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ARC student and former MMA fighter shares story of paralyzing accident

Retired MMA fighter Devin Johnson talks about his life after a paralyzing injury caused him to be unable to fight. Johnson spoke to ARC students and faculty during a college hour Thursday. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Shiavon Chatman

February 10, 2016

In a previous version, The Current incorrectly put Devin Johnson's name as Devin Jackson in the feature photo's cutline. American River College student and former mixed martial artist Devin Johnson told his story about the injury that left him paralyzed and effectively ended his very promising car...

College hour focuses on transgender community

Kylie Marx (left), Zahra Kruk, and Shon Sutton, are speaking about their personal experiences in a Trans* Talk College Hour panel on Nov. 19.
(Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Jordan Schauberger

November 20, 2015

In the midst of Transgender Awareness Week, American River College students piled into a packed lecture hall on Thursday to listen to a college hour presentation geared towards creating a greater understanding of the transgender community. ARC student Brett Spencer, who volunteers at the Community and D...

Study Abroad opens opportunities for Summer

Slides at the study abroad college hour by American River College History professor Bill Wrightson and Psychology professor Mark Stewart. Wrightson talked about the History class he taught in Florence and the different places the group traveled and Stewart talked about the Psychology class he taught in London and the different museums, theaters and the places around London the group visited on Nov. 12. (Photo by Emily Thompson)

Ashley Nanfria

November 13, 2015

Study abroad opportunities to London, England and Florence, Italy for the summer 2016 were discussed at college hour on Thursday. American River College History and Psychology professors Bill Wrightson and Mark Stewart shared with students the breakdown of the programs and the benefits of studying abro...

Struggles of Native Americans discussed at college hour

A slide on the Great Baisn Overview at the college hour that covered the troubles that the Native American tribes went though in the 1800s on Nov. 5. (Photo By Emily Thompson)

Emily Thompson

November 6, 2015

The struggles of the descendants of the Wada-Tika Northern Paiute of the former Malheur Indian Reservation in southeast Oregon were discussed at Thursday's college hour. “I like to talk about (the Native American tribes) because it gives them a voice that they don’t have,” said Susan Stowell, t...

English professor presents her novel at college hour

Emily Thompson

October 30, 2015

American River College adjunct English professor Erika Mailman talked about the writing process for her book “Haunted: The Arnaud Legacy” and read some scenes from her story at Thursday’s college hour. Mailman wrote the book under her pen name Lynn Carthage.  She is taking this semester off from...

College Hour discusses Harlem Hellfighters in WWI

Ashley Nanfria

October 16, 2015

The French called them the 'Men of Bronze' out of respect, and the Germans called them the 'Harlem Hellfighters' out of fear. In the R.A.D presents College Hour on Thursday, American River College History professor Rudy Pearson shared his insights and knowledge on WWI and the book “The Harlem He...

Gender inequality discussed at college hour

Emily Thompson

October 12, 2015

In the developing world there is an extreme inequality between men and women when it comes to education, health care and rates of domestic violence. In an honors reads college hour Thursday, American River College political science professor Alana Jeydel discussed the novel “The Underground Girls of ...

Breast Cancer Awareness College Hour

A slide describing some of the ways to prevent breast cancer at the Breast Cancer Awareness College Hour on Oct 1. The College Hour covered many topics about the importance of breast cancer dectection and prevention. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

October 6, 2015

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began at American River College with the most recent College Hour, which focused on breast cancer awareness and prevention, hosted by ARC Health Center nurse Michele Arnot on Oct. 1. Health professionals still do not have a solid understanding of the risk fact...

Abortions and Puerto Rican background influenced poet

Poet Sandra Garcia Rivera recites her writing during a college hour Tuesday. Garcia talked about how her life decisions influenced her work. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

Joseph Daniels

September 25, 2015

A previous version of this story mistakenly reported the speaker's name to be Sharon Garcia Rivera. In fact, it is Sandra Garcia Rivera.  A poet visited the American River College campus Tuesday to discuss her life story and how her cultural background and her abortions have had a huge impact on ...

College Hour talks “Constitution Day”

Political Science professor Cynthia Unmack speaking at college hour. Unmack was lecturing students on the difference and similarities between the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution on Sept. 17. (Photo by Emily Thompson)

Ashley Nanfria

September 18, 2015

An earlier version of this story falsely reported that there were nine founding states of the United States. In fact, 12 of the 13 states sent delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. If you’ve seen one Constitution have you seen them all? American River College political science ...

College hour discusses how to be prepared for wildfires

Fire Science Professor Al Iannone shows a slide showing wildfires during a school College Hour that mainly covered prepaining for wildland fires on Sept. 3, 2015. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

September 15, 2015

With the drought in California being so serious the threat of wildfires has increased, on Thursday Sept. 3 at American River College in Raef Hall room 160, fire science professor Al Lannone presented “Preplanning for a Wildland Fire.” “The reason we had this college hour was because it was t...

Changing legal names discussed at college hour

Mathematics and instructional technology professor Phil Smith hosts a college hour Thursday on the process of changing a person's name in California. (Photo by Ashley Nanfria)

Emily Thompson

September 11, 2015

Fitting in, becoming more distinctive and responding to life changing events are some of the reasons why adults decide to change their names. American River College mathematics and instructional technology professor Phil Smith hosted a college hour Thursday to teach the process of changing a person...

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