The American River Current

ARC quarterback overcomes gang violence to become starter

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher grew up in South-Central Los Angeles. He said he focused on football and homework in spite of the sounds of gunshots in his neighborhood (Photo by Barbara Harvey).

Kevin Sheridan

October 27, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely reported that "the ... San Andreas area" was occupied by "Bloods, Crips and other gangs." In fact, those gangs occupied the Los Angeles area. When he was six years old, American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher watched in horror as someone from his So...

ARC shuts down Sacramento City College with a 3-0 win

Midfielder Gabby Krewer passes the ball to a teammate in her game against Sacramento City College. The American River College women's soccer team defeated Sac City 3-0. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Johnnie Heard

October 27, 2015

American River College’s midfielder Natalie Silcox was the star of ARC’s 3-0 win over Sacramento City College scoring two of ARC’s three goals. ARC’s first goal came in the first half  by midfielder Natalie Silcox, a shot that just missed the fingertips of the SCC goalkeeper. Silcox ended...

MESA launches ARC students into NASA’s orbit

American River College student Cecile Thompson speaks with student Nemi McCarter about the Engineering Club. Thompson was chosen to participate in the NASA onsite experience at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California where she will create a rover that must be able to function properly if placed on the surface of Mars. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

Lena DoBynes

October 23, 2015

Three American River College students will have the opportunity to participate in a three-day on-site experience at a NASA facility in California on Oct. 25. Biomedical engineering major Ralph Salazar, computer science major Anita Souv, and computer and electrical engineering major Cecilie Thompson...

ARC volleyball bests Cosumnes, improves to 16-5

American River College safety Monica Udahl performs a backward set in order to get the ball to a teammate. ARC swept Cosumnes 3-0 by scores of  25-14, 25-11, 25-22 on October 21, 2015 .(Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Matthew Peirson

October 22, 2015

Relying heavily on outside hitters Nora Troppmann and Kaitlyn Meyer, American River College’s volleyball team overwhelmed Cosumnes River College with its power attack in three sets Wednesday, winning with scores of 25-14, 25-11, 25-22. Troppmann was the focal point of ARC’s offense, continually ...

Strong arm robbery reported across the street from ARC

American River College students board the No. 1 bus at Orange Grove Avenue and College Oak Drive. A crime bulletin was sent out to ARC students that said a woman was robbed at the bus stop late Monday. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

John Ferrannini

October 20, 2015

A robbery was reported Monday night at the bus stop at Orange Grove Avenue and College Oak Drive adjacent to American River College. According to an email sent to ARC students, a woman was at the bus stop at 9:30 p.m. when two men took her skateboard and attempted to take her cell phone. One of...

Opinion: Everyone who can should donate blood

Four out of every 10 people in the United States are able to donate blood, yet only one in 10 actually does. (Photo by Ashley Nanfria)

Emily Thompson and Ashley Nanfria

October 19, 2015

By Emily Thompson and Ashley Nanfria When someone in the United States is in need of a blood transfusion every two seconds, everyone who can needs to give blood. A little needle is nothing compared with saving a life. Blood helps to save the lives of accident and burn patients, premature infants...

Opinion: ARC students should interact with people of different cultures

American River College provides wonderful opportunities for learning about cultures from all over the world, such as the Latino Heritage Day celebrated on Oct. 8. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Mychael Jones

October 19, 2015

Asking questions that sometimes make people feel politically incorrect or apprehensive can help us to learn about different cultures on campus. The classes we study in together are introducing us to each other, helping to create a bond that will allow everyone a better view of different lifestyles....

Plant sale gives ARC students sales experience

Sunflowers were among the plants for sale during the horticulture's floral sale on Oct. 15, 2015. Prices ranged from $2 to $19. (photo by Kevin Sheridan)

Kevin Sheridan

October 16, 2015

The horticulture department at American River College hosted its weekly floral sale Friday in the student center, selling astronomia plants, sunflowers and mullet plants. This sale was designed and themed around the fall season. The sale is used to give the students of Horticulture 200 and Horti...

ARC volleyball defeats San Joaquin Delta College

American River College outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer (10) celebrates during ARC's 3-2 win over San Joaquin Delta College. Meyer finished the game with 22 points and ARC extended to eight games. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Johnnie Heard

October 13, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team defeated San Joaquin Delta College at home by a score of 3-2. The game came down to the fifth and final set, in which ARC edged SJDC 15-13. Playing without MB/OPP Erianna Williams, ARC was able to offset Williams' absence with outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer...

Former NFL cornerback leads ARC’s defensive backs

Coach Wheeler walks onto the field during a time out during American River College's 42-10 loss to College of San Mateo on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Johnnie Heard

October 12, 2015

Former NFL corner Damen Wheeler has become quite accustomed to the defensive backfield he coaches at American River College. Wheeler was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Chargers in 2000, but did not survive the team’s final roster cuts for that season and did not play a down for San...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory and won its first game of the season with a 3-0 win over COS. Two of ARC’s goals came in the first half ...

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