The American River Current

Becoming a Teacher Programs and Options

Students gather in community room 3 to learn about how to acquire a teaching credential on Thursday, March 23.

T.J. Martinez

March 30, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, Dr. Rick Ramirez started the “Interested In Becoming a Teacher” seminar by encouraging all people in attendance to further their education. “For those that are looking at teaching, it’s never too early to look beyond your bachelor’s degree,”  he said on March 23. Ramirez,...

“Art can be beautiful and calm but also rebellious and daring.”

Diana Ormanzhi's artwork hanging in the shadow box.  Photo by T.J. Martinez

T.J. Martinez

March 21, 2017

When a gaze is cast upon Diana Ormanzhi’s art, what can be seen looking back is work of realistic imagery, surrealism, sometimes a mixture of the two styles and controlled linework along with precise brush strokes. Ormanzhi, who is currently working towards an associates degree in art, plans on...

ARC saves lives with blood drive

A blood source RV is parked in parking lot B during the blood drive (Photo by Joel Whited).

T.J. Martinez

March 16, 2017

On March 7-8, Bloodsource held a blood drive with locations in both parking lot B and near the parking garage. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, which means that 795 people in need will receive the blood donated by the 355 individuals who participated in the drive. Although 355 people...

“They need creative thinkers, they need creative people.”

Jodie Hooker, art department chair and photography professor, speaks at the career exploration event.

T.J. Martinez

March 15, 2017

Jodie Hooker, art department chair and photography professor at American River College, set the tone early during the opening of her art exploration event on March 8 at 12 p.m.           “Everyone told me I would starve if I went to art school, I have not been unemployed for one minute sin...

“Art can be beautiful and calm but also rebellious and daring.”

Diana Ormanzhi's artwork hanging in the shadow box.  Photo by T.J. Martinez

T.J. Martinez

March 7, 2017

When one casts a gaze cast upon Diana Ormanzhi’s artwork, what looks back back is a work of realistic imagery, surrealism, a juxtaposition of the two and controlled linework along with precise brush strokes.  When it comes to artistic styles, Ormanzhi says she doesn’t just have one trick up...

Two women’s basketball players have promising careers

Alana Myers (left) and Deja Samuels (right) join hands during the national anthem before the game starts. (Photo by T.J. Martinez)

T.J. Martinez

February 23, 2017

The crowd stirred anxiously as the game clock wound down. Parents, photographers, referees and friends all scurried to their optimal viewing places. Both players and coaches showed that they had nerves during their warm up drills on Feb. 14 at the basketball court at American River College. The...

Opinion: Fast and Furious

Opinion: Fast and Furious

T.J. Martinez

February 16, 2017

Tires squeal, people shout, horns honk, alarms ring, hand gestures are performed, faces are made and disagreements ensue. Welcome to the parking garage. As a first-come first-serve amenity, it is easy to see how students may become frustrated while perusing the parking garage trying to find an available...

Explore the culture of Barcelona while getting credits

Flyers and handouts for the Barcelona study aborad program on display during a College Hour on Feb. 2, 2017 at ARC. The program takes place in Fall 2017 and applications are open now. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

T.J. Martinez

February 7, 2017

During ARC’s College Hour, which was held February 2, professor Steve James shared information in regards to the college’s study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.                        James, an environmental and conservation biology professor, has been with the program for two ...

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

Flyers and handouts for the Barcelona study aborad program on display during a College Hour on Feb. 2, 2017 at ARC. The program takes place in Fall 2017 and applications are open now. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

T.J. Martinez

February 7, 2017

During ARC’s College Hour, which was held February 2, professor Steve James shared information in regards to the college’s study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.                        James, an environmental and conservation biology professor, has been with the program f...

Opinion: Don’t be the 62.2 percent

Community college students are sometimes regarded as being less capable than their university peers, but American River College students, with the proper drive, can be more than excellent. (File Photo)

T.J. Martinez

February 1, 2017

The new year has officially dawned, gyms have been flooded with newcomers, individuals everywhere are dropping bad habits left and right and new hobbies are being embraced by novices of all sorts.    The new year brings new people out of the same individuals that they may have never even knew exi...

Figurative Introductions at Kaneko Gallery

T.J. Martinez

January 31, 2017

Mind bending surreal collages, peculiar yet playful acrylic portraits and similar yet unique stone—these are the types of sculptures on display in the Kaneko Gallery Jan 17-Feb 16.       The artists whose works are on display are Julia Feld, Rachel Clark and Stephanie Ryan, the name of the ex...

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