The American River Current

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...

Club day fun

Students of ARC participate in the campus-wide Club Day held on Sept. 19. Club days are held on the third Thursday of the month. (Photo by Adnan Ramic)

Natasha Honeywood and Natasha Honeywood

September 29, 2013

CAEB provides space for student voices In case you were wondering why you saw students walking around in grass skirts and with leis around their necks on Sept. 19, the first club day of the semester, it was because club day always has theme.  The theme for September was “beach day.” Club day is a great way for students to find out what they can be a part of on campus and to get to know their peers.  You can find club day in the new student center area near the book store every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Students also have a chance to showcase their talents at an open mic session from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Winners get prizes such as ARC hoodies, but those who don’t score the big prizes still get trinkets for participation. ARC student Susie Dickerson likes the idea of club day. “I would always get a list of the clubs but they were some that were inactive. Club day is a great way for m...

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...

Los Rios College District Disability Awareness Art Week taking submissions

Los Rios College District Disability Awareness Art Week taking submissions

Jonathan H. Ellyson and Jonathan Ellyson

September 24, 2013

The sixth annual Disability Awareness Art Week will take place Nov. 4-7. Students with verified disability through the Disabled Student Services & Support (DSPS) are able to submit artwork. According to the press release from Folsom Lake College, the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Oct. 18, and art must be in digital format. Submission format is JPEG and can either be emailed or burned onto a disc and sent into Folsom Lake College DSPS. The DSPS staff at FLC can assist with submission and can be reached at [email protected] or (916) 608-6611. The exhibit will be on FLC’s campus and features painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and digital art media. On Nov. 7 a community reception will recognize the student talent and reward top submissions....

Photo of the day 9-19-13

Photo of the day 9-19-13

Korbl Klimecki

September 19, 2013

Students are sitting by tables and presenting for students passing in front of the cafeteria on Club Day. Club Day brings an opportunity for different clubs on campus to promote themselves and bring in new members....

A spot of their own

A motorcycle parked between cars on August 29, 2013. According to Los Rios Police Department policy,

Ed Gebing and Jessica Maynard

September 18, 2013

This story was written by Ed Gebing and Jessica Maynard. Due to the limitations of our platform, it is published multiple times under a joint, and two individual bylines. You’re running late for your 9 a.m. class when you find what you believe to be an empty parking spot, but, when you go to turn i...

Film Genres: Horror/Thriller

Film Genres: Horror/Thriller

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

September 17, 2013

Screams can be heard in Raef Hall on Tuesdays. Arm rests are clenched, toes are curled, and most importantly, notes are taken. This is Film Genres: Horror & Thriller, perhaps the most popular film class on campus. Pamela Downs, Professor of this class for “ten or eleven years,” delights in...

ARC Campus Java City moved again this semester

The Java City snack bar display was relocated to the front entrance of the gym. (Photo by Jonathan H. Ellyson)

Jonathan H. Ellyson and Jonathan Ellyson

September 17, 2013

Starbucks lines have been long during the semester, especially during peak hours. Not only is the wait time in line rather long, but the time it takes to receive your drink only adds to the wait. Many students have forgotten that there is an alternative to the long waits at Starbucks: Java City. L...

ARC Mom: from illiteracy to honors

Tammy Linn, 36, is now enrolled in honors courses at American River College after learning to read only ten years ago. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Brooke Purves and Brooke Purves

September 17, 2013

If you looked up the word tenacity in the dictionary, you just might find a picture of a petite 36-year-old blonde named Tammy Lynn. Despite insurmountable obstacles, Lynn progressed from an emergent literate to honors student with the help of the student support services available in the Learning Resour...

ARC students take interest in nutrition

Brittini Burns and Brittini Burns

September 12, 2013

An auditorium full of students interested in learning more about their personal health were present as Anthony Giusti, Professor of Nutrition at American River College delivered a lecture on the dangers of Sugar, Fat, and Salt in our diets on Thursday, Sept. 6. “He shed light on rumors people have...

Low cost flu shots available on campus

Low cost flu shots available on campus

Nikita McGee-Davis and Nikita McGee-Davis

September 10, 2013

Low cost flu shots were made available to all students and faculty Tuesday, September 10 with sponsorship from the Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and the American River College Health Center. “It is open to the public so anyone is welcome,” said registered nurse Dee Michilizzi. Susie Shields...

Daily Photo: 9-10-13

Daily Photo: 9-10-13

Ed Gebing

September 10, 2013

Visit the AR Current Welcome Day booth and like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a free brownie or scone! If you’ve already liked us on both, bring over someone who hasn’t and have them like and follow us, and you’ll both get a treat. ...

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