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)
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...

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
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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,...

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)
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...

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)
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,...

Los Rios crime log refreshed, updated after six weeks

The Los Rios police department . (File photo)
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...

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)
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...

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