The American River Current

American River College’s new president is Lisa Cardoza. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento State/Andrea Price)

ARC announces new president

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor May 2, 2023

On April 28, Lisa Cardoza was announced as the new president of American River College in an email from Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District.  According to the email, the...

Celebrating women at American River College (starting from top left Jennae Lambdin, Carson Lowden, Diana Allie, second row, Lauren Chavez, Kathleen Collihan, last row, Sara Smith, Marianna Sala, Jian Alsarraj) (Photo courtesy of ARC website)

Eight Inspirational women at ARC

The Current Staff March 31, 2023

There are many inspiring women at American River College. Students just need to look next to them to find strong female role models at the college, all who help mold student’s minds and bodies.  Lauren...

Kaitlyn Collignon is American River College’s new public information officer. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Kaitlyn Collignon is ARC’s new interim public information officer

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor February 15, 2023

As of the start of the spring 2023 semester, American River College has a new public information officer, Kaitlyn Collignon. Collignon has been with the Los Rios Community College District for about...

American River College football team photo (Photo courtesy of Jon Osterhout)

The American River College football team rallied behind each other to have a great season.

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 18, 2022

The American River College football team had a great season and made it to the Northern California Football Conference Championship game on Dec. 3, which would end in a loss.  The team has good reasons...

On Sept. 28, a protest against the vaccine mandate took place at the American River College main campus. The Mandate has since been lifted. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How COVID-19 protocols affect in-person classes at ARC

Jonathan Plazola and Lorraine Barron December 10, 2022

At the beginning of the fall 2022 semester, staff, faculty and students had to be vaccinated or prove a medical exemption to attend classes in person at American River College. Now, several months later, ...

Homebase has many different locations at American River College’s main campus. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC’s new program Homebase is here to help new and current students

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 5, 2022

As students start the journey to navigate through community college, American River College has implemented a program to assist through the process, Homebase. There are six different Homebases, with...

LRCCD sent a message on Nov. 21 to all students, faculty and staff informing them that it was necessary to take safety measures due to a possible threat on CRC campus. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Shelter in place ordered for CRC

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 21, 2022

On Nov. 21 at 10:58 a.m., Cosumnes River College students, faculty and staff were notified via alert to shelter in place.  According to Scott Crow, American River College’s public information officer,...

The American River Current staff won multiple awards at the 2022 Journalism Association of Community College’s conference with Heather Amberson, Jaqueline Ruvalcaba and Lorraine Barron leading the way. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC’s Current staff win multiple awards at JACC conference

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

The American River College Current staff members won multiple awards at the 2022 Journalism Association of Community College’s Regional Conference for its excellence in journalism coverage and editing...

Female sports journalists have to work in a male-dominated world without protection. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Female journalists need to be protected from unwanted sexual attention

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Ask any female journalist and she has her own horror stories of sexual mistreatment. I have my own.  As a journalist I have had to deal with this. My very first sporting event I covered was a water...

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, is running for Elk Grove City Council in hopes of making a difference in the community. (Photo courtesy of Sergio Robles)

ARC alumni Sergio Robles runs for Elk Grove city council

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 5, 2022

Sergio Robles, an American River College alumni, says he hopes to make a difference at the smaller level of community service by sitting in a place  he can make change. Robles feels the importance...

ARC President Melanie Dixon breaking ground with students; Joaquin Holland, Haley Dildine and Jess Walden for the new Career Technical Education facility building on Oct. 20. (Photo courtesy of Cecilla Baldwin).

Members of the ARC community break ground on the Career Technical Education facility

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 2, 2022

American River College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career Technical Education Facility, on Oct. 20. ARC President Melanie Dixon says these buildings are possible because people care and...

Abortion protesters display posters near the library and Student Center at American River College on Oct. 17 and 18. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Abortion protesters display posters at American River College’s main campus

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 20, 2022

On Oct. 17 and 18, abortion protesters displayed graphic photos near the library and student center of American River College.  The protesters also handed out pamphlets about abortions.  Protesters...

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