The American River Current

Controversial flyer sparks campus-wide debate

A flyer ignited a campus-wide conversation after this photo, taken by an unknown person, was shared in an American River College faculty email thread, as well as on Reddit and Twitter.

Jennah Booth

October 23, 2019

A flyer posted outside of the UNITE office in the HUB ignited controversy among both staff and students, and prompted a formal apology from American River College President Thomas Greene. The flyer which read, “Masculine black men; check your male privilege before entering,” was posted without ...

Students shine at Lavender Graduation

Fourteen graduates collected their diplomas on May 3 in the music recital hall at American River College's Lavender Graduation. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

May 16, 2019

Fourteen graduates walked across the stage on May 3 to collect their diploma, rainbow cap tassel and unicorn pin from the American River College Pride Center staff. Departments across campus banded together to ensure that the 2019 Lavender Graduation was an uplifting and powerful event. Lavender Gr...

ARC holds preliminary town hall meeting for Equity Plan

President Thomas Green (left) disscusses happenings at the Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit with Joshua Moon Jonson, dean of student services (right) in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

November 13, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit, hosted by the Equity Programs and Pathways department on Oct. 26, sparked a gamut of conversation amongst a diverse group of people. The goal of the summit is to make American River College a more equitable campus and to improve the success of its students by ...

Controversial protester in code violation on campus

Captain Chris Day from the Los Rios Police Department speaks to a protester in front of the Student Center on Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton

November 7, 2018

By Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton A protester made a direct campus code violation while preaching controversial messages on American River College’s campus on Oct. 31. The individual held a sign and used a speaker in the quad between the library and Student Center, while a Los Rios Police D...

Town summit for equity and inclusion to be held Oct. 26

Equity Programs and Pathways is hosting a town hall summit focusing on equity and inclusion on Oct. 26 in the Student Center at American River College. This summit meeting aims to unite students across campus. (Photo illustration by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

October 25, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit will be held on Friday in the Student Center lobby. The campus community will have a hands on discussion about long term planning for equity, inclusion and social justice at American River College. Joshua Moon Johnson from the Equity Programs and Pathways will h...

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation graduates (from second-left to right: Wendy Campbell, Madalyn Parker, Sergio Salcedo-Contreras, Kelley York, Heather Ogden) pose with their rainbow tassels, standing side-by-side with the Pride Award winners (left: Brett Spencer right: Dennis Lee, Jenna Grossman not pictured) at the Hub, May 4. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

May 8, 2018

American River College held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students on April 4. A Lavender Graduation is an event that is held in addition to a college’s main graduation ceremony to provide a space for LGBTQ+ graduates to celebrate alongside their biological o...

Administration opens Pride Center on campus

Joshua Moon Johnson and Emilie Mitchell cheer cupcakes to celebrate the opening of the Pride Center on April 5, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

April 18, 2018

American River College’s LGBTQ+ Pride Center launched on April 5, with an opening ceremony that hosted speeches by many who played a major role in its creation. ARC is now one of only three community colleges to acquire its own pride center, the others are Sierra College and Mt. San Antonio Co...

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