The American River Current

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 ...

Departments compete in spooky Halloween contest

A jack-o-lantern sits on the Enrollment Services desk in the Administration building. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

October 30, 2018

American River College departments are continuing a 20 year tradition this Halloween by decorating their offices and competing against each other for the holiday. Kristen Farlow is the Administrative Assistant to Vice President of Student Services at ARC. She is the main communicator for the Hallowee...

Construction causes problems for students with disabilities

Taylor Ryan, a student at American River College whose major is undecided, stands holding crutches in front of the fencing around the construction on Sept. 13, 2018. Navigating around the site has been challenging for students with disabilities and other accommodations. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

September 27, 2018

Disabled students at American River College are encountering problems getting around campus because of the STEM construction project, according to students who have been affected by it this semester. Construction work has entered the project's second semester at ARC. Compared to last semester, there...

American River College students struggle to afford city’s rental prices

The 19J Apartments under construction on Sept. 9, 2018. The apartments will offer over 173 residential units with a size range from 312 to 480-square feet, of which the smallest will cost less than $1,000 a month, according to Mohanna Development Co. The project is expected to be finish by December 2018. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

September 19, 2018

As students at American River College struggle to meet the high prices of the city’s rental market, the Sacramento City Council and Mayor Darrell Steinberg held a public housing workshop on Sept. 4 to set a plan for temporary rent control provisions as part of the four-part plan to bring housing relief to...

Are we prepared for a school emergency?

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, American River College officials are re-examining many of their secuirty protocols. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael and Brienna Edwards

March 14, 2018

By Brienna Edwards and Luis Gael Jimenez Parkland, Florida became home to one of the world’s deadliest school massacres when Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was victim to a mass shooting on Feb. 14   Thirty four bullets punctured flesh, tearing apart families and stealing innocence. Sevent...

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the Disabled Student Programs and Services Offices. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there is...

Head trauma survivor makes positive impact

Tom Roberts holds up a ceramic boat that he made at American River College. Roberts survived a traumatic brain injury in 1978. He has been enrolled at ARC every semester since 1989. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2016 of cancer. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Cheyenne Drury

March 8, 2017

A red Volkswagen van. That’s the color and model that he will never be able to get out of his head, during his weekly meeting at Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury Support group every Wednesday at American River College. Tom Roberts enrolled in ARC in the fall of 1978. Fresh out of the Navy and...

Comedian recounts raising a son with autism

Comedian Jack Gallagher speaks about autism by sharing his experience as a father with a son who has autism to a group of educators in Community Rooms 1-4 at American River College on September 23, 2016. Gallagher's son Liam, who has autism, is 21 and attends Sacramento City College (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 26, 2016

Comedian Jack Gallagher gave an emotional speech, laced with humor, about his experience as a parent with a son who has autism to a group of educators and counselors at American River College (ARC) on Friday. Gallagher is a nationally known comedian, having made several appearances on The Tonight Show wi...

Challenges for DSPS students discussed at College Hour

Emily Thompson

December 7, 2015

American River College hosted a College Hour on Thursday featuring a panel of students from Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) to talk to other students about the struggles they have faced in their lives. DSPS is a program on campus for disabled students. Panelists said that disabled students ...

ARC celebrates Student Services addition with ribbon cutting

The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

October 20, 2015

American River College is planning to celebrate the expansion of the Student Services building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. The west side of the building underwent a 14-month, 5,500-square-feet remodel that went from April 2014 to summer 2015. In a press release ove...

A weight lifted

American River College student Adam Felton, 22, lifts a 25-pound dumbbell while in the reclined position of his electric wheelchair during his adaptive P.E. class. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Natasha Honeywood and Natasha Honeywood

December 4, 2013

Be persistent, stay positive, stay ready and don’t let fear and doubt get in the way of your dreams.  This is what American River College student Adam Felton tells people to keep them motivated. Felton, 22, has Cerebral Palsy (CP), but has used the American River College Adaptive P.E. center to overcome...

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