The American River Current

The struggles of an ESL student

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

May 8, 2013

College’s travails are worse when you struggle with English There is a belief that the best chances to be fluent in a foreign language is when you’re introduced to it at a very young age. I came to the U.S. in my late twenties with my speech muscles firmly formed for the Ukrainian and Russian ...

James Kaneko Art Gallery Expo

James Kaneko Art Gallery Expo

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

May 7, 2013

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ARC upgrades Wi-Fi network on campus

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

April 24, 2013

Since the Internet firmly entered students’ life, Wi-Fi spots have been crucial on all campuses, and American River College is making sure it isn’t left behind. Back in 2007, the first Wi-Fi spots appeared outdoors on various quads and places used for student gatherings. Then, they gradually emerged...

Art Institute visits ARC

Art Institute visits ARC

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

March 15, 2013

On Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Art Institute of California (AIC) visited American River College.  AIC's information table was located at the Library Quad on the campus. The purpose of AIC's visit to ARC was to help students who are looking to continue on to a four-year university. The...

Take this class: Speech 301

Professor Geoffrey Stockdale listens to a student present their first speech assigned for the purpose of getting to know other classmates. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

February 27, 2013

If a student’s purpose is communicating with people, it is necessary to be able to express his or her thoughts clearly and logically. Those who need to overcome their fear of speaking to an audience should take Speech 301, or Public Speaking. The description of this class on the college’s website...

The Final Countdown

Finals are a stressful time for students, coming up at ARC from Dec. 17 to Dec. 20. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

December 5, 2012

How to take care of your brain and body during end-of-semester exams The good news: the semester is approaching its end. The bad news: it brings final exams on top of all the other exhausting and stressful tests we have already survived. Our weary brains beckon, “memory, concentration and ener...

RateMyProfessors not a fair deal for educators

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

December 3, 2012

RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) is a review site, founded in May 1999 by John Swapceinski, a software engineer from Menlo Park, California, which allows college and university students to assign ratings to professors in several countries. The description of the blog says that RMP is “the best professor...

International Students’ Day raises awareness for foreign students at ARC

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

November 25, 2012

There are numerous of internationally born students here at American River College. About twenty-five of them are in the International Student Association Club (ISAC), who celebrated International Students’ Day on Nov. 17. A confrontation of Prague students on Nov. 17, 1939 against Nazi occupation...

College tech through the ages

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

November 18, 2012

Today’s students can’t imagine functioning in college without computers, laptops, smartphones and other such devices. Hand writing out, or worse, typing out long papers on a typewriter, has became history. Nowadays, the words such as iPhone, iPod, tablet and e-book are as ubiquitous as Mickey...

ARC campus celebrates Constitution Day with quiz to inform students

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

October 10, 2012

On Monday, Sept. 17, American River College organized an event dedicated to Constitution Day. A small tent decorated with balloons in the Rose Marks Pavilion drawled students in. Once inside, students were asked to answer a set of questions regarding the Constitution. By correctly answering several...

Take this class: Horticulture 305

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

October 10, 2012

HORT 305 helps students become familiar with the often-strange science in the botanical world. The students of this class learn about growth habits, culturally sustainable methods and uses of ornamental woody and herbaceous plants in the California landscape. The class covers plants that are in season...

Don’t drive distracted

Campus police warn drivers of dangers of texting while behind the wheel, issue citations to offenders. (Photo Illustration by Daniel Romandia)

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

May 3, 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified April as the nation’s first Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The Los Rios Police Department worked with the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcements, according to American River College’s police captain Chris...

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