The American River Current

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

The LGBTQ+ Pride Center provides information about resources to students, staff, and faculty. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Katia Esguerra

March 6, 2019

Here at American River College in the HUB, the Pride Center is making changes to help support, educate and inform the community on how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ students. Emilie Mitchell, coordinator for the ARC Pride Center and faculty member for the psychology department, defined LGBTQ+ for students and...

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 ...

Opinion: sexual harassment at ARC affects students

Students walk through the halls at American River College on Septemeber 6, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman

September 12, 2016

“I can’t even walk to class without some guy being super inappropriate toward me. It makes me uncomfortable at times,” said American River College student Julia Smith. “Catcalling,” the act of uninvited sexual advances, physical or verbal, has been running rampant through the halls of Amer...

Potential rape charge delays court date for ARC sextortion suspect

A courtroom sketch of Chris Hirtzel at his hearing on Tuesday. The hearing was pushed back to May 24 as the DA looks to add a rape charge. Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom.
(Courtroom illustration by Allante Morris)

Jordan Schauberger

April 12, 2016

A potential rape charge that the Sacramento County District Attorney's office says will likely be added to the case of former American River College student Christian Brian Hirtzel, who was arrested on Jan. 22 on 18 counts of six different felonies stemming from sextortion allegations, pushed back his heari...

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