The American River Current

Longtime ARC student passes away

Tom Roberts holds up a ceramic boat that he made at American River College. Roberts survived a traumatic brain injury in 1978. He has been enrolled at ARC every semester since 1989. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2016 of cancer. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

December 5, 2017

American River College student Thomas Roberts, 62, died Oct. 22 of cancer while in hospice care. Roberts was a well-known face on campus; he attended ARC for nearly 30 years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during his first semester in 1978. After the accident, he remained in a coma ...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

Over the course of Craig Schindler’s 50-year career as an artist his work has grown and adapted with him. From capturing the political and cultural revolutions of the 1960s as a young man with his political cartoons to photographing his father’s final fight with cancer, Schindler has created a powerf...

Challenges for DSPS students discussed at College Hour

Emily Thompson

December 7, 2015

American River College hosted a College Hour on Thursday featuring a panel of students from Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) to talk to other students about the struggles they have faced in their lives. DSPS is a program on campus for disabled students. Panelists said that disabled students ...

Team Scot raises awareness toward childhood type cancer

Team Scot is a non-profit organization with the goal of spreading awareness to a rare form of cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. The charity was started after Scot Sieczko died and the organization goes around to hospitals and passes around blankets with a Team Scot patch on it to help make children going through cancer happier. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 12, 2015

It was during a visit to the hospital after a skateboard injury that caused Scot Sieczko to discover that he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Before he died, he told those that were close to him that he did not want people to go through the same ordeal that he went through. American R...

Letter to the editor: Electronic cigarettes are dangerous to health

Letter to the editor: Electronic cigarettes are dangerous to health

November 3, 2015

To the Editor: A recent opinion article in the Current contained misleading claims about e-cigarettes. It offered a flawed argument for not including them in the new tobacco-free campus policy that protects all students and staff starting in January. A growing number of studies raise concern about ...

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