The American River Current

Relief printshow builds bridges between ARC, Sac State

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

September 17, 2012

Six former American River College students will be displaying their relief printmakers art from Sept. 17-21 at the RW Witt Gallery on Sacramento State’s campus, Yukiko Hole, the curator of the show, brought the show over from ARC to Sac State because she “wanted to contribute to promote the relationship...

ARC’s Oak Café kicks off semester with Greek dishes

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

September 13, 2012

The Oak Café, American River College’s student-run restaurant, opened its doors to customers Sept. 12, three weeks into the fall semester. Chefs and servers hit the ground running, preparing an ever-changing menu week in and week out. With a mix of both experienced and an inexperienced staff, the...

WELCOME DAYS: Connection is the name of the game

A student greets incoming students during

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 7, 2012

Student Development officially welcomed new and returning American River College students with the annual Welcome Day events on Sept. 5 and 6 at the main campus. Various departments and groups set up displays on more than 60 tables in the Rose Marks Pavilion, Liberal Arts breezeways and Portable Village...

Live action role play fights its way on campus

Live action role play fights its way on campus

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

May 3, 2012

Foam swords, fancy garb and medieval hierarchy. Live-action role play, also known as LARP, is a game where people get together and act out certain situations or scenarios while holding the position of a character. LARP started in the late 1970s and started to spread through the 1980s. Amtgard, a medieval...

Game club connects students

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

May 3, 2012

The Gaming Club or LAN (Local Area Network) Parties started when Andrew Preston, psychology major at American River College, brought his consoles to school with him. He sat down with his friends and decided to set up a place where they could all game on campus. Preston is in charge of bringing consoles,...

Cafeteria worker checks out

Cafeteria worker checks out

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

May 3, 2012

After 33 years of working at American River College, Doris Rodriguez will be retiring from working in food services. Rodriguez has seen many changes throughout the years, “When I first came in 1978 American River College was rated number one in the United States because they were one of the first...

Student fights for health

Clyde Wade, holding his dog Hootie, was diagnosed with HIV in 2004. Wade has since began helping others educate themselves on protection from the disease. (Photo courtesy of Clyde Wade)

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

May 2, 2012

Sitting in the waiting room, he told himself to calm down. The results would surely come back negative. Even though he had known the risks of having unprotected sex, he thought that this could never happen to him. Moments later, a nurse walked over and greeted him with a thin smile. Then she gave...

Five ways to live it up this summer on the cheap

Megan Houchin and Megan Houchin

May 2, 2012

When the temperature hits triple digits and you and your friends get bored of watching fans oscillate, try these five local, easy and relatively cheap ways to entertain yourselves. 1. The American River There are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauty of the American River. The easiest and cheapest riv...

Hanging around Hollywood

Dangling from a beam in Rose Marks Pavillion, Bayland Rippenkroeger, a former running back for the Beavers football team, is now following in his family's footsteps as a stuntman in Hollywood. He is currently in the

Amanda Hickman and Amanda Hickman

May 2, 2012

First inspired to stunt by watching “Jackass” and creating his own videos with friends, former starting running back at American River College uses his fearless football talent to climb his way through the stunting world in Hollywood. A fearlessness that may be found in the gene pool, Bayland...

Fit for summer

Fit for summer

Chad Avakian and Chad Avakian

May 2, 2012

Summer is just around the corner and if you procrastinated in early spring to get into shape because it still felt like winter, don't worry; there is time to get those few extra pounds off before June 20. Use these 5 easy exercises to get your whole body fit for summer. Push-ups -- This basic movement...

Mobile app promotes brain plasticity

Chad Avakian and Chad Avakian

April 19, 2012

The brain power of genius, once thought by many scientists to be genetically coded at conception is turning out to be a learned skill in addition to genetics, according to neuroscientist Michael Merzenich of Santa Rosa, California.  In the book, "The Brain That Changes Itself," by Norman Doidge, M.D.,...

Local serial killer leaves his mark at ARC

Richard Trenton Chase, also known as the Vampire of Sacramento. (Photo courtesy Haunted America Tours)

Chuck Livingston and Chuck Livingston

April 19, 2012

Guy Fieri, Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla of Smosh, Richard Trenton Chase: One of these ARC alumni is a convicted serial killer. Chase is a serial killer who attended American River College from 1968 to 1971, known to many as the “Vampire of Sacramento,” because he would often drink the blood and...

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