Students from the ceramics department sell their art


Jose Garcia, Scene co-editor
May 13, 2015

Student’s from the ceramics department sold their handmade wares today at the X-sale being held behind the ceramics lab. Michelle Wong Yukmui, an art major, has her own booth at the X-sale. “I’m selling some of my pieces today so I can make some extra money to move to Thailand with my husband.... Read more »

Dance instructor kicks off Pacific Island Heritage month with a history of the hula


Meredith Durham, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015

Clad in traditional Hawaiian dress, American River College dance professor Tyra Simoni gave a lecture on the art of Polynesian dance. The hula, the “language of the heart,” was the theme of the last college hour of the spring semester Thursday. Powerful music and chanting go along with delicate choreography... Read more »

Speech students go beyond their assignment and make suicide prevention video

Kameron Schmid, Editor-in-Chief
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 that... Read more »

ARC Professor reads from his new book, “The Animals”

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Meredith Durham, Staff
May 5, 2015

College hour was packed with students waiting to hear author and English Professor Christian Kiefer read from his newest novel, “The Animals” Tuesday. Kiefer followed the reading with a question and answer session alongside fellow author and English professor Michael Spurgeon. Kiefer explained his... Read more »

Career Fair brings employers to American River College


Alex Panasenko, Staff Writer
May 4, 2015

The FBI was among many organizations recruiting at a Career Fair held at American River College last Thursday. Alexandra Vaniw, a psychology major, stopped by the FBI table. “I always wanted to go into behavioral analysis,” said Vaniw. Besides the FBI, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the California... Read more »

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together


Kameron Schmid, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2015

When Pat Brown and Kayla Childers walk together at graduation at the end of this semester, it will mark the ending of a three-year period where the two, grandmother and granddaughter, spent every day at school together. For Childers, who first began taking classes at American River College in 2011, driving... Read more »

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading


Meredith Durham, Staff
April 30, 2015

American River College’s annual Word Soup faculty poetry reading took place at Tuesday’s college hour as National Poetry Month concludes this April. English professors Traci Gourdine and Cathy Arellano read from each of their published works, mostly in literary magazines and chat books. This year’s... Read more »

Success of horticulture department’s plant sale continues


Jose Garcia, Scene Co-Editor
April 30, 2015

The horticulture department’s plant sale Wednesday drew not only American River College students but interested customers from the surrounding community. Products for sale included bedding plants, vegetables, outdoor shrubs, tropical foliage plants and herbs. Students from the Plant Propagation and... Read more »

ARC student fashion blogger wrote for The New York Times and The Huffington Post

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John Ferrannini, Managing Editor
April 28, 2015

At 17-years-old, she has already appeared on the “Today” show, been published in The New York Times, been featured in Teen Vogue and is a writer for The Huffington Post. This year, Justina Sharp has added another item to her long resume: American River College student. Sharp says her long journey... Read more »

Arbor Day comes to American River College with tree planting ceremony

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Brandon Nelson, Scene Co-Editor
April 27, 2015

No students attended the first ever Arbor Day celebration on the American River College campus Friday. The first of two ginkgo tree saplings was planted in the quad near the construction of the student services building. Although the celebration was announced on the school’s online calendar, no students... Read more »

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