The American River Current

ARC is on its way to having a chocolate printer

Thomas Pfingston shows how his additions will convert a regular 3-D printer into a chocolate 3-D printer on April,23,2018. ( Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

May 7, 2018

Thomas Pfingston hunches his tall frame over the battered wooden counter found in the back room of American River College’s Design Hub. The room is small and dimly lit. Every available surface is layered with the half-finished projects of the students who frequent it. A machine perches on the ground...

Chip thief strikes the Oak Cafe

A piece of plywood covers one of the doors to the Oak Cafe on March 2 at ARC. The cafe was broken into on Feb. 24. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

March 7, 2018

The culinary department at American River College discovered early Monday Feb. 26 that the Oak Cafe was robbed over the weekend. “The bakery was broken into on Saturday night, February 24th.  We believe it was between 9:30 and 10 p.m.,” said Brian Knirk, the Culinary Arts & Hospitality ...

ARC honors student athletes with high GPAs during spring preview event

American River College student athletes who held a 4.0 GPA received congradulatory metals at the Spring Sports Season Preview on Jan. 19. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Gabe Carlos

January 29, 2018

For some, being a student athlete is a difficult thing to do, having to keep that GPA up during the season and to also work around the schedule of the sport. There is a grind to it all and more importantly a risk; having to give up most of a social life, home life, to spend the day training for that...

The ‘Giving Season’ should be year-round

(Graph by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

December 5, 2017

The leaves begin to fall from their posts on the branches of the many trees that surround Sacramento, littering the ground with a plethora of color. The air becomes crisp, chilling the noses of the pedestrians shuffling to their next destination. Street corners and grocery store fronts will soon be patrolled b...

Natural Resources Department begins cleaning Arcade Creek

Volunteer Joe Shanahan assists the Natural Resources Department clean-up of the Arcade Creek on Oct. 24. He is helping rid the creek of invasive plant species that threaten native plants. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

November 16, 2017

The Arcade Creek is a brook hidden by overgrown bushes and shrubbery that winds around the perimeter of American River College’s campus. Tall grass lines its banks and the occasional rock obscures its pristine surface. Students often use the gravel trail that runs along the banks of the creek as a...

ASB debates $1,000 donation to AR Review

Student Senator Earl Crouchley III (right) delivers a speech to ASB arguing for a $1,000 donation to the AR Review on Nov. 9. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

November 16, 2017

On Nov. 9, the American River College Student Senate discussed Bill F-17,  which would allocate $1,000  to the American River Review for production cost for its 2018 edition. The American River Review is a literary journal published by American River College, and is entirely student-produced. It has wo...

Faulty foundation leaves tennis courts unstable

A tennis ball sits on the cracked ground of the American River College tennis courts. The courts are so badly cracked that many of them are unusable. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

October 24, 2017

The shrill scratch of sneakers can be heard on the courts as the men’s tennis team practices in the late afternoon heat. The team is focused and determined, the consistent thwack of rackets reverberating throughout the courts. Although there are 12 courts in total at American River College, a quarter of t...

ARC responds to DeVos’ changes to Title IX

The Bulletin Board outside the on campus Health Center, describing the difference between sexual violence and domestic violence, and other services offered. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

October 10, 2017

Deep in the Administration Building on the American River College campus lies the Health Center. It is a little room across from a barely used courtyard. The Health Center is designed to be a safe place for students to go with any health care concerns. The walls are blue and a lone man sits at th...

ARC professors become students once more

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment,

Brienna Edwards

September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening available and then finally make it through the hiring process. But then what? For many new hires it can...

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