The American River Current

Update: Students involved in sexual assault claim may have known each other

Caution tape was placed on the entrance to the women's restroom in the Liberal Arts breezeway while the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department investigated the area following a sexual assault claim first reported to the Los Rios Police Department. The two students involved in the incident may have known each other prior to the situation occurring, according to ARC public information officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

April 19, 2016

Two American River College students involved in a sexual assault claim reported on campus Monday may have known each other prior to the incident, according to ARC public information officer Scott Crow. “It’s possible that the individuals may have known each other prior,” Crow said, who receiv...

Neighborhood shooting in Natomas causes the lockdown of a nearby preschool

Police talk to local residents at the site of a shooting in Natomas on April 18, 2016.The shooting injured one man and caused the lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Nobert and Nicole Kesler

April 18, 2016

Story by Nicole Kesler An altercation broke out between two men in a Natomas home around 10 a.m. Monday, leaving one with multiple gunshot wounds and causing a lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool according to the Sacramento Police Department. It is suspected that the victim and suspect know one anoth...

CAEB hosts “Kaleidoscope Games” Club Day

American River College student Angelica DeGuzman went low during the limbo competition at Club day near the book store on April 14, 2016. Club day rules allows the person to touch the ground as long as their hands don't touch the ground. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Sharriyona Platt

April 18, 2016

American River College’s Club and Events Board (CAEB) hosted the “Kaleidoscope Games” Club Day Thursday. “This was the most game-filled Club Day of the semester,” CAEB President Justin Nicholson said Games included freeze dance, musical chairs, limbo and cup stacking. There were several clubs invol...

New tool to help students find paid internships

Coordinator for the work experience and internship program Vivian Dillion explains the program to students at the student center on March 31. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Nicole Kesler

April 14, 2016

LaunchPath is an internship tool created to help match students to paid internships. These internships can help pay school expenses and gain work experience in the field related to your major. Shannon Walls, Capital Region Pathways Specialist for The Foundation of Community Colleges, spoke to ARC stud...

ARC hosts college hour on funeral services

Professor Damon Dela-Cruz of Sacramento's East Lawn Mortuary spoke on April 7 at Raef Hall during a college hour.  (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

April 12, 2016

The college hour on Thursday at American River College covered Funeral Services and give an overview of the program that is held on campus. The program at ARC is in the process of growing and hopes to help families that can’t pay the coroner’s fee to release a body.   The program will pay ...

Opinion: El Nino won’t solve the drought

The bottom of Folsom Lake, pictured here in January 2014, was drastically low after four years of drought. The 2016 El Nino has helped Folsom Lake begin recovering, along with other lakes and waterways in California. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

March 11, 2016

This past winter, El Nino provided California with much needed rain that filled its lakes and sent snow to stockpile in the Sierra Nevada mountains. But just because California is seeing rainfall, it doesn’t mean the drought is over -- and it certainly doesn’t mean that the threat of climate change...

ARC men’s tennis team continues to roll with shutout victory over Folsom Lake

American River College's Alix Meliuk returns a serve from Folsom Lake College's Sean Alves during their match on Feb. 20, 2016 at AR. The Beavers won the match 9 to 0. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Mack Ervin III

February 22, 2016

American River College’s men’s tennis team shows no signs of slowing down following its 9-0 shutout of Folsom Lake College on Saturday. The win puts the team’s overall record at 4-0 on the season and comes on the heels of a win at the Modesto Junior College Tournament, a first for the progra...

ARC’s baseball comes up just short in 13 innings

Peter Shearer of Feather River College scores the winning run against American River College in the bottom of the 13th inning at ARC. ARC lost the game 7-6. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kyle Elsasser

February 9, 2016

American River College’s 13th-inning rally came up just short as the Beavers stranded the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position vs. Feather River College who defeated ARC by the final score of 7-6 on Friday. Feather River jumped out to an early lead by scoring an unearned run in the top of t...

ARC awaits Super Bowl 50

American River College students and staff give their thoughts on this year's Super Bowl. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Sharriyona Platt

February 5, 2016

With Super Bowl 50 near, football fans at American River College are expressing their excitement, hopes and predictions for this year’s game. Both the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers have shown their ability to manage the ball, maintain their momentum and set the tone for each game played throughout...

ARC runs out of gas in fourth quarter, loses to Sierra

Head coach J.R. Matsunami gives the American River College's womens basketball team a pep talk in the second half of their game against Sierra College Friday. ARC lost to Sierra 71-56. 
(Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

January 25, 2016

Alternating runs and a back and forth third quarter ultimately wore out American River College’s women’s basketball team, as it was outscored 23-6 in the fourth quarter of a 71-56 loss to Sierra College on Friday. Forward Cassandra Jaimes led ARC with 17 points, but had only 2 in the final quarter aft...

Volleyball team bonds through season a midst changes

Sophomore middle blocker Erianna Williams, number 8, and freshman outside hitter Candice Reynoso, left of Williams, block a spike attempt by Hartnell sophomore Neysha Laumatia. ARC won 3-2 and also won their second match of the doubleheader against Lassen College. (Photo By Kameron Schmid)

Matthew Peirson

December 2, 2015

Though a coaching change was made over the summer and star middle blocker Erianna Williams missed nearly a month of the regular season due to an injury, American River College’s volleyball team reached the NorCal Regionals second round playoffs once again before falling to Foothill College. “We ...

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