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After a battle with cancer, respected psychology professor Dean Murakami died on Dec. 23, 2020. A gentle giant according to psychology professor Tori Bovard, he advocated for the rights of students and faculty. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Psychology professor Dean Murakami is mourned by ARC community

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

Longtime American River College Psychology Professor Dean Murakami died on December 23, 2020, from a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the college. Murakami taught at ARC for...

According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in fall 2019, a total of 3,374 students enrolled in psychology classes and only 69.18% graduated to the next course at American River college, meaning about 11 out of the average 36 in a class failed. (photo by Alex Muegge)

Enrollment system allows students to enroll into advanced psychology classes, only to drop when they find prerequisites are actually required

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

American River College psychology students can enroll in any psychology classes next semester without having taken the prerequisites, but they won’t last very long. According to the 2019-2020 American...

Los Rios Community College District is partnering with WellSpace to offer free confidential therapy for staff and students to combat everyday and academic stressors. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Health Center to offer free therapy to students

Irene Jacobs April 19, 2019

The life of a student can be a stressful one. When combined with a home life, social life and employment, deadlines and other academic stressors can become overwhelming. However, this semester, American...

One anonymous teacher shares the struggle of not getting to see her students in person now that the campus remains closed. I miss seeing them in person and feel like Im teaching in a vacuum, she said. (file photo)

Finding direction with personality types

Katia Esguerra April 11, 2019

Being lost and undecided is a common feeling amongst students when it comes to what direction to pursue. Having to decide and declare a major can be stressful and sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint...

Kevin Kirby, computer science major and computer programer for NAMI, designs a new website for mental health and community resources in the Design Hub on Oct. 23, 2018 (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Two clubs at ARC come together for a common goal

Christian Sutton October 25, 2018

American River College’s National Alliance for Mental Illness chapter joined the Life is Worth the Walk (LWW) club to debut a new website for mental health and community resources at a college hour on...

Professor Margaret (Peg) Scott, Eric Bair and Michael Gates listen as the president of NAMI on Campus speaks about planning an upcoming College Hour, in Davies Hall on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

New website for mental health resources to debut at College Hour

Christian Sutton October 12, 2018

The American Psychological Association reports that as of 2013, 95 percent of college counseling center directors say the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern. The...

Members of the Psi Beta club decorate duffel bags for foster children on April 10 at American River College. (Photo by Alexus Hurtado)

ARC’s Psi Beta team up to help foster children

Alexis Warren April 26, 2018

On April 10, one of American River College’s psychology clubs, Psi Beta, celebrated meeting its goal to raise funds for to help foster children. The members of the Psi Beta club are ARC students who...

Psychology professor Mark Stewart presents to the audience about studying abroad in London during summer of 2018 at American River College on Feb. 1 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Alondra Botello)

ARC college hour offers the chance to study in London

Alondra Botello February 12, 2018

In a previous version, the Current incorrectly referred to Kristina Casper-Denman as Kristina Casper-Denmark. On Feb. 1, Raef Hall became home to a group of eager students looking to spend a semester...

Juliana Shim sits on the edge of a diving board at American River College. Shim is a first-semester student at ARC. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Teenager dives into collegiate athletics

Brienna Edwards November 21, 2017

Juliana Shim lifts herself from the water, and begins to walk along the edge of the pool. She has just done a flip off of the high dive at American River College and is walking the short distance to to...

Slides at the study abroad college hour by American River College History professor Bill Wrightson and Psychology professor Mark Stewart. Wrightson talked about the History class he taught in Florence and the different places the group traveled and Stewart talked about the Psychology class he taught in London and the different museums, theaters and the places around London the group visited on Nov. 12. (Photo by Emily Thompson)

Study Abroad opens opportunities for Summer

Ashley Nanfria November 13, 2015

Study abroad opportunities to London, England and Florence, Italy for the summer 2016 were discussed at college hour on Thursday. American River College History and Psychology professors Bill Wrightson...

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