The American River Current

Weathering Sac State’s enrollment freeze

Weathering Sac State's enrollment freeze
April 18, 2012

Already suffering from $750 million in budget cuts, and facing an additional $200 million if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative is rejected in November, California State University officials announced...

Former ARC student stabbed to death in India

Former ARC student stabbed to death in India
March 10, 2012

A former American River College student was found stabbed to death on March 2 in the town of Jangpura in south Delhi, India, according to news reports. Paimana Khanjar, who was in her early 20s, had...

Top state official fights to lower textbook costs

California Senate pro Tempore Darrel Steinberg, right, sits with members of the local media regarding the future of textbook cost for colleges statewide. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)
March 7, 2012

Every year, thousands of community college students, teachers and administrators come together at the State Capitol to rally against the rising cost of education at March in March. One leader sympathetic...

‘Fake weed’ still has real threats

The synthetic blend of diverse psychotropic plants have been linked to growing numbers of hospital visits.
February 22, 2012

Miley Cyrus admitted to smoking it. Other celebrities, including Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Lil Wayne were rumored to have done it. In January, it was believed to have been the reason behind Demi Moore’s...

Community colleges are hot topic for Obama

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Jan. 31
February 8, 2012

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, President Barack Obama delivered his 2012 State of the Union address with education overhaul continuing to be a key talking point. Determined to make college a more affordable experience...

U-G-L-Y! Do Sactown’s men have an alibi?

February 8, 2012

Sacramento men are aesthetically challenged. At least, that’s the verdict according to a new vanity survey conducted by the website Living Social. Only 23 percent of 4,000 people polled thought Sacramento...

Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program

November 30, 2011

The college experience can leave students rich in knowledge but poor in pockets. On Nov. 16, California State University trustees voted to raise tuition by 9 percent, increasing annual undergraduate...

Countless reasons to make ARC a smoke-free campus

Countless reasons to make ARC a smoke-free campus
November 9, 2011

Killing tens of thousands of Americans every year and causing serious life-threatening illnesses to thousands more, here at American River College, evidence of this death monger litters the campus grounds....

ARC Associate Student Body convenes at Student Senate of California Community College’s 2011 Fall General Assembly

November 8, 2011

Eighty-two community colleges met in San Jose for the Student Senate of California Community College’s 2011 Fall General Assembly on Nov. 3-6 to present, debate, and vote upon resolutions such as student...

Public transportation could be an answer for some students

October 26, 2011

With Sacramento area gas prices averaging $3.75 a gallon, many American River College students have turned to public transportation to get to and from classes. Usually, catching a ride on the Sacramento...

No ‘Butts’ About It

Kate Clark watches 18-year-old music major Igor Vnydyuk sign her petition to make American River College a smoke-free campus on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (Photo by Shanel Royal)
October 12, 2011

Kate Clark doesn’t like secondhand smoke and all the cigarette butts littering the ground, so she’s doing something about it. The 18-year-old freshman at American River College has been making her...

A Big Deal in a Little Package

Eight-year-old Tanishq Abraham takes notes in his physical geology class taught by Professor Stephen Sterling on Oct. 5, 2011. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)
October 12, 2011

He went to class that evening dressed for the occasion: a white T-shirt with a Triceratop skull on it. Laser pointer in hand, Tanishq Abraham stood in front of the room. He shuffled from foot to foot as...

Load more stories
The student voice of American River College since 1955
Articles by Sarah Vorn