The American River Current

Student fights for health

Clyde Wade, holding his dog Hootie, was diagnosed with HIV in 2004. Wade has since began helping others educate themselves on protection from the disease. (Photo courtesy of Clyde Wade)

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

May 2, 2012

Sitting in the waiting room, he told himself to calm down. The results would surely come back negative. Even though he had known the risks of having unprotected sex, he thought that this could never happen to him. Moments later, a nurse walked over and greeted him with a thin smile. Then she gave...

Blake Shelton’s “voice” just one part of awe-inspiring March 15 concert

Blake Shelton pauses to speak to the sold-out audience during his sold-out performance at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion on March 15.

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

March 30, 2012

Blake Shelton, the country singer and coach on the reality television singing competition show “The Voice,” performed an awe-inspiring concert at Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion on March 15 to a raucous crowd, most of whom donned cowboy hats and held beers in their hands. Shelton bucked...

Mexico or (drug) bust

Mexico or (drug) bust

Jessican Lentz and Jessica Lentz

March 21, 2012

Inside the federal zones were street sellers persistently asking to take you on excursions everywhere in Mexico. We walked the streets and not one police vehicle passed by, but a military tank, a truck full of soldiers with machine guns, and a .50-caliber were glaring at us. It was my first time outside...

Geology professor bans plastic bottles in class

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

March 7, 2012

More than 25 million barrels of oil are used to produce these yearly, yet the water inside these containers mostly come from municipal water sources like a faucet. Plastic bottled water: environmentally harmful, and growing obsession for buying bottled water. Geology professor Glenn Jaecks at American...

When students stress becomes too much

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

February 22, 2012

The muscles tense up, the brain stops thinking properly,  and headaches are recurring. Wanting to run away and hide is common, especially while taking multiple classes with many deadlines. Stress is a familiar feeling for students during the semester. Someone who is dealing with high levels of stress...

Students learn about ARC community at Club Day

Students learn about ARC community at Club Day

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

February 9, 2012

More than 15 different clubs gathered for Club Day on Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Rose Marks Pavilion at American River College. Students were able to walk around and sign up for clubs as well as participate in different aspects offered on campus. There are over 100 students participating within the more...

Take this class: Cultural Foods of The World

Take this class: Cultural Foods of The World

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

February 8, 2012

We live in a culture where fast food restaurants are mainstream, which is why some people do not explore authentic foods from around the world. American River College offers a course that compares the diverse culture of food customs around the world. Cultural Foods of the World is a survey class that...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Articles by Jessica Lentz