The American River Current

Essential workers voice concerns for cleaner working conditions during pandemic

A grocery worker checks out a customer at a Raley's in Carmichael, Calif. on March 20, 2020. With residents in Sacramento living under quarantine, only essential businesses like Raley's Supermarkets are open while taking protective measures. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

April 27, 2020

  With the coronavirus affecting all buinssses around the world, some employees who are still working aren’t happy with the current work environment. Some employees from Amazon, Instacart, Kaiser Permanente and other businesses decided to go on strike to demand better working conditions durin...

Campus bookstore threatened by online retailers

The Beaver Bookstore's sales are impacted by online retailers. (File Photo)

Brienna Edwards

February 9, 2018

Located on the north side of the American River College campus there is a spot every student needs to visit at least once a semester: The Beaver Bookstore.  Sliding glass doors open to reveal shelves of snacks and school supplies. Practically anything a student could need, from Scantrons and binder...

Opinion: ARC’s bookstore pricing needs to get more competitive

The Beaver Bookstore's sales are impacted by online retailers. (File Photo)

Jared Smith

October 6, 2016

College student’s wallets are crying. According to, the average college student shells out $1,200 a year for textbooks, and the price is only getting higher. These averages are conservative with some books being as high as $200, textbook prices are getting ridiculous. According...

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