The American River Current

Opinion: BOG waiver changes are a good thing

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver has made changes that requires students to maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA and complete at least 50 percent of their coursework. This will drive students to take their work seriously. (Illustration by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

May 5, 2016

With the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver, students may enroll in college courses without being ready to put forth the effort to achieve great grades or maintain a good GPA, with a sense of entitlement of access to higher education. The BOG fee waiver’s primary goal is to main...

Classified vs. Faculty Softball game set for April 29

American River College is hosting a classified vs. faculty softball game on April 29 to allow a chance for them to meet with and collaborate with each other away from their typical roles. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Sharriyona Platt

April 26, 2016

In the spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, American River College is hosting a classified staff vs. faculty softball game, bringing the school’s community together to associate in an atmosphere other than working. The game will be held on April 29 on the ARC softball field at 11 a.m. Clas...

ARC hosts two-day event celebrating Earth Day

Shawarma Thrower poses as mother earth for students to draw during the Earth Day celebration on April 19. (photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 22, 2016

American River College celebrated Earth Day with a two day celebration on April 19 to 20 with visits from environmental groups and organizations, artwork displays by students, vendors and a live band. The event was put on by the Center for Leadership and Development, with student personnel assistan...

CAEB hosts “Kaleidoscope Games” Club Day

American River College student Angelica DeGuzman went low during the limbo competition at Club day near the book store on April 14, 2016. Club day rules allows the person to touch the ground as long as their hands don't touch the ground. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Sharriyona Platt

April 18, 2016

American River College’s Club and Events Board (CAEB) hosted the “Kaleidoscope Games” Club Day Thursday. “This was the most game-filled Club Day of the semester,” CAEB President Justin Nicholson said Games included freeze dance, musical chairs, limbo and cup stacking. There were several clubs invol...

ARC to hold fifth annual calculus bee

The fifth annual integration bee will be held April 22 in Raef Hall. (Illustration by Sharriyonna Platt and Allante Morris)

Sharriyona Platt

April 18, 2016

American River College is hosting their fifth annual Integration Bee on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Raef Hall. The integration bee is a calculus competition in which students must solve difficult math problems involving integrals. The math department is soliciting calculus students to participate...

ARC hosts career fair

The Los Rios Police Department speaks with students during the career fair at American River College on April 7.  (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 11, 2016

The career fair at American River College on Thursday gave students the opportunity to network with employers within the fields of majors offered on the campus and more. Students got the opportunity to speak with various business representatives and employers of particular career sectors, like the...

ARC to offer women’s self-defense classes

American River College will host a two day Rape Aggression Defense Class (R.A.D) on April 29 and April 30 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 7, 2016

With April being sexual assault awareness month, American River College is providing an opportunity to girls and women age 14 and older to attend a two-day Rape Aggression Defense class (R.A.D.). The classes will be held in the ARC practice gym on April 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and April 30 from 8...

Career fair coming to ARC

American River College is holding a career fair on April 7 and further information can be found at the career center in the Student Services building. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 4, 2016

American River College is holding a career fair April 7 to give students the opportunity to network with employers and get a feel of what job opportunities are suitable for their majors. The career fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in community rooms 1-4 next to the student center. ...

ARC celebrates Pi Day 2016

Garey Hollenbeck, Math Club President at American River College participated in the pie eating and won on March 14, 2016.  (Photo by Bailey Carpenter)

Sharriyona Platt

March 16, 2016

The mathematics department at American River College celebrated Pi Day on Monday with an art contest, pie eating contest, games and a Pi digit reciting contest. Students and faculty gathered in the Liberal Arts area near Davies Hall to participate in the event. Mathematics professor Rocio Owens...

Phi Theta Kappa hosted 1st annual fundraiser banquet

From left to right, The Initiative's Kyle Tyson, Anothony Johnson, Raven Kauba, and Darius Upshaw discuss the artwork that is on display and for sale at the First Annual Phi Theta Kappa Fundraiser Banquet on Mar. 12, 2016.  (Photograph by Timon Barkley)

Sharriyona Platt

March 15, 2016

The American River College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted their first annual fundraising banquet at the Timber Creek Ballroom in Roseville on Saturday. The fundraiser consisted of an art showcase and auction, a dessert auction, silent auction, live music and a dinner catered by the Timber Creek...

ARC to hold a Pi Day event

Students line up for a slice of pie at last years Pi Day, March 12, 2014. (Photo by Alexander Panasenko)

Sharriyona Platt

March 11, 2016

In celebration of Pi Day 2016, the American River College mathematics department is hosting an event that includes an art contest, games, pie eating contest, and a Pi digit reciting competition. The event will be held March 14 from 12:26 p.m. to 2:38 p.m. in the Liberal Arts area near Davies Hall...

ARC hosts Women’s History Month college hour

Former legislative analyst and Assembly staff member Pamela Haynes and former State Senator Deborah Ortiz during college hour at American River College on March 3. The two women were honored for there public service. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

March 7, 2016

American River College celebrated two women who have devoted their professional lives to public service during college hour on Thursday. Former legislative analyst and state assembly staff member Pamela Haynes and former state senator Deborah Ortiz were the women honored . History professor C...

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