The American River Current

Remembering the Mamba

American River College basketball player Vernon Robertson inscribed a tribute to Kobe Bryant on his shoes prior to a game versus Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Brandon Zamora

February 6, 2020

On Jan. 26, a helicopter crashed down in Calabasas, Calif., killing nine people. Two of those people were Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.  People all around the world have been affected emotionally by this tragic event. From the families who lost their loved ones in the crash, to fa...

ARC baseball team’s comeback halted in close game

Second baseman Daniel Paiz steps up to the batter box to help his team by getting a hit against West Valley on Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

January 30, 2020

In a tough fought game that wasn’t decided until the very last out, the baseball team at American River College fell short in its game against West Valley College on Jan. 25 at ARC’s Beaver Field. The final score was 8-7, bringing ARC’s record to 1-1 to start off the new season. ARC had a ro...

Confidence is the key to success for ARC’s softball team

American River College’s softball team lines up on the ARC softball field on Jan. 24, 2020 for their team photo, standing ready for the upcoming season as one united team. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

January 28, 2020

Despite a disappointing season last year, the women’s softball team at American River College is entering the 2019-2020 season with confidence in themselves to do better. ARC’s softball team went 14-20 last season,  only winning nine out of its 21 games against conference opponents. Yet, both playe...

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College history professor Ricardo Caton doesn’t only make history sound more interesting when he teache...

ARC makes statement win before playoffs

Running back Chris Osby works his way down the field to gain extra yards and help American River College in it's game against Feather River College at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 21, 2019

The American River College football team defeated the Feather River College Golden Eagles 51-20 in dominant fashion at ARC’s Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16. With this win, ARC’s football finished the season with an 8-2 record and finished 5-0 against conference opponents.  Since the first drive of the game, ARC had f...

Los Rios works to counter fraudulent student applications

Fraudulent student applications prevent the Los Rios Community College District from accurately observing student enrollment statistics for the college, according to Gabe Ross, vice chancellor for Los Rios media relations. (photo illustration by Alexis Warren)

Colin Bartley

November 21, 2019

The Los Rios Community College District announced it would be taking action, via online resources, to counter fraudulent student applicants who receive student discounts without enrolling in any classes, according to a faculty-wide email sent by the LRCCD help desk on Oct. 21, 2019. Changes made to ...

ASB approves $6,000 bill for ARC’s Model United Nations Club

The American River College Associated Student Body met on Nov. 15 to pass a new bill which would allow funding for ARC’s Model United Nations club’s conference trip to San Francisco, CA in 2020.  (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 20, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body Senate met Nov. 15, to vote on the ARC Model United Nations Funding Bill.  This was the main, and for the most part only, topic that ASB discussed in their meeting. The bill allows the senate to grant ARC’s Model United Nations Club $6,000 to cover ...

ARC football’s defense stands strong for fourth consecutive win

American River College wide receiver, Eric Davis Jr. fights his way into the end zone to score a touchdown for his team on Nov. 2, 2019. ARC won the game 14-7. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 7, 2019

In a game that wasn’t decided until the last minute, the American River College football team hung on in a closely contested battle against the Butte College Roadrunners on Nov. 2 at ARC’s Beaver Stadium. The final score was 14-7 in favor of ARC, their fourth win in a row.  Both ARC and Butte ...

Catch These Jazz Hands – Live at ARC’s Main Theater

American River College’s jazz band will be playing a tribute show in early November alongside the Cooley Middle School’s jazz band. (File Photo)

Brandon Zamora

October 30, 2019

American River College’s music department will host an instrumental jazz concert directed by music professor Dyne Eifertsen at ARC’s Main Theater on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Students from ARC’s jazz band and special guest Cooley Middle School Jazz Band will perform. This is the first concert series for ARC’s...

ESRB’s lazy rating system turns a blind eye to simulated gambling

The Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB have been misrating games such as “NBA 2K20” that has an all ages rating but have game mechanics such as simulated gambling. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

October 18, 2019

In 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) was created to help parents decide what video games would be safe for their kids to play. Twenty-five years later, they’ve completely thrown that idea out the window and don’t even bother to thoroughly play the games they’re supposed to be ...

DragonForce brings an interesting twist to pop culture in newest album

Power metal band DragonForce released their latest album, “Extreme Power Metal” on Sept. 27, 2019. The album features ten new songs including their cover of Celine Dion’s, “My Heart Will Go On” that’ll make any DragonForce fans headbang nonstop. (Courtesy of Metal Blade Records)

Brandon Zamora

October 8, 2019

It’s been two years since DragonForce, the power and speed metal band from London, England, released an album and they have returned with their newest album titled, “Extreme Power Metal.”  Did DragonForce really give us their most extreme album yet or is all the hype only in the title alon...

ARC football faces consecutive losses

American River College’s wide receiver, Naequan Parker goes for a crucial touchdown to help his team get on the scoreboard in the game against Modesto Junior College on Sept. 28, 2019. ARC lost the game 38-20. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

October 2, 2019

The American River College football team came up short in its game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates at Beaver Stadium at ARC on Sept. 28. The final score was 38-20 with ARC suffering its second loss of the season. ARC had a very rocky start to the game after going three and out on its fi...

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