The American River Current

Uber driving is a flexible option for students

Zabihullah Hashimi poses in front of his car he drives for Uber in a parking lot at American River College on Feb. 20, 2019. Hashimi is a computer science major who is a full-time student at ARC. (Photo By Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

February 26, 2019

Many students must take odd jobs to support themselves, and for two American River College students, that means driving 100 miles to San Francisco three days a week to reach their educational goals by driving Uber. Zabihullah Hashimi is full-time student majoring in computer science at ARC. When he is n...

ARC houses one of two funeral service programs in California

The anatomical skeleton stands in the funeral service education classroom on April 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

May 7, 2018

American River College is home to a small and rare education program: it is one of only two colleges in California that offers funeral services education as a major. The department is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and there are 59 total FSE degree programs accredited ...

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...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

Over the course of Craig Schindler’s 50-year career as an artist his work has grown and adapted with him. From capturing the political and cultural revolutions of the 1960s as a young man with his political cartoons to photographing his father’s final fight with cancer, Schindler has created a powerf...

Opinion: California should be appreciated for what it really is

Above, Red Lake is located in the Carson Pass along Highway 88 south of Lake Tahoe. Below, Muir Beach is located north of San Francisco and is located near several trails that can eventually lead to views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean. (Photos courtesy of Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

February 25, 2016

Everyone knows California is a gigantic state, but when it comes to exploring what’s around, people tend to limit their options and miss out on the true variety of experiences available. Sure, everyone enjoys a trip to Disneyland, seeing Hollywood and the adventure that is San Francisco, but there ar...

Transgender student’s search for acceptance leads her to ARC

Regina Drake, a transgender ARC student, holds up a letter from her doctor recommending her for sex reassignment surgery. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

January 14, 2016

At the Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento during a candlelight vigil, Regina Drake, a transgender American River College student, read the obituary of a 25-year old transgender woman from Brazil who was killed earlier this year by blunt force trauma to the head. “It’s always sad (to hear about deaths...

Football team looks forward to challenge of familiar foe CCSF

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher drops back to pass on Sept. 19, 2015  against San Joaquin Delta College. ARC will host Delta in the Gridiron Classic Bowl Saturday. (Photos by Nicholas Corey)

Kameron Schmid

September 25, 2015

After losing due to a field goal in the final seconds of the 2014 NorCal Championship game, American River College’s football team will return to the Bay Area for the first time since last November’s 17-14 loss to face City College of San Francisco. ARC and CCSF have played against each other...

Alyssa Graham: Precisely what you’re missing

Alyssa Graham and her band perform in front of a packed Hotel Utah on March 17.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

April 8, 2012

Alyssa Graham hit San Francisco’s Hotel Utah on March 17 to perform for an intimate crowd of 50 people lucky enough to be granted the privilege of listening to one of music’s best unknown artists. In 2008, powerhouse online music retailer iTunes named Graham, a soulful singer-songwriter, as their...

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