The American River Current

Fusing the gender gap at American River College

(From left to right) Melissa Scheetz, Katherine Collingwood and Sarah Spitzer pose in their welding gear in the lab on April 10, 2013.  Scheetz, Collingwood and Spitzer all competed in the SkillsUSA competition in San Diego on April 4-7. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

April 24, 2013

Female welders take on their male counterparts in class and at skills competition  In any job field that is typically male dominated, women have to constantly strive to prove themselves. Welding is no different. According to the Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, Okla., less than 6 percent of the work...

Baldrick’s shaves for a cure

Baldrick's shaves for a cure

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

March 21, 2013

Cancer: the second leading cause of death and the one word that could bring you to your knees. Now add children into the mixture and that would make anyone break down and cry. But thanks to charities, like the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, research for this disease is getting huge donations and grants....

Spring break: live from Sacramento

White water rafting down the American River is just one of the things students can do during their Spring Break. American River Rentals starts out at $60 for a four-person raft.

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

March 13, 2013

Fun in the sun without leaving your zip code Your professor dismisses the class and you are finally feeling that sense of excitement that comes with Spring Break: beaches, parties, bikinis and staying up late. It finally hits you that you’ve got very little income and your dreams of an MTV Spri...

American Idol’s Kris Allen packs a punch at Sacramento City College

Showing off his brace from hand surgery, Kris Allen taps on a tambourine during his hour and a half set on Feb. 13, 2013 at Sacramento City College.

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

February 17, 2013

Making Sacramento his first of three Northern California stops, American Idol Season 8 winner, Kris Allen, serenaded a small crowd of what appeared to be just shy of 100 people at Sacramento City College's Performing Arts Center on Feb. 13, 2013. If you've never been to Sac City's Performing Arts...

‘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...

Living with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer's

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

October 10, 2012

There is nothing special about my father. However, he is a very special person to me and is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, which according to the Center for Disease Control is the sixth most leading cause of death in the United States. Early in January 2011 my family and I got the diagnosis...

Relief printshow builds bridges between ARC, Sac State

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

September 17, 2012

Six former American River College students will be displaying their relief printmakers art from Sept. 17-21 at the RW Witt Gallery on Sacramento State’s campus, Yukiko Hole, the curator of the show, brought the show over from ARC to Sac State because she “wanted to contribute to promote the relationship...

Sacramento goes Underground

Sacramento goes Underground

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

May 2, 2012

From Old Sacramento to California State University, Sacramento, there’s a lot of history about the city that is unknown to quite a few of its residents. Starting in April and running through the end of November, for $15 the Sacramento History Museum gives tours of Old Sacramento on their Underground...

Sports is not just a boy’s club

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

March 21, 2012

Skirt. Check. Heels. Check. Sports jersey? Check. One of those things is unlike the others. The sports world is widely known as being a male dominated field. The stigma is that guys play sports, guys watch sports, and of course they talk about sports. But where do the females fit in? We are constantly...

Take this class: Human Sexuality

Dr. Emilie Mitchell came over from Sacramento State where she taught in the Psychology department. She has taught at UC Davis as well. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

February 22, 2012

Human Sexuality is a course that tends to be very popular, particularly among the younger generation. The American River College course catalog describes the class as an “overview of sexual behavior from birth to adulthood.” However, Dr. Emilie Mitchell, Human Sexuality professor, describes the class...

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