The American River Current

ARC prepares to host food pantry

ARC will be hosting the first of four on campus Food Pantry's this semester on Feb. 21. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Tracy Holmes

February 19, 2018

American River College is in collaboration with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services to bring a food pantry to campus on Feb. 21. This will be the first of four opportunities that students and staff will have to access this resource this semester. “It’s for everyone, the entire campus ha...

Opinion: Teachers should spice up the classroom

New York Times best-selling author Jay Heinrichs speaks to speech 302 students via Skype. (Photo by John Ennis)

Jared Smith

March 16, 2017

  Imagine being able to ask the author of your textbook anything you wanted. Speech professor David Austin recently organized a Skype call between Jay Heinrichs, author of his student’s textbook, “Thank You for Arguing,” and the students themselves. They had many questions and the resulting...

Somalian refugee becomes esteemed ARC staff member

Director of the Student Services Resources Center, Faryal Said, sits on a bench outside of the Student Services building at American River College on Mar. 14, 2016.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 15, 2016

A Somalian refugee immigrated to the United States in 1998 after eight years of civil war, leaving her children behind so she could apply for asylum before becoming a student and then a staff member at American River College. After fleeing a war zone 18 years ago, Faryal Said won an award for staff ex...

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