The American River Current

Can students afford the transition to online classes?

School normally has the supplies, materials, and technology for a student who normally would not be able to afford, however this changes when all work is shifted online, forcing students to purchase things that normally would not be needed.  (Photo courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez, Arts and Culture Editor

May 11, 2020

American River College shut its doors on March 16, and in the weeks since the switch to online, curriculum has been strenuous for both the teachers and students. The transition hasn’t been smooth because of restrictive store curfews, limited supplies, and an increase in unemployment. This transitio...

ARC still plans to host graduation even though ceremony was canceled

With all May ceremonies cancelled, American River College explores alternative options so students may still experience a commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Bram Martinez, Arts & Culture Editor

April 29, 2020

Events have been canceled all over the country, with rules for no large gatherings of people.  This can include concerts and festivals,  as well as graduation ceremonies for American River College for spring 2020. ARC President Thomas Greene says he understands why these ceremonies matter, especia...

Video games to play while under quarantine

Video games are a good way to explore far away lands while staying at home. (Courtesy of Bagogames)

Bram Martinez

April 1, 2020

Some people still want social time, but COVID-19 is still a thing, so maybe isolation is a better route. Now that everyone is in quarantine, there are a limited amount of activities that can be done. Most people can waste their time watching TV or catch up on the book that people lie to themselves a...

As coronavirus spreads in Sac, LRCCD closes campuses

Starting Wednesday, March 18, all campus facilities will be closed to all students, faculty, staff and community members, and classes will move to online or remote operations. (Photo illustration by Jennah Booth)

Ariel Caspar and Bram Martinez

March 13, 2020

As concerns about the coronavirus continue to grow throughout the college communities, the Los Rios Community College District announced March 12 that, effective Friday, March 13, the Los Rios district will suspend all face-to-face classes and student interactions, and beginning March 18, the campuse...

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Sociology Professor Jeff Sacha at the first Los Rios Campaign for Family Leave meeting at American River College introducing the leave issues on Jan. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

February 20, 2020

Jeff Sacha, a full time sociology professor, and Sara Smith, history professor, at American River College, want to start their own families. However, the maternal/paternal leave for faculty in the Los Rios Community College District is a single day.  In comparison, the California Teachers Association...

‘Kalopsia’ explores the quest into adulthood

Writer Kanika Harris, pictured here at American River College on Nov. 12, 2019, with her new book of poetry.

Bram Martinez

December 12, 2019

A few months ago American River College gained a new published writer. Kanika Harris, psychology major, wrote, illustrated and self-published her book of poems titled “Kalopsia.”  Harris defines Kalopsia as, “a condition, state or delusion in which things appear more beautiful than they real...

ARC Students share their experiences with NCAS

Students like Omar Costilla, Jesbaam Sanchez and Jedi Alindogan are students who’ve been through the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program.  (Photo Illustration by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

December 11, 2019

Earth seems big, but as time goes on, the places that humans can explore on their planet diminishes so there are only a few directions to go, down to the blackened depths of the ocean or up to the starry sky.  One such route to understanding, and eventually exploring a place where 80 years ago woul...

Invitational concert gives listeners a note of inspiration

Ralph Hughes conducts the American River College Concert Choir with Heidi Van Regenmorter accompanying for fall the Choral Invitational Concert at the ARC Main theatre on Nov. 5, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 26, 2019

At the American River College main theatre on Nov. 5, many people gathered for a special performance. The auditorium itself was dark, but the stage remained lit.  After people filed in and filled the seats, quiet conversations from the crowd emerged, excited for the evening's event.   Silence filled th...

San Joaquin Delta Mustangs trample the Beavers

Beavers defender Haley Norlie passes the ball at the game against San Joaquin Delta at American River College on Nov. 8, 2019. ARC lost 0-1. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 21, 2019

The American River College women’s soccer team lost 1-0 against the San Joaquin Delta Mustangs at the ARC soccer field on Nov. 8.  Before the game started, there was a small ceremony congratulating the women who are leaving ARC, hosted by families and team members. This game was like a clas...

How to do Thanksgiving on a student budget

People who are planning on making a Thanksgiving feast on a budget shouldn’t sacrifice quality for cost. (Photo illustration by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and some people are still in doubt what they could be doing for the holidays. Some people may be invited to Thanksgiving events by friends or family and some people won’t celebrate. Some may be hosting, celebrating by themselves or asked to bring a dish. Since ...

BoJack finally stops treading water in new season

(Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Bram Martinez

November 6, 2019

“BoJack Horseman” is a Netflix original animated adult comedy series that first premiered Aug. 22, 2014. It aired the first part of its final season on Oct. 25. The show is known for its realistic  take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, racism, sexism and th...

Pop media takes on immigration

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Bram Martinez

October 30, 2019

On Sept. 25, Comedy Central aired its first episode of the 23rd season of “South Park,” titled Mexican Joker. In this episode, Randy Marsh defends his ‘tegridy’ (the name of his farm) while Kyle Brofloski is in an immigration camp, where he convinced the ICE members that they are taking part in cr...

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