The American River Current

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 times before finally deciding to pursue a journalism major in his final semester. Bauer was a staff ...

ARC to use grant money to open makerspace

Professor Randy Schuster operates one of the 3D printers located in the Design Hub on campus. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Claire Bathory

November 16, 2017

A $100,000 grant has been awarded to American River College by Makerspace, a collaborative effort throughout the country to establish spaces for communities where something can be made out of nothing with a variety of technology: 3-D printers, laser cutters, computer-automated machines, soldering irons and e...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

Over the course of Craig Schindler’s 50-year career as an artist his work has grown and adapted with him. From capturing the political and cultural revolutions of the 1960s as a young man with his political cartoons to photographing his father’s final fight with cancer, Schindler has created a powerf...

Actress lands leading role in ARC’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Actress Elizabeth Garbe gets ready for a dress rehearsal for American River College's production of

Ashley Hayes-Stone

October 26, 2017

It starts with a golden thread through the eye of a needle. Then the steady hum of a sewing machine begins to fill the room as Nikki Niebauer, a student costume designer at American River College, carefully guides the golden material. A sea of fabric that consist of golden sequin chiffon, cream lac...

Actor uses the magic of theater to find inner ‘Beast’

Actor Branden Price runs through a scene during a rehearsal of

Brienna Edwards

October 26, 2017

A great monster bounds across the stage, each step is labored. Each breath heaving. His clothes hang upon his frame, hair hanging long down his shoulders obscuring his face. His very essences cries of sadness, of heartbreak, of pain untold. He stops center stage and begins to sing. The theat...

High school football star hits the stage as Gaston

Chris Sharpe (left) stands on stage with Jareth Ryford during a rehearsal for American River College's production of

Luis Gael

October 19, 2017

The former high school offensive lineman has a slow but determined gait as he walks through the hallways of American River College. Chris Sharpe, the 6-foot-3-inch, 220 pound mountain of a man has spent the last few months training. Training harder than he ever did during his time as a varsity football...

Sacramento gets its own version of a late night talkshow

Mike Cella and Shahera Hyatt host the

Luis Gael

October 18, 2017

Sacramento is home to its own late night talk show. The Latest Night Show is a monthly live variety show which features local musicians, comedians and other people of note. The show originally began as the brainchild of comedian Mike Cella who had the idea of running a one-man talk show out of the Com...

ARC becomes home to nation’s only university-style literary press

English Professor Michael Spurgeon leads a discussion in his English Creative Writing 455 class. ENGCW 455 read all submissions sent to Ad Lumen. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

October 5, 2017

American River College’s English Department has created a program unlike any other in the country. ARC is now home to the nation’s only community college-based university-style literary press and it is accepting submissions from all over the world, and opening its doors to students that want to...

Gerontology Department raises awareness about aging

Professor Karla Gustafson gives a speech explaining the importance of the Gerontology Department at American River College on Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Claire Bathory

September 19, 2017

American River College’s Gerontology Department took another step toward bettering understanding of gerontology on Sept. 9’s Welcome Day event by delivering a speaker to the Student Center. Professor Karla Gustafson, one of the department’s educators, took her time to explain what gerontolog...

ARC becomes officially recognized “Tree Campus USA”

Printing Services Supervisor Don Reid stands in front of the administration building  at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Reid was instrumental in turning ARC into an officially recognized “Tree Campus USA” school. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Nathan Bauer

September 11, 2017

This year the Arbor Day Foundation designated American River College as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to arboreal care and education. ARC joins other colleges like California Polytechnic State University, UC Davis and Sacramento State in becoming a tree campus and is only the fourth two-year instit...

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