The American River Current

The internment of Japanese Americans retold by survivors

Reiko Nagumo (left) speaks about her experience living in Japanese internment camps during WWII with Lester Ouchida (right) to ARC students in Reaf 160 on Nov. 22, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

November 23, 2016

Lester Ouchida and Reiko Nagumo were young children when they and their families were forced from their homes and relocated to remote locations of Arizona and Wyoming because America was at war with Japan. These two Japanese Americans told their stories of the relocation into “desolate” internment ca...

Nuclear scientist: Nuclear disaster shouldn’t ruin your beach vacation

Dr. Wesley Frey, director of UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center, speaks to ARC students on Oct. 26. Dr. Frey talked about the health effects of the radioactive plume released from the Fukushima Power Plant in March 2011. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

October 27, 2016

Wesley Frey, director of the UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center, discussed the human health effects of the radioactive plume released from the Fukushima power plant that exploded in 2011, to a group of ARC students on Wednesday. The Fukushima accident was caused by a massive earthquake and ts...

ARC could do more to recycle

A  recycle station  and a trashcan both near the Student Center on Oct. 13. A recent audit by sustainability at ARC found the campus could not meet the goal of 75 percent diversion by the year 2020. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

October 13, 2016

A sample of American River College’s diversion rates reveal the campus is below the mandated goals per AB 75 and AB 341 which are designed to help meet California’s recycling goal of 75 percent by the year 2020. Diversion rates measure the amount of landfill waste that is disposed of by other m...

CAEB decides on roaring ’20s theme for murder mystery dinner

Clubs and Events Board President Justin Nicholson (left) with vice president Mary Stedman (right) listen to the board discuss the theme for next semesters Murder Mystery Dinner at the Oct.11 meeting.  (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

October 13, 2016

The American River College Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) agreed on a roaring ’20s theme for the Murder Mystery Dinner at today’s meeting. The Murder Mystery Dinner is an interactive comedy show with dinner where audience members try to figure out which performer is the murderer. “We have a lot...

Student senate discusses food pantry to fight student hunger

American River Coleege student Senate president Valencia Scott (left) with Justin Nicholson (center) and Alejandra Hilbert (right) gives hear opening message at the October 6, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

John Ennis

October 7, 2016

The student senate of American River College discussed ways to create a student-led food pantry to deal with the issue of food insecurity among students on campus at Thursday’s meeting. Student hunger has become a growing concern throughout the state. Last month Governor Brown signed AB 1747 which r...

Comedian recounts raising a son with autism

Comedian Jack Gallagher speaks about autism by sharing his experience as a father with a son who has autism to a group of educators in Community Rooms 1-4 at American River College on September 23, 2016. Gallagher's son Liam, who has autism, is 21 and attends Sacramento City College (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 26, 2016

Comedian Jack Gallagher gave an emotional speech, laced with humor, about his experience as a parent with a son who has autism to a group of educators and counselors at American River College (ARC) on Friday. Gallagher is a nationally known comedian, having made several appearances on The Tonight Show wi...

Defining Generation Z

Carlos Reyes, Dean of behavioral & social science, discusses trends of millennial and generation y students at a College Hour in Raef Hall 160 on Sept, 20, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Claire Bathory

September 22, 2016

For the incoming class of 2020, the Clinton and Bush families have always campaigned for something major. Vladimir Putin will always be, in power overseas, eBay will always be an online swap-meet, and the United States will always be at war. These people are members of Generation Z and were born b...

Academic Senate supports proposal of new department, listens to struggling departments

Professor Julie Blaney (right) gives her proposal for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aid department separate from the Nursing Department to the board of the American River College Academic Senate as President Gray Aguilar (left) reads the proposal at their September 8, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 11, 2016

The Academic Senate of American River College heard the head of the nursing department, professor Julie Blaney, make her case for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide(CNA/HHA) department at Thursday’s meeting. Blaney said that in California, the CNA/HHA licensing program and the nursing...

Senate discusses possible renovations to lactation room

Senate President Valencia Scott (left) discusses the fomation of the judiciary committee as Justin Nicholson listens and Laurie Jones waits to be called on at the first senate meeting of the fall semester on Sept. 1. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

John Ennis and John Ennis

September 6, 2016

A previous version of this article stated that the ASB was considering creating a lactation room. The lactation room already exists, the ASB was considering renovations to it. The previous version also stated that a bill was passed to contract Lorenzo Cuesta as parliamentarian, but his name was removed bef...

Photo Gallery: Donald Trump in Sacramento

Supporters of Donald Trump stand in line and wait for a rally event in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Mack Ervin III

June 2, 2016

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's campaign made their first stop in Sacramento on June 1, holding a rally event at the Sacramento International Jet Center which drew nearly 5,000 supporters. The controversial candidate did not come without protesters as a small group of around 20 protesters urged...

Young voters bring their parents to hear Sanders

Kevin Bell (left) and Brigid Bell (right) sit on Bonney field at Cal Expo waiting for Bernie Sanders to give his speech at his

Robert Hansen

May 10, 2016

In the crowd of thousands waiting in the bleachers and on the lawn for Bernie Sanders to speak at his rally in Sacramento on Monday, many young voters came out with their parents to hear the presidential candidate speak. This election season, some of the younger voters are getting older voters to “feel...

Up in smoke: the last days of the ban on marijuana

In spite of the fact that it is now possible for people to buy marijuana from a clinic, there are still some who rather get their product from the black market. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

May 9, 2016

Army veteran Nick House began smoking marijuana in high school with friends, then quit when he joined the military at age 21. After returning from the army, he quickly acquired a cannabis card. Weed dispensaries, both storefront and delivery, have established a strong presence since California voters...

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