The American River Current

Police still investigating shooting near Folsom Lake College

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Marquala Brown, Social Media Manager

May 6, 2020

The Los Rios Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12. According to the LRPD, the attack happened on the sidewalk across the street from the campus on El Caprice Drive around 2:34 p.m. The unknown suspect...

Los Rios sets up COVID-19 relief fund for students in need

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation will be raising funds for students in need of financial relief, during the shelter-in-place order. The maximum award will be $500 per student. (photo courtesy of Alexander Mills)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

In response to all Los Rios Community College District campuses being shut down due to the coronavirus, Los Rios launched a COVID-19 relief fund to help out students impacted by the shutdown.  According to the relief fund website, through this fund, Los Rios will provide refurbished computers for stu...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on March 18, the day all classes officially resumed online, explaining summer instruction will be onlin...

ARC begins preparation for transition online in wake of coronavirus spread

In the wake of the global spread of COVID-19, many campuses across the U.S. have shifted online, or cancelled classes all together, to reduce exposure. Los Rios Community College District is urging all professors to be prepared to transfer online by March 17, 2020. (Illustration courtesy of Pixabay.com)

Thomas Cathey

March 11, 2020

The American River College Community Relations office sent out a campus-wide email on Monday, alerting students to the possibility of a transition to an “online environment” as COVID-19, or “coronavirus,” continues to spread in California.  Although no one in the Los Rios Community College District has t...

Los Rios works to counter fraudulent student applications

Fraudulent student applications prevent the Los Rios Community College District from accurately observing student enrollment statistics for the college, according to Gabe Ross, vice chancellor for Los Rios media relations. (photo illustration by Alexis Warren)

Colin Bartley

November 21, 2019

The Los Rios Community College District announced it would be taking action, via online resources, to counter fraudulent student applicants who receive student discounts without enrolling in any classes, according to a faculty-wide email sent by the LRCCD help desk on Oct. 21, 2019. Changes made to ...

LRPD updates include recruitment and non-lethal force training

Campus patrol officer Giovani Spinazze and Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte patrol the hallways of Davies Hall during Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom visit to American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates and Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 8, 2019

By Hannah Yates & Patrick Hyun Wilson During a meeting of the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees in January, Los Rios Police Chief Lawrence Savidge presented a slideshow providing an update on the needs of the LRPD. The police department is implementing changes to the department across the dis...

Discounts and giveaways at CAPSS Suit Up Event

Business attire and tailoring will be available for current students and alumni of the Los Rios Community College District at the Suit Up Event on March 10. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 9, 2019

Have a job interview coming up, but aren't sure what to wear? Students are invited to come to JCPenney at Arden Fair Mall on March 10, where American River College Career and Pathways Support Services will be hosting a Suit Up Event to help prepare students to be career-ready. The event will r...

Beavers drop final home game of the season to FLC, 2-0

American River College player Santiago Moreno fights to trap the ball from a Folsom Lake College player at a home game on Nov. 6, 2018. ARC lost to FLC, 2-0.  (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Itzin Alpizar

November 29, 2018

The American River College men’s soccer team lost against Folsom Lake College, 2-0, in a Big 8 Conference home game on Nov. 6 moving the team to 5-12-3 in the season. FLC’s offense dominated the first half with multiple shots on target that Beavers goalkeeper, Christopher Sampo stopped several t...

Los Rios campuses closed due to unhealthy air quality

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Jennah Booth and Tracy Holmes

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Wednesday that classes across all Los Rios colleges are cancelled through the rest of the week, effective immediately, due to poor regional air quality conditions. According t...

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

Halloween is considered to be one of the heavier binge-drinking holidays, especially for college students. Students take precaution by planning out their night and knowing their drinking limit. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

October 18, 2018

Drinking and partying are considered staples of the college experience for many students, especially during Halloween. However, there are many students who use holidays as a reason to binge drink and over-party, thus putting their safety in jeopardy. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol...

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)

Alexus Hurtado

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 death for example, there has been backlash towards the press in Sacramento in regards to the co...

ARC’s Orchestra is unveiling soloist’s musical range in upcoming concert

Members of American River College's Orchestra practice ahead of concert's on March 9 and 10. (Photo Courtesy of the ARC Orchestra)

Alexus Hurtado

March 8, 2018

The American River College Orchestra will unveil all the hard work of its soloists in a concert in ARC’s theater Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “This concert is a chance for the soloists to shine, to show the audience what they've got, to display the reward for their blood, sweat, and tears,...

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