The American River Current

Future looks bright for freshman defensive lineman

Freshman defensive lineman T.J Pesefea played just nine games for American River College while completing his goal to play one year at a community college and transfer to a Division I school. (Photo courtesy of T.J Pesefea)

Imani Smith

May 8, 2019

For many community college athletes, transferring out of American River College after only one year is a goal that can be difficult to reach. It’s reality, however, for football player, Tautala Pesefea — or ‘TJ’ for short. As a 6-foot-4 defensive lineman out of Foothill High School graduating in...

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College students, myself included, are usually on a tight budget and buying expensive clothes does not fit in...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records

American River College offers students the opportunity to expunge their criminal records through multiple free clinics on campus. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Imani Smith

February 26, 2019

American River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this semester. The next clinic will be held March 9. The free clinics will allow those convicted of certain felonies and misdemeanors, which can be a roadblo...

College should be more about growth

College students can feel pressured from the school to choose a career rather than finding their passions. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 13, 2018

A college education was not always viewed as just job training. At one point, going to college was also considered a time for self exploration and academic growth. Over the years, the focus in college has become more about a student’s career after college as opposed to now, focusing on the development of...

Title IX rule will change how colleges handle sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new Title IX rule will change the definition of sexual assault and how colleges handle cases on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 12, 2018

On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a controversial new rule to overhaul how college campuses can address sexual misconduct and assault complaints, changing the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment on campus and enforcing “due process” rights for accused students. ...

Relevant skills workshop helps improve students resumes

Michael Robinson from the American River College Career and Pathways Support Services Center hosts a resume and career oriented workshop for students on Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 12, 2018

American River College’s Career and Pathways Support Services office hosted a resume building workshop on Nov. 29 for students seeking to strengthen their current resumes. Michael Robinson, a student personnel assistant, led the short but informal presentation that teaches students the importan...

Women’s soccer wins 3-2 nail biter in final game

Savannah Tijerino-Santos dribbles past a Santa Rosa player on Nov. 9 at American River College soccer stadium. ARC beat Santa Rosa 3-2 on the final game of the season. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Imani Smith

November 29, 2018

The American River College women’s soccer team won its final game of the season on Nov. 9, with a score of 3-2, in a close match against Santa Rosa College, leaving them with a final season record of 5-13-2. Head coach Paul Arellanes said that although this season has come with its ups and downs, he is ...

“Beautiful Boy” chronicles the pain of drug addiction

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy. Film still photograph courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Imani Smith

November 26, 2018

Based on a true story, director Felix van Groeningen’s powerful film “Beautiful Boy” follows a teenage boy suffering from a crystal meth addiction. Although the film, released in Sacramento last month, is centered around Nic’s struggle with illness and addiction, there is an overarching t...

Cheaper fitness options for college students

Students should consider more affordable fitness options aside from costly gyms. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 8, 2018

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a consistent workout plan in college can be challenging; gym costs don’t make this any easier. Most gym memberships cost anywhere from $30 to $360 a month and for most college students, those numbers are far too high to keep up with. Sofia Brodskaya, a biolo...

Transferring may not be as easy you think

Students who are transferring out of American River College can visit the Transfer Center, located in the Counseling Center for assistance and information about the transferring process. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 1, 2018

As transfer season falls upon American River College, many students will consider all of their campus options. Although transferring to a new college can be a highly rewarding and exciting time in a student’s life, it can also be stressful. I’m currently in the midst of transferring out of ARC and I ha...

ARC Theater’s ‘West Side Story’ triumphs

Photo courtesy of the American River College Theater Department.

Imani Smith

October 17, 2018

The provocative showing of “West Side Story” opened at American River College on Friday. The production showcased many musical numbers as well as intense dance breaks. Usually, the first time an ensemble performs in front of an audience many things can go wrong. The adrenal rush combined with t...

STEM club encourages women in the field

Natasha Skidmore chemistry major and Women in STEM or science, technology, engineering and math, club president, poses in front of the Women in STEM banner in the STEM Center at American River College on Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

October 15, 2018

The smell of pizza and desserts filled the room as students and professors gathered in the American River College STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, building center for the first Women in STEM club meeting Sept. 28. According to chemistry major and club president, Natasha Skidmor...

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