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...

How to have a successful semester

My laptop resting on with my textbooks and to-do list.
September 5, 2018

The start of a new semester can be stressful and overwhelming, but with organization, determination and focus, students can have a great semester and achieve their academic goals. Keeping procrastination...

AB 19 to provide first year of college for free

On March 5 approximately  700,000 DACA recipients  will face the gradual loss of work permits and deportation protection.  (File Photo)
November 16, 2017

A new bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown promises to give students a free year of community college upon their initial enrollment. AB 19 was written by Miguel Santiago, who represents the 53rd District...

ARC to host scholarship seminars

American River College encourages students to attend the bi-monthly seminars to find out what potential scholarships they may be able to apply for. (Stock photo)
October 24, 2017

Attending college can be a daunting task, and trying to manage funds and balance school can seem insurmountable for some students. Scholarships may seem distant and difficult, even impossible to obtain....

ARC professors become students once more

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment,
September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening...

Award-winning journalist and ARC professor launches local media outlet

Journalist Dave Kempa stands near the Capitol Mall  in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Kempa is a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and recently founded Voices: River City, a news website focused on
September 11, 2017

The neon red cross that reads “Jesus saves,” hangs over The Union Gospel Mission’s front door. The red glow illuminates the barbed wire fence that holds back the line of sweaty, hungry men waiting...

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