The American River Current

The CARES Act tries to ease Americans’ worries while COVID-19 exposes fractures in the United States economy. But here’s $1,200.

The CARES Act was created to ease Americans’ worries during times of crisis, but the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has revealed alarming fractures in the United States economy. (photos courtesy of pixabay.com)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

The detrimental residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to reckon with reality: people are hurting. Not since maybe the Great Recession has the global economy been in such disarray. And because of this, the United States government has apparently gone out of their way to try and sav...

ARC Respiratory Care Program donates equipment to community amid ventilator shortage

American River College has donated ventilators  and N-95 masks to University of California, Davis Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital and Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital to help with equipment needs during this essential time. (Photo courtesy of ventilator.png)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has challenged the American healthcare system, the American healthcare industry and the American structure of government in ways never seen before. While the states scramble to procure ventilators, medical personnel are fighting to save the lives of citizens whil...

U.S. response to COVID-19 flops while cases and deaths increase

In January, the Trump Administration called the coronavirus pandemic a Democratic hoax and blamed the virus' spread on the Democratic open borders policy, as American citizens began to die. (Photo courtesy of imgbin.com)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Now is not the time to sugarcoat the American response with a grandiose façade of patriotism. If we are honest with ourselves, we would own our truth and admit that the American response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be polite, has been hokum. From the executive office to the citizens, from the econo...

Coronavirus to change centuries-old greeting; frankly it’s time

People have been shaking hands for thousands of years. Is the arrival of a deadly virus signaling the end of the hand shake greeting? (photo courtesy of dreamstime.com)

Clifton Bullock

March 30, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the lexical impact is just as evident as its societal impact. Terms like “community spread” and “social distancing” have become the “new normal.” Before, when a person got sick, we always tried to remember who we were around while healthy to see who...

ARC cancels on-campus events until at least April

On March 18, the Los Rios Community College District closed campuses and transitioned all classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled events were postponed or canceled while some services have been moved to virtual appointments. (photo courtesy of counton2.com)

Clifton Bullock

March 25, 2020

On March 17, the American River College communications office sent an email to inform the college’s population of the latest status concerning COVID-19 regarding ARC and all Los Rios facilities. As of March 18, all facilities closed and moved to remote operations including classes. In an email to the ...

ARC musicians use jazz to put a twist on the Beatles

Dr. Eifertsen leads Instrumental Jazz Ensemble rehearsal ahead of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Concert, happening on March 12, 2020 at the American River College Theatre. (Photo by Clifton Bullock)

Clifton Bullock

March 11, 2020

“Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Penny Lane” and “Kansas City,” all notable songs from the leaders of the British invasion, The Beatles, the mega group that steamrolled into the American mainstream in the 1960s. Now, imagine these tunes infused with a soulful twist of the iconic C...

ARC’s music department contribution to America’s genre

Dr. Eifertsen leads Instrumental Jazz Ensemble rehearsal ahead of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Concert, happening on March 12, 2020 at the American River College Theatre. (Photo by Clifton Bullock)

Clifton Bullock

March 11, 2020

Duke Ellington put the world “In a Sentimental Mood” in 1935, Clifford Brown and Max Roach took on “Jordu” in 1954, Miles Davis released his critically acclaimed magnum opus “Kind of Blue” in 1959, and John Coltrane kicked a heroin addiction while hearing the voice of God before delivering ...

Pushy petitioning draws concern on campus

Petitioners gathering students signature outside of the student center at American River College campus on Jan. 30, 2020.(Photo by Clifton Bullock)

Clifton Bullock

February 27, 2020

You have wandered on the American River College campus long enough to see the subjects of this topic and identify them from a distance. Their signs, their booths and their clipboards may come to mind. Many times they’re posted in common areas with a lot of foot traffic in the vicinity of the Stud...

ARC celebrates Black History with educational events

Khalid El - Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 mobile museum. He has been traveling all over the U.S and exposed the artifacts at the Student Center at American River College on Feb.13 , 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Clifton Bullock

February 24, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration that highlights the accomplishments, successes, trials and obstacles of prominent African-Americans throughout U.S. and world history.  When Carter G. Woodson created the celebration as Black History Week in 1926, he did so to educate and enlighten black pe...

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Clifton Bullock