The American River Current

Removing the stigma on therapy

Many students struggle with their mental health or personal difficulties, but have reservations about going to therapy. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

May 15, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but aside from the occasional social media post telling you that you’re worth it, the whole movement may fall under the radar. There is so little to be seen of people encouraged to seek out help — real, tangible help, not just a grocery list of suicide hotli...

ARC works to adopt low cost textbooks

The American River College library is currently seeking to make textbooks and materials such as these available to students at a zero or reduced cost. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

May 15, 2019

 Textbooks are one of the biggest resources for the average college student, often viewed as a pricey but mandatory class material. Following Senate Bill 1359, however, American River College has been making changes over the past year to ensure that more low-cost materials and textbooks are rea...

Stop letting trends rule what you wear

Opinion editor Imani Smith sports the current microglasses trend. It’s important to have your own sense of style without being influenced by what others find fashionable. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

May 15, 2019

You know that feeling when you’re flicking through old photos and come across a picture of yourself wearing something that causes you to cringe so hard you feel it in your core? It happens to everyone — whether you’re sporting a skirt over bootcut jeans or a mullet that would make country singer ...

Sac State Hornet declares print dead; Is the Current next to go?

Sacramento State campus newspaper the State Hornet transitions to an entirely digital platform, raising the question as to if the American River College Current will reflect the same industry standards. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

May 8, 2019

On April 29, California State University, Sacramento’s newspaper the State Hornet published its 70th anniversary and final print edition. The Hornet has been preparing this year to transition to a digital-only publication, after the decision to retire its print edition. The Hornet’s Editor-In-...

‘Homagony’ brings high fashion to ARC

Models walk the runway in the Student Center during the finale of the 18th annual fashion show “Homogany” put on by the American River College fashion department on May 4th, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

May 8, 2019

A large grassy “H” stretched down the runway, on either side of which seats quickly filled as the clock ticked closer to showtime. A hush fell over the crowd as an introduction video began to play, illustrating the hard work and dedication placed into creating the American River College fashion ...

ARC football team optimistic for new season

The American River College football team celebrates a 22-7 victory after the game at Sierra College on Oct. 20, 2018. (File Photo)

Irene Jacobs

May 6, 2019

As the semester comes to a close at American River College, many student athletes and their teams are looking back on the past season and toward the future. With the summer semester being all that stands in the way before football starting up, head football coach Jon Osterhout says he is hopeful for the futu...

Health Center to offer free therapy to students

Los Rios Community College District is partnering with WellSpace to offer free confidential therapy for staff and students to combat everyday and academic stressors. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

April 19, 2019

The life of a student can be a stressful one. When combined with a home life, social life and employment, deadlines and other academic stressors can become overwhelming. However, this semester, American River College’s Health Department is offering options for struggling students. Since early Februa...

ARC softball team suffers 7-1 loss against Sacramento City

American River College softball outfielder Kirsten Cox swings and misses in the bottom of the fifth inning against Sacramento City at ARC. ARC lost 7-1. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 19, 2019

The American River College Beavers softball team came up short against the Sacramento City College Panthers at the second game of the double header on Feb. 23 at ARC, losing 7-1. In the top of the first inning, Sac City got on the board on a couple of errors by ARC, allowing a runner to score whi...

First CAPSS Suit Up Event offers affordable clothes

Engineering major Francisco Leon-Gomez tries on a suit during the first Suit Up Event, hosted by American River College's Career And Pathways Support Services on March 10, 2019. (File Photo)

Irene Jacobs

March 14, 2019

American River College’s Career and Pathways Support Services hosted a Suit Up Event at JCPenney on Sunday, March 10, where Los Rios Community College District students and their families were able to shop career attire and other amenities at a discounted price. Sacramento-based food trucks Yolanda’s Tam...

Discounts and giveaways at CAPSS Suit Up Event

Business attire and tailoring will be available for current students and alumni of the Los Rios Community College District at the Suit Up Event on March 10. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 9, 2019

Have a job interview coming up, but aren't sure what to wear? Students are invited to come to JCPenney at Arden Fair Mall on March 10, where American River College Career and Pathways Support Services will be hosting a Suit Up Event to help prepare students to be career-ready. The event will r...

Casting call brings hopeful models for this year’s fashion show

Model Eyona Young walks for the designers of this year’s fashion show, who will select models based on how well they believe they suit their collection. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 7, 2019

American River College’s fashion department held a model casting call on Friday, Feb. 22, inviting people of all genders, shapes, and sizes to audition for the annual fashion show that will be held later this spring. An estimated 86 students and nonstudents alike swarmed the Arts & Science build...

The rise of athleisure, and why it’s here to stay

American River College students show how they style athleisure. From left to right: Chris Bush, Erika Beknazarov, Coleen Francis, Larynz Stallworth, Jalyn Norris, Jalin Wiggins. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 6, 2019

Whether you’re an insatiable gymshark or stare pointedly at the ground when walking past the Family Fitness booth, it’s almost impossible to cross the campus at American River College without seeing someone wearing workout gear as everyday attire. Now that Lululemon leggings have become the ...

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