The American River Current

Men’s tennis clinches third straight NorCal title

Sophomore Michael Vizcarra waits for a return ball during a match against De Anza College on April 21 at American River College. Vizcarra won his match 6-4, 6-3 as ARC won their third straight NorCal title. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

April 25, 2018

American River College’s men’s tennis team captured its third straight Northern California Championship on Saturday after defeating No. 2 ranked De Anza College 5-0. De Anza’s road to the final included wins over No. 8 Solano and No. 5 Folsom Lake, while ARC took on No. 7 Fresno and No. 3 Foothi...

ASB drops resolutions and prepares for new term

Vice President Earl Crouchley III (left) and President Deborah Hernandez look on as someone speaks during an April 6 ASB meeting. (Photo Mac Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

April 10, 2018

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the AED Accessibility bill was being dropped. Also a previous cutline Earl Crouchley III and Deborah Hernandez as senators A decision to drop two resolutions, along with discussions about ASB elections and the incoming administration, were th...

Protesting another Kings game has only hurt support

Sacramento Kings fans were prevented from entering the Golden 1 Center after protestors blocked all openings on March 27, 2018. This was the second such protest in the last week after the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Mack Ervin III

March 28, 2018

While the protest that occurred in front of the Golden 1 Center during the Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks game on March 22 may have been inconvenient, it got the point and message across. Another young black man was needlessly gunned down and we need to have a discussion about it — and see change. ...

Men’s tennis aims for the top

American River College's Paul Bhatia returns a ball during a nn-conference game against De Anza College on Feb. 24 at ARC. Bhatia and ARC are looking to win its eigth straight conference championship and third straight NorCal title. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

March 2, 2018

While a good start is always nice, it’s the end result that matters the most. And that’s the approach American River College’s men’s tennis team is taking this season. The team has established itself as a tennis powerhouse by winning the last six Big 8 conference championships, winning its...

Beavers escape close shave with Folsom Lake

American River College guard Lawrence Smith brings the ball up court during a game against Sierra College on Jan. 16 at American River College in Sacramento, California. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mack Ervin III

January 30, 2018

The American River College men’s basketball team survived a close encounter with Folsom Lake College on Friday, winning 61-58. Assistant coach Michael Lorente served as acting head coach as Mark Giorgi missed his second straight game with illness. The Beavers were in control of the game early on...

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Mack Ervin III, John Ennis, and Luis Gael

December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy Mapes, 55, posted different variations of the leaflet on social media. He also uploaded videos of ...

San Mateo steals NorCal Championship after Beavers miss game-tying field goal

ARC quarterback Hunter Rodrigues is tackled down by San Mateo defenders while attempting to run the ball at American River College on Nov. 25. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mack Ervin III

November 27, 2017

American River College’s football team’s hopes of playing in a second straight State Championship game were dashed after missing a game-tying field goal with 20 seconds left, crowning College of San Mateo NorCal champions on Saturday, 24-21. The No. 1 ranked Beavers played the No. 2 ranked Bulldogs in a r...

ARC holds off Laney comeback attempt, advances to NorCal Championship

Quarterback Hunter Rodrigues scrambles for a first down during American River College’s 41-35 win over Laney College on Nov. 18. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mack Ervin III

November 23, 2017

American River College’s football team held off a late comeback attempt by Laney College to win its semifinal game 41-35 on Saturday, securing another shot at winning the NorCal Championship. The Beavers entered as the No. 1 seed with home field advantage throughout the playoffs after posting a...

SummerWords returns for sixth annual workshop

The crowd looks on as Christian Kiefer speaks during the 2016 SummerWords conference at ARC. (File Photo)

Mack Ervin III

May 9, 2017

American River College will host its sixth annual creative writing workshop SummerWords late this spring from May 25-28. SummerWords is a creative writing festival that will feature panels, workshops, readings, and more from ARC professors and esteemed writers and poets. The festival will featur...

Men’s tennis team breezes through Modesto into semifinals

American River College sophomore Tam Duong hits the ball back across the net during a game against Modesto Junior College on Apr. 11, 2017. Duong won his match 6-1, 6-1 as ARC advanced to the semifinals of the NorCal tournament. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

April 14, 2017

The American River College men’s tennis team breezed through Modesto Junior College 9-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the NorCal regional tournament, advancing to the semifinals for the sixth straight year. The defending champion Beavers entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed after a 14-1 season a...

ARC brings home 18 awards from JACC

American River College won 18 awards during the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State Convention over the weekend of March 30, to April 1, in Sacramento. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

April 5, 2017

Over the weekend, American River College was one of over a hundred schools to attend the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State convention at the DoubleTree hotel in Sacramento. Schools are encouraged to submit articles and photos from the past year for its awards shows, and ...

Artist Unity Lewis preserves black art

Unity Lewis gives a lecture on the role his grandmother played in the Black Artist movement. Lewis gave the lecture in fine and applied arts room 505 on March 15. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Mack Ervin III

March 22, 2017

“It’s not just about the art, it’s about the community.” That’s the idea that art instructor Unity Lewis stressed during a lecture held March 15 at American River College, across from the Kaneko Gallery where “Black Artists on Art: The Legends Exhibit” was on display. The exhibit comes f...

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