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Twitch is a worldwide live streaming platform used for different types of entertainment. People are using it to raise money for charities and organizations as the pandemic has brought on more tragedies and hardships these past 12 months. (Photo via Unsplash)

How content creators are using their platforms for the greater good

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

About six months ago, a young teen decided to start streaming and uploading “Minecraft” gaming videos. With his Gen Z humor and a following of only a few people, he thought that was as good as it could...

Many people are finding it hard to stay in shape while gyms have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and smoke from multiple fires has created poor air quality for the residents of Sacramento, Calif. However, working out from home without a mask is possible with minimal equipment and space. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)

Five tips for staying in shape during quarantine

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 24, 2020

By: Oden Taylor [email protected]   With an airborne pandemic and poor air quality due to the smoke from fires blazing across California, not only have gyms closed until further notice...

Eric Black, alongside his wife Bethani Black who also teaches yoga at American River College, record YouTube videos for their students instead of holding live Zoom classes. (Photo courtesy of Eric Black)

Athletic instructors redesign yoga classes for virtual learning

Nick Subia, Staff Writer September 23, 2020

This fall, nearly all classes at American River College are being held in an online environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. For most subjects, this transition has been straight forward and manageable,...

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 5, 2020
Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 
After a life-changing accident, when he was 17, Nick Rouse found gaming as a way to connect with and encourage other gamers with disabilities. Now, Rouses YouTube channel, Quadnick, has over 11 thousand subscribers. (Photo by Jack Harris)

ARC student finds community in gaming

Jack Harris December 12, 2019

“Without video games I definitely would’ve been a lot worse off. It helped me live another life.” When Nick Rouse was 17 years old he fractured his C1 vertebrae, shattered his C5, and lost movement...

(Left) Tracy Mapes staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

Mack Ervin III, John Ennis, and Luis Gael December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy...

Hopsin performs on stage for his tour “SavageVille,” at Ace of Spades in downtown Sacramento 1417 R St, on Sat. Oct. 8. The rapper demonstrated his spontaneity when he jumped off of the stage, and with the support of his fans, stood up and continued to rap. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Inside the ill mind of Hopsin

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael October 13, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez & Cheyenne Drury When you look into the eyes of rapper Hopsin, it's hard to look away. The artist has a certain je ne sais quoi quality about him. That, and a pair of shock-white...

Fans sing along with Hopsin at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California on Oct. 8. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Photo Gallery: Hopsin “SavageVille” Tour

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael October 13, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez and Cheyenne Drury

Before a presentation was going to begin at the College Hour September 15th Professor Kristina Casper-Denman gave a brief summary about the event. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

ARC hosts Constitution Day college hour

Cierra Quintana September 21, 2016

American River College hosted a college hour on Thursday about Native American political sovereignty with guest speaker Dayna Barrios, who was unable to attend due to her accepting a new job. A YouTube...

A photo illustration depicts a hand breaking through the screen of a cellphone. It has been said that at the beginning of each morning, 62 percent of people grab for the phone that is more than likely tucked beside their pillow (Photo illustration by Lena DoBynes).

Opinion: Students should disconnect from their cellphones

Lena DoBynes October 29, 2015

Update, Oct. 29 at 3:36 p.m.: The word their was initially misspelled in the headline.  With the rise of the cellphone, any activity that takes time away from the small tantalizing device of endless...

Speech students go beyond their assignment and make suicide prevention video

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid May 7, 2015

For five students in professor David Austin’s Speech 331 class, attending a suicide awareness walk at Sacramento State University just wasn’t going to be enough in their project to help the cause of...

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