The American River Current

Employment workshop in Student Center to focus on state jobs

Employment workshop in Student Center to focus on state jobs

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

March 3, 2015

On Wednesday, the Career Center will be hosting an event in the Student Center from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. advising students on how to find a state job. According to Brandon Littlejohn, a statewide recruiter from the California Department of Human Resources, the state government is one of the largest...

Take this Class PREAP 111

Take this Class PREAP 111

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

February 27, 2015

Vocational training classes offered on campus allow students to work hands-on in fields they are interested in. PREAP 111, an eight week, introductory-level course, covers various aspects of commercial and industrial infrastructure construction work in five apprenticeship areas: carpentry, sheet metal,...

The drum beat and the heartbeat of all dance

The drum beat and the heartbeat of all dance

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

February 27, 2015

Tap dancing, swing, hip-hop, jazz and belly dancing were a few of the genres performed at the “African-American Influence on Dance” college hour event from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 26 in the dance room PE 235. Sunny Smith, the department chair for dance began the event by commenting on the influence...

AR Review is in full working force

AR Review is in full working force

Miranda Bolar and Miranda Bolar

February 27, 2015

The American River Review is an annual magazine compiled by students in Art New Media 358 and 359 as well as students in English Creative Writing 450 that features artwork created by students around campus. Betty Nelsen, a former professor on campus who has assisted the student-run magazine since...

ARC celebrates Black History Month

ARC celebrates Black History Month

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 26, 2015

Live music, themed food, dancing, and vendors selling various items could be found in the student center Wednesday in recognition of Black Heritage Celebration Day, an event hosted by ARC to acknowledge Black History Month. The student center was decorated with posters of famous African-Americans,...

Former Unabomber suspect speaks about new book

Former Unabomber suspect speaks about new book

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

February 25, 2015

Former Unabomber suspect, William Vollmann, made a guest appearance at American River College to talk about his non-fiction novel “Poor People”. Vollmann is an American novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist. Christian Kiefer, English professor at ARC and...

Amtgard club members go to war outside student center

Amtgard club members go to war outside student center

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

February 25, 2015

“We get together and hit each other with foam weapons. And I recommend staying off the field unless you’ve signed a waiver. It’s a little bit dangerous.” That was Michaela Clifton’s description of the live action role playing activity Amtgard. Clifton, a nursing major and member of the...

Take This Class: JOUR 320: Race and Gender in the Media

Professor Alan Miller delivers his opinion on the numerous views of news satire hosts.

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

February 22, 2015

Not many other classes out there get students fired up like JOUR 320: Race and Gender in the Media. The class not only covers controversial topics dealing with gender, ethnicity and social class, but professor Alan Miller likes to play devil’s advocate. Miller has somewhat of a reputation for...

Alex Honnold, son of ARC professor, pursues life as world-famous free solo climber

Alex Honnold, son of ARC professor, pursues life as world-famous free solo climber

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

February 20, 2015

Children who start walking before they are 14-months-old are considered advanced. Dierdre Wolownick, a French professor at American River College, knew her son Alex Honnold was developing quickly when he began walking at 11 months. Honnold was featured in a 2011 episode of the CBS newsmagazine 60...

Epic Love Club Day brings out school spirit

Epic Love Club Day brings out school spirit

Lindsey Martin and Lindsey Martin

February 20, 2015

The Epic Love Club Day, put on by the Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board, drew a crowd of students Feb. 12 as they perused the tables for information on clubs and free gifts and prizes. “We try to make this more of an event so students can get involved,” said Alexander Suliman, media...

Los Rios students can spend next fall in Spain

Los Rios students can spend next fall in Spain

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

February 19, 2015

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium, or NCSAC, has announced that the study abroad program for the next fall semester will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Students who sign up for the program will have the opportunity to take up to four courses in Barcelona over a 13 week stay and have the...

Healthy hearts discussed at college hour

Healthy hearts discussed at college hour

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 13, 2015

Stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion and poor diet all have one thing in common. No, it’s not college: it’s heart health. College nurse Pamela Whipple gave a lecture during a college hour in Raef Hall. As the lecture progressed, Whipple went on to describe the effects of alcohol and tobacco on...

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