The American River Current

Your bank account wants you to thrift, so does the planet

Buying second-hand and donating to thrift stores helps the environment in mutiple ways. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Ariel Caspar

December 9, 2019

In the 1950’s, the fashion industry was purposeful and intentional. The clothing was well-made, expensive and well-taken care of. People cherished their clothing and its creation, and the goal was to make the clothing last as long as possible. In recent years, a concept has developed called “fast fashion,...

Hundreds of taxidermy specimens call ARC ‘home’

Biology professor Kathryn Bradshaw holds a red-shouldered hawk in a biology classroom at American River College on Feb. 22. Bradshaw maintains the collection, most of which once belonged to a museum. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

March 13, 2019

A typical American River College classroom may not look like much; a few desks and chairs, a whiteboard up front, and maybe some educational posters. However, behind the doors of Room 492 in the Science Building on the north side of campus, cabinets are full of yellow-billed magpies and snowy egrets...

Take This Class: Environmental Restoration (NATR 322)

Professor Christy Bowles teaches a hands-on Environmental Resoration class at American Riveer College, which is currently doing restoration around the Arcade Creek bridge. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Alexis Warren

November 14, 2018

Earth day, held annually on April 22, is an event for everyone as a whole to contribute wellness to the environment by participating in various selfless acts to better the planet. Common activities linked to Earth Day include recycling, picking up trash or reducing the use of electricity, and al...

Natural Resources Department begins cleaning Arcade Creek

Volunteer Joe Shanahan assists the Natural Resources Department clean-up of the Arcade Creek on Oct. 24. He is helping rid the creek of invasive plant species that threaten native plants. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

November 16, 2017

The Arcade Creek is a brook hidden by overgrown bushes and shrubbery that winds around the perimeter of American River College’s campus. Tall grass lines its banks and the occasional rock obscures its pristine surface. Students often use the gravel trail that runs along the banks of the creek as a...

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