The American River Current

ASB Notebook: Senate purchases Surface Pro 4’s for itself, CAEB plans end-of-year celebration

CAEB President, Justin Nicholson led the conversation with the board about its end-of-year celebration. Nicholson will be returning as CAEB President this fall. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Matthew Peirson

May 2, 2016

The American River College Student Senate passed a bill for $13,000 to purchase ten laptops for Associated Student Body members at its meeting on April 12, while the Club and Events Board discussed its end-of-the-year celebration at their April 19 meeting. The laptops, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 m...

Unofficial results show 176 students vote in ASB elections

ASB candidates Alejandra Gilbert and Valencia Scott discuss ASB visibility, mental health awareness, and leadership at ARC during the candidate forum on April 6. All candidates in the election ran unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Robert Hansen

April 19, 2016

The $15,000 spent on Rock the Vote yielded 176 votes from nearly 30,000 students in the American River College Associated Student Body elections, according to the Center for Leadership and Development (CL&D) unofficial results. That voter turnout comes to an average cost of around $85 per vote...

Senate buys new Surface Pro 4’s, short-film festival postponed

Director of Finance Jeremy Diefenbacher waits to respond to disussion regarding the bill he authored allocating the spending for 10 laptops for ASB members. Senate approved $13,000 for 10 laptops for current and future ASB members to improve the efficiency of the board. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 13, 2016

The Student Senate passed a bill for $13,000 to purchase ten laptops for ASB members use at conventions and committees, and to pass down information to their successors, at Tuesday’s meeting. The laptops, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 model, are supposed to help continue the flow of information from ...

Editorial: ARC student leaders lack leadership

Student Senate President David Hylton II speaks at a Club and Events board meeting with Director of Finance Jeremy Diefenbacher at his side.  The two have shown poor leadership skills during their time with the ARC Associated Student Body. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

April 11, 2016

When will our student leaders start acting like actual leaders? As long as Student Senate President David Hylton and Director of Finance Jeremy Diefenbacher remain in office, American River College may never receive an answer to that question. Within the last week Hylton has openly expressed a desire to bri...

Student Senate President says he won’t bring marijuana to General Assembly

American River College student government members Jeremy Diefenbacher (left) and David Hylton (right) were both sent home from General Assembly in the fall of 2014 for substance issues. Diefenbacher chose not to attend the spring 2016 GA, while Hylton will be a part of ARC's delegation. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 8, 2016

Update, April 9, 2016 at 12:17 p.m.: A previous version of the story incorrectly said that Senate Vice President Valencia Scott would be attending GA. She will not be attending, but Sen. James Cortright will be. Update, April 8, 2016 at 11:13 p.m.: A previous version of the headline incorrectly identified S...

Senate discusses funding limits for students attending NCORE

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones discusses a bill as Senate President David Hylton II reads the days agenda at the March 15 meeting. Jones introduced a resolution urging ARC and the Los Rios district to get in compliance with the Student Voter Education Act of 2003. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

March 16, 2016

A bill allocating funds for students to attend NCORE, a race and equality conference held in San Francisco, was again sent back to be revised to lower the amount at Tuesday’s Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting. Both the Sociology Club and Progressive Democrats Club hope to use the money ...

Students say who they want for U.S. President

American River College Associated Student Senate members David Hylton II and Jeremy Diefenbacher both said they support Bernie Sanders in the upcoming 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

March 15, 2016

The Presidential nominees are debating and campaigning around the country, and soon the U.S. will have a new commander in chief. There are still several candidates in the race, and while the ASB’s Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate does not endorse any particular candidate, many of the ...

Bylaws and procedural expert attends his first Student Senate meeting at ARC

Professional Parlimentarian Lorenzo Cuesta listens to Sen. Laurie Jones discuss a bill at the American River College Student Senate meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Cuesta, an expert on procedural functions and following bylaws at meetings, was attending his first meeting with ARC's Student Senate. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

March 4, 2016

Parliamentarian Lorenzo Cuesta had his first meeting Thursday as a consultant to the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate. Cuesta, who is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, works all over the state assisting boards of directors, colleges and special gro...

ARC celebrates Black History Month

Praise dancer April Collins in mid praise dance during the black heritage celebration in the student center on Feb. 25.
By Allante Morris

Sharriyona Platt

March 1, 2016

The Center for Leadership and Development collaborated with UNITE to organize and facilitate the Black Heritage Celebration held in the student center at American River College on Thursday in honor of Black History Month. Live music, poetry, praise dancers, short talks and vendors were among the ...

ASB Notebook: Campus safety, March in March cancellation big topics at recent board meetings

Student Senate President David Hylton II discusses the agenda for the Feb. 18, 2016 Student Senate meeting. Hylton also recently announced that he plans to seek re-election this semester. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 22, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at the Feb. 8 Student Senate meeting. A shooting took place on the campus of Sacramento City College during the fall 2015 semester—the first-ever shooting on a Los Rios Community College Campus—which along with many...

Annual student rally March in March canceled due to lack of funding

Students gather for the March in March rally in spring of last year. The rally, this year, has been cancelled by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges due to lack of funding.
(File Photo)

Robert Hansen

February 17, 2016

In May 2008, the financial crisis had begun and students from across the state rallied at the Capitol in Sacramento advocating against then Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposed education cuts. The event, known as March in March, is organized to support community college student leaders, by engaging in...

Senate pays six-month-old Aramark bill

Director of Communications Tami Dunning reads the Senate agenda for Thursday's meeting. The board was unable to complete an agenda item to pay a six-year-old Aramark bill, so they held a special meeting on Friday and payed the outstanding balance in full. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 5, 2016

American River College’s Student Senate passed a bill to pay $1,241 to Aramark for catering the 2015 Fall Leadership Summit, during a special meeting Friday. Senate called the special meeting because they were unable to pass the bill during previous meetings. The inability to get the bill pa...

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