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 »

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 »

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 »

Students to get a taste of Italian opera


Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014

Eight opera students from American River College will travel to Viterbo, Italy this summer to perform and study opera as part of a study abroad program. The students will be studying with a high-level maestro and performing excerpts from several operas. They will also serve as members of the orchestra... Read more »

ARC Orchestra returns from trip to Bay Area

Michael Pacheco, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014

The American River College concert and symphonic ensembles recently took a small tour of performances through the Bay Area. The tour was March 28-30 and took the mixed ensemble all over the Bay Area, spanning across local high schools, Los Medanos College and a clinic held in the San Francisco East Bay... Read more »

Hip-hop is going back to Cali

Photo Illustration by Zach TIerney

Walter Jones, Designer
April 13, 2014

For years people said the West Coast is dead and that the good artists are in New York or the South. From 2005 to 2010, two people (Game and E-40) have mainly represented West Coast hip-hop. Now we are seeing a bunch of artists coming out of California, and making a huge impact in the music scene. With... Read more »

Vocal jazz ensemble performs first home concert after division conference

Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 3, 2014

The American River College vocal jazz ensemble performed its first home concert of the season March 19 in the theater. The band returned home after a successful performance at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference in Santa Barbara. The ensemble performed eight songs, such... Read more »

All that jazz

Brandon Nelson, Web Editor
April 1, 2014

Music is all around this campus. Whether it’s the vocal ensemble or the teachers, music is very much a part of the American River College campus. Although it’s hardly ever heard. On March 25, Professor Dyne Eifertsen hosted a free jazz clinic with jazz musician Mike McMullen. “Don’t let anybody... Read more »

Student protest brings up questions on free expression

Mike “J.Terrible” DePiero is performing a silent act with tape over his mouth with “censored” written on it. DePiero was prevented from performing an original song that he wrote, so he performed his silent act in protest.

Jonathan H. Ellyson & Michael Pacheco, Managing Editor & Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Mike DePiero, also known as J.Terrible, staged a protest at the most recent American River College acoustic cafe. After being told he would not be able to perform one of his songs the way he wanted to, he instead placed tape over his mouth and proceeded to advocate his situation through a series of written... Read more »

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