The American River Current

Controversial flyer sparks campus-wide debate

A flyer ignited a campus-wide conversation after this photo, taken by an unknown person, was shared in an American River College faculty email thread, as well as on Reddit and Twitter.
October 23, 2019

A flyer posted outside of the UNITE office in the HUB ignited controversy among both staff and students, and prompted a formal apology from American River College President Thomas Greene. The flyer...

Current Editorial: Administration responds poorly to controversial flyer

After several requests to speak to people within the UNITE and the Equity Departments about the controversial sign, the Current was repeatedly ignored or told to direct their questions elsewhere. (Photo by Emily Mello)
October 23, 2019

In early October, American River College’s UNITE interns hung a flyer in the HUB which read: “Masculine Black Men; Check Your Male Privilege Before Entering.” By the school’s own admission,...

Students combat controversial protestors on campus

Counter-protesters from American River College attempt to divert attention away from Chauncey Killens’ controversial message on May 13, 2019. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
May 20, 2019

After a number of protests involving homophobic language and other controversial messages on the American River College campus, as well as other California college campuses, this past academic year, Universal...

Students among 84 arrested during Clark demonstration

American River College U.N.I.T.E members Raven Kauba (left) and Dronme Davis (right) participate in a Stephon Clark protest on March 8, 2019. The two students were two of the 84 demonstrators who were arrested by Sacramento police officers during a Stephon Clark protest in East Sacramento on March 4, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 25, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1963: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” When Sacramento police arrested 84 people in East Sacramento on March 4, however, the demonstration was far from a riot,...

UNITE creates vision board workshop

American River College students work on vision boards at the vision board workshop in the Student Center at American River College on Feb 12.
March 6, 2019

American River College’s UNITE (Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformative Education) program held a vision board workshop in the Student Center Hub on Feb 12. This workshop encouraged students...

UNITE works to create an inclusive campus

A table adorned with candles, a Black Lives Matter flag, and messages acknowledging and celebrating the lives of black Americans is set up in the Student Center. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)
March 5, 2019

The Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformative Education Program, or UNITE, at American River College is focused on creating a more inclusive community for the student body. UNITE is focused on helping...

Los Rios responds to DA’s decision in Stephon Clark shooting

Demonstrators raise their fists as they block the intersection of J and 8th in protest of Stephon Clark's death on March 29, 2018. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 4, 2019

Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced Saturday there would not be any charges filed against the officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark almost a year ago. Following...

This former ARC student’s struggle with housing is not unique

Former American River College student Courteney Duren-Hill and her son Gavin Hill lost their mobile home during the spring 2018 semester due to an increase in rent. Now, she has relocated from motel to motel. While attending ARC, Duren-Hill benefitted from the services offered to students. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 13, 2019

It’s morning and Courteney Duren-Hill wakes up to her alarm going off in her living room at her single-wide mobile home in Caravan Village near Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard. Sighing, she lays in...

Walking with Grace

Grace Deyanna takes a break from hosting to recite her poem, “Newsworthy” at Tell it Tuesday in the Student Center on December 4, 2018. (Photo By Felix Oliveros)
December 12, 2018

Be the change you want to see in the world. Some people may have heard this saying before, and for some, it’s taken to heart and applied daily. Some might take it and become an activist, or a vital...

Artivism: The true peaceful protest

Aurellius the Siant performs at American River College's artivism event on April 18, 2018. ARC's UNITE program invited Aurellius to lecture on the importance of words on April 17 and to perform at their artivism event the next day. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
May 11, 2018

In the wake of unrest and injustice, people grasp for ways to communicate their frustration. Discontent within society can ignite campaigns for change, some violent, some not. The frustrations of our nation...

UNITE to host Mobile Black History Museum

UNITE will be hosting a Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Feb. 22. (File photo)
February 21, 2018

On Thursday Feb. 22, ARC’s Community and Diversity Center, UNITE, will host its second annual Black History 101 Mobile Museum in The HUB, which is located in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This...

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