The American River Current

Current wins 10 awards at online journalism event

The American River Current walked away with the General Excellence award for the forth year in a row, along with several other awards.  (Photo by Emily Mello)
November 30, 2020

The Journalism Association of Community Colleges held its fall 2020 virtual conference from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, taking the event online in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Current, was represented...

ARC Career Pathways holds detailed FBI workshop

On Oct, 26 American River College partnered with Sacramento City College cosponsored an event with an FBI agent Daniel Rodriguez where he shared tips on how to apply for the FBI as an agent and also on other areas of the institution. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)
November 25, 2020

Last month, Laura Adams and Yolanda Ramizes from Sacramento City College hosted a Zoom workshop with a special agent from the FBI, Daniel Rodriguez, in partnership with American River College Career Pathways....

Trump’s unwarranted victory declaration proves his oblivious mindset

Trump’s recent loss in the 2020 election has caused him to spiral and attack the very foundation of our country by claiming widespread voter fraud. However, multiple studies have shown little to no voter fraud, and any that was reported didn’t provide the quantity needed to change the election. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
November 25, 2020

What we saw the night of Nov. 3 was nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump, but nobody can say they were surprised. The Trump campaign’s issue over the last four years has been...

ARC women’s volleyball season bumped to spring 2021

The American River College women’s volleyball team, which won the state championship in 2018, fought hard to try and retain its position through 2019. Players and their supporting faculty are hoping to hit the ground running next year. (Photo by Emily Mello)
Despite COVID-19 and campus lockdowns, the team is ready to hit the court
November 24, 2020

The American River College women’s volleyball team entered the 2019 season as defending state champions. Though there were some stumbles during the early weeks of the season, with the team losing four...

ARC’s spring schedule leaves welding students stranded once again

Students at ARC are preparing for another year online, but welding students will have to wait another semester to see if classes will be offered for them. Only first responder training courses will be offered on campus during the Spring 2021 semester. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
All ARC classes will be online in the spring, except for first responder training courses, which will leave welding students stranded for yet another semester
November 23, 2020

American River College verified that the 2021 spring semester will be online—just as the fall 2020 semester has been. This will affect every student differently, but some will be left with very few options....

It’s time to “Power Up” with AC/DC

Famous Australian rock band, AC/DC released their newest album, “Power Up” on Nov. 13, 2020. This album features 12 new songs as the band tries to prove the point that they still have what it takes to make great music. (Photo courtesy of Sony Music Australia)
Does AC/DC still have what it takes to make great music or is all the hype just in the album name?
November 19, 2020

It’s been six years since the Australian rock band AC/DC has released an album, and on Nov. 13, it released its newest album for fans to listen to called “Power Up.” Does AC/DC still have that same...

LRCCD concludes workshop weeks of action to aid undocumented students

Immigration activist advocating for DACA reinstatement, ending the incarceration of immigrant children seeking asylum and carrying signs reading “Abolish ICE” convene in front of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Detention center in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento County works directly with ICE to remove undocumented immigrants including Dreamers without DACA and those without immigration status, a clear contradiction to the states mandate for law enforcement not to work with ICE. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
LRCCD hosted Weeks of Undocumented action events, to help aid undocumented students through college
November 19, 2020

Undocumented students, also known as Dreamers largely felt the angst of the presidential elections according to Sacramento City College counselor Sandra Guzman, who works with this community. This election...

Finding the truth online can be hard, here’s a place to start

Figuring out where to look to get your news can be really confusing, but when you find your reliable news source that you know is trustworthy you’ll know you’ll get the right information on a daily basis. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
Finding reliable news isn’t always easy, here’s a small list of news sites that are trustworthy
November 19, 2020

On Nov. 7, a winner was finally announced for the 2020 Presidential Election when it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had been officially elected President of the United States. Both...

Selection of new ARC president concludes

 During Thomas Greene’s tenure as American River College’s president, he pushed the college to place additional emphasis on supporting students in achieving their educational goals. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Hurtado)
Students and faculty question candidates for Thomas Greene’s position
November 17, 2020

American River College President Thomas Greene announced his retirement from the position in December 2019, after more than five years in the role. On Nov. 10, Los Rios Community College Chancellor Brian...

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)
ARC Theatre performer snags a spot on Team Gwen
November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

Professors stay positive while facing Zoom challenges

Zoom is challenging professors at ARC to keep continuity within their classes due to many different connectivity problems. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Professors Krista Hess and Michael Crowder find ways to help students succeed
November 10, 2020

American River College is officially going through its second semester online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has caused the campus to find different ways for students to communicate from their homes.  This...

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

With many students already struggling with time management and their household and parental responsibilities, synchronous classes provide a litany of added stressors during the pandemic. (Photo from shutterstock.com).
Students favor flexibility offered by asynchronous classes
November 10, 2020

Although nearly all classes are currently held online due to the pandemic, one thing that is lacking across the board when comparing the formats of classes at American River College is consistency. Some...

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