The American River Current

Young voters can be heard, if they vote

Authors Steve and Susie Swatt  talk about California politics during a College Hour speech on October 25, 2016 at ARC. The Swatts talked about historical propositions in relation to the 17 propositions on this year’s ballot. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Justina Sharp

November 1, 2016

In a crowded classroom in Davies Hall, Steve and Susie Swatt, a former journalist and legislative aide, respectively, informed students about not just their place in the 2016 elections, but in California history. The Swatts are co-authors of a book on California politics called “Game Changers: T...

World-renowned astrophotographer presents at ARC

Astrophotographer Ken Crawford presents his photos and the science behind them at his lecture  on April 27.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Justina Sharp

May 4, 2016

“How many of you have ever seen a star up close?” asked Ken Crawford, an award-winning astrophotographer who led a workshop April 27 as part of American River College’s science series. Crawford, who has been shooting space as an amateur for over 20 years, began the presentation by showing wha...

Constructing languages

David. J Peterson created the majority of the fictional language Dothraki, which is used in the television series 'Game of Thrones.' (Photo illustration by Allante Morris)

Justina Sharp

May 4, 2016

Everyday, the English language shifts and changes, with new words being introduced and old ones changing. This constant movement makes it one of the most complicated languages to learn. For those who already speak it, learning another can be an even bigger challenge. “In Europe, learning a foreign...

Opinion: Swipe right for romance

With the rising popularity of online dating, the possible matches are endless. This might not necessarily be a good thing. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Justina Sharp

April 20, 2016

[email protected] When social media technologies are introduced into the world, human behavior adapts. Romantic relationships are no exception. With the touch of a screen, we can deliver food to our doorstep or beckon for a ride to the airport. It’s wasn’t a leap for relationships to begin...

Changes to the BOG waiver to take effect in fall 2016

The BOG waiver is changing for the fall 2016 semester. Changes include students maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA and passing 50 percent of their coursework. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Justina Sharp

April 15, 2016

New academic requirements that include maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or higher and completion of 50 percent of their coursework will be applied to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) waiver this upcoming fall semester. The BOG waiver has provided tuition-free education for more than 5...

Opinion: Death isn’t a place to look for likes

A smart phone screen sits ready to open various social media sites. The digital age has its own way of dealing with death, but it might not be healthy. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Justina Sharp

March 8, 2016

Everything has changed in the many hands of the internet - including how death is processed. With everyone living their lives online, it’s no shock that death has its place there too. The latest culture shift has taken a final moment and made it something that can be double tapped, liked and comm...

Opinion: Petition for what?

A table outside the ARC library has multiple petitions. Students may not know what they're signing on to.(Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Justina Sharp

February 12, 2016

All over campus, students are signing over their information to support, well... something. Petitions supporting marijuana legalization, death penalty expedition, political campaign funding disclosure and more are offered on nondescript clipboards, with only the vaguest descriptions proffered by the...

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