The American River Current

Lida Kaphar’s on-going passion for music

Lida Haphar, biochem and molecular biology major, has been playing the violin since she was 6-years-old and in the last year she has competed in the Crescendo International Music Competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

September 23, 2019

At only 5-years-old, Lida Kaphar decided that she wanted to play the violin, even though her mom wanted her to learn the piano first.   “Every single immigrant parent wants you to play some kind of instrument and my mom wanted me to start with the piano since she would be able to teach me,” Kap...

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

Psychology major Fatimah Ahmadi is an Afghan student at American River College. Ahmadi says she wants the role of Afghan women in Afghanistan to be in the public sphere. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

May 9, 2019

On Sept. 21, Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo appointed United States diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Since then, Khalilzad met the Taliban several times in Qatar to discuss the end of America’s and Afghanistan’s 17-year long war. One of the mo...

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Ariel Casper keeps up with what’s happening on campus, reading news that affect students, faculty and staff. (Photo illustration by Katia Esguerra)

Katia Esguerra

March 19, 2019

From the moment we wake up, we are faced with an overload of information competing for our attention — every second, every minute and every hour of the day. However, with the ease of access on the internet and overload of information, I have to constantly remind myself that this is a distraction; a...

ARC holds preliminary town hall meeting for Equity Plan

President Thomas Green (left) disscusses happenings at the Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit with Joshua Moon Jonson, dean of student services (right) in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

November 13, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit, hosted by the Equity Programs and Pathways department on Oct. 26, sparked a gamut of conversation amongst a diverse group of people. The goal of the summit is to make American River College a more equitable campus and to improve the success of its students by ...

Why students should get more involved in clubs on campus

Umoja Sakhu club members Raqhale Brooks, (left) pre-law major, Nyla Aaron, (center) undecided major and Grace Swint, (right) political science and sociology major study in the Hub Center at American River College on Oct 15, 2018. (Photo by Breawna Maynard)

Breawna Maynard

November 1, 2018

Many students come to school just to go to their classes, maybe grab a bite to eat from the cafeteria and then head right back to their cars to go back home. Each semester, a lot of us are new to campus so we don’t know too many people or perhaps anyone at all, so school can get pretty lonely at times....

Veterans can get benefits through resources at ARC

Nicole Williams (right) the Trio Veterans Program advisor answers the phone while computer science major Spencer Barns works on the computer in the Veterans Resource Center on Oct. 24, 2018 at American River College. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

October 25, 2018

Every fall, American River College’s Veterans Resource Center hosts A Hero’s Welcome in collaboration with the the Department of Veteran Affairs. This year’s event took place Sept. 20. It is geared toward veterans who haven’t received medical benefits, who are in need of housing, need assist...

Town summit for equity and inclusion to be held Oct. 26

Equity Programs and Pathways is hosting a town hall summit focusing on equity and inclusion on Oct. 26 in the Student Center at American River College. This summit meeting aims to unite students across campus. (Photo illustration by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

October 25, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit will be held on Friday in the Student Center lobby. The campus community will have a hands on discussion about long term planning for equity, inclusion and social justice at American River College. Joshua Moon Johnson from the Equity Programs and Pathways will h...

Hate speech found on Los Rios campus

Racist graffiti was found at Sacramento City College on Oct. 1, 2018. More graffiti was found on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy of SacCityBSU’s Instagram)

Tracy Holmes

October 15, 2018

The Los Rios Police Department sent out a Rave Alert across the Los Rios District on Monday regarding a third incident of racist graffiti found on the Sacramento City College campus. The Rave Alert was sent out just before 3 p.m. through email. The graffiti was found in a women’s restroom stall on the firs...

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