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American River College fashion major Claudia Godinez hopes to one day own her own plus-sized clothing company to better serve customers.(Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Claudia Godinez

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 19, 2021

American River College fashion major and Claudia Godinez is hoping to use new scholarship funding to start her own fashionable clothing line for plus-size women. Godinez won a $500 scholarship from...

The Current participated in the online convention for the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, which included an awards ceremony. This event in the past has been an in-person convention but has been held remotely for the past three semesters. (Screenshot via the JACC website)

The American River Current wins four journalism awards

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 8, 2021

American River College’s newspaper publication, the Current, was honored with three awards and a General Excellence award by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC). The JACC is a...

Dominique Rosete’s work is an extension of the main WEAVE center to help college students receive resources. Currently, the WEAVE center in Downtown is only open to staff, and one of their thrift stores on 6606 Fruitridge Rd. is open, whose profits go directly to the organization. (Photo Courtesy of Dominique Rosete)

ARC’S WEAVE educator helps students in distress

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 23, 2021

High stress and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have led to an increase of domestic violence, according to a March 8 Sacramento Bee article about domestic violence in the Sacramento area. The Los...

As planning for the Fall 2021 semester at American River College  is underway, the health of the community should be at top priority. (Photo via Freepik)

Editorial: Sending students and faculty back without proper resources puts lives at risk

The Current Staff March 17, 2021

It has been a full year since March 13, the day that all the colleges in the Los Rios Community College District shut down. Luckily, for some students and staff, the LRCCD announced on March 1 that the...

Chromebooks are available to be handed out on-campus for American River College students in need and eligible students can apply using the application in their eServices message box. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Campus departments work together to distribute Chromebooks

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 4, 2021

Almost a year after American River College moved to remote operations, some students are still experiencing technology accessibility issues. To address this, the college has created a Chromebook handout...

After a battle with cancer, respected psychology professor Dean Murakami died on Dec. 23, 2020.

Psychology professor Dean Murakami is mourned by ARC community

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

Longtime American River College Psychology Professor Dean Murakami died on December 23, 2020, from a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the college. Murakami taught at ARC for...

The virtual portion of the Learning Resource Center at American River College allows students to get free tutoring during off-campus learning in spring 2021. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Virtual Tutoring Center open for spring semester

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

The Learning Resource Center is now offering free tutoring through its virtual counterpart of the Tutorial Center, which is free for all American River College students. Fourteen subjects are being offered...

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for any institution to be fully active, which has led to American River College being closed for almost a year and student’s workplaces opening and closing over and over again. This instability has made students wary of the importance of education in Spring 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

Distance learning leads to a decrease in district-wide enrollment

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 10, 2021

Economic hardships and 100% distance learning has taken a toll on most students, but for some the pandemic has made it impossible to return to school during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Los Rios...

 Pride Center Program Specialist Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia has made sure that the center has remained operating during distance learning for students to build community and receive resources. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Pride Center program specialist strengthens community during distance learning

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Eliminating prejudice and barriers on campus and in life is the goal of Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia, the program specialist and co-coordinator of the American River College Pride Center. “There’s...

Congress working together to help the American people, whether it be for Coronavirus relief or not, will help bring the country back together. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

A divided Congress could lead to another two years of standstill

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election wraps up, there is still a looming race that is critical for a prosperous new session of Congress: the Georgia senate runoff race. One political party “runs” each...

 ISA 2000 is a three-minute drive from ARC and reopened a few months ago to allow practice. However, when Sacramento moved into the purple tier of coronavirus infections, their youth leagues were postponed. (Photo by Athena Acevedo)

With sports at a standstill, ISA 2000 is an option for soccer players

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

Due to coronavirus closures, the athletic teams at American River College have had to curb their seasons for the 2020-2021 school year. Because of this, soccer players are able to take advantage of the...

Associated Student Body made the decision to stay neutral on the upcoming ballot propositions for the 2020 election on Oct. 16, 2020. ASB now meets over Zoom do to campus closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.(File photo)

ASB declines to endorse ballot propositions in effort to avoid controversy

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

The Associated Student Body discussed the upcoming election propositions and made a decision to stay neutral on ballot measures to avoid the possibility of controversy and backlash during its Oct. 16 meeting. The...

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