The American River Current

Living at home during college is valuable experience

Living at home while trying to get through college can be challenging, but you can choose to make the best of it. (photo by Hannah Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

May 15, 2019

Living at home while trying to get through college can be a blessing and a curse. As someone who lives at home, I’ve found it can be challenging, but I’ve also come to appreciate my home and my family. Living at home has been a period of my life that I am grateful for and has helped me to mature...

Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

Activist Ebony Harper stands in front of the mural that she helped fund behind the Lavender Library in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexus Hurtado

December 12, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s threats against the transgender community, a call to action has been made for trans and cisgender people alike, to take a stand in solidarity. Former American River College student Ebony Harper is a black trans woman who says she had a troublesome experienc...

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, thus putting their safety in jeopardy. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol...

How to have a successful semester

My laptop resting on with my textbooks and to-do list.

Alexus Hurtado

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 and tardiness at bay is important during the semester. For many college students it’s second...

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

Students wait in line at American River College's Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

August 30, 2018

Coffee is one of the most essential parts of a college student’s lifestyle. It makes powering through those 2 a.m. study sessions and early morning classes possible. Coffee really does play a crucial part in students’ productivity and that’s why it was such a big deal when American River College an...

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

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

Alexus Hurtado

February 27, 2018

After an almost four-day government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans voted on Jan. 22 to resume operations until Feb. 8 in hopes of keeping the approximately 700,000 “Dreamers” in the states. Democrats and Republicans reconvened Feb. 8, however, and still couldn't come to a decision on how to keep ...

The art of observation

Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young artists. Artists like American River College’s own Max Marchol. Marchol has been featured in The...

Muslim travel ban instills fear for U.S. immigrants

American River College student Sarah Musawi is a Muslim who wears the traditional hijab. Musawi expressed concern regarding not knowing her rights and not knowing what protection ARC offers. The most recent ban would have included the countries  Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (Photo by Solange Echverria)

Solange Echeverria

March 22, 2017

Although two federal judges temporarily blocked President Trump’s latest travel ban preventing travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, a sense of unease and uncertainty among Muslim students still permeates throughout the campus of American River College. T...

Opinion: Cell phones – Distraction or Tool?

ARC student Jack Simmons using his smartphone next to the Liberal Arts breezeway, October 13, 2016.

Jared Smith

October 26, 2016

Smart phones are easily one of this generation's greatest new technologies. They allow us to have instant access to the world around us, start controversy in just a few words stamped out with our fingers, find out the results of a football game seconds after it ends, and  talk to all of our friends wi...

ARC students should read the college newspaper

ARC students should take advantage of their campus newspaper which has useful information in it that relates to them. Illustration by Lidiya Grib

Lidiya Grib

October 19, 2016

Most students don’t realize how useful it is to be aware of social events, news, and important information that occurs on campus at American River College. One of the best ways to be aware of current news and events is by reading The Current, the ARC newspaper, which provides certain news that you c...

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