The American River Current

Opinion: Gas powered cars still better for consumers

Gas-powered cars, such as this Chevrolet Cruze, provide consumers with more comfort and better performance than electric cars. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Nobert

November 13, 2015

A previous version of this story and the photo caption incorrectly stated the car model as a Chevy Cruz. It is in fact a Chevy Cruze. Gas-powered cars have ruled the roads for over 100 years now, but as electric power becomes popular, gas and diesel-powered vehicles really need to show drivers wha...

ARC football heads to Butte College to continue league domination

American River College's Khalil Hudson drives through a tackle from Sierra College's Andrew Lackowski during last Saturday's game at ARC. ARC plays Butte College this Saturday (Photo by Joe Padilla).

Matthew Nobert

November 6, 2015

American River College’s football team looks to defend its No. 1 seed in the NorCal League and continue its undefeated streak against No. 2 ranked Butte College. ARC has won its last three games in dominant fashion, averaging over 40 points per game. Butte has won five straight with over 400...

ARC volleyball player moves from Alaska to California for the love of the game

American River College volleyball outside hitter Nora Troppmann serves to Cabrillo College on Sept. 18 2015. Troppmann, originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, came to ARC for more chances to play volleyball. (Photos by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

Riding snow machines, smoking salmon and hiking the wilderness of America’s most naturally preserved state were just some of the activities that Fairbanks, Alaska native and American River College volleyball player Nora Troppmann enjoyed through her early childhood and high school years. Troppmann...

ARC quarterback overcomes gang violence to become starter

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher grew up in South-Central Los Angeles. He said he focused on football and homework in spite of the sounds of gunshots in his neighborhood (Photo by Barbara Harvey).

Kevin Sheridan

October 27, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely reported that "the ... San Andreas area" was occupied by "Bloods, Crips and other gangs." In fact, those gangs occupied the Los Angeles area. When he was six years old, American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher watched in horror as someone from his So...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory and won its first game of the season with a 3-0 win over COS. Two of ARC’s goals came in the first half ...

ARC defeats Sac City in three games to advance to 12-4 on the year

American RIver College libero and defensive specialist Nora Troppmann scores over Samantha Kepler of Sacramento City College during her team's match at home on Oct. 2, 2015. ARC went on to win the match 3 games to none. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Iris Page

October 6, 2015

A previous version of this article falsely reported that the player scoring was Taylor Ladines. In fact, it was Nora Troppmann. American River College’s volleyball team defeated Sacramento City College in three games by scores of 25-12, 25-21, and 25-22 in game where ARC was able to hold off a...

ARC falls on the road to no.2 ranked College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo slot receiver David Rango leaps over his own player before being tackled by American River College safety Robert Sanders during ARC's 42-10 loss to CSM on Oct. 3, 2015. CSM ran for 298 yards against ARC's defense. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan

October 5, 2015

American River College’s football team was defeated by College of San Mateo by a score of 42-10, in a game which ARC’s defense surrendered 298 total yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Though no CSM running back had more than 100 yards, three of its backs finished with more than 50...

ARC mens soccer gets a draw against San Joaquin Delta College

American River College defenseman Andrew Amos prepares to kick the ball down field against Delta College at ARC on Oct. 2, 2015. Both teams played to a 0-0 tie. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Nicholas Corey

October 5, 2015

American River College men's soccer team failed to get its first win of the season against San Joaquin Delta College and the game ended in a 0-0 tie in a game where ARC’s defense was tested by SJDC’s offense.    The draw made its overall record 0-8-3, as it has only scored one goal in four ...

Analyzing the odd similarities of two separate ARC-CCSF games

American River College wide receiver Jonathan Lopez goes up high to catch a pass during ARC's 20-17 win over City College of San Francisco at San Francisco on Sept 26, 2015. There were many similarities between ARC's 20-17 and its 17-14 loss to CCSF in the NorCal finals. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Kameron Schmid

October 1, 2015

In last November’s NorCal Championship game, ARC lost at City College of San Francisco on a late fourth quarter field goal by a score of 17-14 as CCSF’s football team and the attending crowd went crazy in celebration, having moved on to the state championship. This year in week four of the regular season...

ARC flips script of 2014 NorCal Championship in thrilling rematch

City College of San Francisco’s special teams players attempt to block American River College’s game-winning 25-yard field goal during ARC’s 20-17 win over CCSF on Sept. 26, 2015. The game-ending field goal win was a reversal of the 2014 NorCal Championship game, which ARC lost 17-14 when CCSF scored a field goal during the last minute of the game. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Matthew Peirson

September 28, 2015

A previous version of this article said that wide receiver Will McClure's route was a drive-and-go. In fact, it was a jive-and-go. Only two words crossed the mind of kicker Sam Keil as he prepared to kick the eventual game-winning field goal in American River College’s 20-17 win at City College of ...

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