The American River Current

Natural Resources Department begins cleaning Arcade Creek

Volunteer Joe Shanahan assists the Natural Resources Department clean-up of the Arcade Creek on Oct. 24. He is helping rid the creek of invasive plant species that threaten native plants. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

November 16, 2017

The Arcade Creek is a brook hidden by overgrown bushes and shrubbery that winds around the perimeter of American River College’s campus. Tall grass lines its banks and the occasional rock obscures its pristine surface. Students often use the gravel trail that runs along the banks of the creek as a...

ARC professors become students once more

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

Brienna Edwards

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 available and then finally make it through the hiring process. But then what? For many new hires it can...

Campus bakery prepares to open its doors

Cake slices sit on display at the Oak Cafe Bakery at American River College. (Photo courtsey of Don Reid)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

September 11, 2017

Calling all caffeine addicts and foodies, the wait is over, the Oak Cafe Bakery will be opening its doors on Sept. 13. Located in the Culinary Arts building, this student-run bakery offers a variety of breakfast pastries, freshly made sandwiches, desserts, espresso drinks, tea and more. All proce...

ARC needs to be more accessible for all students

An American with Disabilities Act-compliant door opener shows heavy signs of wear and tear at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 8, 2017. Many of the ADA-compliant door openers around ARC’s campus have seen excessive use and some of them are unusable. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Nathan Bauer

September 7, 2017

American River College needs to do more to expand access for disabled students. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires public institutions to be accessible to the disabled, but the law is often inadequate. Despite ADA modifications, getting around campus independently remains challenging ...

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

American River Review art submission by ARC student in a previous edition. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

March 18, 2017

The American River Review is accepting art submissions for its annual literary magazine, which features different categories like prose, poetry, fashion, culinary and visual arts. The ARR is a literature and arts magazine produced annually by American River College students; the well-respected p...

Students skype best-selling author

New York Times best-selling author Jay Heinrichs speaks to speech 302 students via Skype. (Photo by John Ennis)

Jared Smith

March 7, 2017

Laughter and questions, that’s not always what makes up your traditional class, but that was what ensued when students had the chance to speak with the New-York Times best-selling author of their textbook, Jay Heinrichs. Heinrichs, the New York Times best-selling author of the textbook, “Thank You f...

Opinion: Drinking water should be the logical choice

Students may find water as a better solution for energy, as opposed to energy drinks. (Photo by T.J Martinez)

Mychael Jones

March 1, 2017

According to a study by Nutrition Journal, college students drink less water because they prefer alternative options such as energy drinks or coffee. In fact, energy drink consumption amongst college students is very common. According to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information in whic...

Opinion: Students question where to smoke

Cigarette butt left on campus. Due to ARC's ban on smoking, student's question where to smoke. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

James Saling

February 21, 2017

American River College’s ban on the use of tobacco products on campus at the beginning of the fall semester has left many cigarette smokers and vape-pen users wondering where it is acceptable to smoke. Some smokers, chewers, vapors and other tobacco users may feel scrutinized regarding their ha...

Voice professor to host clinic

Master Voice Singer Catherine Fagiolo is holding a Voice Clinic for voice students at ARC on Friday 18. 
(illustrations by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

November 17, 2016

Professor Catherine Fagiolo will host a voice clinic that will provide ARC students with an opportunity to get critiqued by a professional vocal coach on Friday. The free voice is a workshop clinic offering students an opportunity to perform and get feedback on their performance. “Its an opport...

Opinion: Stressed students aren’t alone

Photo illustration by Lidiya Grib

Jared Smith

November 8, 2016

Are you feeling stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do? You’re not the only one. College can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Students have social lives, jobs and school to juggle. Trying to make enough time for all of these can prove a challenge. ...

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