and more

President Rebeca Rico-Chavez and Parlamentarian Tamara Dunning listen in at the Student Body Senate meeting on Feb. 2 at American River College. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

February 6, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body Senate held its first meeting of the spring 2019 semester on Feb. 2 to approve a new bill that will provide funds for healthy foods. Bill S19-01, written by Senator Laurie Jones, would allow ASB to donate $500 of healthy foods during finals for this...

College should be more about growth

College students can feel pressured from the school to choose a career rather than finding their passions. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 13, 2018

A college education was not always viewed as just job training. At one point, going to college was also considered a time for self exploration and academic growth. Over the years, the focus in college has become more about a student’s career after college as opposed to now, focusing on the development of...

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