The American River Current

Current Editorial: Administration responds poorly to controversial flyer

After several requests to speak to people within the UNITE and the Equity Departments about the controversial sign, the Current was repeatedly ignored or told to direct their questions elsewhere. (Photo by Emily Mello)

October 23, 2019

In early October, American River College’s UNITE interns hung a flyer in the HUB which read: “Masculine Black Men; Check Your Male Privilege Before Entering.” By the school’s own admission, it was placed there by a group of UNITE interns — who are paid employees of the college. While t...

Dropping classes; what a “W” means on your transcripts

A sign instructing students of the services provided in the computer cubicles in the eServices building at American River College on Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

September 26, 2018

Not knowing the deadlines for dropping classes at American River College can pose problems for students. Jason Ralphs, ARC’s Records and Admissions Supervisor, explained how not knowing when deadlines are and understanding progress versus grade point average can affect students. “I think the big...

Update: Student Senate President witnessed altercation, placed call to Los Rios police dispatcher

An American River College student involved in a physical altercation on Wednesday is transported by way of a stretcher to an ambulance in front of the administration building at ARC. Both students involved in the altercation declined to press charges. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson

May 5, 2016

Update May 5, 7:44 p.m.: By Matthew Peirson and Robert Hansen A physical altercation between two students broke out near the American River College theater department on Wednesday evening according to Los Rios Police Department officer Curtis Adams. One of the students was placed on a stretche...

Editorial: ‘Student voice’ is no longer the voice of the students

The Associated Student Body Student Senate deliberates on a proposed recall of Los Rios Trustee Cameron Weaver at Thursday's meeting. After the resignations of Garrett Kegel and Sam Kinsey, Justin Nicholson, far left, is the only member of the board actually elected by the students. (Photo by Karen Reay)

October 12, 2015

A previous version of this editorial falsely stated that only one member of the Associated Student Body Student Senate, CAEB President Justin Nicholson, was elected by the students. In fact, Sen. McKaela Broitman was also elected during last spring's election.  When only two members of the Asso...

ARC to cut back on water use in response to the drought

ARC to cut back on water use in response to the drought

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

April 29, 2015

Students returning to American River College for the fall semester may notice grass that has turned brown and sidewalks that are dusty. All that is part of the Los Rios Community College District’s efforts to save water following Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 executive order that curbs water...

School district offers violence intervention and prevention training

School district offers violence intervention and prevention training

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

April 23, 2015

Update April 28, 2015 : This post had been updated to include a a quote from Content Director Steven Pearlman for Student Success.  Los Rios students received an email Tuesday stating that students will be provided an online training course that covers violence intervention and prevention training...

President Greene settles in at ARC

New American River College president Thomas Greene sits in his office the week before the fall 2014 semester starts. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Kameron Schmid and John Ferrannini

September 30, 2014

With a little over a month on the job, American River College President Thomas Greene has clearly established his priorities. His first was to be able to get around campus without help and without getting lost. Greene was president of academic affairs and student services at Lake Tahoe Community...

ARC’s newest leader

New American River College President  Thomas Greene plans to focus on the upcoming accreditation process and community outreach. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Emily K Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

August 25, 2014

American River College President Thomas Greene will not even be a month into his new position when the Fall 2014 semester begins, but he said he is already taking steps to connect with the staff and students of ARC to recognize the challenges the school may face. Greene, who most recently worked at...

ARC says goodbye to Pam Walker

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King presents former American River College interim president Pam Walker with an honorary degree from ARC. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

August 13, 2014

Dozens of American River College faculty, staff and students came to former ARC interim President Pam Walker’s retirement party July 30. Walker, who has held numerous positions in her years at ARC, is moving on to work in the state chancellor’s office. Los Rios Community College District Chancellor...

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