The American River Current

Distracted and bored: ARC students share why working from home is such a challenge

American River College students speak out about the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

May 17, 2020

The transition to online classes and the “stay-at-home order” enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its challenges for the students at American River College.  With the virus still spreading and no vaccine yet available, the Los Rios Community College District has announced c...

Admired college counselor retires after 30 years at ARC

Thomas Greene, President of American River College (left), congratulates Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio (STEM) counselor (right), at his retirement ceremony on Nov. 30, 2018 in the Community Rooms at American River College. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

December 10, 2018

Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program counselor, will retire at the end of December after a 30-year career at American River College. Ruedas started at ARC as a general counselor in 1988. He began his journey teaching soci...

ARC responds to proposed revocation of birthright citizenship

T-shirts that read “Vota”, “Rise up as One” and “Resist” hang in the Puente counseling office in the Hub to raise awareness for immigrants rights and presence on campus at American River College on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 26, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump’s administration said they planned to prepare an executive order that would revoke the birthright citizenship for children of immigrants in the United States. The proposed executive order prompted immigration counselors and other professionals at American River Colle...

Professors weigh in on the impact of video games

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Christian Sutton

September 26, 2018

Many college students use video games as an escape from reality. But, sometimes that escape can turn tragic. When David Katz shot and killed two people, wounded 10 others and killed himself at a "Madden NFL" tournament on Aug. 26, 2018, that escape ended in a violent extreme. With every mass shoo...

Personality Assessment Workshop to be hosted in DSPS Conference Room

ARC counselor Janice Klar will host a personality workshop in DSPS on March 22. (File Photo)

Alexis Warren

March 21, 2018

On Thursday March 22, American River College’s Career Counselor, Janice Klar, will host the True Colors & Jung Personality Assessment Workshop in the Disabled Services Programs and Services Conference Room. The workshop is based on the work of Carl Jung, the psychologist who wrote “Psycholo...

ARC to host college hour about studying abroad

ARC to host college hour about studying abroad

Alondra Botello

January 31, 2018

American River College students interested in studying abroad will have an opportunity to spend a semester in Florence or London this year. An informational meeting will be held this Thursday in Raef Hall 160 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Students will learn more about completing college credits...

Opinion: Community college doesn’t mean losing your social life

There's a multitude of social experiences available to community college students - including a good conversation on the lawn. (File photo)

Justina Sharp

October 6, 2016

You can make new friends anywhere - a grocery store, the library, a party. There’s no real reason “school” can’t be on that list, just because “school” is a community college. It’s a bigger pond, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fish, or that they aren’t a...

Opinion: Vending machines – the convenience you shouldn’t use

A student passes by a bank if vending machines on ARC's campus on September 12, 2016. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Jared Smith

September 22, 2016

American River College offers a variety of foods on campus, but not enough of these foods are as healthy or wholesome as students need. From the cafeteria to the vending machines, our campus has a junk food problem. Take a walk around campus and you’d have a hard time finding foods that are nutrient,...

Opinion: Stop procrastinating

Many students find themselves doing everything but their academic work during finals. Overcoming procrastination would not only help them get better grades, but help them feel better. (Photo illustration by Itzin Alpizar).

Itzin Alpizar

May 3, 2016

[email protected] When finals roll around, it seems like the perfect time to clean the apartment, to go a baseball game, read articles online about relationships and just about anything else instead of doing what needs to be done. This is called procrastination—a trend that college students reach every tim...

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