The American River Current

ARC students weigh-in on Mayweather and Pacquiao fight

ARC students weigh-in on Mayweather and Pacquiao fight

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

May 1, 2015

This Saturday’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has drawn the interest of many people around the nation for years, including those from American River College. Heading into the fight, Mayweather sports a record of 47-0, while Pacquiao has a record of 64-5. “Pacquiao has more...

Professors catalog biological diversity across campus

Professors catalog biological diversity across campus

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 23, 2015

Biology professors Rick Topinka and Kathy Bradshaw joined with natural resource department colleague Jennifer Neal to discuss the biological diversity on campus and introduce students to a new phone application for nature enthusiasts Tuesday. Topinka, who hopes to get students excited about the various...

Candyland-themed club day encourages student involvement in carnival-style games

Candyland-themed club day encourages student involvement in carnival-style games

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 21, 2015

The last club day of the semester Thursday featured a Candyland theme and invited students to join various clubs and play games and trivia. The Associated Student Body and Clubs and Events Board organized the event, which featured games including a trivia competition and a bean bag toss. This Club...

Opinion: Use your brain, not alcohol or drugs

Following a lifestyle of abstaining from drugs and alcohol, like adherents of the straight edge movement, ensures a college student maximum success in their academic pursuits.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 17, 2015

American River College students are adults who can make the conscious choice to attend classes on campus, but making the choice to abstain from drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs to supposedly de-stress is a better and smarter decision to increase test scores and actually learn useful material from...

Veterans Advocacy Day is here at ARC

Matthew Wilke and Mychael Jones

April 17, 2015

During the Veterans Advocacy Day events at American River College on Friday, there were games and competitions for students and faculty to attend. Here we have two students racing through the obstacle course. Matthew Wilke is holding the GoPro camera and is competing with Mychael Jones.

ARC concert features Riverrun Quartet jazz band

American River College holds a jazz recital put together by music professor, Dyne Eifersten, and included jazz recitals and showcased art made by faculty and students.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 13, 2015

Dyne Eifertsen, a professor of jazz studies and the chair of the American River College music department, performed in a free jazz recital concert to showcase ARC faculty artwork. Eifertsen plays in the The Riverrun Quartet jazz band, a group of local Sacramento jazz musicians who performed on March...

ASB candidates challenge school policies at forum

ASB candidates challenge school policies at forum

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 8, 2015

An Associated Student Body candidate forum was held in the Student Center Tuesday. Candidates for student government presented their vision for creating a better environment for students on campus. Each of the six candidates at the forum had a difference in how policies could change the campus. Jonathan...

Men’s tennis won 8-1, women’s won 5-4

Men’s tennis won 8-1, women’s won 5-4

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

March 23, 2015

Kasha Lynhivue of the American River College women’s tennis team won in a match point ending 9-8 during singles competition, while the men’s team collectively won its match, scoring six points on each of their two-out-of three sets against Chabot College. ARC’s Joseph Capaul won 6-2 and 6-1...

Diversity Day commemorates cultural differences

A table at the Diversity Day displayed examples and literature that are taught to our preschoolers concerning diversity.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

March 19, 2015

Diversity Day on Friday became a platform for students to hear speakers tell informal stories about perseverance and respecting a job title without stereotyping. The event also allowed audience members the opportunity to ask questions and allow for feedback from the storytellers. Kristina Casper-Denman,...

Men’s tennis win 6-3, with women’s team ending in walkover

Men’s tennis win 6-3, with women’s team ending in walkover

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

March 18, 2015

American River College’s men’s tennis team won 6-3 against Diablo Valley College on Friday in what was a bittersweet victory. The women’s team ended match abruptly in a walkover, which occurs when a player can not continue the match due to an injury. Claudia Plascencia Astudillo suffered cramps...

Professor performed alongside multi-award winning collegiate jazz group

Playing on saxaphone Lucas Bere (right) is a member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet he is playing alongside guitarist Shawn Britt during the March 10th show.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

March 18, 2015

Jazz pianist and professor Joe Gilman performed seven songs with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet with compositions ranging from energetic vibes to somber songs in music room 547 on March 10. The Jazz Quintet players improvised songs that they composed and wrote themselves. The Jazz Quintet are...

Mathematics department has fun with Pi

Richard Martel raises the hand of Colton Dargue, winner of the pie eating contest. The contests was one of the events and games that math department prepared for the Pi Day celebration that took place at ARC’s Math Quad on Mar. 12. Dargue, in addition to winning a pie-eating contest, also completed a Pin The Decimal game and a math puzzle.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

March 17, 2015

Pi Day, which falls on March 14, was celebrated by the mathematics department two days early through an event consisting of pie, games and learning about the mathematical constant Thursday. Pi, which approximates to 3.14, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. This year’s...

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