The American River Current

The crisis of identity and ethics facing journalists today

Physical violence towards reporters and violations of press freedoms have increased during the months of Black Lives Matter protests following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. President Trump has even described one attack on reporters as “a beautiful sight.” (Photo by Emily Mello)
Violations of press freedoms in 2020 higher than previous three years
October 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reached a grim milestone in the United States this September, with over 200,000 Americans now confirmed to have died from the deadly virus. President Donald Trump has downplayed the...

The Current aims to promote ethical journalism

Following frustrating interactions with American River College faculty members and staff, journalism students remind readers that journalism is an unbiased system of checks and balances.  (Photo Illustration by Oden Taylor)
February 25, 2020

We live in a world where it seems like everyone is afraid of fake news, bad publicity or “gotcha” journalism. This epidemic has been drastically aggravated in part by the 45th president of the United...

Sac State Hornet declares print dead; Is the Current next to go?

Sacramento State campus newspaper the State Hornet transitions to an entirely digital platform, raising the question as to if the American River College Current will reflect the same industry standards. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 8, 2019

On April 29, California State University, Sacramento’s newspaper the State Hornet published its 70th anniversary and final print edition. The Hornet has been preparing this year to transition to...

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Ariel Casper keeps up with what’s happening on campus, reading news that affect students, faculty and staff. (Photo illustration by Katia Esguerra)
March 19, 2019

From the moment we wake up, we are faced with an overload of information competing for our attention — every second, every minute and every hour of the day. However, with the ease of access on the...

Journalism has rules, too

Stevante Clark speaks to the media regarding his brother Stephon Clark's death at the Bayside of South Sacramento Church on March 29, 2018. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 2, 2018

Since the beginning, journalists in the United States have been taught to live by objectivity, but in our world today that’s becoming more and more difficult to do. In the aftermath of Stephon Clark’s...

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

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December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Men’s tennis coach leads team to success

Coach Bo Jabery-Madison (left) oversees a tennis practice at American River College. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)
December 6, 2017

Coach Bo Jabery-Madison relaxes at his computer, his friendly presence resounding throughout his office. His demeanor off duty mirrors that of his on the courts —at ease, confident, with a constant sense...

ARC tennis player wins prestigious Arthur Ashe Award

Tennis Player Cody Duong prepares for a practice session at American River College. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)
December 6, 2017

Focused and undeterred by the incessant heat one October afternoon, tennis player Cody Duong sends the ball over the net with a resounding hit of his racket. Duong stands out amongst his teammates...

‘Lady Bird’ puts Sacramento in the spotlight

(Photo courtesy of A24 Films)
November 29, 2017

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is now a staple in the coming-of-age movie genre—it’s a heartfelt, painfully honest picture of leaving home and awkwardly slipping into adult life and independence....

Obituary: Remembering Nathan Bauer

Current Staff Writer Nathan Bauer died on Oct. 22 from respiratory complications. Bauer was 33-years-old. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
November 16, 2017

Longtime American River College student Nathan Bauer, 33, died in his home from respiratory failure on Oct. 22. Bauer had attended classes at ARC for the past 10 years and had switched majors multiple...

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