The American River Current

In our heads – Alisha Kirby

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

May 8, 2013

Book: “High Fidelity” - Nick Hornby - Our lonely, failing record store owning protagonist, Rob, is the perfect character. Actually, he's incredibly flawed, but that's the beauty of "High Fidelity." He's pathetic but relatable, shameless but humorous. This is definitely one of Hornby's best novels. ...

Record Store Day brings about vinyl boom

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

April 24, 2013

LPs fly off the shelves on this music enthusiast’s holiday There’s something exhilarating about sifting through bins of records, seeing the artwork, and being able to hold something in your hands. There’s an excitement one experiences when they find the exact album that they were looking for, a f...

ARC goes behind the scenes for the Spring 2013 Art Lecture Series

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

April 3, 2013

Lecturers urge students to be passionate about their craft The Art Lecture Series has become a staple in the ARC event calendar since coordinator and Fine and Applied Arts adjunct professor Joy Bertinuson started the series four years ago. The James Kaneko Gallery is funding the Spring 2013 series f...

El Papagayo brings big charm and big flavor to the table

El Papagayo has a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options such as the enchiladas rojas de papas al pastor, an enchilada filled with marinated grilled potato. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Alisha kirby and Alisha Kirby

March 13, 2013

Open the door to El Papagayo and what hits you first is the scent: a mix of salty tortilla chips and grilled steak and onions. There’s a spacious room of tables, all with a view of the fountain placed near the door. A big screen TV hangs in the far left corner, as one of the only forms of decor on...

First impressions of new student center

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

February 13, 2013

New construction makes ARC easy on the eyes It’s difficult for me to even begin to describe how little I’ve cared about the new student center the last couple of years. When construction first began in January of 2011, I was fairly new to the campus. I was still figuring out where my classes ...

Missive melodically juggles recording with work

Kyle Grewing, the lead singer of Missive, in the band's practice space in Old Fair Oaks on Nov. 24. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

December 5, 2012

[bandcamp track=2691226470 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=short] Above is Missive's track Acceptance, from their album "Not a Minute Goes By" Author Aldous Huxley once said that, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” It’s a form of expre...

Lydia vocalist sits down with the Current after indie band’s show in San Francisco

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

December 5, 2012

What was originally advertised as an acoustic show turned out to be anything but as Lydia took the stage to a sold out crowd at Café Du Nord in San Francisco on Nov. 14. While Sweet Talker, the opening act, did play an entirely acoustic set (which included a lovely cover of “Hallelujah”), the headliners...

Take this class: TA 437 Stage Makeup

Take this class: TA 437 Stage Makeup

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

November 26, 2012

The Class TA 437, or Stage Make-up, isn’t your average YouTube makeup tutorial. After learning techniques to work with highlight, shadow, color and more, students learn how to work through the whole aging process - how to make themselves look middle age, old age or extremely old age. After that,...

Motion City Soundtrack induces super-dense state on Ace of Spades

Motion City Soundtrack induces super-dense state on Ace of Spades

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

November 8, 2012

Ace of Spades was overrun by indie rock Tuesday as Motion City Soundtrack, Jukebox The Ghost and Now, Now took the stage and filled the local venue with enough energy to fill a few hundred cans of Red Bull. Now, Now kicked things off with a couple of songs off of their new record “Threads,” including...

Of Mice and Youth: Why college-age people can’t be picky

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

November 8, 2012

I eavesdropped on a conversation on campus in which a girl of maybe 19 or 20 said to her friend, “It’s impossible to find a job.” When her friend asked what sort of jobs she’d applied for she responded with a list of jobs she wouldn’t want. There seems to be an increased sense of entitlement...

Reported misuse of study rooms lead to issues for students and faculty

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Alisha Kirby and Sergio Portela

November 8, 2012

At ARC library, some students speak about dissatisfaction in study rooms while others have no problem It’s two days before a big test and you and a group of friends are in the library searching for a study room. It’s a weekday, so they are all full but you spot one with only one person. You poli...

Pasquale’s is magnifico with classic Italian style

Pasquale’s is magnifico with classic Italian style

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

November 7, 2012

It’s like something ripped from Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.” You walk in to dimmed lighting, with Frank Sinatra playing softly in the background, and sit at a red and white checkered table cloth with the single red candle placed in the center. Pasquale’s Italian Pizzeria is a family owned...

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