The American River Current

Queens of the stage

Kima LaRue performs as a drag queen at a bar in Sacramento called Sidetrax. LaRue co-hosts the event drag queen showcase event. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels and Itzin Alpizar

May 11, 2016

An earlier version of this attributed the quote, “It’s all the weird stuff that nobody really wants to get into, which kind of becomes a kind of a strength for most of us who got into it, because it is like it is one of the things that we know about," to Jordo Medina, but in fact was said by dra...

A former ARC student has been linked to letters that read ‘execute all Muslims and Latinos’

The Beavers, ARC's student newspaper in the 80s, confirms in a story written by Jack Keaton that the White Student Union club, which was ran by Gregory Withrow had eliminated from ARC campus on Jan. 6, 1981. Withrow's name was on letters left in cars in a neighborhood in downtown Sacramento on May 3, 2016 that called for people to “execute all Muslims and Latinos.” (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

May 9, 2016

Those parked in downtown Sacramento Tuesday morning found leaflets on the windshields of their cars that featured hateful speech against Muslims and Latinos. The letters were signed in the name of Gregory Withrow, co-founder and president of the Aryan Youth Movement-White Student Union and former...

ARC’s CalWORKs to host self improvement workshops

Zena Essa, right, is an ESL student who receives assistance through CalWORKS, which will present a group of workshops at on April 27 and April 28 (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

Justina Sharp

April 26, 2016

American River College’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) will be hosting a series of self-improvement workshops for all students on Wednesday and Thursday. The series is split into three workshops, presented twice on each day by Barbie Paget, a life coach and nutriti...

Filtered water bottle refill stations installed at ARC

An American River College student refills a water jug with at a new refill station in Davis Hall. Five refill stations across campus during spring break and ARC will install more around campus in the coming weeks. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

Itzin Alpizar

April 15, 2016

Five filtered water bottle refill stations were installed around the American River College campus that will save a minimum of 16,000 plastic bottles and $28,000 from the students’ budgets per term, according to the website of the company who makes the stations, ELKAY. Two stations each were installed in both t...

ARC baseball continues to struggle in conference play

American River College catcher Joaquin Sequeira hits the ball during a game against Sierra College at ARC stadium on April 7,2016. The Beavers lost the game 9-3. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Kyle Elsasser

April 8, 2016

American River College’s baseball team lost the final game of its Big 8 Conference series against Sierra College 9-3 Thursday. After winning three of its first four conference games, ARC lost seven of its last eight games, pushing its conference record to 4-8 and its overall record to 10-17. The ...

Stabbing near ARC leaves one victim

A stabbing occurred outside the 99 Cents Store on Auburn Boulevard Wednesday, leaving one victim with non life-threatening injuries. The altercation that led to the stabbing was over a bike, according to Sacramento County Sheriff's Department public information officer Tony Turnbull. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

April 7, 2016

A stabbing occurred after an altercation over a bike between two men outside the 99 Cents Store near the American River College campus at around 5:20 p.m Wednesday, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Tony Turnbull. The victim, a 36-year-old male, received n...

LRC workshop teaches using color to organize studying

The Learning Resource Center hosted a workshop called

Claire Bathory

March 30, 2016

At a workshop in the Learning Resource Center on Tuesday, American River College instructional assistant Cheryl Howell explained how color coding can help with both studying habits and daily life. Howell, who works for Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), separated the benefits of highli...

Griffin sprinting towards the top

Isaiah Griffin (center left) runs during track and field practice on March 10, 2016 at the American River College Beavers stadium. Griffin has seriously progressed during his time at ARC to become one of the team's top sprinters. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Allante Morris

March 15, 2016

American River College sprinter Isaiah Griffin wasn’t always the fastest runner on the track, but his time at ARC has seen him steadily improve and become one of the top sprinters in both the school and the state. Griffin started running at 17 years old when he was attending Yuba City High School, a...

ARC baseball pulls a Big 8 win against Sierra

American River College pitcher Tommy Balmain throws a pitch during a game at Sierra College on March 3, 2016. ARC won 8-4. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Matthew Nobert

March 6, 2016

American River College’s baseball team started off March with a strong win against Sierra College 8-4, but both players and coaches still think there are some areas that can be improved on before going into conference. ARC started off with a good defense, forcing Sierra to have a three up three down ...

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