The American River Current

ARC’s declassified spring break survival guide

There's seven days of Spring break to explore the larger Sacramento area. Go visit the new Golden 1 Center, watch people  create art live and/or sleep off the stress of the semester. (Photo illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

The semester isn’t over but we are more than halfway there. It's almost spring break a.k.a preparation for summer vacation. Allergies are in the air but the winds are a-howlin’ for a good time. Sacramento gets a bad rap for being a 'cow town' and a suburban utopia for soccer moms and mini vans. ...

Make education expensive, again?

Trump's proposed budget could lead to billions lost in Pell Grant cuts. The Pell Grant was created in 1972 and originally it was named the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant; in 1980 it was renamed after Senator Claireborne Pell for his efforts in creating the program. The University of Phoenix awarded $96,589,867, the most in Pell Grants 2015-2016. (Photo illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump proposed an outline on March 16 that intends to cut nine billion dollars from education, for higher education a.k.a  universities and community college students this means Pell grants and federal work-study programs are at risk. The Pell grant program is the main source of fe...

ARC’s new bathrooms protect transgender student’s rights

American River College will install new gender neutral bathroom signs as part of Assembly Bill 1732. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

Students who need to use the bathroom may have noticed something different on campus recently: Gender neutral restroom signs are currently ‘under construction’ at American River College. Once administration clarifies what the state social standards are for the signs, ARC will be out with the ol...

Gender neutral restrooms to the rescue

American River College will install new gender neutral signs as part of Assembly Bill 1732. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

If you take a closer look around American River College’s campus you might notice restroom signs that are currently ‘under construction.’   Gender neutral signs will spread across ARC in the near future. This change cannot come fast enough. As Bob Dylan once said “The Times They Are A-Chan...

‘Prostitution is not funny’

Author and ARC English professor, Lois Ann Abraham reads a passage from her novel “Tina Goes to Heaven during a College Hour speech on March 9, in Raef Hall room 120. Abraham has been published twice before both works by ARC's publication Ad Lumen Press. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cheyenne Drury

March 13, 2017

‘Prostitution is not funny’ was the theme stressed at Thursday’s college hour with ARC professor Lois Ann Abraham’s reading of her novel “Tina Goes to Heaven,” in Raef Hall. In the book, Tina, the protagonist, tells the story with sudden shifts in point of view, which Abraham said is ...

Head trauma survivor makes positive impact

Tom Roberts holds up a ceramic boat that he made at American River College. Roberts survived a traumatic brain injury in 1978. He has been enrolled at ARC every semester since 1989. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2016 of cancer. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Cheyenne Drury

March 8, 2017

A red Volkswagen van. That’s the color and model that he will never be able to get out of his head, during his weekly meeting at Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury Support group every Wednesday at American River College. Tom Roberts enrolled in ARC in the fall of 1978. Fresh out of the Navy and...

Women’s basketball team qualifies for playoffs

ARC sophomore forward Benjiu Atik holds ball above her head and comes face to face with Sacramento City freshman forward, Meghan Case. ARC Women's Basketball defeated SCC 70-56 on Thursday. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Cheyenne Drury

February 23, 2017

The women’s basketball team defeated Sacramento City College 70-56 and qualified for conference playoffs Thursday night. Freshman forward Bengu Atik was the lead scorer with 26 points and freshman point guard Deja Samuels was not far behind, scoring 23 points for the Beavers. A fast pace was...

Women’s basketball routs Santa Rosa 62-44

American River College guard Alana Myers blocks a pass during a game against Santa Rosa Junior College on Jan. 27. The Beavers picked up their 15th win of the season 62-44. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cheyenne Drury

January 31, 2017

The American River College’s women’s basketball team defeated Santa Rosa Junior College 62-44 on Friday. The team kept SRJC to zero points the entire first half. This was with the work of strong defense and the desire to keep their opponents from scoring. Although the current team roster is ...

Men’s basketball defeats Santa Rosa

American River College guard Jermaine Henderson shouts instructions to his teammates during a game against Santa Rosa Junior College on Jan. 27 at ARC. ARC won 68-57 to get its 12th win of the season. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cheyenne Drury

January 31, 2017

Sophomore guard Richard Reed, scored half of the points for American River College’s men’s basketball team and led the team to victory against Santa Rosa, on Friday with a final score of 68-57. Freshman Baidi Kamagate scored 12 points, the second highest amount of points. Although he produced f...

Open forum with the spirit of Brave Space

There was an open forum available to all ARC students, faculty and advisors to speak freely about their concerns in regards to the new proposed immigration policy and any other controversial policies that have been introduced, in Community Rooms one and two on Thursday Jan 23.  The image above depicts the confusion and uncertainty that has come with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.  (Photo illustration by Lidiya Grib)

Cheyenne Drury

January 30, 2017

On Nov. 9, America not only got a new leader, but new proposed changes in immigration and other policies. These changes have given many undocumented people, LGBT members and any other marginalized people concern for their safety. American River College held an open forum concerning these propose...

Son of a famous parent establishes himself as musician

Lucid plays at a show at Harlows in Sacramento, California on Jan. 20. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Cheyenne Drury

January 26, 2017

Often children with parents who have achieved great stardom and fame, struggle to establish themselves. Sometimes the effects of being overlooked and overshadowed by their esteemed parents careers is a reality that cannot be escaped. ARC student Tristan McNay has managed to forge his own musical p...

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