The American River Current

ARC Promise Grant eases students’ financial pressure

Staff writer Emily Mello is excited about the extra money she has in her wallet because of the American River College Promise Grant on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Makenna Roy

March 26, 2019

In the fall of 2018, American River College started offering the Tuition Free at ARC Promise as part of the Los Rios Promise Program, a new initiative that waives tuition fees for the first year for first-time college students. The only eligibility requirement for the ARC Promise is that the student b...

Professors should consider the process of buying textbooks

Professors should give students more time to purchase textbooks during the first few weeks of school. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Alexis Warren

September 17, 2018

Owning a course's textbooks is essential to passing most classes in college. When a professor types in the syllabus that a textbook is required for that class, it’s safe to say you won’t pass without it. The amount of time students are given to purchase textbooks before the first assignment t...

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

Flyers and handouts for the Barcelona study aborad program on display during a College Hour on Feb. 2, 2017 at ARC. The program takes place in Fall 2017 and applications are open now. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

T.J. Martinez

February 7, 2017

During ARC’s College Hour, which was held February 2, professor Steve James shared information in regards to the college’s study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.                        James, an environmental and conservation biology professor, has been with the program f...

Editorial: Don’t expect a mediocre education

Community college students are sometimes regarded as being less capable than their university peers, but American River College students, with the proper drive, can be more than excellent. (File Photo)

May 11, 2016

“When you get to a 4-year school, this kind of behavior won’t be tolerated,” is something heard by many students in their classes at American River College. There are stereotypes of those of us who attend community college; we’re the mess ups, the slackers and the undedicated. Both students ...

Opinion: Financial aid is a privilege, not a right

Some students might feel like financial aid is a right, but they don't always live up to the responsibilities of the opportunity.  (Photo Illustration by Allante Morris)

Robert Hansen

April 25, 2016

[email protected] A popular slogan for community colleges is “start here, go anywhere” ‒ but at American River College, it’s more like start here and abuse financial aid. California has the lowest tuition in the country for community college, so shouldn’t students receiving aid...

Liberal Arts Building to be replaced as Student Services construction nears completion

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)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

In the ongoing construction overhaul of the American River College campus, the next project, tearing down and rebuilding the Liberal Arts building, has been announced as the new wing of the Student Services building had its ribbon cut. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, prelimin...

ARC holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for expanded Student Services building

(Left to right) President Thomas Greene, Los Rios trustee Deborah Ortiz, Chancellor Brian King, Los Rios trustee Pamela Haynes cut the ribbon offically opening the new Student Services building. 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: Ashley Nanfria)

Jordan Schauberger

October 23, 2015

American River College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Student Services building with a ceremony Thursday. The west side of the building underwent a 14-month, 5,500-square-feet remodeling from April 2014 through this summer. The Assessment Center, CalWORKs, Disabled Students Pr...

Opinion: Free printing would be more valuable to student success than free condoms

Printing on campus is not a free commodity and costs 10 cents per page to use. However, condoms can be picked up for free at the health center on the American River College campus. (Photo by Noor Abasi)

Noor Abasi

October 21, 2015

The American River College library chargers 10 cents to print per piece of paper, however, the health center is handing out three free condoms a day and some of the condoms even come with lube attached. ARC students can get free condoms from many clinics and hospitals, outside of ARC, but everywher...

Opinion: There are resources to help after financial aid runs out

One of the Higher One ATM’s on campus that students use to access their financial aid money with their Higher One LRCCD cards.  Students that are able to still receive financial aid have few machines available where they can access their money with no charge. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

Ashlynn Johnson

September 14, 2015

For a lot of students on American River College’s campus, financial aid is a lifeline used to not only cover the cost of textbooks and other class supplies but also to cover transportation and living expenses while attending the college. Regardless of the fact that financial aid is such a big resource...

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