The American River Current

Going back to school is not as easy as you think

Staff writer Anthony Barnes returns to American River College after a six year break filled with many hardships which led him back on track to obtain a college degree. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

I blew it. I’ve been out of school for too long. I should have just gone to a community college straight out of high school. All of these thoughts ran through my mind when I was struggling with the decision to return to school. If I had to guess, there are a handful of students in their late twenties at Americ...

Career counselor helps students find their motivation

participants fill out packets  containing  several assessment worksheets,  to determine their competencies is in certain areas of their lives. (photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

April 18, 2018

Many students come to American River College with a goal in mind: they arrive with a specific major or career path they wish to take. What ends up happening oftentimes, however, is that at some point, sight of that goal is lost due to external stressors such as work or home life. Find Your Motivat...

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