The American River Current

Welcome Day showcases departments and clubs

Clubs face-off in lip sync battle on Welcome Day on Feb. 8,2018. Welcome Day offered new and returning students information and goods from different departments, clubs and vendors. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Hannah Yates and Jennah Booth

February 12, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Hannah Yates   American River College held its first Welcome Day of the year on Thursday. Representatives from all aspects of campus life promoted various clubs, businesses and academic departments. Frankie Dotson-Johnson, the Center for Leadership & Development Student pe...

ARC looks to hire Pride Center coordinator

American River College opened a Campus Pride Center for the LGBT community. They are now looking to hire someone to run the center. (Illustration by Lidiya Grib)

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

American River College is currently hiring a full-time faculty member to run the LGBTQ Pride Center. This Pride Faculty Coordinator would would be responsible for the programming and the types of services offered by the Pride Center, which is currently located in the UNITE headquarters in the Student Ce...

AAPI takes on heritage week at ARC

Students at the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage week from April 24 through 27. (photo by Lidiya Grib)

Joel Whited

May 10, 2017

The Asian American Pacific Islander heritage group celebrated the diversity among students on campus at American River College the week of April 24th. The week long event was presented and hosted by the UNITE center. AAPI co-creator Kashia Lynhiavve, art major, believes in embracing the community to be...

Slavery is a bigger problem than ever

Sarah Bond from 3 Strands Global discusses human trafficking during ARC's College Hour. (Photo by John Ennis)

Jared Smith

April 3, 2017

Even with slavery abolished, America still has a slave problem. Today there are currently 21 million slaves in the world, more than ever in recorded history, according to the International Labor Organization. Seven percent of these slaves are from the ‘developed economies,’ North America, Canada, and the ...

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Brave spaces are a unique place that allow students to speak about issues currently bothering them. (Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock)

Solange Echeverria

March 6, 2017

It was the Wednesday just after last November’s Presidential election. The mood on campus was at best, subdued. Those of us who did not vote for Donald Trump and what his supporters stood for were swinging on the continuum between somberness and outright anger with a hefty dose of fear. I needed so...

Students invited to participate in mural project

Artist Unity Lewis shares the meaning behind his murals in the Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Oct. 1, 2016. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Lidiya Grib

February 16, 2017

ARC students are invited to take part in a mural project hosted by Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformation Education (UNITE), the Community and Diversity Center at American River College. The project, led by artist and instructor Unity Lewis, will be completed throughout the next couple of weeks. S...

Panel shares stories about being black and Muslim

Guest speakers, Adrian Jasper, Muhammad Saifullah, Yusuf Ali, and Parrish Geary speak at Unite: I am Black, I am Muslim on Feb. 9.

Jared Smith

February 14, 2017

UNITE, and the Center for Teaching and Learning held a college hour event on February 9. The event, “I am Black and I am Muslim,” aimed to educate about Islam. The panel event included four guest speakers, poet-songwriter Adrian Jasper, Muhammad Saifullah, a Council on American Islamic Relat...

ARC presents Study Abroad college hour

Professor Bill Wrightson and past students talk about their experiences in Florence, Italy during a College Hour on Nov. 17, 2016. Wrightson was explaining the study abroad program for next year when they go back to Italy. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cierra Quintana

November 28, 2016

ARC and UNITE hosted “Study Abroad” located in Raef Hall on Thursday. The program opened up with William Wrightson, the head director of Study Abroad. Study Abroad was introduced to Los Rios in 1991, when Sac City had the first opportunity to experience the program.   The program offers...

Chicano filmmaker presents movie about police brutality

Aurora Guerrero speaking on the stastics of women in the film industry during her speech on Nov. 16, 2016

Cierra Quintana

November 15, 2016

UNITE hosted Aurora Guerro, a strong activist in the film industry, on Thursday in Raef Hall 160.  She began by addressing her concerns about the elelction. “We need to stay together and unite during this trouble time,” Guerro said. “The world is hard for us right now. Especially towards women,...

Muslim Student Association celebrates Islam

American River College student Momna Shabazz speaks during a panel titled “Hello, I am a Muslim” hosted by the Muslim Student Association on Nov. 9, 2016 at ARC. Shabazz talked about her experiences growing us as a Muslim and how she was treated in school. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman and Jared Smith

November 15, 2016

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) collaborated with UNITE to host an event titled “Hello I am Muslim,” on Wednesday. The event was hosted in the Student Center Community rooms one and two. The MSA’s club mission, according to their flyer, is to “create an avenue for Muslim students to meet,...

Student leaders look to console students concerned with the results of the election

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

Robert Hansen

November 14, 2016

In California, where Hillary Clinton won more than 60 percent of the vote, students at American River College voiced concerns following the election of President-elect Donald Trump. District leaders have spoken out in support of those students. At Thursday’s senate meeting, adviser Juan Blanco...

Author uses hip-hop to engage learning

Dr. Christopher Emdin speaking about Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Hip-Hop fusion in the community rooms, Thursday, Oct. 20. Many students showed up to listen to Dr. Emdin relate learning to Hip-Hop culture.

Solange Echeverria

October 25, 2016

UNITE hosted Dr. Chris Emdin, bestselling author and public speaker who uses the art of hip-hop to keep students, especially students of color, engaged in science on Thursday. The community room at ARC was full, with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students and aficionado...

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