The American River Current

Review: Twice gets ‘Fancy’ for world tour

(Photo courtesy of JYP Entertainment)

Hannah Yates

May 16, 2019

Lately Korean pop idols are all over American media; from the ridiculously successful award-winning BTS, to Blackpink’s guest appearances on talk shows and collaboration with chart-topper Dua Lipa, the American mainstream has become much more familiar with the stars of the K-pop idol world. In...

Kassette’s Think Tank makes recording accessible

Former American River College student Jesse Hanes, otherwise known as Kassette, has been making music in the new Think Tank studio in Sacramento. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

May 9, 2019

A few miles out of downtown Sacramento, Jesse Hanes sits at a desk surrounded by speakers and walls lined with acoustic foam, scrolling through Spotify on a large screen to check for new releases. Though the new music studio, Think Tank Productions, doesn’t have much equipment in it yet, the America...

Online classes could be a trap for unfocused students

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Hannah Yates

April 10, 2019

The assortment and availability of online classes at American River College recently increased with the launch of ARC Online 2.0, and students will now be able to obtain majors solely through online course units. While, I think this is mostly an improvement, and will make academia more accessible ...

Bay area artist used ancient symbolism in “Piece$” show

Laney College art professor Fan Lee Warren speaks about her art show, “Piece$” which features her highly symbolic work in the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

March 14, 2019

Old and mismatching picture frames adorned the walls of the gallery; inside are paintings of different subjects on distressed paper. The subjects of these paintings are mostly children, incorporated with repeating symbols related to time. A crowd of art professors and students crowded into the Kaneko G...

Trans rights are not optional

A protester carries a transgender pride flag and wears angel wings during the #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 10, 2018. The wings symbolize the many transgender women who have been murdered. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

In October, a note was released containing details of the Trump administration's plans regarding LGBTQ+ rights. In particular, the plan affects trans people's rights in schools, and could put thousands of students in danger. Currently, aspects of a guideline for public schools released during Obama's pres...

Controversial protester in code violation on campus

Captain Chris Day from the Los Rios Police Department speaks to a protester in front of the Student Center on Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton

November 7, 2018

By Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton A protester made a direct campus code violation while preaching controversial messages on American River College’s campus on Oct. 31. The individual held a sign and used a speaker in the quad between the library and Student Center, while a Los Rios Police D...

Student Senate urged to take action towards resolutions, discusses accessibility during construction

The Associated Student Body Senate President Rebeca Rico-Chavez sat between Vice President Elena DeNecochea (left) and Parliamentarian Lorenzo Cuesta (right) at the front table of the board meeting at American River College on Sept. 14, 2018.
Rico-Chavez was chosen to attend the Student Senate for the Fall ​2018 California Community Colleges General Assembly as ARC's delegate. 

(Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

September 19, 2018

The Associated Student Body Student Senate discussed bills that would improve multiple health resources available on campus, and continued their discussion regarding budgets last Friday. Quorum was met, as four out of the six senate officers were present at roll call during the board meeting on Se...

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation graduates (from second-left to right: Wendy Campbell, Madalyn Parker, Sergio Salcedo-Contreras, Kelley York, Heather Ogden) pose with their rainbow tassels, standing side-by-side with the Pride Award winners (left: Brett Spencer right: Dennis Lee, Jenna Grossman not pictured) at the Hub, May 4. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

May 8, 2018

American River College held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students on April 4. A Lavender Graduation is an event that is held in addition to a college’s main graduation ceremony to provide a space for LGBTQ+ graduates to celebrate alongside their biological o...

ARC theater lends students a tenor

A hectic and fast-paced comedy in “Lend Me A Tenor” was put on by the ARC Theater department.
 (Photo Courtesy of the ARC Theater program)

Hannah Yates

March 6, 2018

Mistaken identities, overzealous fans, and dramatic irony. The story of “Lend Me a Tenor,” a fast-paced comedy, was brought to the stage at American River College these past two weeks. The last performance was Sunday. The show is a comedy revolving around a world-renowned opera singer--and althou...

Welcome Day showcases departments and clubs

Clubs face-off in lip sync battle on Welcome Day on Feb. 8,2018. Welcome Day offered new and returning students information and goods from different departments, clubs and vendors. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Hannah Yates and Jennah Booth

February 12, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Hannah Yates   American River College held its first Welcome Day of the year on Thursday. Representatives from all aspects of campus life promoted various clubs, businesses and academic departments. Frankie Dotson-Johnson, the Center for Leadership & Development Student pe...

CAEB prepares for Spring Welcome Day

Students check out the different booths set up American River College’s “Welcome Day,” celebration on Sept. 7. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

February 7, 2018

The Club and Events Board will host the spring Welcome Day on Thursday. The event will showcase opportunities both on campus and in the community, and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of the Student Center. Various departments, organizations, and vendors will participate. There will be Hea...

ARC finds sweet tooth in ‘candy lab’

Head chef Lisa Lam Chiao holds a piece of candied orange peel as she prepares to make orange hazlenut chocolate bark. Chiao prepared the orange slices in her own home the night before. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

November 16, 2017

Tucked in the back of the Culinary Arts building is a corner furnished with a sofa, chairs and small side table. A surreal neon pink elephant and giant goldfish watch over the students that dine there; it’s a colorful art piece that brightens up an otherwise unassuming cranny. Even more unusual, howe...

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