The American River Current

‘tis the season for charity and giving

The Salvation Army lists out items that can be donated at this Angel Tree, located inside Arden Fair Mall. They have three separate categories for ages 3 to 16. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Shelby Young and Stephanie Lee

December 5, 2012

Salvation Army, Toys For Tots among choices to help needy families for the holidays It’s the smell of pine and winter that hits you and makes you realize that Christmas is just around the corner. And just like most Americans, you get ready to finish your shopping for gifts and decorations. But for some...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ showcases Grammy-winner’s attempt to break from shell

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

October 27, 2012

A soft face and a sweet voice, one of a Grammy winning singer and songwriter: this is the essence of Taylor Swift. Swift came out with her new album, “Red,” on Oct. 22, 2012. The album cover depicts Swift wearing a white shirt with a black fedora and bright red lipstick. In her music video for...

Take this class: Jazz 310

Students from the Intermediate Jazz class show off their skills. On the left is Malene Wohlford, on top is Jenna Miller, on the bottom is Hanna Yanni, and on the right is Deatra Shields. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

September 19, 2012

Today’s popular music blaring through the speakers, feet moving to the beat and bodies sliding across the wooden floors - Intermediate Jazz 310 is the class to take if you’re a dance freak or someone who enjoys watching “Dancing with the Stars.” Their motto is “we don’t steal, we applaud.” Sunny...

Live action role play fights its way on campus

Live action role play fights its way on campus

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

May 3, 2012

Foam swords, fancy garb and medieval hierarchy. Live-action role play, also known as LARP, is a game where people get together and act out certain situations or scenarios while holding the position of a character. LARP started in the late 1970s and started to spread through the 1980s. Amtgard, a medieval...

Game club connects students

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

May 3, 2012

The Gaming Club or LAN (Local Area Network) Parties started when Andrew Preston, psychology major at American River College, brought his consoles to school with him. He sat down with his friends and decided to set up a place where they could all game on campus. Preston is in charge of bringing consoles,...

American Pie invites you to its heartwarming “Reunion”

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

April 18, 2012

Sweet crisp apple pie, band camp and crazy Stifler parties. “American Reunion” is the fourth installment in the “American Pie” series. Even though it isn’t the best of the four, it was still worth the many laughs shared among the audience. The movie starts with Jim and Michelle, showing...

Theater Q and A: Tracy Shearer ‘Pride and Prejudice’

The actors in ARC's production of

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

March 21, 2012

A love story about two people who are blinded about their own misjudgments of each other. “Pride and Prejudice” is the next stage production at American River College. Director Tracy Shearer sat down with The Current for a brief talk about the upcoming play. Current: How is your adaptation differe...

American River College gives blood

American River College gives blood

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

March 8, 2012

BloodSource put on the Blood Drive, held on March 6 and 7, on American River College campus. Three vans were set up near the tennis courts, where students could donate their blood. According to Lee Fairly, BloodSource volunteer, the blood drive is an event to get blood from volunteers for all local...

The manners on the bus are bad

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

March 7, 2012

Most things in life require the use of manners and etiquette and yes, this includes riding the bus. People that use the public transportation system do some of the most annoying and rude things. Here are a few of the worst offenders. The Corner Creeper: The one who sits at the very back of the bus ...

Shared ideas come alive

The first novel co-written by humarists Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel.

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

February 22, 2012

Two Jewish men on a mission: Internationals terrorists? Perhaps. Dumb? Definitely not. Well, maybe one of them. Philip Horkman and Jeffrey Peckerman are two Jewish men from New Jersey who are accused of being international terrorists after a small soccer incident. Traveling all around the world, the...

New Nickelback album worth the coin

New Nickelback album worth the coin

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

November 30, 2011

Nickelback, “Here and Now”, rocks it out yet again. Is it better than “Dark Horse?” Fans would say “Gotta Get Me Some.” Is “Here and Now” worth the buy? Most definitely. Why is it worth the buy? One, it has good messages. Even though there are some typical Nickelback tracks, most of...

Fall brings us great weather, and great activities

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

November 9, 2011

Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing from green to shades of red, orange, and yellow; the weather is becoming crisp and chilly; and how we spend our free time is different than what we do in summer. Sacramento- Take the underground tour of the city and discover the history of Old Sacramento....

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