The American River Current

Beavers repeat as Big 8 track champs

Beavers repeat as Big 8 track champs

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

May 3, 2012

Give an inch, beat ‘em by a mile. A slight twist on the old cliché was the theme in the Big 8 Conference Finals in track and field at Beaver Stadium on April 27. Highlighted by an impressive come-from-behind victory for the men’s 4x100 relay, the defending state champion American River College...

An Editor’s exit letter

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

May 2, 2012

A wonderful story emerged on the way to being Editor-in-Chief for this publication. Walking onto campus last August, I was not in a good place in my life. But a meet-and-greet with an advisor opened a door to me that I thought was dead and gone. I re-invented my career path and quickly I found...

ARC hosts conference track and field trials

ARC hosts conference track and field trials

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

April 24, 2012

Diondre Batson’s note to fans this week; “Come watch, it’s going to be a show.” The Olympic-qualifying sprinter, along with the rest of the American River College track and field team hosts the Big 8 Conference Trials and Finals at Beaver Stadium beginning Tuesday April 24 at 3:30 p.m. and...

No lack of confidence, talent for running back

Sophomore running back Devonte Booker holds up two championship rings. The top is from the 2011 undefeated season for ARC, the bottom form the 2008 state title at Grant. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

April 18, 2012

Devonte Booker has some seriously lofty goals, and so does American River College head football coach Jerry Halfich about his star running back. “A player like Devonte is going to change the perception of American River College football,” Halfich said. The Beavers are in the midst of spring drills...

Football team signs 30 players

Football team signs 30 players

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

March 12, 2012

Winning sure does have benefits. And the list of players filing into Raef Hall on March 10 to sign a letter of commitment to the football program at American River College showcased said benefits. Monster linemen, speedy receivers and a solid core of linebackers highlight a recruiting class 30...

Former ARC student stabbed to death in India

Former ARC student stabbed to death in India

Sarah Vorn, Mark Lewis, and Trevor Horn

March 10, 2012

A former American River College student was found stabbed to death on March 2 in the town of Jangpura in south Delhi, India, according to news reports. Paimana Khanjar, who was in her early 20s, had been in India visiting with her fiancé of two years, 23-year-old Omid Milad Hussain Khill, a citizen...

PTSD: America’s invisible disability

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

March 7, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a two-part series showcasing the growing awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder at American River College and with veterans returning from war. Anthony Stewart arrives at his classes early and finds a seat in the back of the classroom. Not because ...

Vet Services adds work study positions

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

February 22, 2012

With a new all-time high in attendance of veteran-students on campus, American River College has hired four work-study students to help with enrollment services. With more than 800 veterans using some form of the Montgomery GI Bill on campus, administration was able to finalize paperwork to get the...

PTSD: America’s invisible disability

Daniel Ayers' PTSD stems from years in the Marines. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

February 22, 2012

He is haunted by it everyday. “The boogeyman,” 33-year-old American River College student and former Marine infantryman Daniel Ayers said. “I am always worried (about) when that damn boogeyman is going to jump around the corner and take a shot at me.” Ayers, like every one in four United...

Crash claims lives of two ARC students

A vigil is set in place near the scene of the Jan. 28 light-rail accident that resulted in the death of two students. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Mark Lewis and Trevor Horn

February 9, 2012

Editor's note: Funeral services for both Louis Leon Williams, Sr. and Shante Williams will be at the Allegheny Weslyn Methodist Church located on 6600 Steiner Drive on Monday, Feb. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. The family encourages those close to the deceased to attend. The three adults who were in the sp...

Light-rail collision claims lives of two ARC students

A southbound Meadowview line train travels behind a memorial placed near the crash site of an SUV driven by Louis Williams on Jan. 28. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Mark Lewis and Trevor Horn

January 30, 2012

The three adults who were in the sports utility vehicle that collided with a light-rail train in south Sacramento on Jan. 28 were all American River College students. Two adults in the SUV were killed, as well as a 22-month-old toddler. The third adult in the vehicle survived the crash and is currently...

The Beavers strived to achieve the perfect season

The American River College football team celebrates following a 41-18 win over Chabot College in the Capital City Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Beaver Stadium. The Beavers finished the season 11-0 -- the first undefeated season in school history. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 30, 2011

Never in American River College history had a football team finished 11-0. Well, until this season. Following an impressive 10-0 regular season, the Beavers beat Chabot College of Hayward in the Capital City Bowl 41-18 on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Beaver Stadium. “I wanted to get that 11th win...

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