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)
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...

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)
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,...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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)...

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)
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...

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)
February 11, 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...

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