The American River Current

California raises legal smoking age to 21

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday raising the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21. The bill will take effect on June 9. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

May 7, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Claire Bathory Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Wednesday that will  raise the legal smoking age limit in California from 18 to 21. The bill also prohibits the sale or use of electronic cigarettes for anyone under 21 and will take effect on June 9. The legal age to buy med...

Mass shooting resolution fails, Hylton addresses Current editorial at Senate’s final meeting

Associated Student Body Student Senate President David Hylton addresses the board during Thursday's Student Senate meeting. It was the board's final meeting of the spring 2016 semester. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

May 7, 2016

The American River College Associated Student Body (ASB) Student Senate failed to pass a resolution that originally called for more police to be stationed in the Student Center, Davies Hall and the library. The board has spent at least 20 minutes discussing this resolution during each of the last thr...

CAEB looks toward next semester at final meeting

CAEB president Justin Nicholson discusses the agenda for the board's meeting Tuesday. CAEB discussed how  it could improve for upcoming year as well as plans for an end-of-the-year celebration. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Claire Bathory

May 4, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board met Tuesday to discuss current and future activities, including settling on an end-of-the-year celebration date and ideas to better connect clubs for the next semester. One idea that arose was to add a calendar of club events to American River College’s main list of calenda...

Finals giveaway set, resolutions are passed at Senate meeting

American River College Student Senate President David Hylton II shares his ideas for next week's finals giveaway at Thursday's Senate meeting. ASB members are giving away bluebooks and scantrons from May 2 to May 5. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 29, 2016

The schedule for the finals giveaway was decided by the American River College Student Senate at Thursday’s meeting after 15 minutes of discussion. One of the ways Senate helps students is by giving away supplies for finals. Members of Senate will hand out scantrons and bluebooks for finals fro...

State event for student leaders canceled

SSCCC President Dalhia Salem listens to board discussion at an ARC Student Senate meeting in late March. Salem was one of the proponents for Advocacy in April after the originally scheduled March in March was cancelled. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 20, 2016

Advocacy in April, an event organized to support community college student leaders by engaging in legislative visits at the Capitol building, was canceled by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). An email was sent out today by Naeema Kaleem, the SSCCC secretary. “Due to ...

Unofficial results show 176 students vote in ASB elections

ASB candidates Alejandra Gilbert and Valencia Scott discuss ASB visibility, mental health awareness, and leadership at ARC during the candidate forum on April 6. All candidates in the election ran unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Robert Hansen

April 19, 2016

The $15,000 spent on Rock the Vote yielded 176 votes from nearly 30,000 students in the American River College Associated Student Body elections, according to the Center for Leadership and Development (CL&D) unofficial results. That voter turnout comes to an average cost of around $85 per vote...

Student Senate President says he won’t bring marijuana to General Assembly

American River College student government members Jeremy Diefenbacher (left) and David Hylton (right) were both sent home from General Assembly in the fall of 2014 for substance issues. Diefenbacher chose not to attend the spring 2016 GA, while Hylton will be a part of ARC's delegation. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 8, 2016

Update, April 9, 2016 at 12:17 p.m.: A previous version of the story incorrectly said that Senate Vice President Valencia Scott would be attending GA. She will not be attending, but Sen. James Cortright will be. Update, April 8, 2016 at 11:13 p.m.: A previous version of the headline incorrectly identified S...

ASB Notebook: Campus safety resolution, Club Day theme decided at recent meetings

CAEB President Justin Nicholson sits in on a recent Student Senate meeting. Nicholson said he is looking forward to planning the March 17 Club Day, which will have a

Robert Hansen

March 8, 2016

The resolution for safety prioritization passed unanimously, a Club Day theme was decided, and ASB application packets were made available at recent Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate meetings. Senate President David Hylton proposed the creation of an on-campus event to ...

Proposed RT fare increases to be addressed next week

Students board a Sacramento Regional Transit bus directly in front of the American River College campus. RT released a plan to raise fares that would include eliminating the paratransit monthly pass, among other changes. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

March 7, 2016

Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) has plans for drastic fare increases effective July 1. Although the proposed 20 percent increase to the regular $100 pass won’t affect current students, the discounted fare of $50 for senior, disabled and Los Rios students with three or fewer units will see increase...

Senate passes campus safety bill, discusses RT fares at meeting

Student Senate President David Hylton II talks about potential themes for the upcoming Club Day  at Thursday's Senate meeting. Club Day will be on March 17. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

February 26, 2016

A campus safety resolution, the cancellation of March in March and a resolution against the proposed raise of Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) fares were among the topics discussed at the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting Thursday. The resolution for safety prioritization pas...

ASB Notebook: Campus safety, March in March cancellation big topics at recent board meetings

Student Senate President David Hylton II discusses the agenda for the Feb. 18, 2016 Student Senate meeting. Hylton also recently announced that he plans to seek re-election this semester. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 22, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at the Feb. 8 Student Senate meeting. A shooting took place on the campus of Sacramento City College during the fall 2015 semester—the first-ever shooting on a Los Rios Community College Campus—which along with many...

Campus safety becomes high priority at CAEB meeting

Campus safety was a major topic at Tuesday's CAEB meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 10, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at Tuesday’s student senate meeting. Last semester, Sacramento City College had a deadly shooting, which along with many other recent violent incidents on campuses across the nation have raised concerns of cam...

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