The American River Current

Fee brings new affordable health services to Los Rios

Nurse Pam Whipple writes notes after student appointments in one of the consultation rooms in the Health Center at American River College on Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

On Oct. 22, the Los Rios Community College District announced the implementation of a new mandatory $20 health services fee due at registration each semester across all four colleges, beginning in spring 2019. This fee will fund new and expanded services that will be available to all enrolled students. Th...

Two bills passed at 15-minute CAEB meeting

CAEB whip, Laurie Jones, motions to approve Bill S16-14, the

Claire Bathory

April 28, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board meeting adjourned after 15 minutes Tuesday after two bills were passed and the re-election of the president and vice president was affirmed. All four votes were passed by unanimous decision. CAEB whip Laurie Jones said afterward that “it was the shortest meeting on...

ARC students, faculty lobby to legislators at state capitol

American River College representative Eugenia Torres (left) speaks with California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd in his office at the capitol in Sacramento, California on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The delegation from ARC lobbied for a bill that would fund mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 3, 2016

A delegation of American River College students and faculty lobbied for the passing of Assembly Bill 2017 at the state capitol on Monday afternoon. AB 2017, if passed, would create funding streams to allow public California colleges to invest in mental health services on campus. AB 2017 will be...

California public college mental health bill announced

Sacramento City College professor Belinda Lum (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Assembly Bill 2017 at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California on Feb. 25, 2016 as former California State Senator Darrell Steinberg (right) and California State Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (center) watch. The bill will help fund mental health services on community college campuses across the state. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

February 29, 2016

Assembly Bill 2017, a new California bill which would create funding streams for mental health services at public California colleges, was announced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty at a press conference Thursday. The bill will be lobbied to lawmakers by American River College’s Life is Worth the Wa...

Senate approves $12,000 for March in March funding

Associated Student Body Senate President David Hylton II, urges more community involvement from the board next semester during the Senate meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3. 
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

December 10, 2015

The Associated Student Body Student Senate passed three bills at its meeting on Dec. 3, including $12,000 to fund the upcoming March in March. The March in March is a yearly demonstration traditionally held in downtown Sacramento in which students seek to make lawmakers aware of their opinions about co...

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