The American River Current

V-Day should be about self-love

(Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards)

February 13, 2018

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, the public is bombarded with eager merchants desperate to sell their wares. As consumers, we are blinded by the red and pink propaganda that assaults our eyes at every turn. Retail stores from Frederick's of Hollywood to Walmart, are touting the best deals ...

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the Disabled Student Programs and Services Offices. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there is...

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

A group of protesters hold up a

Luis Gael

January 24, 2018

Millions of protesters took to the streets of cities all across the country, including Sacramento,  to voice their support for the rights of marginalized populations in the United States on Saturday as part of a national demonstration of equality. While the march was officially called a “Women’s March,” p...

Thousands plan march on state capitol in support of women’s rights

A woman holds up a sign at “Women’s March on Sacramento,” a nationwide peaceful gathering to show support for all marginalized peoples in downtown Sacramento in 2017. This year's march is expected to draw 20,000 people into the streets of downtown. (File Photo)

Luis Gael

January 19, 2018

On Saturday Jan. 20, tens of thousands of people will flood the streets of Sacramento to participate in the 2018 Women’s March. The march will begin at Southside Park at 10 a.m. and protesters will walk a predetermined route all the way to the west steps of the California State Capitol. The ...

‘Lady Bird’ puts Sacramento in the spotlight

(Photo courtesy of A24 Films)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

November 29, 2017

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is now a staple in the coming-of-age movie genre—it’s a heartfelt, painfully honest picture of leaving home and awkwardly slipping into adult life and independence. The film is reminiscent of receiving warm hug before leaving behind the comfort and familiarity of ...

ARC student arrested for allegedly flying drone over NFL game

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Luis Gael

November 28, 2017

[UPDATED] An American River College student was arrested on Sunday after allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over Levi’s Stadium and Oakland-Alameda Stadium during two different NFL games.  Tracy Mapes, 55, attended ARC and served on the Current in the spring of 2016 before leaving the...

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

The Sacramento Water Towers illuminated by drivers on Interstate 5 on Nov. 13. The 'Welcome to Sacramento' water tower sits in the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Nathan Bauer

November 16, 2017

Growing up in Sacramento I always knew that my hometown was the City of Trees, I remember looking out across Midtown as a child and thinking Sacramento looked less like a city and more like an elvish kingdom sprung up amongst a great forest canopy. The trees are a part of life in Sacramento, from a cool place to...

The heart of the American River art club: Blanca Bastida

A portrait of Samuel L. Jackson by Art Club President Blanca Bastida. (Photo courtesy of Blanca Bastida)

Luis Gael

May 15, 2017

The campus of American River College has become an artistic mecca in Sacramento. The ARC Art Club regularly hosts art exhibitions, performs live art and has its work hung up in galleries all over town. All of this can be largely attributed to one person: Art Club President Blanca Bastida. Bastid...

Photo Gallery: ‘Never leave a brother or sister behind’

Larry Gene King salutes the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the state capitol on March 31 in Sacramento, California. King served as a Unites States Marine from 1969-74. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

Larry Gene King served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-74. During that time he served two tours and was captured as a prisoner of war. Like many veterans, when he returned home he found a society where he had trouble fitting in. King is now homeless and has been for several years. ...

‘Sacramento’s least expected but most extremely dope rapper’

Rapper Alex Salveson performs at the Starlite Lounge on the night of March 11 as part of the Starlite Showcase in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

March 24, 2017

When the editor of one of Sacramento’s biggest hip hop publications calls you “Sacramento’s least expected yet most extremely dope rapper,” a high bar has been set. That’s what Robbie Metcalf of HOFisBetter had to say about local musician Alex Salveson; the seventeen year-old part-time T...

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...

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