The American River Current

Handbags and handguns

Debbie MacDonald poses with her gun and purse. MacDonald is the founder of the Well Armed Woman Sacramento chapter, which is an all woman's firearm group. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

May 4, 2016

In a world where women cannot walk down the street after dark without the fear of violent or sexual assault, they need a way to defend themselves. Such is the belief of the Sacramento chapter of the Well Armed Woman (TWAW). Before making the decision to shoot someone, the person has to be okay wit...

Two bills passed at 15-minute CAEB meeting

CAEB whip, Laurie Jones, motions to approve Bill S16-14, the

Claire Bathory

April 28, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board meeting adjourned after 15 minutes Tuesday after two bills were passed and the re-election of the president and vice president was affirmed. All four votes were passed by unanimous decision. CAEB whip Laurie Jones said afterward that “it was the shortest meeting on...

ARC hosts two-day event celebrating Earth Day

Shawarma Thrower poses as mother earth for students to draw during the Earth Day celebration on April 19. (photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 22, 2016

American River College celebrated Earth Day with a two day celebration on April 19 to 20 with visits from environmental groups and organizations, artwork displays by students, vendors and a live band. The event was put on by the Center for Leadership and Development, with student personnel assistan...

Unofficial results show 176 students vote in ASB elections

ASB candidates Alejandra Gilbert and Valencia Scott discuss ASB visibility, mental health awareness, and leadership at ARC during the candidate forum on April 6. All candidates in the election ran unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Robert Hansen

April 19, 2016

The $15,000 spent on Rock the Vote yielded 176 votes from nearly 30,000 students in the American River College Associated Student Body elections, according to the Center for Leadership and Development (CL&D) unofficial results. That voter turnout comes to an average cost of around $85 per vote...

ARC hosts career fair

The Los Rios Police Department speaks with students during the career fair at American River College on April 7.  (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 11, 2016

The career fair at American River College on Thursday gave students the opportunity to network with employers within the fields of majors offered on the campus and more. Students got the opportunity to speak with various business representatives and employers of particular career sectors, like the...

Candidates, all running unopposed, speak at forum as campaign period begins

CAEB President Justin Nicholson discusses why he should be re-elected during the candidate forum for Student Senate and CAEB at American River College. All candidates for both boards are running unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Robert Hansen

April 8, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Mack Ervin III Eight candidates are all running unopposed for positions in the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board (CAEB), and the forums for candidates were held Tuesday and Wednesday. The forum gave the candidates a chance to ...

ARC to offer women’s self-defense classes

American River College will host a two day Rape Aggression Defense Class (R.A.D) on April 29 and April 30 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 7, 2016

With April being sexual assault awareness month, American River College is providing an opportunity to girls and women age 14 and older to attend a two-day Rape Aggression Defense class (R.A.D.). The classes will be held in the ARC practice gym on April 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and April 30 from 8...

ARC hosts Women’s History Month college hour

Former legislative analyst and Assembly staff member Pamela Haynes and former State Senator Deborah Ortiz during college hour at American River College on March 3. The two women were honored for there public service. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

March 7, 2016

American River College celebrated two women who have devoted their professional lives to public service during college hour on Thursday. Former legislative analyst and state assembly staff member Pamela Haynes and former state senator Deborah Ortiz were the women honored . History professor C...

ARC celebrates Black History month

UNITE will be hosting a Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Feb. 22. (File photo)

Sharriyona Platt

February 18, 2016

The Center for Leadership and Development at American River College is hosting a black heritage celebration in honor of Black History Month. The celebration will take place Feb. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the student center. This event will display African American culture and the contr...

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