The American River Current

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

American River guard Jair Lang directs the offense in a game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 80-66 on Feb. 11.  The first half was a hard-fought back and forth contest. ARC came out hot and hit a couple of early baskets, but San Joaquin Delta came right back with baskets of its own. Going i...

ASB welcomes newest senate member, approves up to $13,300 on multiple bills

American River College Associated Student Body president Aesha Abduljabbar swears in newest senate member, Ross Kolesnikov at a Student Senate meeting on Feb. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

February 13, 2020

The American River College Associated Student Body Senate met on Feb. 7 to discuss multiple bills, including the ARC Promo Team Bill, which was approved. The senate also swore in its newest member.  Before ASB discussed the bills, they swore in new senator, Ross Kolesnikov. Kolesnikov said he is hopi...

Remembering the Mamba

American River College basketball player Vernon Robertson inscribed a tribute to Kobe Bryant on his shoes prior to a game versus Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Brandon Zamora

February 6, 2020

On Jan. 26, a helicopter crashed down in Calabasas, Calif., killing nine people. Two of those people were Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.  People all around the world have been affected emotionally by this tragic event. From the families who lost their loved ones in the crash, to fa...

Beavers lose at home, 75-64

Sophomore Jashon Lewis works with teammate freshman David O’Looney to get a rebound in their game against Sacramento City College on Jan 24, 2020. (Photo by Josh Ghiorso)

Josh Ghiorso

January 30, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by one of its biggest rivals, Sacramento City College with a score of 75-64 on Jan. 24. The entire game was a fight. ARC scrapped for the ball up and down the court, each team fighting hard as the local rivalry between the tw...

ARC baseball team’s comeback halted in close game

Second baseman Daniel Paiz steps up to the batter box to help his team by getting a hit against West Valley on Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

January 30, 2020

In a tough fought game that wasn’t decided until the very last out, the baseball team at American River College fell short in its game against West Valley College on Jan. 25 at ARC’s Beaver Field. The final score was 8-7, bringing ARC’s record to 1-1 to start off the new season. ARC had a ro...

Confidence is the key to success for ARC’s softball team

American River College’s softball team lines up on the ARC softball field on Jan. 24, 2020 for their team photo, standing ready for the upcoming season as one united team. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

January 28, 2020

Despite a disappointing season last year, the women’s softball team at American River College is entering the 2019-2020 season with confidence in themselves to do better. ARC’s softball team went 14-20 last season,  only winning nine out of its 21 games against conference opponents. Yet, both playe...

Violence in media doesn’t perpetuate real life violence

(File photo)

Josh Ghiorso

December 12, 2019

Violence in the media has been a recent topic of discussion with the October release of the “Joker” movie. The worry was specifically if “Joker” will perpetuate mass shootings at theaters, like in the 2012 theater shooting during a screening of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises”.  However t...

‘Kalopsia’ explores the quest into adulthood

Writer Kanika Harris, pictured here at American River College on Nov. 12, 2019, with her new book of poetry.

Bram Martinez

December 12, 2019

A few months ago American River College gained a new published writer. Kanika Harris, psychology major, wrote, illustrated and self-published her book of poems titled “Kalopsia.”  Harris defines Kalopsia as, “a condition, state or delusion in which things appear more beautiful than they real...

ARC volleyball team crushes Folsom Lake College

American River College volleyball teammates celebrate during the CCCAA Norcal Regional Championships on Nov. 30, ARC beat Folsom Lake College at home with a score of 3-1. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Josh Ghiorso

December 11, 2019

The American River College women's volleyball team will travel to Chula Vista for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) state championship after defeating Folsom Lake College to win the CCCAA Norcal Regional Championships on Nov. 30.  It was an intense game as both teams were ra...

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College history professor Ricardo Caton doesn’t only make history sound more interesting when he teache...

ARC makes statement win before playoffs

Running back Chris Osby works his way down the field to gain extra yards and help American River College in it's game against Feather River College at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 21, 2019

The American River College football team defeated the Feather River College Golden Eagles 51-20 in dominant fashion at ARC’s Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16. With this win, ARC’s football finished the season with an 8-2 record and finished 5-0 against conference opponents.  Since the first drive of the game, ARC had f...

Thrifty art student dresses to express

Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled

Ariel Caspar

November 21, 2019

Between the art buildings at American River College, Caitlin “Cat” Alfstad sits comfortably amongst the in-progress art projects created by other students. She is wearing a worn-in, oversized knit blazer, an old Franz Ferdinand T-shirt stained with paint that she’s claimed to have owned since 200...

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