The American River Current

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)

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 I wrong. In my experience the only difference between transferring to a four-year college right ...

Sac State Hornet declares print dead; Is the Current next to go?

Sacramento State campus newspaper the State Hornet transitions to an entirely digital platform, raising the question as to if the American River College Current will reflect the same industry standards. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

May 8, 2019

On April 29, California State University, Sacramento’s newspaper the State Hornet published its 70th anniversary and final print edition. The Hornet has been preparing this year to transition to a digital-only publication, after the decision to retire its print edition. The Hornet’s Editor-In-...

Los Rios campuses closed due to unhealthy air quality

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Jennah Booth and Tracy Holmes

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Wednesday that classes across all Los Rios colleges are cancelled through the rest of the week, effective immediately, due to poor regional air quality conditions. According t...

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)

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 the smaller diving board. Shim is been alternating between the two, practicing dives and flips, ove...

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)

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. This campus could use a restaurant or two that are capable of serving alcoholic beverages. Currentl...

Michael Brown Sr. speaks at Sac State

Michael Brown Sr. answers a question from audience member after his speech at Sacramento State on Oct. 20. Brown Sr. talked about his son's death and how he deals with the aftermath. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman

October 21, 2016

“Close your eyes and imagine losing a child. Imagine they’ve been murdered. Now open your eyes. That's my reality.” Michael Brown Sr., the father of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago, spoke in the fully packed Sacramento State Uni...

Super Bowl coach Barone speaks at ARC

Denver Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone gives the keynote speech during a Linemen Win Games (LWG) coaches clinic on May 21, 2016 at American River College. LWG was founded and run by current ARC football coach Jon Osterhout in order to bring more exposure to linemen in football. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

May 22, 2016

Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone gave the keynote speech during a two-day Linemen Win Games (LWG) coaches clinic at American River College on Saturday. Barone showed some of the tactics run by the Broncos offense like the man reach and double bump, while stressin...

Maya Soetoro-Ng speaks at Sacramento State

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, the half-sister of President Barack Obama, laughs while she is being introduced to the audience at CSU Sacramento on Feb. 25 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman

March 1, 2016

Maya Soetoro-Ng, assistant faculty specialist at the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution and also the half sister of President Barack Obama, was the keynote speaker at Sacramento State University Thursday evening. Soetoro-Ng, who has a Ph.D. in international comparative ed...

Sacramento State student in Paris: ‘City is not the same’

Sacramento State student in Paris: ‘City is not the same’

John Ferrannini

November 14, 2015

Update, Nov. 18 at 10:53 a.m.: The district has clarified that while there are Los Rios students studying in Europe this semester, none of them were in Paris on Friday. Update, Nov. 16 at 10:50 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect that "close to 20" Los Rios students are studying abroad this ...

ARC’s prolific scoring spurs third straight win for football

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher passes under pressure during ARC football’s 47-22 win over rival Sierra College on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kameron Schmid

November 2, 2015

Quarterback Jihad Vercher threw four touchdowns and American River College’s defense intercepted three passes as ARC beat the visiting Sierra College 47-22 on Saturday. It was the third straight week that ARC (6-2) scored over 40 points in a game, and the third straight win. ARC has outscored opp...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory and won its first game of the season with a 3-0 win over COS. Two of ARC’s goals came in the first half ...

Letter to the editor: For-profit colleges bad for students

The sign for the Heald College campus in Roseville has been torn down, but their slogan

October 12, 2015

To The Editor: It's too bad for the former Heald College students who have to start over with their education ("Former Heald students come to ARC," 9/30/15), but the closure of the private, for-profit trade school is probably for the better. Just like Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, which has been s...

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