The American River Current

ARC athletic department holds rally for academic excellence of student athletes

Kelvin Burt, instructional assistant for the Dusty Baker Center at American River College, reads off last year’s accomplishments of ARC’s student athletes at the main gymnasium at ARC on Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Thomas Cathey).

Thomas Cathey and Thomas Cathey

September 9, 2019

On Friday Aug. 30, student athletes at American River College were honored by the athletic department for their achievements during the previous academic year, in anticipation of the upcoming fall sports season.  Student personnel assistant for the Dusty Baker Student-Athlete Resource Center, Olga Pr...

Transferring may not be as easy you think

Students who are transferring out of American River College can visit the Transfer Center, located in the Counseling Center for assistance and information about the transferring process. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 1, 2018

As transfer season falls upon American River College, many students will consider all of their campus options. Although transferring to a new college can be a highly rewarding and exciting time in a student’s life, it can also be stressful. I’m currently in the midst of transferring out of ARC and I ha...

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 ...

New campus-wide e-learning platform is a big improvement

Despite controversy, Canvas is serving as the online learning management system for the Los Rios Community College District. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Tracy Holmes

January 30, 2018

Change is never easy, but it is the biggest part of life and Canvas, the campus’ new e-learning platform, is the biggest change for American River College this semester. Canvas is the online learning environment all instructors in the Los Rios Community College District will use coinciding with in...

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)

Brienna Edwards

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. However, American River College is trying to make the process of finding and applying for scho...

ARC hosts two-day event celebrating Earth Day

Shawarma Thrower poses as mother earth for students to draw during the Earth Day celebration on April 19. (photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 22, 2016

American River College celebrated Earth Day with a two day celebration on April 19 to 20 with visits from environmental groups and organizations, artwork displays by students, vendors and a live band. The event was put on by the Center for Leadership and Development, with student personnel assistan...

Students respond to Weaver’s Holocaust skepticism

Students respond to Student Trustee Cameron Weaver's,(Left), Holocaust skepticism made in an interview with The Current Sept. 16.  Students share varying levels of support, outrage and ambiguity for Weaver's comments. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

October 13, 2015

In response to the recent remarks by Student Trustee Cameron Weaver in a Sept. 16 interview with the Current casting doubt on whether the Holocaust actually took place, students at American River College have expressed varying levels of support, outrage and ambiguity. Associated Student Body Sen....

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

May 18, 2015

A Cameroonian and American poet reflects on her time at American River College and how it brought her writing to a matured exploration of her two competing cultural identities. Viola Allo grew up in Cameroon and moved to the United States in 1998, the same year she began attending American River College,...

Surviving suicide

Surviving suicide

Barbara Harvey and Joseph Daniels

May 4, 2015

Pauline Ghost woke up at Mercy San Juan Hospital, confused and alone after a day of binge drinking. Shortly after waking, she was told by hospital staff that she had attempted to take her own life by overdosing on sleep medication. Ghost, an American River College student, was molested by her foster...

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

May 4, 2015

When Pat Brown and Kayla Childers walk together at graduation at the end of this semester, it will mark the ending of a three-year period where the two, grandmother and granddaughter, spent every day at school together. For Childers, who first began taking classes at American River College in 2011,...

ARC student fashion blogger wrote for The New York Times and The Huffington Post

ARC student fashion blogger wrote for The New York Times and The Huffington Post

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

April 28, 2015

At 17-years-old, she has already appeared on the “Today” show, been published in The New York Times, been featured in Teen Vogue and is a writer for The Huffington Post. This year, Justina Sharp has added another item to her long resume: American River College student. Sharp says her long journey...

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