The American River Current

Matisyahu fuses religion with reggae with show at Ace of Spades

Bryce Fraser and Lance Gawthrop

December 10, 2012

The Ace of Spades is known for hosting all styles of music, but not so much of Reggae-style Jewish worship music. It can only be Matisyahu playing at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, Calif. on Oct. 16. The crowd responded very well to the Constellations, the electronic-punk-rock band that opened up...

Boycott the fuel pump

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

November 25, 2012

Every squeeze squeezes your wallet I started to think to myself if there will ever be something in my life that I would be strong enough to stand up for something that I believe in.  Immediately, I think yes – boycott the gasoline pump. There was a time in my freshman year at American River Co...

Back in Black

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

November 25, 2012

Helpful hints for surviving holiday sales Imagine yourself standing in line outside of your neighborhood Wal-Mart, preparing yourself to purchase that low-priced LED TV you saw in the paper last week. You do this with a stomach stuffed with turkey because this year, stores like Wal-Mart, Toys R U...

Lawsuit against Monster Energy raises questions about energy drinks

Concerns about caffeine levels after death of 14-year-old girl in Maryland. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

November 8, 2012

Monster Energy beverages faces a lawsuit filed by Wendy Crossland, the mother of deceased 14-year-old Anais Fournier from Maryland, who died from cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity, according to Barry Meier’s online article of the New York Times on Oct. 22. With the death of the 14-year-old...

Phone Wars: Choosing the best smartphone for your money

Phone Wars: Choosing the best smartphone for your money

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

October 24, 2012

With so many handheld devices at hand, it is easy for students to be confused by options and commercials when it comes to selecting the right phone for their personal needs, so the Current went shopping for you. On the journey to the market, the Current hand selected the iPhone 5 with iOS 6 operating...

Campus sees overall crime decrease

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

October 11, 2012

Sex offenses are on the rise. Statutory rape, incest and forcible sex offenses grew two hundred percent last year at American River College.  Burglary inflated to 500 percent with zero judicial referrals, while aggravated assault is up two hundred percent and robbery increased 50 percent all of which...

Campus sees overall crime decrease

ARC's annual Clery report shows mostly good news for the safety of students and staff, but offers some warnings as well. (Infographic by Daniel Romandia)

Lance Gawthrop and Lance Gawthrop

October 10, 2012

Sex offenses are on the rise. Statutory rape, incest and forcible sex offenses grew two hundred percent last year at American River College. Burglary inflated to 500 percent with zero judicial referrals, while aggravated assault is up two hundred percent and robbery increased 50 percent all of which ha...

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