The American River Current

No remorse for professional athletes

No remorse for professional athletes

Steven Paxaio and Steven Paxaio

December 5, 2012

If athletes were paid to be remorseful, they would never go broke. There are times in an athlete’s life we will never understand, but there is no reason why they should be treated above the law. When Donté Stallworth was accused of DUI manslaughter in Florida in 2009 and got away with less than...

What’s the rush about rushing quarterbacks?

What’s the rush about rushing quarterbacks?

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 26, 2012

Can someone please tell me what is so great about a rushing quarterback? Besides the obvious addition of another threat on the ground, it just doesn’t make sense to me. If it’s overall records you could argue for, you would be shocked to find out what they actually are.  The top three rushing...

Twenty first century gold rush

Panning for the precious metal found in Sacramento rivers increases in popularity. (Photo Illustration by Bryce Fraser)

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 26, 2012

The Golden State has struck gold fever again. California has long been known for the rich content of its soil, but with gold selling at just over $1700 an ounce, people are once again panning for profit. “A lot of it has to do with uncertainties of currency, but also people who are selling gold...

ARC women’s water polo captain leads team swimmingly

ARC women’s water polo captain leads team swimmingly

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 8, 2012

There are very few people that can say they were captain of a team as a freshman, but this is exactly what sparked the American River College’s women’s water polo team to a 6-1 record in the Big 8 conference and the second seed in the championship meet. This isn’t as rare as if she was was at...

There’s nothing professional about overpaid athletes

There’s nothing professional about overpaid athletes

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 8, 2012

“Show me the money.” To most people, this may be just another ancient Cuba Gooding, Jr. line. But to professional athletes, it’s a real life demand. There’s no secret that professional athletes make much more than the average person, but it is even more evident when a player signs an outlandish...

Coaches need to learn how to protect high school and youth football players

Coaches need to learn how to protect high school and youth football players

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 24, 2012

Concussions have become a huge part of athletics over the past few years, and fans are left wondering why. Being a former football player, I have had my encounters with injuries over the years, but the only one I sustained multiple times were concussions. One of my injuries came as a junior in...

Sacramento’s Ghostbuster

Paul Dale Roberts, a paranormal investigator that serves the Sacramento area. (Photo courtesy of Paul Dale Roberts)

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 24, 2012

With Halloween just around the corner, many people in Sacramento are becoming more interested in ghost stories and it leaves some to wonder what kind of paranormal findings might have been documented around the city. For the answer to this question one could ask Paul Dale Roberts, who is one of the...

NFL replacement refs

NFL replacement refs

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 10, 2012

It seems like an eternity since we all had to watch a bunch of low-level college referees check off another box on their bucket list. But after just two weeks, fans are certainly happy to be back to the normal. This may come as a shocker to some, but there is no redoing of the first few weeks of the...

Constructing the Future

Josh Baumbach and Steven Paxaio

September 19, 2012

Parking structure, student center among construction projects due for early 2013 openings American River College is currently in the middle of one its largest renovations in the school's history. “Just as those who came to the campus for the first time in 1958 saw a transformation of a 153 ac...

Dos and Don’ts for College Freshmen

Dos and Don’ts for College Freshmen

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

September 19, 2012

There are many differences between high school and college, and these differences are apparent starting with your first semester in school. With these new ways of learning, there are many things that freshman need to know about what to do and what not to do to succeed while attending college. DO 1.  ...

Integrity of our nation’s pastime is at risk due to cheaters

Integrity of our nation's pastime is at risk due to cheaters

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

September 19, 2012

Sports is often sought to be one of the most popular entertainment venues among the world.  Lately, it seems to me that there have been a lot more negative issues than positive. This is an attempt to inform the everyday citizen of the things that are out of bounds with the million dollar athletes...

Felipe’s fills the belly, won’t empty the wallet

Steven Paxio and Steven Paxaio

April 18, 2012

If you’re looking for great Mexican cuisine, quick and friendly service, and a rich cultural atmosphere, then Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant in Citrus Heights is a definite must-have eatery. From the moment I walked into the restaurant I knew I was in for a treat.  With cultural music playing overhead...

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