The American River Current

Former ARC student arrested for nature trail attack

Former ARC student arrested for nature trail attack

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

May 13, 2014

A former American River College student has been arrested in connection with an April 21 attack on a female student who was walking along the Arcade Creek nature trail behind campus. David Oliver Dixon, 28, of Carmichael, was arrested Monday and is being held on a $1 million bail in the Sacramento C...

Bathroom graffiti on the rise

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

May 7, 2014

Hundreds of man-hours and thousands of dollars go into cleaning the graffiti plastered all over the bathroom walls and stalls on campus. According to Preston Harris, the custodian and receiving supervisor, American River College spends between $5,000-$10,000 cleaning up restroom vandalism each semester. ...

Meet the next ARC president

Meet the next ARC president

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

May 7, 2014

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King announced April 24 that he will be recommending Thomas Greene for the position of American River College president. Greene is currently president of academic affairs and student services at Lake Tahoe Community College. In an email interview ...

Police promote ways that students can stay safe on campus

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

May 6, 2014

The area around the American River College campus has seen a number of attacks and sexual assaults the last few months. ARC and the Los Rios Police Department are working together to increase the overall security on campus. According to Sgt. Michael Olson, the police department increased the number of offic...

ARC student grabbed and threatened with knife on nature trail near campus

ARC student grabbed and threatened with knife on nature trail near campus

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

April 21, 2014

A woman was grabbed and threatened with a knife while walking on the Arcade Creek Nature Trail near the American River College campus at approximately 10:30 a.m. today. The suspect was riding a bicycle when he grabbed the victim’s arm, pulled out a knife from his pocket and told her not to say a...

Unofficial results for the ASB and Student Trustee election are in

Former ASB Student Senate Director of Finance Jorge Riley speaks in the student center at the candidate forum during last spring's ASB elections

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

April 10, 2014

Jorge Riley will be next year’s Student Senate president according to the unofficial Associated Student Body election results. Riley, currently the Student Senate director of finance, won with 213 votes, beating out two other Student Senate members who ran for the position. Current Student Senate Vic...

ASB general election candidates announced

Melissa Hurtado, John Ferrannini, John Ferrannini, and Melissa Hurtado

April 2, 2014

By Melissa Hurtado and John Ferrannini American River College students will be able to cast their votes for the Associated Student Body general election online April 8-9. For the second time all voting will be completely online through eServices. Students will be able to vote during the times eSer...

Alleged Subway rapist blogged about cleaning victim’s blood after the violent attack

Subway rape suspect Kenneth Chandler Anderson, left, sits with high school friend and ARC student Daniel Romandia, right, at a Chipotle in May of 2011. Romandia said he was surprised after receiving a text from a mutual friend telling him about Anderson's arrest. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Romandia)

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

March 28, 2014

WARNING: Graphic content Kenneth Chandler Anderson, the man arrested in the Subway shop sexual attack, wrote on his Tumblr page about how scared and angry he was by the incident that occurred at his workplace Tuesday, a crime detectives believe Anderson committed. On Anderson’s Tumblr page he de...

Former ARC student arrested in Subway restaurant rape case

Kenneth Chandler Anderson

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

March 28, 2014

A former American River College student was arrested earlier today in connection with the violent sexual assault that occurred Tuesday in the Subway sandwich shop near campus where he worked. The suspect, Kenneth Chandler Anderson, 22, last attended ARC in the Spring 2011 semester and was a psychology...

Beaver Text: ARC’s new sms news service

Illustration by Jonathan H. Ellyson

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

March 27, 2014

In efforts to communicate important dates and deadlines to students, American River College has introduced a new text messaging news service for students called Beaver Text. An email was sent out to all students’ school emails with information about Beaver Text, also known as BVR TXT. Scott Cr...

Covered California deadline approaching, get help with application Thusday

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

March 19, 2014

The deadline to enroll for Covered California without penalty is drawing near and representatives from the state’s health benefit exchange will be helping students fill out their applications at the Hub in the Student Center on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gloria Powell, a registered nurs...

Man arrested after fight on campus, other taken by paramedics

Man arrested after fight on campus, other taken by paramedics

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

March 19, 2014

A fist fight on the first level of the American River College parking garage left a man semiconscious and unable to move tonight. The injured man was rushed out with an oxygen mask in an ambulance, and the other man involved in the fight was arrested by campus police. Jessica Maynard, a mass communic...

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