The American River Current

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)

Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions...

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. Its important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect...

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Patrick Hyun Wilson December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will...

(Left) Tracy Mapes staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

Mack Ervin III, John Ennis, and Luis Gael December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy...

Social media captures our attention for most of our days. Lets give it some time off. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Social media has taken over our lives

Jared Smith May 1, 2017

It used to be that in order to hear what’s going on with someone, or how they’re doing you’d have to go find and talk to them. Nowadays we have mass information about others in the palm of our hands....

Carlos Reyes, Dean of behavioral & social science, discusses trends of millennial and generation y students at a College Hour in Raef Hall 160 on Sept, 20, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Defining Generation Z

Claire Bathory September 22, 2016

For the incoming class of 2020, the Clinton and Bush families have always campaigned for something major. Vladimir Putin will always be, in power overseas, eBay will always be an online swap-meet, and...

Jacob Linton, who had been missing since April 14, contacted his sister Lesa Linton to let her know he was OK on Tuesday night. Linton attended ARC from fall 2001 to fall 2007. (Screen capture from Jacob Linton’s Facebook page)

Missing former ARC student contacts sister

Robert Hansen May 4, 2016

Jacob Linton, a former American River College student declared missing since April 14, contacted his sister Les Linton on Tuesday night, according to a post on Lesa’s Facebook page. According to his...

Many students find themselves doing everything but their academic work during finals. Overcoming procrastination would not only help them get better grades, but help them feel better. (Photo illustration by Itzin Alpizar).

Opinion: Stop procrastinating

Itzin Alpizar May 3, 2016

[email protected] When finals roll around, it seems like the perfect time to clean the apartment, to go a baseball game, read articles online about relationships and just about anything else instead...

Former American River College football player Antonio Perez (54), seen airborne to the right attempting to block a kick during the 2014 season, died yesterday due to an unverified cause.
(File Photo)

Former ARC football player Antonio Perez dies

Jordan Schauberger February 26, 2016

An American River College football player, who was a part of the team that made it the State semifinals in 2014, died yesterday, according to ARC football coach Jon Osterhout. The cause of death was not...

American River College Computer Instructional Assistant Tiffany Manosh stands outside the Instructional Technology Center with her new walking cane. Manosh, who is visually impaired, had her previous cane snapped by someone who stepped on it as she exited the bathroom in the Liberal Arts breezeway. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Visually impaired staff member recounts cane-breaking incident

Matthew Peirson November 9, 2015

A previous version of the photo caption incorrectly stated that Tiffany Manosh is blind. She is visually impaired. A visually impaired staff member at American River College had her cane snapped as...

A photo illustration depicts a hand breaking through the screen of a cellphone. It has been said that at the beginning of each morning, 62 percent of people grab for the phone that is more than likely tucked beside their pillow (Photo illustration by Lena DoBynes).

Opinion: Students should disconnect from their cellphones

Lena DoBynes October 29, 2015

Update, Oct. 29 at 3:36 p.m.: The word their was initially misspelled in the headline.  With the rise of the cellphone, any activity that takes time away from the small tantalizing device of endless...

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