The American River Current

Dance major twirls into role of Stockton Kings dancer

American River College dance major Ariana Ogans becomes a dancer for the Stockton Kings Dancers, the Sacramento Kings minor league dancer team. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 8, 2019

After days of auditioning, Ariana Ogans steps on the glossy hardwood floor of the Sleep Train Arena sporting a bright yellow bikini with rhinestones that her mother added for her. The outfit is completed with a pinned, white circular paper that reads “number 126.” There, she approached a row of 60 girls who ...

Health Center to offer free therapy to students

Los Rios Community College District is partnering with WellSpace to offer free confidential therapy for staff and students to combat everyday and academic stressors. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

April 19, 2019

The life of a student can be a stressful one. When combined with a home life, social life and employment, deadlines and other academic stressors can become overwhelming. However, this semester, American River College’s Health Department is offering options for struggling students. Since early Februa...

What it’s like to be an international student

International student and business major Christina Abraham holds up a globe and points to India, where she’s from, during an international student meetup at American River College on Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Emily Mello

March 14, 2019

Many people say they had the “time of their lives” while in college. But is it really true that time spent in college is that great?   As an international student, I think this statement is true for people like me who come from another country because we’ve experienced different cultures an...

Hundreds of taxidermy specimens call ARC ‘home’

Biology professor Kathryn Bradshaw holds a red-shouldered hawk in a biology classroom at American River College on Feb. 22. Bradshaw maintains the collection, most of which once belonged to a museum. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

March 13, 2019

A typical American River College classroom may not look like much; a few desks and chairs, a whiteboard up front, and maybe some educational posters. However, behind the doors of Room 492 in the Science Building on the north side of campus, cabinets are full of yellow-billed magpies and snowy egrets...

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College students, myself included, are usually on a tight budget and buying expensive clothes does not fit in...

What ARC’s library has to offer

Math major Celine Castonguay browses the American River College library in-between classes and softball practice. The campus library offers services to students like research assistance for essays, and offers study rooms that they can use during library hours. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Makenna Roy

February 26, 2019

There are many places on the American River College campus for students to study and the most commonly known one is the library. There’s a reason for that: the ARC library isn't a place where students are required to be silent, it's a place for students to feel comfortable doing coursework and asking for...

ARC planted the seed for City of Trees Brass Band

City of Trees Brass Band members Isaac Negrete, Matt Voller, Devon Edmond, Ben Hillier and Miguel Recendez pose in front of their van named “Ashley” in front of Der Biergarten in Sacramento, on Sept. 6, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

September 17, 2018

The smell of intoxication fills the air as an excited crowd stomps and claps along to a sousaphone, its deep sound bellows off the muraled brick walls. The scene makes it seem like you’re in the center of New Orleans. Under a string of lights, beer steins clink around the courtyard as more brass...

Fashion designer shoots for Hollywood

Fashion major Crystal Barrett works on her garment at American River College on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 2, 2018

It was the year 1935, the location Paramount Picture Studios, an unsuspecting scene for fashion history to be made. The studio was working on a comedy film called “The Jungle Princess” and asked Edith Head, one of Paramount Studios top designers, to create a dress for the actress Dorothy Lamour — b...

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)

Luis Gael

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 mixed martial arts debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship — the largest MMA promotion in the world. ...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
photos by Ashley Hayes-Stone