The American River Current

Tech mogul supports future STEM students

American River College alumna Diane Bryant stands before the framework of the Diane Bryant STEM Innovation Center, to which she donated a half-million dollars, and which is named in her honor. (Photo courtesy of Luis Gael Jimenez)
December 12, 2019

The last time Diane Bryant stepped foot on the American River College campus in 1983, she was a struggling engineering student.  Last spring, over three decades since she graduated from ARC, Bryant...

Current brings home 13 awards

The American Rive Current won 13 awards, including a General Excellence award, at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Conference at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California on Nov. 3, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
November 6, 2018

The American River Current walked away with 13 awards after attending the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Conference at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California on Nov. 3. The...

UFC Fighter Josh Emmett reflects on growing up in Sacramento

UFC fighter Josh Emmett trains in the octagon with his trainer Joey Rodriguez at on Feb. 14 at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness. Emmett is preparing for his first UFC main event fight against Jeremy Stephens on Feb. 24 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 14, 2018

From where Josh Emmett is standing, he can hear the music pounding through the arena speakers. He’s waiting for his cue to enter the octagon. The 32-year-old is about to make his professional...

ARC President warns students of ‘outside group’ planning protest at ARC

John Edgar, a member of the anti-abortion activist group Project Truth, stands in front of one of the group's signs posted by its set up near the Student Center. Project Truth visits college campuses among other venues across the country to spread its message. (File Photo)
March 2, 2018

According to a campus-wide email sent out by American River College President Thomas Greene, an “outside group” calling itself Project Truth will be on school grounds as part of an anti-abortion demonstration...

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)
December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy...

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

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)
December 5, 2017

The Current recently set out to write an article on campus safety. The intention was to provide students with a detailed layout of different emergency procedures in the event of an active shooter, earthquake,...

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...

Award-winning journalist and ARC professor launches local media outlet

Journalist Dave Kempa stands near the Capitol Mall  in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Kempa is a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and recently founded Voices: River City, a news website focused on
September 11, 2017

The neon red cross that reads “Jesus saves,” hangs over The Union Gospel Mission’s front door. The red glow illuminates the barbed wire fence that holds back the line of sweaty, hungry men waiting...

ARC brings home 18 awards from JACC

American River College won 18 awards during the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State Convention over the weekend of March 30, to April 1, in Sacramento. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)
April 5, 2017

Over the weekend, American River College was one of over a hundred schools to attend the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State convention at the DoubleTree hotel in Sacramento....

Photo Gallery: Art Street

An art piece created by Rene Steinke. Sacramento Art Street is a free art exhibit. It is located at 300 1st Ave. Sacramento Art Street will run from Feb. 3-25. 
(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
February 22, 2017

Photo Gallery: Lucid at Harlows

Lucid plays at a show at Harlows in Sacramento, California on Jan. 20. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
January 27, 2017

Lucid played their second show at Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub on Jan. 20. The band is composed of Stu Sower on vocals and guitar, Matt Lomas on drums, Tristan McNay on bass, Cody Quakenbush on...

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