The American River Current

A university isn’t always the right fit

Students took advantage of the beautiful American River College campus between classes on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

May 9, 2019

I was the kid in high school who thought that if I went from taking Advanced Placement classes, to taking courses at a community college then all of my hard work would have been for nothing— but was I wrong. In my experience the only difference between transferring to a four-year college right ...

ARC holds HBCU Transfer Fair

Counselors Nimo Ali and Judy Mays represent  the Umoja Sakhu Club during the Historically Black College and Universities Transfer Fair in the Student Center at American River College on Nov. 2, 2018. (Photo by Breawna Maynard)

Breawna Maynard

November 28, 2018

American River College held a Historically Black College and Universities transfer fair with a few partnered schools in the Student Center on Nov. 2. The transfer fair prioritized students who applied and gave students a higher rate in getting into the specific schools that visited. Historically B...

ARC becomes home to nation’s only university-style literary press

English Professor Michael Spurgeon leads a discussion in his English Creative Writing 455 class. ENGCW 455 read all submissions sent to Ad Lumen. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

October 5, 2017

American River College’s English Department has created a program unlike any other in the country. ARC is now home to the nation’s only community college-based university-style literary press and it is accepting submissions from all over the world, and opening its doors to students that want to...

Opinion: High school classes don’t prepare students for college

There is not enough coordination between high schools and colleges, leading to many students not being adequately prepared for higher education. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Jordan Schauberger

November 13, 2015

Every year, a college education becomes more of a necessity for most jobs, yet there doesn’t seem to be proper coordination between high schools and colleges to ensure success for students once they reach higher education. In 2014, a national survey showed that 46 percent of high school graduat...

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