The American River Current

Opinion: Common courtesy isn’t so common anymore

(Photo Illustration by Karen Reay)

Barbara Harvey

December 7, 2015

Walking through the halls of American River College while being assaulted with music blaring from a speaker embedded in a student’s backpack has become a common campus experience as of late—proving that unfortunately, common courtesy is not so common anymore. Here’s the issue: At an institution of hig...

ARC professor pleads guilty to defrauding American Indian tribe

Offices for the United Auburn Indian Community are in a series of buildings that were built utilizing general contractor Bart Volen. ARC professor Greg Baker pled guilty on Nov. 5 to knowingly approving inflated invoices submitted to the UAIC by Volen. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 19, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey An American River College professor has been placed on leave after he pled guilty to his role in defrauding over $17 million from an American Indian tribe in federal court on Nov. 5. Business professor Greg Baker, 48, was the tribal administrator for the Un...

Police chase in parking structure leaves student injured, witnesses shaken

Debris remains on the second floor of the parking structure at American River College the day after a hit and run incident occurred during a police chase. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Barbara Harvey

November 18, 2015

A police chase in the American River College parking structure Tuesday night left one pedestrian injured and several students shaken after the suspect collided with a parked car, which then rammed into a pedestrian, police said. ARC students Chelsea Christensen, Damier Currey and Molly McGhee were...

Faces of war

Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many Americans, the reality of war never hit home. (Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

November 3, 2015

The original version of this story spelled Hamed Hafezy's first name with an i in stead of with an e. Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many America...

Faces of war: Michael Monk

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. and former ARC student Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. Monk had wanted to be a soldier for as long as he can remember. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. Monk describes his former role...

Faces of war: Colin Lewis

ARC student Colin Lewis was deployed to both Bagram and an area near Kabul in Afghanistan. Lewis credits the Veterans Resource Center with helping veterans succeed as students. (Photo courtesy of Colin Lewis)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Before enlisting, Colin Lewis had desperately wanted to get out of Mississippi. “There’s not really much to do there,” Lewis said of his home state. Lewis needed a job to do that, and the men in his family had a tradition of service. He enlisted and was deployed to Afghanistan as a combat...

Faces of war: Dan Avegalio

After graduating from ARC and transferring to Sacramento State, where he got his bachelor’s degree in psychology, Veteran's Resource Center employee Dan Avegalio returned to ARC to work at the new VRC. According to his coworkers and those he's assisted, as a veteran himself, Avegalio brings a relatability to the program that helps students reentering civilian life to adjust. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Just one month after his discharge from the Marine Corps, 30-year-old Daniel Avegalio began his college career by enrolling at American River College in the fall of 2009. Avegalio, who was deployed three times to Iraq, found himself in a situation similar to many recently-discharged servicemembers who ...

Mother of bomb plot suspect after release: ‘Justice was done’

Former American River College student Kristofer Clark, 21, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on Oct. 8 after allegedly making a threat against the college's main campus, according to police. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Police Department)

Barbara Harvey

October 13, 2015

Friends of the former American River College student arrested Thursday night for allegedly threatening to attack the campus took to social media to protest his innocence, days before he was released from custody Tuesday. A Facebook group titled “Truth for Kristofer Clark” had nearly 600 members...

Opinion: Save the women, not the “tatas”

Not only is the

Barbara Harvey

October 13, 2015

In light of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s high time we address a slogan which has no place in the discussion of saving women’s lives—“Save the tatas.” Not only is this slogan a juvenile phrase that reduces women to their chests, it completely misses the point...

Friends rally in support of former ARC student who allegedly threatened school

A screenshot of the Facebook group

Barbara Harvey

October 12, 2015

Update: This story has been updated to reflect that the "Truth for Kristofer Clark" Facebook group has grown to nearly 500 members as of Monday night. Friends of the former American River College student arrested Thursday night for allegedly threatening to attack the campus took to social media Friday to protest his innocence. A Facebook group titled “Truth for Kristofer Clark...

ASB members express support for Trustee ‘skeptical’ of the Holocaust

Students respond to Student Trustee Cameron Weaver's,(Left), Holocaust skepticism made in an interview with The Current Sept. 16.  Students share varying levels of support, outrage and ambiguity for Weaver's comments. (File Photo)

John Ferrannini, Barbara Harvey, and Jordan Schauberger

September 30, 2015

By John Ferrannini, Jordan Schauberger and Barbara Harvey Members of the Associated Student Body student government have expressed support for embattled Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver after he expressed doubt about historical accounts of the Holocaust, the Sept. 11 attacks and his opinions...

Student trustee ‘skeptical’ about Holocaust

Cameron Weaver speaks at the candidate forums during the student elections of the spring 2015 semester. Weaver, who was elected as Los Rios student trustee, recently cast doubt on the historical account of the Holocaust and said that being a conspiracy theorist is

John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey

September 18, 2015

By Barbara Harvey and John Ferrannini Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver cast doubt on the historical accounts of the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 attacks and discussed his views on antidepressants and high-profile shooters during a 55-minute sit down interview with The Current where he said t...

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