Dance company brings down the house with fresh talent and an impassioned performance.


Brooke Purves, Copy Editor
May 20, 2014

“I was in an emotionally abusive relationship before my boyfriend now, so I can relate to the panic and stress,” said performer Katie Sullivan, of the performance she and other American River College Honors dancers participated in to demonstrate the patterns of domestic abuse Saturday night at Sun... Read more »

In the eye of the performer

Michael Pacheco, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

Being involved in performing arts for over seven years has brought me to many different performance settings playing many different styles of music. The jazz concert I performed in Friday, A Tribute to the War Years, was not the first I had performed in, but it was much different than what I was used... Read more »

Tony nominations


Jonathan H. Ellyson, Managing Editor
May 5, 2014

Most people only focus on the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards, maybe the Screen Actors Guild Awards or Golden Globes Awards. Fewer people mainstream the Tony Awards, which is unfortunate because it can often be the most entertaining award show of award season. The nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards,... Read more »

Rhyme time at Word Soup

Michael Pacheco, Staff Writer
May 4, 2014

The arts encompass not only drawings and paintings, but also music and the written word. In this year’s edition of American River College’s annual faculty literary reading, Word Soup, poetry, pictures, and music combine to create a unique experience. Hosted by ARC English professors Traci Gourdine... Read more »

Cafe Europa delight will treat you right

Adnan Ramic, Arts & Culture Editor
May 2, 2014

Nestled in the parking lot of Century Plaza on Howe Avenue by Nordstrom Rack is a restaurant that brings the palate of Greek and American cuisines to customers. From the moment you walk into Cafe Europa, the scenery conveys a simple and at-home look that makes you feel welcome. The cafe recently relocated... Read more »

The Amazing Spider-man 2 ensnares viewers in a beautiful web


Korbl Klimecki, Ad Representative
May 2, 2014

Early into the movie the viewer is plunged into Spider-Man’s death-defying acrobatics through the New York City streets. You may ask, “is it worth paying for 3-D?” The 3-D is amazing. Emma Stone embodies the emotional struggle of Spider-Man as Gwen Stacy. Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker is wracked... Read more »

Iambic industrialism in ARC theater production

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Kameron Schmid, Sports Editor
May 1, 2014

William Shakespeare’s comedies always have a wedding, and the American River College Theater production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is no exception. While the main plot device lies in the engagement of Claudio and the lady Hero, there is another marriage on the stage — that of the classic... Read more »

Loving Steampunk element, students new to college productions are proving themselves capable.


Alex Panasenko, Staff Photographer
April 30, 2014

Of the four lead roles in the American River College production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” two are played by actors new to college productions: Micah Smith and Ashley Rose. First-timer Smith plays Claudio. Rose, playing Beatrice, is in her second college production, following last semester’s... Read more »

An exciting open stage night showcased ARC dancers’ talent


Brooke Purves, Copy Editor
April 27, 2014

What started out as an open dance night for the dance department Friday turned into a bit of a life lesson and a brief tour of the education and career opportunities of a dancer at the recital in Kinesiology and Athletics 231 from 6-7:30 p.m. Dance professor Sunny Smith explained a bit of how dance education... Read more »

Construction project cooking up bigger cafe

ARC New Culinary Building Januray

Jonathan H. Ellyson, Managing Editor
April 24, 2014

For the better part of two semesters, students of American River College have pardoned the dust of DLR Group architecture firm as they have a construction zone set up between the recently added life science and fine arts building and the fine and applied arts main building. Something tangible has been... Read more »

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