The American River Current

College fees disgust some CA students during pandemic

The transition to online classes at Sac State has led to decreased class quality and less engagement between professors and students, yet tuition and fees have not decreased, according to an anonymous student. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
October 4, 2020

While some California college students say they are pleased with their school’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, others say they are infuriated that the closure of campuses was not followed by a reduction...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)
April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on...

A university isn’t always the right fit

Students took advantage of the beautiful American River College campus between classes on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Makenna Roy)
May 9, 2019

I was the kid in high school who thought that if I went from taking Advanced Placement classes, to taking courses at a community college then all of my hard work would have been for nothing— but was...

Arts and Culture Schedule of Events

James Kaneko Gallery intern Frankie Vanity demonstrates the virtual reality segment of the current exhibition Ecotones. The exhibition is an installation by Rachel Clarke, at James Kaneko Gallery from Jan. 22 until Feb. 12, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
April 25, 2019

The arts and culture department is packed full of events throughout the semester, from the art exhibitions at the James Kaneko Gallery, to performances in the dance studio. Each month, the Current will...

Teenager dives into collegiate athletics

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)
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...

Becoming a Teacher Programs and Options

Students gather in community room 3 to learn about how to acquire a teaching credential on Thursday, March 23.
March 30, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, Dr. Rick Ramirez started the “Interested In Becoming a Teacher” seminar by encouraging all people in attendance to further their education. “For those that are looking at...

Opinion: The thirst for something more at ARC

Sacramento State serves beer under regulation, ARC should follow. Beer tap in a Round Table Pizza at Sac State, March 14. (Photo by Joel Whited)
March 21, 2017

Imagine having a cold beer in such a stressful environment like college. It is more than possible if done correctly. American River College should consider serving beer on campus in a responsible manner....

No butts about it: artist reimagines the ‘historically unaesthetic body part’

Artist Jessica Williams will haver her
October 19, 2016

Sacramento State University student Jessica Williams is preparing to have her “Butts: Concepts and Color Theory” series displayed at American River College’s Shadow Box Gallery. Williams, an...

Grammy Award-winning Latin orchestra performs at Sac State

At Sacramento State University Union Ballroom on April 07, 2016 a concert was celebrated by the Grammy- Award winner Pacific Mambo Orchestra in which the audience danced to the rhytm of salsa, mambo, latin jazz and bachata. The event was organized by Salsa Loca Club and UNITE programs at CSUS (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)
April 13, 2016

“Y un, dos, tres, turn round, tres cuatro, salsa step…” are the words the audience heard while they were learning the new steps taught by the dance instructor from the Salsa Loca club at Sacramento...

ARC professor directs the Tempest

Tracy Martin Shearer at the latest rehearsal of her upcoming American River College production, the Tempest which will begin its run on April 22nd. (File Photo)
April 11, 2016

Tracy Martin Shearer has been teaching in the theater department at American River College for 20 years. Shearer attended ARC as an undergraduate student and worked on the American River Current student...

ARC to offer training for AEDs on campus

Professor Joanne English provides CPR/AED training to ARC student Alexis Holt in the main gym. Two classes yet to start in the spring 2016 semester will offer AED and CPR training. (Photo by Tracy Mapes)
February 18, 2016

Eight Automated External Defibrillators (AED), designed to bring the heart back into rhythm should a person be in a life-threatening circumstance, are located on the American River College campus. "We...

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