The American River Current

Current Editorial: Journalists should be considered essential

The current staff hopes to be at the newsroom sometime soon; this photo was taken before the campus shutdown. (File photo)
While the Current has been getting by, returning to campus (safely) might help things run smoother
December 15, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Current,  American River College’s student-run publication, has been charged with a great deal of extra responsibility.  On top of having to keep...

Amazon Forest is not for sale, Joe!

In the first presidential debate on Sept 29, the former vice president Joe Biden offered $20 billion to
Brazil does not need Joe Biden’s money to keep the forest safe
November 1, 2020

During the first presidential debate held Sept 29, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden had the chance to present their ideas and concerns to the American people.  One of the...

EMT program at ARC still on campus, deals with new adaptations

Anysia Hernandez, an EMT program major, simulates a cervical immobilization on a stretcher that is made for trauma patients. This photo was taken before the campus shut down on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)
The Emergency Medical Technology Program at ARC adapts to pandemic life
October 13, 2020

With the setbacks COVID-19 created this year, the Emergency Medical Technology program at American River College has been adapting since the campus shut down on March 18. The program is one of the few...

Do artists deserve a second chance?

Rapper and singer Chris Brown has been one of many artists in the spotlight for a number of years for domestic violence. (Photo illustration by Felix Oliveros)
October 24, 2018

It happens time and time again, yet nothing changes as a consequence. A wide range of examples can be found, but still, the show is sold out. New charges of sexually related crimes pop up regularly,...

Actress lands leading role in ARC’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Actress Elizabeth Garbe gets ready for a dress rehearsal for American River College's production of
October 26, 2017

It starts with a golden thread through the eye of a needle. Then the steady hum of a sewing machine begins to fill the room as Nikki Niebauer, a student costume designer at American River College, carefully...

ARC opens new meditation room

The newly opened meditation room is located in the Center for Leadership and Development in the Student Center. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
October 24, 2017

American River College now provides a dedicated quiet space for meditation, prayer and reflection for all current students, faculty and staff. During the spring 2017 semester the ARC Muslim Student...

Sexual violence shouldn’t just be considered a women’s issue

Western society is acculturated to put the emphasis of sexual assault on the victims, rather than the people doing the assaulting. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
October 5, 2017

Sexual violence against women and children continues to be an epidemic in American society and around the world. This problem is almost exclusively considered a women’s issue that some men help with...

ARC production wins national and regional awards

American River College's production of
October 3, 2017

American River College’s production of “Cabaret,” won regional and national awards for its performance during the American College Theater Festival in Denver this February. The show was one of...

ARC instructor creates mosaics and murals with help of students

A student stands next to a ceramic mosaic wall in the biological sciences hallway at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 12, 2017. (Photo by Nathan Bauer)
September 19, 2017

Spread across the American River College campus are ceramic murals and mosaics created by Ceramics Professor Linda Gelfman and her students. Gelfman became an ARC faculty member in 2001 and since that...

ARC becomes officially recognized “Tree Campus USA”

Printing Services Supervisor Don Reid stands in front of the administration building  at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Reid was instrumental in turning ARC into an officially recognized “Tree Campus USA” school. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
September 11, 2017

This year the Arbor Day Foundation designated American River College as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to arboreal care and education. ARC joins other colleges like California Polytechnic State...

ARC needs to be more accessible for all students

An American with Disabilities Act-compliant door opener shows heavy signs of wear and tear at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 8, 2017. Many of the ADA-compliant door openers around ARC’s campus have seen excessive use and some of them are unusable. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
September 7, 2017

American River College needs to do more to expand access for disabled students. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires public institutions to be accessible to the disabled, but the law is often...

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