The American River Current

Freedom of expression is not limited to clothing

Natasha Honeywood and Natasha Honeywood

February 27, 2013

We all remember the dress code from grade school. The straps on your tank tops have to be 3-fingertips width, your shorts have to be as long as your middle finger, and no opened toed sandals. We were expected to dress appropriately for a learning environment. If you didn’t, you would be sent home or...

National Condom Month observed at ARC

National Condom Month observed at ARC

Emily Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

February 27, 2013

February is for lovers. It's the most romantic time of the year for countless couples. However, among the chocolate hearts and over-priced bouquets of roses lies an even more important holiday that all romantic duos should celebrate: National Condom Month. In the 1970s, the University of California...

How soon is too soon?

How soon is too soon?

Mayra Sanchez and Mayra Sanchez

February 27, 2013

We all have our own rules when it comes to dating. Mine include: no kissing on the first date, the man should always pay, and always meet in public. But when it comes to hooking up, how soon is too soon? In Steve Harvey’s book "Act Like a Woman, Think like a Man, " he states that a woman should...

ARC parking structure opens in grand style

The soon to be opened parking complex as seen from College Oak Drive on February 14, 2013 after the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mark Ahling and Mark Ahling

February 14, 2013

The new parking structure at American River College has been completed and will officially open for students on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Its official dedication was held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, by a host of speakers, including Dr. David Viar, ARC President. The $25.4 million project...

Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

Mayra Sanchez and Mayra Sanchez

February 13, 2013

The first few weeks after a break up are tough. It’s been 1 month 15 days and 4 hours from my last break up. I knew we were better apart. But I couldn't help feeling depressed at the thought of starting over or being without a Valentine again. I was a total mess and a textbook cliché. I listened...

Choose your brew: battle of the brands

Choose your brew: battle of the brands

Jonathan H. Ellyson and Jonathan Ellyson

February 13, 2013

Newcomer to ARC, Starbucks takes on Java City The opening of the new Student Center brought one of the most popular coffee chains in the world to American River College.  Located in the Student Center, Starbucks has been incredibly busy this semester. During the busiest hour, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., I ...

Cheap date ideas for your special someone

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

February 13, 2013

Dinner and a movie are typically the norm for dates. With these unique date ideas, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable night. Horse Drawn Carriage Ride – This date will give you a new perspective on the city. Grab a thermos and a blanket and cuddle up in the back of a horse drawn carriage togeth...

Take this Class: Business 300

Professor Richard Gonzalez lectures his Business 300 class on Economics. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Cesar Ramirez and Cesar Ramirez

February 13, 2013

Business 300 takes a principled approach to the business state of mind. Every lecture includes the various aspects the business world has to offer. Whether you have plans to work in the field or not, there is no better class to sharpen your outlook on the current issues surrounding business. The lectures...

ARC students eat less during less during stressful times, in contrast to study

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

February 13, 2013

Numerous studies have revealed that stress causes the human body to crave fat and sugar-laden foods. Students at American River College, often victims of stressful situations, believe they suffer the opposite effect. They point the finger at liquids or loss of appetite as the principle issue. According...

Student entrepreneur rivets together money-making business plan

Ada Tajudeen, who makes clothing, and jewelry, working on clothing on Feb 6 in her sewing studio located at her home in Rancho Cordova, Calif. (Photo by Jenn Schopfer)

Natasha Honeywood and Natasha Honeywood

February 13, 2013

Whether it is making jewelry, dresses, or beautiful braids, 22 year old Ada Tajudeen can do it all. Born in Sierra Leone, Africa, Tajudeen has the drive to make all of her dreams come true. She’s attending American River College to obtain a business degree, and hopes to open a boutique in Sacramento....

First PUENTE Project event held in new Student Center

Jonathan H. Ellyson and Jonathan Ellyson

February 3, 2013

The PUENTE Project, a program for transfer students at American River College, hosted the first cultural event in the New Student Center: Promoción de Educación Scholarship Fundraiser (to promote education). The fundraiser featured live music and dancing. The event, which christened the new facility,...

Red Bull Flugtag honors homemade dreams of flight

Red Bull Flugtag honors homemade dreams of flight

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

December 5, 2012

More than 100,000 in attendance including ARC students to celebrate flying day at Bay Area Since humans first looked up in the sky to see birds flying about, we have dreamed of flight. The Red Bull Flugtag, meaning flying day in German, honors that by allowing teams to fling themselves through the air ...

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