The American River Current

Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest coronavirus infection rate

In a study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest infection rate out of 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. (Photo courtesy of

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

In a recent study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. one in lowest coronavirus infection rates among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to Brenda Bongiorno, communication and media officer for the department of health services, the article used data from mult...

ARC among top 150 community colleges in US

American River College ranks 148th in the country for community colleges in August due to offering low tuition costs and providing good career outcomes for students. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

Ariel Caspar

September 5, 2019

A recent analysis done by WalletHub, a personal finance website, of 710 American community colleges, determined that American River College placed 148th overall, and 22nd among California community colleges. Sacramento City College and Cosumnes River College also made the list, ranking slightly lower ...

Sacramento police arrest suspect in deadly shooting near ARC’s Natomas Center

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Jennah Booth

December 12, 2018

Sacramento Police responded to a deadly shooting that took place Tuesday night in the 2400 block of Del Paso Road, near American River College’s Natomas Center campus. Police posted a report on Twitter, then later confirmed at the scene, that one victim died from gun-related injuries. The Los ...

Human Trafficking: Modern slavery in California

California leads the nation with cases of human trafficking in 2018. Everyone is at risk regardless of background, sex, age or race. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Itzin Alpizar

November 14, 2018

At 18 and 19 years old, a couple struggled to find work in Boston. One day they found a Craigslist ad for work in Sacramento. They called the number and a man offered them an opportunity they couldn't resist. The man added that if they didn't like the job, he would get them tickets back to Boston. ...

Current editorial: ARC fights negative reputation

Professor Jason Vitaich waits for his class to begin as students walk around Davies Hall at American River College on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

September 19, 2018

There are many factors that contribute to the reputation of a college. Enrollment and graduation rates, student demographics, student involvement, and campus safety all play a role in the overall perception of a school and the pride students feel about the college they choose to attend. On Sept. ...

Study claims vicinity around ARC fifth deadliest in nation for alcohol-related driving deaths among colleges

A study by Cheap Car Insurance named the area around American River College one of the deadliest in the nation for alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths. ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow said that the campus’ proximity to major roadways is to blame and the data does not reflect anything about the nature of the school or its students. (Photo courtesy of Luis Gael Jimenez)

Jennah Booth

September 11, 2018

A recent data analysis conducted by a car insurance company found the American River College main campus vicinity to be the fifth deadliest in the nation for alcohol-related driving deaths, according to a story published by the Sacramento Bee Wednesday. The article references, but did not initially link to, a stud...

A former ARC student has been linked to letters that read ‘execute all Muslims and Latinos’

The Beavers, ARC's student newspaper in the 80s, confirms in a story written by Jack Keaton that the White Student Union club, which was ran by Gregory Withrow had eliminated from ARC campus on Jan. 6, 1981. Withrow's name was on letters left in cars in a neighborhood in downtown Sacramento on May 3, 2016 that called for people to “execute all Muslims and Latinos.” (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

May 9, 2016

Those parked in downtown Sacramento Tuesday morning found leaflets on the windshields of their cars that featured hateful speech against Muslims and Latinos. The letters were signed in the name of Gregory Withrow, co-founder and president of the Aryan Youth Movement-White Student Union and former...

Two men identified as persons of interest in SCC shooting

Tevita Kaihea, 19, is identified by the Sacramento Police Department as a person of interest in the Sept. 3 shooting at Sacramento City College. Kaihea was arrested in connection with a robbery two hours before from SCC's campus (Courtesy of the Sacramento Police Department).

Kevin Sheridan

October 29, 2015

Two men have been arrested and confirmed as persons of interest in connection with the Sept. 3 shooting at Sacramento City College that left one man dead. Tevita Kaihea, 19 , and Charlie Hola, 19, were identified as persons of interest by the Sacramento City Police Department on Tuesday. The two men wer...

Editorial: Student Trustee needs to prove how he was ‘misrepresented’

Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver, left, and Clubs and Events Board Vice President Mary Stedman listen while the Student Senate discusses efforts to recall Weaver at its meeting Thursday. The Senate decided not to recall Weaver, in spite of his comments casting doubt on whether the Holocaust actually happened. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

October 21, 2015

Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver, who has been under fire since a Sept. 16 interview with the Current where he questioned whether the Holocaust actually happened, said last week that his statements were “completely misrepresented.” In response, the Current has decided to release the full 55-...

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