The American River Current

Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors from a life who are far removed from the life he was living in the August of 1945. However, his re...

LRPD updates include recruitment and non-lethal force training

Campus patrol officer Giovani Spinazze and Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte patrol the hallways of Davies Hall during Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom visit to American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates and Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 8, 2019

By Hannah Yates & Patrick Hyun Wilson During a meeting of the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees in January, Los Rios Police Chief Lawrence Savidge presented a slideshow providing an update on the needs of the LRPD. The police department is implementing changes to the department across the dis...

ARC golfer’s drive hopes to take him to the pros

Jonathan Tanihana plays at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for the PGA Tour Champions. He played alongside American Professional golfer, Kevin Sutherland and placed second out of the approximately 81 golfers who played at the event.

Patrick Hyun Wilson

April 10, 2019

The course was muddy at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin at the American River College golf team’s first Big 8 Conference Tournament in February. Jonathan Tanihana played the course with a close attention to his swings. He wasn’t thinking about the other players or the mud under his feet or the f...

Take This Class: Experimental Offering in Design Technology (DESGN 299)

Students of the drone class, Experimental Offering in Design Technology, gather around Sean Franklin (left), who describes the various operations that are available in the drone unit they were flying in the Student Center at American River College on Feb. 2, 2019.

Patrick Hyun Wilson

February 13, 2019

The sound of mechanical buzzing fills the air in the Student Center at American River College. Plastic propellers zip around the room as different groups of students control their movement. Occasionally the objects will impact the ground and a student will have to walk and pick up the drone from the ...

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will now have the chance to learn about how to make a living as an artist in the modern era. Matt Stoe...

Cross Country team places first in Regional Championships

The American River College men’s cross country team poses at the Big 8 Conference Championships hosted at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez. (Photo Courtesy Rick Anderson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

December 11, 2018

The American River College men’s cross country team placed first in the 2018 NorCal Cross Country Regional Championships at Shasta College, finishing out its season as the first ranked NorCal team and 4th in the state. Cross country coach Rick Anderson returned the NorCal Championship trophy—...

Building left unused by district since 2012

Los Rios has owned a building on the corner of Tribute Avenue and Exposition Avenue since 2012, originally intended to serve as a replacement facility to the Workforce and Economic Development Center, it has since been left in a state of disrepair as the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees determines the ultimate use for the building. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

November 14, 2018

A boarded-up and fenced-off building, owned by the Los Rios Community College District, sits at the corner of Tribute Road and Exposition Avenue. It has been owned by the district since 2012 and was originally considered to replace the Workforce and Economic Development Center according to the Califor...

ASB left underrepresented; CAEB board remains empty

Student Senate President, Rebeca Rico-Chavez facilitates both the Club and Events Board and Associate Student Body due to a lack of representation in CAEB. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson

November 14, 2018

By Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson Since the beginning of the fall 2018 semester, the American River College Club and Events Board has been empty except for one member: Student Senate President, Rebeca Rico-Chavez. Because of the lack of representation in CAEB, Rico-Chavez facilitates b...

Is a photo really worth 1000 words?

This photograph is used to question the narrative possibility in photography. Depicted in the photo are a group of people, in a barge, on a body of water, but is there really a narrative? (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 25, 2018

The cabin is dark; rocking on the sunbeat waves, people wait for shore. The haiku above encapsulates the entirety of the photograph that accompanies this essay. The photograph creates more questions than it answers. Who are they? Where are they going? What lies ahead for them? These questions ca...

Beavers football head into a bye week after loss to Fresno

Running back Daniel Wright Jr. is tackled by a Fresno player at the ARC v. Fresno game on Saturday Sept. 29. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 3, 2018

The American River College football team lost to Fresno City College 17-3 for their third loss of the season on Saturday. This loss comes right before a bye week that will lead in to their first conference game of the season. The game began poorly for the Beavers. Two minutes into the first quarter,...

California College Promise replaces BOG Waiver

The Student Services building on the American River College campus has workers ready to help students navigate the application process for the California College Promise program on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 2, 2018

The California College Promise Grant, enacted to waive tuition costs for first-time students attending community college, will provide approximately 39,000 students in the Los Rios Community College District with free tuition. Written by California assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), the Cali...

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