The American River Current

Student Senate discusses draft resolution to designate ARC a “safe zone”

ASB Student Senate president Valencia Scott speaks during a Senate meeting on Feb. 16, 2017 at ARC. Topics discussed during the meeting included a parking fee increase, the creation of a meditation center, and funding for ASB elections. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

John Ennis

February 21, 2017

At the Student Senate's February 16 meeting, the senate’s president Valencia Scott read a draft of a joint resolution to designate ARC as a "safe zone" for students who have been impacted by the recent rhetoric and executive orders from the federal government because of their place of origin, relig...

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

Flyers and handouts for the Barcelona study aborad program on display during a College Hour on Feb. 2, 2017 at ARC. The program takes place in Fall 2017 and applications are open now. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

T.J. Martinez

February 7, 2017

During ARC’s College Hour, which was held February 2, professor Steve James shared information in regards to the college’s study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.                        James, an environmental and conservation biology professor, has been with the program f...

NorCal Champion men’s tennis team looks towards another successful season

American River College’s Cody Duong prepares to return the ball during a scrimmage match against Holy Names University on Jan. 29, 2017 at ARC. Duong is one of two returners from last season as ARC look to retain their NorCal Title. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

February 1, 2017

American River College’s men’s tennis team look prepared for the start of the 2017 season and prepared to defend their 2016 NorCal title. After finishing last season with a 10-0 record in conference play and clinching a fifth consecutive Big 8 title, the Beavers beat Foothill College 5-2 to wi...

Women’s basketball routs Santa Rosa 62-44

American River College guard Alana Myers blocks a pass during a game against Santa Rosa Junior College on Jan. 27. The Beavers picked up their 15th win of the season 62-44. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cheyenne Drury

January 31, 2017

The American River College’s women’s basketball team defeated Santa Rosa Junior College 62-44 on Friday. The team kept SRJC to zero points the entire first half. This was with the work of strong defense and the desire to keep their opponents from scoring. Although the current team roster is ...

Men’s basketball defeats Santa Rosa

American River College guard Jermaine Henderson shouts instructions to his teammates during a game against Santa Rosa Junior College on Jan. 27 at ARC. ARC won 68-57 to get its 12th win of the season. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cheyenne Drury

January 31, 2017

Sophomore guard Richard Reed, scored half of the points for American River College’s men’s basketball team and led the team to victory against Santa Rosa, on Friday with a final score of 68-57. Freshman Baidi Kamagate scored 12 points, the second highest amount of points. Although he produced f...

ARC presents Study Abroad college hour

Professor Bill Wrightson and past students talk about their experiences in Florence, Italy during a College Hour on Nov. 17, 2016. Wrightson was explaining the study abroad program for next year when they go back to Italy. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cierra Quintana

November 28, 2016

ARC and UNITE hosted “Study Abroad” located in Raef Hall on Thursday. The program opened up with William Wrightson, the head director of Study Abroad. Study Abroad was introduced to Los Rios in 1991, when Sac City had the first opportunity to experience the program.   The program offers...

Beavers escape close game with cross town rivals Sierra College

American River College quarterback Griffin Dahn throws a pass during a division game against Sierra College on Nov. 12, 2016 at Sierra. ARC won 44-41 to clinch a spot in this year’s playoff. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mike Yun

November 15, 2016

The American River College Beavers won a close game against division rivals Sierra College after a blocked PAT led the team to a 44-41, with the Beavers offense racking up 574 total yards throughout the game. Against Butte College last week, the Beavers offense struggled to get their offense going al...

Beavers look to improve as season tips off

American River College guard Matt Lyon is guarded by forward Dontay Anderson during a scrimmage on Nov. 8, 2016 at ARC. The team’s planned game against William Jessup J.V. was cancelled due to eligibilty reasons. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mike Yun

November 10, 2016

With a lineup that has only two returning players, the Beavers are a young team who are looking forward to the challenge of improving after coming off of an 8-18 record last year. “I was surprised by the maturity of our guys, but Richard and Jericho are really great leaders and we are happy to h...

Women’s soccer loses stadium opener 2-0

American River College forward Savannah Watson battles with Cosumnes River College defender Taylor Thomas during a game on Oct. 28, 2016. ARC lost 2-0. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

November 3, 2016

American River College’s new soccer stadium did not receive the welcome that ARC would have liked in its first game. The women’s soccer team finished the stadium opener with a man down and a 2-0 loss to Cosumnes River College on Friday. The Beavers allowed an early goal as CRC midfielder Anna...

Sri Lankan author speaks at ARC

Sri Lankan novelist Nayomi Munaweera reads a passage from her book “What Lies Between Us” during a College Hour at ARC on Nov. 1, 2016. Munaweera talked about the influence she recieved for writing her two novels. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman

November 2, 2016

Tuesday’s college hour commenced with Sri Lankan novelist Nayomi Munaweera reading from her second book, “What Lies Between Us.” “As a person of color I feel like it’s my responsibility to represent,” said Munaweera. Munaweera’s book is centered around the immigrant experience, fe...

Young voters can be heard, if they vote

Authors Steve and Susie Swatt  talk about California politics during a College Hour speech on October 25, 2016 at ARC. The Swatts talked about historical propositions in relation to the 17 propositions on this year’s ballot. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Justina Sharp

November 1, 2016

In a crowded classroom in Davies Hall, Steve and Susie Swatt, a former journalist and legislative aide, respectively, informed students about not just their place in the 2016 elections, but in California history. The Swatts are co-authors of a book on California politics called “Game Changers: T...

Michael Brown Sr. speaks at Sac State

Michael Brown Sr. answers a question from audience member after his speech at Sacramento State on Oct. 20. Brown Sr. talked about his son's death and how he deals with the aftermath. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman

October 21, 2016

“Close your eyes and imagine losing a child. Imagine they’ve been murdered. Now open your eyes. That's my reality.” Michael Brown Sr., the father of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago, spoke in the fully packed Sacramento State Uni...

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