The American River Current

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and doctors, but also grocery store employees, fast food places and a few others.  But are all of...

Don’t buy into the vaping industry

 As of Sept. 10, there have been at least 478 confirmed cases of breathing related illnesses linked to vaping in 25 states, including California, and the death count has risen to six. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

September 16, 2019

An alarming trend has caught my attention on and off campus recently: e-cigarettes and vaping. I have observed many friends take on the habit over the years and my observations have led to a strong yet unprofessional opinion that vaping is addictive and damaging no matter how old or mature you think...

ARC student diagnosed with active tuberculosis

A news release from the Sacramento County Division of Public Health reports that an American River College student has been isolated after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. The department said that 'the risk of contraction for students and staff is low.' (Screenshot from the Sacramento County Health and Human Services)

Matthew Peirson

November 17, 2015

Update, Nov. 17 at 5:06 p.m.: An earlier version of this story misspelled the word tuberculosis in the second-to-last paragraph. Update, Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the facts that all ARC employees have been notified of the fact that an ARC student was diagnosed wi...

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