The American River Current

Sac Ghostbusters remember their past haunt of ARC

Sacramento Ghostbusters founder Andrew Whatley poses with his Ecto-1 model car and his slimer prop on Oct. 11, 2018. The Sacramento Ghostbusters is a cosplay non-profit organization that attends charity events to help raise awarness of the charity. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

October 17, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner, which means thrift stores are crammed with customers who want to assemble their festive attire on a budget. Aisles overflow with Halloween items, broken devil pitchforks, faded witch hats and a plethora of used costumes with missing accessories litter the floor. H...

Former ARC student runs for California State Senate

Phillip Kim, who is running for state senate, stands in front of the American River College sign on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Jennah Booth

October 17, 2018

By Ashley Hayes-Stone and Jennah Booth People shuffle, one behind another, through narrow doors into the stuffy cafeteria of Yuba City High School, taking their seats on rickety black fold-out chairs. Tiny water bottles sat on the table awaiting the guests who would soon take their seats. A m...

Fashion designer shoots for Hollywood

Fashion major Crystal Barrett works on her garment at American River College on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 2, 2018

It was the year 1935, the location Paramount Picture Studios, an unsuspecting scene for fashion history to be made. The studio was working on a comedy film called “The Jungle Princess” and asked Edith Head, one of Paramount Studios top designers, to create a dress for the actress Dorothy Lamour — b...

‘Julius Caesar’ to open at ARC on April 20

(Photo courtesy of Brian C. Williams)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

April 10, 2018

What do musical numbers, a post-apocalyptic world and William Shakespeare have in common? A melding of these elements will soon be on display in American River College’s stage production of “Julius Caesar”. The play involves a new take on the classic tale of war, betrayal and self-realization, ...

V-Day should be about self-love

(Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards)

February 13, 2018

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, the public is bombarded with eager merchants desperate to sell their wares. As consumers, we are blinded by the red and pink propaganda that assaults our eyes at every turn. Retail stores from Frederick's of Hollywood to Walmart, are touting the best deals ...

ARC printing supervisor brings eco-awareness to campus

Don Reid poses in his print shop at American River College on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

January 31, 2018

Don Reid walks into the tiny office that he plans to soon call home. The small station consists of gray barren walls, an old desk, a squeaky chair and a dusty typewriter. The fluorescent lights cast a sickly green hue over everything. Reid picks up the ancient typewriter and tosses it into the nearest tr...

ARC football player has eyes on the next level

Arthur Jackson III (left) runs with the football during a game against Laney College on Nov. 18. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael and Ashley Hayes-Stone

December 5, 2017

By Luis Gael Jimenez & Ashley Hayes-Stone As he waits for the kick return, Arthur Jackson III blocks out the noise from the roaring crowd. He imagines himself standing alone on the field. Just him, the ground in front of him and in just a few moments, the ball. Jackson snaps back into real...

Organ recipient educates others on the importance of donating

Chris Sutton holds a flyer that he uses to convince people to consider organ donations. Sutton was the recipient of an organ donation at the age of 2 that saved his life. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

November 16, 2017

Each year the number of people on the organ transplant waiting list continues to grow rapidly—even as the  number of donors stays relatively the same, according to organdonor.gov. As a result, only 30,000 people of the 119,362 annual applicants receive the donated organs they need, according to t...

Natural Resources Department begins cleaning Arcade Creek

Volunteer Joe Shanahan assists the Natural Resources Department clean-up of the Arcade Creek on Oct. 24. He is helping rid the creek of invasive plant species that threaten native plants. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

November 16, 2017

The Arcade Creek is a brook hidden by overgrown bushes and shrubbery that winds around the perimeter of American River College’s campus. Tall grass lines its banks and the occasional rock obscures its pristine surface. Students often use the gravel trail that runs along the banks of the creek as a...

Beauty and the Beast is coming to ARC

Beauty and the Beast will run from Oct. 6 to 22 at the American River College main stage theatre.

Ashley Hayes-Stone

September 28, 2017

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical hits the stage this October at American River College. The classic involves a young woman, Belle, who is an outsider in her village who meets and falls in love with a prince who has been cursed by an enchantress to look like a beast. The Beast must lea...

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