The American River Current

Former ARC student and military contractor tragically killed in rocket attack

Former American River College student and Iraqi-American military contractor, Nawres Waleed Hamid was buried in the Greater Sacramento Muslim Cemetery on Jan. 4, 2020, after being killed in a rocket attack in Iraq in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Ariel Caspar

February 19, 2020

In January multiple media outlets reported that former American River College student and Iraqi-American military contractor, Nawres Waleed Hamid, was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq in December 2019. An email sent by ARC president, Thomas Greene reported to college staff and faculty that Hamid was a l...

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Claire Bathory

May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United States after his time in the service. PTSD, like many mental health issues, isn’t spoken about openl...

ARC student pleads not guilty in terror related case

Aws Al-Jayab, who attended American River College in Fall 2015, was denied bail and pled guilty after being arrested on a charge of making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(Screencapture from Al-Jayab's Facebook page)

Jordan Schauberger

January 28, 2016

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, who attended ARC as recently as fall 2015, was arrested on Jan. 7 in connection with a federal terror probe. He pled not guilty Friday to a charge of making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Al-Jayab was denied bail and ...

Update: American River College student arrested in terror case denied bail

ARC Student Aws Al-Jayad was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a terror-related case. (Screencapture from Al-Jayab's Facebook page)

Jordan Schauberger

January 8, 2016

The American River College student arrested Thursday on terrorism-related charges was denied bail at his first court hearing in Sacramento on Friday. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, who attended ARC as recently as fall 2015, faces up to eight years in prison for lying to federal investigators a...

Sacramento a gathering spot for refugees seeking new opportunity

Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many Americans, the reality of war never hit home. (Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

Matthew Peirson

November 3, 2015

Sacramento has become a large gathering spot for people fleeing from war during the last 20 years. Nearly 30,000 refugees have resettled in Sacramento County from 1995 through 2014, according to the California Department of Social Services. Karen Ferguson, the executive director of the Internation...

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