The American River Current

District advertising campaign encourages students to sign up for classes

A poster at the southern end of the Liberal Arts breezeway was put on the sidewalk as part of a Los Rios Community College District adversiting campaign seeking to encourage students to sign up for spring classes. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 9, 2015

The Los Rios Community College District has been engaging in an advertising campaign to encourage students to sign up for spring classes. Posters saying “Save Your Spot” have been posted on doors, walls and sidewalks across the district. The campaign also involves targeted online ads. Mitchel...

Pigeon poop finds home in ARC library

A bird sits on the west end of the bottom floor of the American River College library atrium on Nov. 17, 2015. Birds have been entering the atrium through holes in the netting, according to librarian David McCusker. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 19, 2015

The American River College library is battling a wicked, winged foe this semester — pigeons who have made a home in the atrium, flying in through a hole in the netting designed to keep them out. According to ARC librarian David McCusker, one student even said that the library is a “great place t...

Opinion: High school classes don’t prepare students for college

There is not enough coordination between high schools and colleges, leading to many students not being adequately prepared for higher education. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Jordan Schauberger

November 13, 2015

Every year, a college education becomes more of a necessity for most jobs, yet there doesn’t seem to be proper coordination between high schools and colleges to ensure success for students once they reach higher education. In 2014, a national survey showed that 46 percent of high school graduat...

Holocaust survivor pays tribute to the family that saved him

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed speaks at a college hour Tuesday. Malmed is the author of 'We Survived...At Last I Speak,' in which he recalls his experiences hiding in German-occupied France in the 1940s. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Jordan Schauberger

November 12, 2015

Update, Nov. 24 at 12:59 p.m.: This article has been updated to include that Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver said in an email that he could not attend the college hour featuring Leon Malmed due to "academic obligations." Students, faculty and staff gathered in a packed music hall at Ameri...

Smoking to still be allowed in cars, on sidewalk

Matt Paiva smokes a cigarette in front of Davies Hall beneath a sign alerting students to the change in American River College policy that will ban tobacco use effective Jan. 1. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 9, 2015

Implementing American River College President Thomas Greene’s decision to ban tobacco on campus beginning Jan. 1 is up to a committee of administration, faculty, staff and students that meets on the second Thursday of each month in the administration building. “The decision has been made,” said...

Student recounts strong-arm robbery

American River College student Monea Mitchell, 18, was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at the No. 1 bus stop on College Oak Drive, next to the main campus (Photo by John Ferrannini).

John Ferrannini

November 2, 2015

Update, Nov. 3 at 9:56 a.m.: This story has been updated to clarify the fact that the police told Monea Mitchell's mother that Monea had to call 911 because they needed to track her location. After her nighttime English class got out on Oct. 19, American River College student Monea Mitchell was waiti...

ARC Orchestra performs with renowned pianist

Award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu, right, gives a pen back to American River College Orchestra director Steven Thompson in the ARC Theater on Oct. 30, 2015. Nakamatsu was invited to sign the grand piano after performing with the orchestra. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 2, 2015

The American River College orchestra performed a concert in the main theater Friday with award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu, who received a standing ovation from the audience. Nakamatsu became the first American in 16 years to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997. He perfor...

ARC Patrons Club prepares for largest fundraiser of the year

Sondra Fuson, left, and Ellen Read wrap items to be sold at the

John Ferrannini

October 20, 2015

Members of the American River College Patrons Club spent Tuesday morning wrapping “nice, lightly used household items” for a sale in the Student Center on Nov. 4. The sale, which will be held in the Student Center from 9 a.m. to noon, will include soap, jigsaw puzzles, calendars, Christmas decor...

Debate: How should Columbus Day be commemorated?

The marble sculpture 'Columbus' Last Appeal to Queen Isabella' sits under the rotunda of the California State Capitol. The sculpture was crafted by sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead at his studio near Florence, Italy and was donated to the capitol in 1883. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini, Joseph Daniels, and Joe Padilla

October 12, 2015

By Joseph Daniels, John Ferrannini and Joe Padilla Nine cities in the past two months have joined several states and municipalities in ending their observances of Columbus Day, which celebrates the landing of Columbus' fleet in the New World in 1492, an event which heralded the colonization of the ...

Regional Transit agreement passes

Students walk toward the entrance of the No. 1 Bus on the corner of College Oak Drive and Orange Grove Avenue on Aug. 31, 2015. Measure A, which renewed the universal transit pass, has passed after a vote by Los Rios students on eServices. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

September 25, 2015

The measure extending the universal transit pass (UTP) agreement between Sacramento Regional Transit and the Los Rios district passed, according to Scott Crow, American River College’s public information officer. All Los Rios students taking more than three units at a particular college were eligible...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Photos by John Ferrannini