The American River Current

A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)
Is COVID-19 pushing us into an era of minimalism?
May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even...

SOARD stands up for students with disabilities

ARC’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club surveyed the campus and reported on safety and accessibility concerns in February 2018. After a meeting with ARC president Thomas Greene, the administration began to address some of the concerns. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
December 12, 2019

By Ariel Caspar & Jennah Booth Over multiple semesters, American River College’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club has advocated for students like themselves, who they...

Advancing technology makes ARC a safer campus

Campus patrol officer Joshua Harris walks the perimeter of Davies Hall to ensure the safety of the campus at American River College on April 3, 2019. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
April 19, 2019

At American River College, a network of police officers, campus patrol, staff and faculty are taking advantage of continuously modernizing technology to make the campus a safer environment for students...

Title IX rule will change how colleges handle sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new Title IX rule will change the definition of sexual assault and how colleges handle cases on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 12, 2018

On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a controversial new rule to overhaul how college campuses can address sexual misconduct and assault complaints, changing the definition of what constitutes...

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

Halloween is considered to be one of the heavier binge-drinking holidays, especially for college students. Students take precaution by planning out their night and knowing their drinking limit. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
October 18, 2018

Drinking and partying are considered staples of the college experience for many students, especially during Halloween. However, there are many students who use holidays as a reason to binge drink and over-party,...

Student Senate urged to take action towards resolutions, discusses accessibility during construction

The Associated Student Body Senate President Rebeca Rico-Chavez sat between Vice President Elena DeNecochea (left) and Parliamentarian Lorenzo Cuesta (right) at the front table of the board meeting at American River College on Sept. 14, 2018.
Rico-Chavez was chosen to attend the Student Senate for the Fall ​2018 California Community Colleges General Assembly as ARC's delegate. 

(Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
September 19, 2018

The Associated Student Body Student Senate discussed bills that would improve multiple health resources available on campus, and continued their discussion regarding budgets last Friday. Quorum was...

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