The American River Current

The art of observation

Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young artists. Artists like American River College’s own Max Marchol. Marchol has been featured in The...

2016 California Hall of Fame

Actor Harrison Ford was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on the night of Nov. 30, 2016. Ford has starred in movies like

Hannah Darden and Luis Gael

December 2, 2016

By Hannah Darden and Luis Gael Jimenez The 10th annual California Hall of Fame ceremony was held at the California Museum on the night of Nov. 30 to honor individuals who embody the spirit of the Golden State. Some of the inductees included actor Harrison Ford, former first lady of California Maria...

Stories on Stage brings student literature to the Sacramento community

Local actor Pano Roditis reads from Rachel Gardner’s “Tradesman” at the Stories on Stage Los Rios night event on Sept. 30, 2016. The event honored the Los Rios creative writing programs with live readings of stories from each college’s literary magazine. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

October 3, 2016

The Verge Center for the Arts in downtown Sacramento was standing-room only on Friday night as students, professors and members of the community gathered for the Stories on Stage Los Rios night. Local actors Jessica Laskey and Pano Roditis did live readings of four stories, each chosen from the ...

ARC art club creates art live at local open mic

American River College Art Club members Aerial Sudds (left) and Brianna Hulce (right) work on paintings at the live art show and open mic night at Oak Park Brewing Company in Sacramento, California on Sept. 6, 2016. The art club attended the event to make and sell art in the community. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

September 8, 2016

Members of American River College’s art club painted and sketched under jury-rigged lighting at the Oak Park Brewing Company on Tuesday night as part of a live art show featuring local musical talent. The event was the first of its kind and served as a prototype for future live exhibitions for ...

Last days of conference on race bring music, faculty voice

A crowd dances on stage during rapper Aisha Fukushima's performance at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education on June 2, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

June 13, 2016

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education was held in San Francisco May 31 to June 4, and the final three days of the conference gave American River College staff and faculty a voice through workshops and panels. June 2, the conference hosted more than 50 workshops, panels and...

Supporters line up early for Sanders’s rally

One of the many signs brought to the Sacramento Bernie Sanders rally hangs along a fence in front of the line forming at Bonney Field in Cal Expo. The line started forming around 8 a.m. and the doors open at 5 p.m. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Jordan Schauberger

May 9, 2016

A previous version of the photo caption incorrectly labeled Bonney Field as Bonnie Field. The caption has been updated to reflect the correct spelling. By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen A “not for sale” chant could be heard amongst the hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters lining up at Cal E...

World-renowned astrophotographer presents at ARC

Astrophotographer Ken Crawford presents his photos and the science behind them at his lecture  on April 27.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Justina Sharp

May 4, 2016

“How many of you have ever seen a star up close?” asked Ken Crawford, an award-winning astrophotographer who led a workshop April 27 as part of American River College’s science series. Crawford, who has been shooting space as an amateur for over 20 years, began the presentation by showing wha...

Handbags and handguns

Debbie MacDonald poses with her gun and purse. MacDonald is the founder of the Well Armed Woman Sacramento chapter, which is an all woman's firearm group. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

May 4, 2016

In a world where women cannot walk down the street after dark without the fear of violent or sexual assault, they need a way to defend themselves. Such is the belief of the Sacramento chapter of the Well Armed Woman (TWAW). Before making the decision to shoot someone, the person has to be okay wit...

Life coach visits ARC to talk stress management

Life coach Barbie Paget lead her audience in a breathing exercise during her stress management workshop on April 27.  (File photo)

Claire Bathory

April 28, 2016

“We spend every day being chased by a bear,” said Barbie Paget, while explaining to her first module’s audience the impact that stress can have on them daily. Paget, a certified master life coach, came to ARC on Wednesday to host a series of three modules in the morning and then again in the...

Los Rios crime log refreshed, updated after six weeks

The Los Rios police department . (File photo)

Matthew Peirson

April 5, 2016

The Los Rios Police Department Crime Log website was officially refreshed and put into use on March 29 after not being updated for nearly two months following a change of operating systems. The last entry on the previous website was dated Jan. 12, for a battery charge on the campus of Cosumnes River...

Somalian refugee becomes esteemed ARC staff member

Director of the Student Services Resources Center, Faryal Said, sits on a bench outside of the Student Services building at American River College on Mar. 14, 2016.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 15, 2016

A Somalian refugee immigrated to the United States in 1998 after eight years of civil war, leaving her children behind so she could apply for asylum before becoming a student and then a staff member at American River College. After fleeing a war zone 18 years ago, Faryal Said won an award for staff ex...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Photos by Hannah Darden