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ARC student finds community in gaming

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, Rouse's YouTube channel, Quadnick, has over 11 thousand subscribers. (Photo by Jack Harris)

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 as well as most feeling from the chest down. Despite this life-changing event, Rouse has devel...

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

(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)

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 Mapes, 55, posted different variations of the leaflet on social media. He also uploaded videos of ...

ARC hosts Constitution Day college hour

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)

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 video of Barrios was viewed instead. Barrios, who has a degree in cultural anthropology from Ca...

Opinion: Students should disconnect from their cellphones

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).

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 distractions is gradually becoming of less importance to the masses. According to an article ...

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 suicide prevention. So they went beyond their assignment and made a public service announcement...

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