The American River Current

Young voters bring their parents to hear Sanders

Kevin Bell (left) and Brigid Bell (right) sit on Bonney field at Cal Expo waiting for Bernie Sanders to give his speech at his

Robert Hansen

May 10, 2016

In the crowd of thousands waiting in the bleachers and on the lawn for Bernie Sanders to speak at his rally in Sacramento on Monday, many young voters came out with their parents to hear the presidential candidate speak. This election season, some of the younger voters are getting older voters to “feel...

Former ARC RB Booker drafted to Super Bowl Champion Broncos

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker was selected in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Booker ran for 1,472 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior season and was named an All-American. (File Photo)

Mack Ervin III

April 30, 2016

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 136th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Booker, recruited out of Grant Union High School in Sacramento, played his first two seasons at ARC and racked up 1,472 yards and 15 touchdow...

Changes to the BOG waiver to take effect in fall 2016

The BOG waiver is changing for the fall 2016 semester. Changes include students maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA and passing 50 percent of their coursework. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Justina Sharp

April 15, 2016

New academic requirements that include maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or higher and completion of 50 percent of their coursework will be applied to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) waiver this upcoming fall semester. The BOG waiver has provided tuition-free education for more than 5...

Update: Two sextortion accusers speak

Actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel (standing right) rehearsing for ARC's production of Young Frankenstein. Hirtzel was found guilty on four counts relating to sexual extortion and will be sentenced on August 2. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

March 15, 2016

Christian Brian Hirtzel, a former American River College theater student, was arrested Jan. 22 on on 18 counts of six different felonies stemming from sextortion allegations made in November 2014. Two accusers told their stories in separate interviews with the Current. In accordance with the Associated Press guid...

Update: Sextortion suspect speaks

Prominent ARC actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel, pictured in promotional art for ARC's fall 2014 production of 'Young Frankenstein,' was arrested on Jan. 22 on charges of distribution of child pornography and extortion. (Photo courtesy of the American River College theater department)

Jordan Schauberger

March 14, 2016

A former American River College theater student, arrested on Jan. 22 in relation to sextortion allegations made in November 2014, told a Current reporter in a tearful jailhouse interview Sunday morning that he’s looking to take a plea bargain and doesn’t intend to take the case to court. Chri...

Additional screenings for tuberculosis to take place next week

An email sent to ARC students from the Health Center notifies all students that additional tuberculosis screenings are taking place the week of Feb. 1 for those who may have exposed to an active TB case on campus in Nov. 2015. The screenings are for potentially exposed students who were not tested on Dec. 1, 2015. (Screen capture of email from the ARC Health Center)

Matthew Peirson

January 30, 2016

Additional screenings for students that may have been exposed to tuberculosis in November are scheduled for the week of Feb. 1, according to an email from the American River College Health Center. The screenings are in coordination with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health, which scheduled ...

ARC baseball ready for opening day, upcoming season

American River College catcher Matt Elliot hits the ball in last seasons game against West Valley College at American River College on Jan.29, 2016. ARC will start the new season against West Valley College on Thursday. (File Photo)

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Nobert

January 28, 2016

By Matthew Peirson and Matthew Nobert American River College’s baseball team will look to take the next step and reach the playoffs this season after falling just short in 2015, as the team starts the new season with an opening day matchup against West Valley College. ARC also squared off with ...

Sports preview rally recognizes athlete achievements

American River College's women's softball team is recognized for the team's various achievements, during the ARC athletics season preview on Friday.
(Photo by Tyler Jackson)

Matthew Peirson

January 24, 2016

American River College’s Athletics Department held a season preview rally Friday spotlighting the 2015 season for fall sports teams and previewing the spring sports season. The rally included recognition of academic achievements for all student athletes who achieved a 3.0 GPA or better during the f...

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