The American River Current

“Super Smash Brothers” fans have a new favorite club at ARC

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

October 15, 2014

“Super Smash Brothers” has been a cornerstone for Nintendo gaming consoles for over a decade. Because some students have grown up with the series, it’s no wonder there is now a “Smash” club at American River College. Now in it’s second semester, the club was created by ARC students Vlad...

99Rise recruits ARC students

99Rise recruits ARC students

Ashlynn Johnson and Brandon Nelson

September 29, 2014

By Brandon Nelson and Ashlynn Johnson The non-profit organization 99Rise, a political protest group that is trying to remove big money from politics, has made its way to American River College in an attempt to inform and recruit students. 99Rise was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of the...

Professors that double as homebrewers present College Hour on beer

Professors that double as homebrewers present College Hour on beer

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

September 23, 2014

Two American River College professors that moonlight as brewers, crafting and bottling their own beer at home, will host a College Hour lecture on the “History and Science of Beer” on Oct. 2, discussing, among other things, how beer potentially “saved western civilization” during the era of the...

Horticulture funds bloom due to flower sale

Horticulture funds bloom due to flower sale

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

September 12, 2014

Every girl loves flowers, or so the stereotype goes. If that stereotype holds true then American River College’s Horticulture department covers every guy who is in hot water with his girlfriend. Every Thursday the ARC Horticulture department hosts a floral sale in the student center. The flower...

Wastebook: The effects of social media on society

Photo illustration by Adnan Ramic

Brandon Nelson, Cameron Weaver, Brandon Nelson, and Cameron Weaver

September 5, 2014

By Brandon Nelson and Cameron Weaver Social media has introduced a brand new avenue for information flow to the masses. While there is no doubt that social networking has revolutionized communication and brought the world closer together than ever before, there are downsides to it that have seemingly...

ARC student builds reputation for award-winning cosplay

Photo by Brandon Nelson

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 10, 2014

American River College is notable for bringing together students from all walks of life. It is a home to athletes, politicians, musicians and even cosplayers. Cosplaying, a growing trend in Sacramento, is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially from t...

Claymation workshop brings art to life at ARC

Claymation workshop brings art to life at ARC

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 9, 2014

In the first of American River College’s new series of art new media workshops, students gathered in the submarine meeting room in the Student Center on April 2 for a demonstration on using iPods, iPads and iPhones to create claymation films. Susan J. Silvester, who served as the instructor for the eve...

All that jazz

All that jazz

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 1, 2014

Music is all around this campus. Whether it’s the vocal ensemble or the teachers, music is very much a part of the American River College campus. Although it’s hardly ever heard. On March 25, Professor Dyne Eifertsen hosted a free jazz clinic with jazz musician Mike McMullen. “Don’t let anyb...

Club day 3-20-14

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 27, 2014

Club day was held on march 20. many clubs created kites in order to compete in the Kite day competition. clubs also set up booths where they informed passing students about their club. Photos by Brandon Nelson [slideshow_deploy id='12495']

Model UN enlists help of Afghan professor to build traditional kite

Model UN enlists help of Afghan professor to build traditional kite

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 13, 2014

With the next Club Day approaching, clubs on campus are preparing to blow away their competitors. This Club Day, which will take place Thursday, March 20, will also feature a kite building competition. Clubs such as the Model United Nations Club are already hard at work making their kite. Professor...

Nationally recognized ensemble to perform at home

Nationally recognized ensemble to perform at home

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

March 11, 2014

The American River Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be holding a concert on March 19 in the ARC Theater. General admission will be just $10 at the door and the event will be open to the public. The concert will also have special guests from Natomas Charter School and their jazz choir. The show starts at 8...

Take This Class: ENGLT 308: Graphic novels and manga

Professor Bob Lyman showing an example on D2L of what he is looking for in an answer during class. (Photo by Brandon Nelson)

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 25, 2014

When most students think of English literature, they likely think of names like Shakespeare and Orwell. They do not, however, think of Neil Gaiman, Joe Sacco or Frank Miller, unless of course, they have a love for graphic novels. American River College professor Bob Lyman, knows that the graphic novel...

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