The American River Current

Student Senate urged to take action towards resolutions, discusses accessibility during construction

The Associated Student Body Senate President Rebeca Rico-Chavez sat between Vice President Elena DeNecochea (left) and Parliamentarian Lorenzo Cuesta (right) at the front table of the board meeting at American River College on Sept. 14, 2018.
Rico-Chavez was chosen to attend the Student Senate for the Fall ​2018 California Community Colleges General Assembly as ARC's delegate. 

(Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

September 19, 2018

The Associated Student Body Student Senate discussed bills that would improve multiple health resources available on campus, and continued their discussion regarding budgets last Friday. Quorum was met, as four out of the six senate officers were present at roll call during the board meeting on Se...

ARC Student Senate debates signing letter combating DeVos’ stance on Title IX

Senators Laurie Jones (left) and Earl Crouchley III listen to the reading of a letter that could potentially be sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brienna Edwards

December 5, 2017

On Nov. 30 the American River College Student Senate discussed signing and supporting a Title IX letter being sent to Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos has issued new guidelines which will change how public colleges and educational institutions must handle cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment...

Student Senate swears in new vice president

Student Senate Vice President Earl Crouchley III being sworn in at the October 5, 2017 Student Senate meeting. (Photo by John Ennis)

John Ennis

October 9, 2017

On October 5, Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez swore in Student Senate Vice President Earl Crouchley III at his first official meeting on the board after being elected in ASB's September election. Before running for office, Crouchley hadn't attended any Student Senate meetings, but decided to ...

California raises legal smoking age to 21

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday raising the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21. The bill will take effect on June 9. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

May 7, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Claire Bathory Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Wednesday that will  raise the legal smoking age limit in California from 18 to 21. The bill also prohibits the sale or use of electronic cigarettes for anyone under 21 and will take effect on June 9. The legal age to buy med...

Editorial: How the incoming ASB can be more effective

ASB election candidates Julian Lopez, Mary Stedman, Justin Nicholson, and Kevin Phan sit during the Candidate Forum at American River College on April 5. Unofficial election results show that they were all elected to the offices they ran for. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

April 28, 2016

[email protected] American River College’s most recent memories of student government are nothing but misrepresentation, disappointment and failure. However, the Associated Student Body is on the cusp of a new generation of student leadership and has the opportunity to restructure itsel...

Two bills passed at 15-minute CAEB meeting

CAEB whip, Laurie Jones, motions to approve Bill S16-14, the

Claire Bathory

April 28, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board meeting adjourned after 15 minutes Tuesday after two bills were passed and the re-election of the president and vice president was affirmed. All four votes were passed by unanimous decision. CAEB whip Laurie Jones said afterward that “it was the shortest meeting on...

Mass shooting resolution sparks debate at Senate meeting

Sen. Kevin Phan explains his resolution suggesting the Los Rios Police Department add more police on campus at the Student Senate meeting Thursday. Debate between board members lasted nearly 20 minutes before voting was postponed. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 23, 2016

A resolution urging the Los Rios Police Department to station more police on campus sparked debate amongst the American River College Student Senate at its meeting Thursday. Sen. Laurie Jones was the first to object, saying that “school shooting increases are a myth” according to her sociology t...

State event for student leaders canceled

SSCCC President Dalhia Salem listens to board discussion at an ARC Student Senate meeting in late March. Salem was one of the proponents for Advocacy in April after the originally scheduled March in March was cancelled. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 20, 2016

Advocacy in April, an event organized to support community college student leaders by engaging in legislative visits at the Capitol building, was canceled by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). An email was sent out today by Naeema Kaleem, the SSCCC secretary. “Due to ...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Editorial is an inaccurate portrayal of ASB President Hylton

Letter to the Editor: Editorial is an inaccurate portrayal of ASB President Hylton

April 18, 2016

Dear Editor: I realize that reporters probably do not write the headlines for their articles. In the April 13 edition of the Current (Vol. 6, Ed. 11), the lead headline of "Reefer, booze and GA" on Robert Hansen's article is correct, because that did happen, albeit in Fall of 2014. (This is news?) The...

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 ...

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...

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