The American River Current

Rape culture and the myths

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

May 15, 2014

“There are a lot of problems with rape, and there are a lot of rape myths,” said Tori Bovard, a human sexuality professor at ARC. “(The myths) create a climate that makes some people think that rape is OK.” The “climate” created is rape culture, where people believe that rape is OK, or...

Inside the mind of a serial rapist

Inside the mind of a serial rapist

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

May 15, 2014

A woman walks down the street at 4 a.m. There are few streetlights that give a dim light which creates shadows. A man walks down the same street, following her to keep a watchful eye. After 20 minutes of stalking the woman, he decides he’s finally ready to attack. At approximately 4:20...

They found love in a foreign place

The London Eye, where Barnes and Ice shared their first kiss, is lit up at night.

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

May 14, 2014

It’s probably the sweetest and most cliched romance that a couple could have experienced. Two American River College students, Cierra Barnes, 20, and Austin Ice, 21 found love while on a study abroad trip in London, England. Studying abroad is, “an opportunity to take classes that you would...

I’m not nervous, I’m anxious

I'm not nervous, I'm anxious

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

May 13, 2014

Heart races, breathing becomes uneven and palms are sweaty. It’s not just nerves. A rush of emotions and memories surge through, and then everything becomes numb. There’s no movement, just hyperventilation. Some time later there’s crying, and then the tears are wiped away as the experience...

Library receives a large influx of students toward the end of the semester

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

December 13, 2013

The American River College library is a great tool for students to use throughout the semester. Although the library is open to students all semester long, it’s normally towards the end when people see a large influx of students at the library. The library offers students close to 125 computers and laptops for school use and 19 study rooms that are open to all students when available according to librarian Linda Shoemoke.  “A really great thing is that most of our resources are available online,” Shoemoke said at the end of her shift. “Just to access our books, e-books magazines, journals, newspapers and other databases from anywhere anytime, and so that’s really a huge thing.” “The real peak is kind of in Oct. around midterm time, that’s when a lot of papers are due,” said Shoemoke. “Right now it’s crazy too. Students are rushing to get papers done and they need help printing out papers and that sort of thing.” “Closer to finals I’m in here eve...

Music in stereo, without the types

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

December 3, 2013

Classical, folk, country, rock, pop, punk, metal, pop-punk, punk-rock, dub-step, hip-hop, rap. Each genre is different, and yet subtly the same when heard with an open mind and an ear. Music, like other forms of media out there, can often change the way a person views life or acts. From the meme...

The face of American River College’s parking shuttle

Aaron Fields is a campus patrol officer who drives students to their vehicles in the ARC shuttle from Monday through Thursday.
(Photo by Jessica Maynard)

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

November 13, 2013

People come and go throughout our lives whom we never really give a second thought to. The same goes for many of the people on campus helping to keep it safe. With many news outlets letting people know of what is going in their communities, a great way to ensure safety on campus is by using the available...

Deafness author educates ARC professors

Savannah Kizzie, a deaf studies major, signs to Han Tran, an accounting major, as they wait outside Liberal Arts 120. (Photo by Brandon Nelson)

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

November 6, 2013

Deaf culture is something that many people overlook as a part of a deaf person’s life; it is also quite possibly the most important part. On Oct. 5, Paddy Ladd, author of the book “Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood,” gave a seminar to professors at American River College about his book and...

Urbano’s es muy delicioso

Urbano's Mexican Restaurant located at 5825 Manzanita Ave. in Carmicahel features a classic menu with large portions. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

October 25, 2013

Atmosphere is nice at this local Mexican restaurant Urbano’s Fine Mexican Food seems to be out of place when driving by. There is a gas station on its left and an audio shop on its right. Despite the seemingly poor placement, Urbano’s has great food that I will definitely be coming back to. W...

Public bathrooms and the personal hygiene nightmare

Sam Urrea, Cintia Lopez, Cintia Lopez, and Sam Urrea

October 14, 2013

A look at the ARC student bathrooms By Sam Urrea and Cintia Lopez Running late to class, you look to use a campus restroom in attempt to avoid having to get up during instruction time. Unfortunately, one restroom has a long line, another is dirty, and the others are too far away. These are some...

Larger than expected voter turnout causes challenges for disabled students

American River College student Randall Sly is just one of the students to complain about the lack of accommodations for students with disabilities during the ASB elections. Sly witnessed two deaf students who were being turned away at the Career Center. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Cintia Lopez and Cesar Ramirez

May 8, 2013

Long lines and lack of support soured some students’ experiences  By Cesar Alexander and Cintia Lopez The 2013 Associated Student Body elections brought out more than three times the amount of voters from last year. The general consensus seems to agree there could have been more voters despite ...

Take this class: Astronomy 320

Professor Paulo Alfonso, originally from Portugal, discussed the Higgs Boson during his Astronomy 320 lecture. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

April 24, 2013

Stars, black holes, anti-matter, mutual annihilation, and scientific speculation. Those are only a few of the topics that are covered in Astronomy 320 with Professor Paulo Afonso. Walking into the room, you feel yourself back in your old science class from high school. With long tables that seat four...

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