The American River Current

Didn’t vote? Doesn’t matter: Disenfranchised ASB voters still have no answers

Current Staff

September 16, 2014

Following the second Associated Student Body Student Senate special election in one year, Jorge Riley has once again been denied the Student Senate presidency, losing to opponent Tamara Dunning by a margin of one vote. But why did it come to this? Why was Riley’s win in the spring election invalidated?...

Dear Mr. President.

Current Staff

May 6, 2014

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King announced April 22 that he will be recommending Thomas Greene, vice president of Lake Tahoe Community College, to replace American River College interim President Pam Walker. The editorial board of the Current suggests some issues for the new president to...

Consequences of rape culture

Current Editorial Board

April 24, 2014

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month and unfortunately our community has become even more aware of sexual assault with the string of rapes occurring around campus in the past few months. But these rapes are just a very small number of highly publicized assaults. Rather, we live in a rap...

Editorial: Should petitioners be allowed on campus?

Current Staff

March 24, 2014

Following the arrest of a petitioner accused of slapping theater major Peter Messick on March 4, American River College students have begun to question the advisability of allowing the campus to operate, as Dean of Student Services Manuel Perez put it, “like a public park.” Since the beginning of...

Editorial: ASB’s self-awarding banquet shows how little it understand it’s role

Current Staff

March 12, 2014

The American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate debated during an official meeting last month how much of the students’ money it would spend to pat itself on the collective back for a job well done. The mission statement of the ASB Student Senate, as presented in the ASB constitu...

Editorial: Developing trend toward free education to be watched

Current Staff

February 24, 2014

During a recent State of the State address, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam urged the adoption of his “Drive to 55” plan, a part of which, dubbed the “Tennessee Promise,” is to make the first two years toward an associate degree tuition and fee-free for high school graduates, provided they meet ce...

Editorial: Is ACA OK for ARC?

Current Staff

February 12, 2014

With the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, many students at American River College are now allowed to stay on their parent’s health care plans until they reach the age of 26, and others are able to buy insurance through the marketplaces in their states. But...

Current Editorial: Counseling Gridlock

Current Staff

December 12, 2013

It is usually around this time of the year that many of the almost 35,000 students try to utilize one of the 25 counselors on campus to discuss what classes they need to take in the upcoming semester to further their educational goals. The problem that students encounter is the lack of availability...

Current Editorial: AB 955: proceed with caution

Current Staff

December 12, 2013

At semester’s start, seats are filled in most general education courses. Students who don’t make it in are waitlisted. This happens too often. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 995 on Thursday in a step toward alleviating the problem of overcrowding in community colleges. AB 955 allows select...

Current Editorial: No more cutting in line

Current Staff

December 3, 2013

Continuing American River College students with more than 90 degree-applicable semester units will lose priority registration status and be eligible for open enrollment only, beginning summer 2014. Currently the limit is 100 units. This new rule applies to all students who had previously received...

Current Editorial: ARC devoid of school spirit

Current Staff

October 30, 2013

When ARC’s undefeated football team took to the field Oct. 19, they did so before a reprehensibly small crowd. Of approximately 350 spectators in attendance, more than 70 were there to see the opposing team. Last spring’s Student Senate elections only garnered 950 participants. Sadly, this was a...

Current Editorial: How the campus crumbles

Current Staff

October 1, 2013

Funded district still neglects campus maintenance These are the times at American River College that students take notice of the minor things in need of fixing. At the beginning of this semester, it seemed that every door in Davies Hall was broken, and it was a guessing game as to how to get out ...

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