The American River Current

Opinion: Forming meaningful relationships can be difficult in college

Losing friends is an inevitable part of life, but when you suffer from anxiety or possess trust issues even forming friendships can be tough. (Photo illustration by Jordan Schauberger)

Shiavon Chatman

October 18, 2016

Losing friends is somewhat inevitable. People grow up and eventually grow apart. But forming relationships with people can be very difficult when you suffer from anxiety or you possess trust issues. Being a college student, our schedules are often filled with study sessions, friends, work and ...

ARC Professor shifts commemorating Columbus Day to celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Professor Caton introducing himself in Raef Hall on October 11th, 2016, presenting that Beyond Columbus is far way more than what we know.

Shiavon Chatman

October 11, 2016

‘Beyond Columbus,’ was presented by Professor Ricardo Caton which focused on the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus and his agenda at a college hour on Tuesday. Lately, many of the college hours at ARC have had poor turnouts, but this event seemed to grab the attention of several students...

Opinion: ARC students discuss mental health stigmas in black community

Seeking assistance for mental health problems can start with something as simple as picking up a brochure at ARC's health clinic. (Photo by Shiavon Chatman)

Shiavon Chatman

October 6, 2016

There are a few taboo topics usually avoided at all costs in conversation, including sex, politics, religion, and mental health.   Especially in the black community, mental health is something that is hardly ever addressed. Rapper and actor Kid Cudi recently admitted himself to rehab to treat his depressio...

Brave space tackles representation and racism in the media

A subgroup of students participate in discussion at a brave space meeting on March 31. (Photo by Allante Morris)

Shiavon Chatman

April 6, 2016

American River College hosted a brave space meeting Thursday, organized by the members of UNITE. The event primarily focused on the importance of representation for people of color in the media and the presence of racism in film and television. Brett Spencer, a UNITE community intern, warned the audience...

ARC student and former MMA fighter shares story of paralyzing accident

Retired MMA fighter Devin Johnson talks about his life after a paralyzing injury caused him to be unable to fight. Johnson spoke to ARC students and faculty during a college hour Thursday. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Shiavon Chatman

February 10, 2016

In a previous version, The Current incorrectly put Devin Johnson's name as Devin Jackson in the feature photo's cutline. American River College student and former mixed martial artist Devin Johnson told his story about the injury that left him paralyzed and effectively ended his very promising car...

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