The American River Current

Candidates, all running unopposed, speak at forum as campaign period begins

CAEB President Justin Nicholson discusses why he should be re-elected during the candidate forum for Student Senate and CAEB at American River College. All candidates for both boards are running unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Robert Hansen

April 8, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Mack Ervin III Eight candidates are all running unopposed for positions in the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board (CAEB), and the forums for candidates were held Tuesday and Wednesday. The forum gave the candidates a chance to ...

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 ...

Sacramento Regional Transit board passes fare hikes

American River College senator Laurie Jones holds up a sign that reads 'Human Rights Matter' during a Sacramento Regional Transit board meeting Monday. The RT board approved a 10% fare increase for July 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

March 15, 2016

Update, Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:16 p.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named Roberto Garner as Roberto Gardner.  Sacramento Regional Transit amended and passed a proposal raising fares at a board meeting Monday night after public outcry against the fare hikes. Those protesting the hik...

Letter to the editor: The Holocaust Happened

Letter to the editor: The Holocaust Happened

March 14, 2016

Dear Editor, I hope I am not opening a closed wound, but I have been reading the editorials posted on the ARCurrent website, specifically the articles concerning the Student Trustee Weaver controversy. I have read about Laurie Jones. I have read about President David Hylton II. I'm hurt. I was a ...

Proposed RT fare increases to be addressed next week

Students board a Sacramento Regional Transit bus directly in front of the American River College campus. RT released a plan to raise fares that would include eliminating the paratransit monthly pass, among other changes. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

March 7, 2016

Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) has plans for drastic fare increases effective July 1. Although the proposed 20 percent increase to the regular $100 pass won’t affect current students, the discounted fare of $50 for senior, disabled and Los Rios students with three or fewer units will see increase...

ARC students, faculty lobby to legislators at state capitol

American River College representative Eugenia Torres (left) speaks with California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd in his office at the capitol in Sacramento, California on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The delegation from ARC lobbied for a bill that would fund mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 3, 2016

A delegation of American River College students and faculty lobbied for the passing of Assembly Bill 2017 at the state capitol on Monday afternoon. AB 2017, if passed, would create funding streams to allow public California colleges to invest in mental health services on campus. AB 2017 will be...

Leadership and Development applications available, bills passed at CAEB meeting Tuesday

American River College CAEB Director of Finance James Cortright listens to the agenda with Jeremy Diefenbacher at the Student Senate meeting on March 1, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

March 2, 2016

Applications for Associated Student Body (ASB) candidates, the Student Trustee position and student sages are now available, and the Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) passed a grant and two bills at American River College’s ASB CAEB meeting Tuesday. ASB application packets have been available since Feb....

ARC representatives lobby for mental health services while attending legislative advocacy conference

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges executive director Jonathan Lightman delivers the keynote speech at the FACCC conference in Sacramento, California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2016. The delegation from American River College attended with the purpose of lobbying for mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 2, 2016

Learning different ways to lobby for campus-impacting legislation was the focus for students and faculty from American River College that attended the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) annual advocacy and policy conference Sunday. ARC was represented by psychology professo...

Senate passes campus safety bill, discusses RT fares at meeting

Student Senate President David Hylton II talks about potential themes for the upcoming Club Day  at Thursday's Senate meeting. Club Day will be on March 17. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

February 26, 2016

A campus safety resolution, the cancellation of March in March and a resolution against the proposed raise of Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) fares were among the topics discussed at the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting Thursday. The resolution for safety prioritization pas...

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...

Campus safety becomes high priority at CAEB meeting

Campus safety was a major topic at Tuesday's CAEB meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 10, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at Tuesday’s student senate meeting. Last semester, Sacramento City College had a deadly shooting, which along with many other recent violent incidents on campuses across the nation have raised concerns of cam...

Letter to the editor: Political cartoon parody is inaccurate

Letter to the editor: Political cartoon parody is inaccurate

December 10, 2015

To the Editor: "Weaver, Jones, Hylton and Nicholson not only are incapable of differentiating between a fact and an incorrect belief — they have no real interest in doing so." I'd say that's a little presumptuous. Did you ask us whether we had an interest in doing so?  Oh, no, wait - I gu...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Laurie Jones