The American River Current

The internment of Japanese Americans retold by survivors

Reiko Nagumo (left) speaks about her experience living in Japanese internment camps during WWII with Lester Ouchida (right) to ARC students in Reaf 160 on Nov. 22, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

November 23, 2016

Lester Ouchida and Reiko Nagumo were young children when they and their families were forced from their homes and relocated to remote locations of Arizona and Wyoming because America was at war with Japan. These two Japanese Americans told their stories of the relocation into “desolate” internment ca...

Student leaders look to console students concerned with the results of the election

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

November 14, 2016

In California, where Hillary Clinton won more than 60 percent of the vote, students at American River College voiced concerns following the election of President-elect Donald Trump. District leaders have spoken out in support of those students. At Thursday’s senate meeting, adviser Juan Blanco...

Students protest Trump in front of the Library

Organizer Julia Stimson (second from right) and other ARC students held a protest against President-elect Donald Trump in front of the ARC Library on Nov. 10. Many students gathered around the protestors, some even argued with the protestors for Trumps side. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Robert Hansen

November 10, 2016

A group of students with signs reading “Not my President” and “Go Frack Yourself” gathered in front of the library on Thursday to protest the election of President-elect Donald J. Trump. Many student onlookers were gathered around the protesters and campus police were present to ensure a safe ...

Black Lives Matter protest in front of Sheriff’s department

Black Lives Matter protesters stand outside of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department on Nov. 3. They were protest the failure to indict any of the officers involved in the killing of Andriene Ludd and the congress campaign of Sheriff Scott Jones. (Photo by Jordan Schuaberger)

Robert Hansen

November 3, 2016

Dozens of Black Lives Matter demonstrators Chanting “Scott Jones, we don’t want you” were gathered in front of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department holding signs that read “Justice for Adriene Ludd” and “End Police Terror” early this morning. The protest was against the district attorne...

Nuclear scientist: Nuclear disaster shouldn’t ruin your beach vacation

Dr. Wesley Frey, director of UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center, speaks to ARC students on Oct. 26. Dr. Frey talked about the health effects of the radioactive plume released from the Fukushima Power Plant in March 2011. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

October 27, 2016

Wesley Frey, director of the UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center, discussed the human health effects of the radioactive plume released from the Fukushima power plant that exploded in 2011, to a group of ARC students on Wednesday. The Fukushima accident was caused by a massive earthquake and ts...

Bera and Jones speak against legalization of marijuana

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ami Bera and his Republican challenger Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones participate in a debate for the highly competitive 7th Congressional District seat at the KVIE television studios in Natomas on Oct. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Bee)

Robert Hansen

October 20, 2016

Congressman Ami Bera and Sheriff Scott Jones both said they do not support Proposition 64 during their debate on Tuesday at KVIE studio in Natomas. Proposition 64 would legalize recreational use of in Calif. for adults over the age of 21. “I absolutely do not support Proposition 64,” Jones said....

CAEB decides on roaring ’20s theme for murder mystery dinner

Clubs and Events Board President Justin Nicholson (left) with vice president Mary Stedman (right) listen to the board discuss the theme for next semesters Murder Mystery Dinner at the Oct.11 meeting.  (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

October 13, 2016

The American River College Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) agreed on a roaring ’20s theme for the Murder Mystery Dinner at today’s meeting. The Murder Mystery Dinner is an interactive comedy show with dinner where audience members try to figure out which performer is the murderer. “We have a lot...

Los Rios police reports sexual battery

The Los Rios police department . (File photo)

Robert Hansen

October 6, 2016

The Los Rios Police Department posted on their crime log an incident of sexual battery on an unrestrained victim, and oral copulation with a person under the age of 18, that took place on campus Tuesday. Los Rios public information officer Joan Kudin declined to comment because she does not have the a...

ARC volleyball blows past Modesto

Freshman Kylie Villarreal gets ready to call out a chant to her teammates during the Volleyball game against MJC on Sep. 28. (Photo by Laodicea Broadway)

Robert Hansen

October 3, 2016

The American River College volleyball team defeated the Modesto Pirates in straight sets, 3-0, in home game Wednesday night. “It was a team who we had an opportunity to take care of business against, and we did that,” said coach Carson Lowden. The Beavers started strong, beginning the firs...

Comedian recounts raising a son with autism

Comedian Jack Gallagher speaks about autism by sharing his experience as a father with a son who has autism to a group of educators in Community Rooms 1-4 at American River College on September 23, 2016. Gallagher's son Liam, who has autism, is 21 and attends Sacramento City College (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 26, 2016

Comedian Jack Gallagher gave an emotional speech, laced with humor, about his experience as a parent with a son who has autism to a group of educators and counselors at American River College (ARC) on Friday. Gallagher is a nationally known comedian, having made several appearances on The Tonight Show wi...

CAEB plans for Welcome Day, film festival

Senate President Valencia Scott (left) and CAEB President Justin Nicholson at the Sept. 13 CAEB meeting, CAEB discussed Club Day and the ASB film festival. (Photo by John Ennis)

Robert Hansen

September 15, 2016

The American River College Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) continued their planning of the Sept. 22 Welcome Day and the first ASB film festival at their meeting Tuesday. President Justin Nicholson said the board is still working on games with ideas such as a haggis toss and t...

Academic Senate supports proposal of new department, listens to struggling departments

Professor Julie Blaney (right) gives her proposal for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aid department separate from the Nursing Department to the board of the American River College Academic Senate as President Gray Aguilar (left) reads the proposal at their September 8, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 11, 2016

The Academic Senate of American River College heard the head of the nursing department, professor Julie Blaney, make her case for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide(CNA/HHA) department at Thursday’s meeting. Blaney said that in California, the CNA/HHA licensing program and the nursing...

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