The American River Current

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Claire Bathory

May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United States after his time in the service. PTSD, like many mental health issues, isn’t spoken about openl...

Report shows increased income for ARC vocational program students

Liclond Electric technical sales engineer Miranda Frank welds together metal during a Welding Expo held at American River College in February. ARC's welding technology program is one of the 55 from the campus that showed an increase in student income. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Hannah Darden

April 29, 2016

A report released March 3 by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office linked 55 of American River College’s vocational and “skill building” programs to an increase in income for students enrolled in the programs. The programs, which included technical education and other vocation...

Belarus under-16 men’s national tennis champion comes to play for ARC

American River College men's tennis player Alex Meliuk looks to return the ball during one of his matches at the NorCal Semifinals against Chabot on April 12, 2016 at American River College. Meliuk left Belarus at age 19 to come to the United States for more opportunities. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

April 15, 2016

The trip from Belarus to Sacramento is over 5,000 miles, and American River College tennis player Alex Meliuk made that trip last year to start a new life in the United States and create more opportunities for himself. “Life there is different, there are more opportunities here,” Meliuk said....

Retiring ARC faculty and staff honored

All the attending retirees of the American River College retitrement reception pose for a group photo with ARC president Greene on March 31. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

April 5, 2016

American River College has more than just its students moving on the next chapters of their lives. On Thursday, ARC president Thomas Greene hosted a reception for those faculty and staff members that are leaving the ARC campus and beginning their retirement.   More than 30 staff and faculty w...

Men’s Tennis aims for Big 8 conference sweep

American River College men's tennis player TJ Aukland jumps up to return the ball during practice on Mar. 30, 2016 at ARC. The team will be traveling to Santa Rosa this Thursday for the BIG 8 North Conference Tournament. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

March 30, 2016

American River College’s men’s tennis team is preparing to close out the regular season with the BIG 8 North Conference Tournament this Thursday in Santa Rosa, California. These will be the last singles matches of the season for ARC, and will decide if they can take the singles and doubles BIG ...

ARC hosts wet and wild 31st annual Beaver Relays

American River College runner Jaclyn Leduc competes in the women's 5000 meter run during the 31st annual Beaver Relays on March 4, 2016 at ARC. Leduc finished 2nd in the event. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Mack Ervin III

March 7, 2016

American River College held the 31st annual Beaver Relays on Friday March 4 after the threat of inclement weather pushed the meet up from it’s original date of Saturday March 5. The last minute change of date meant that several schools who had planned to attend were not able to re-arrange their tr...

Artists breathe life into condemned Hotel Marshall

A row of paintings on display in one of the many rooms of the Art Hotel in Downtown Sacramento on Feb.12, 2016. The art was created by local Sacramento and surrounding area artists and was on display until Feb.13, 2016 before the building was torn down for the new stadium construction. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Peirson and Claire Bathory

February 22, 2016

By Trevor Haynes Throughout January, artists from all over the world slipped into an abandoned hotel to tear up its floors, write all over its walls, splash paint over every surface they could find, and fill the rooms with strange things. From Feb. 5 to 13, the hotel opened tours to the public,...

ARC professor puts his mark on the Art Hotel

American River College art professor Craig Martinez shared a room at the Art Hotel exhibit with long-time friend Mark Swanson. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Jordan Schauberger

February 18, 2016

After years of friendship, two local artists found themselves involved in the Art Hotel, a Sacramento “reclamation art exhibit” that has been described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Craig Martinez, an American River College art professor and local Sacramento artist, was recruited...

Opinion: Petition for what?

A table outside the ARC library has multiple petitions. Students may not know what they're signing on to.(Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Justina Sharp

February 12, 2016

All over campus, students are signing over their information to support, well... something. Petitions supporting marijuana legalization, death penalty expedition, political campaign funding disclosure and more are offered on nondescript clipboards, with only the vaguest descriptions proffered by the...

ARC hosts first-time welding expo

Fronius technical sales engineer Fritz Arumber welds together some metal during the Welding Expo at American River College on Feb.6, 2016. The welding industry has been looking for welders and the expo was held to offer apprenticeships and jobs. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Jordan Schauberger

February 11, 2016

American River College’s welding technology program, in coordination with the American Welding Society (AWS), hosted the first-ever welding expo at ARC on Saturday. The AWS has a trailer full of welding simulators that they take around the country, and after they contacted ARC about bringing the...

U.S. Army veteran and poet visits ARC

Poet and author Brian Turner reads his poetry to ARC students during his poetry reading in the Student Center Community Rooms on Nov. 12th. Turner is an award winning poet and is also a U.S. Army veteran. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

November 16, 2015

U.S. Army veteran and award-winning poet Brian Turner read from his book “My Life as a Foreign Country” on Thursday in the Student Center at American River College. In 2003, the Fresno State and University of Oregon alum was a sergeant for the Third Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Second Infa...

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