The American River Current

Grassroots commercial music moves audience

Second semester student Malia Kaye performs an original piece about her mother during her performance at Acoustic Cafe on Feb. 21. (Photo by Jonathan H. Ellyson)

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

February 26, 2014

The first edition of the spring Acoustic Café 2014 took place on Feb. 21. The Acoustic Café is a free event, hosted by Professor Eric Chun, founder of the Commercial Music program at American River College. The Acoustic Café is a way for any musician, through a simple audition with Professor Chun,...

Take This Class: HIST 300: History of Western Civilization

Take This Class: HIST 300: History of Western Civilization

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

February 7, 2014

History is much more than just looking at the exploits of our past people. It is an analysis as to why it happened, and American River College Professor William Wrightson makes students think beyond what any textbook shows. History of Western Civilization (HIST 300) covers pre-civilization through...

Photo of the day 12-12-13

(Left to right) Dong Hao Zheng, Samuel Mantei, and Ken Menifee in a busy cafeteria, playing League of Legends cooperatively. Multiplayer games like LoL require coordination and teamwork, making the cafeteria a good place to communicate with team mates in a live environment.

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

December 12, 2013

(Left to right) Dong Hao Zheng, Samuel Mantei, and Ken Menifee in a busy cafeteria, playing League of Legends cooperatively. Multiplayer games like LoL require coordination and teamwork, making the cafeteria a good place to communicate with team mates in a live environment.

Student conductor moves full steam ahead

Mohammad Hassani conducts the ARC Orchestra for the first time in his career. (Photo courtesy of Mohammad Hassani)

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

December 3, 2013

The American dream as we know it is more and more becoming just that, a dream, but there is one individual at American River College who shows that it just may still be alive. Mohammad Assani is a music composition major at ARC. He hails from Iran, and moved to the U.S. four years ago to escape religious...

Photo of the day 11-18-13

Jon “pleaserawr” Mose, a new art media major, and Michael “big mike” Shaynyuk, a business major, practices yo-yo skills outside the ARC Student Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mose has been practicing yo-yo tricks for nine years, and Shaynyuk has been practicing  for two years. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

November 18, 2013

Jon “pleaserawr” Mose, a new art media major, and Michael “big mike” Shaynyuk, a business major, practices yo-yo skills outside the ARC Student Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mose has been practicing yo-yo tricks for 9 years, and Shaynyuk has been practicing  for two years. Photo by Michael...

Take this class: Theater Arts 350: Theory and Techniques of Acting 1

Professor Williams outlines on the whiteboard about monologues, their structure, and in what situations they are used or seen. This class not only teaches acting techniques, also writing.

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

November 13, 2013

Acting goes beyond just saying your lines according to the script. It is about making the human connection with your audience, and making your statement be felt, heard, and understood. In Theater Arts 350:Theory and Techniques of Acting I,1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, professor Sam...

New Book Press Puts ARC First Among Community Colleges

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

April 24, 2013

Writing is a universal creative medium that anyone who can read the language can understand. Writers love to see their work in print, and at American River College, that is now a possibility. Ad Lumen is a small press housed at ARC, and it is the first of its kind, being the only book printing press...

The Queen Makes a Comeback

The Queen Makes a Comeback

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

April 3, 2013

Heart of the Swarm may appeal to casuals, but still delivers some fun After 2 ½ years of waiting, the hotly anticipated expansion for Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm is finally released to the public. This was preceded by launch events happening everywhere on the globe, from Irv...

Azukar rolls over competition

A Philly Roll that is served at Azukar Sushi in Natomas. The roll comes with eel, cream cheese, cucumber, smoked salmon, tabiko and a miso sauce. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

February 13, 2013

Buffet-style sushi leaves you full and wanting more Sushi is one of the most dividing foods among friends. Half of any group will want to go; the other half won’t even think about it. Often the cost for decent sushi will scare people away from it altogether. But Azukar, a relatively new sushi re...

Acoustic Cafe showcases ARC’s musical side

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

December 11, 2012

The Acoustic Café Songwriter’s Recital showcased the talents of several music students at American River College. Organized by Professor Eric Chun, founder of the commercial music program, he intended for this event to give students an opportunity to perform original pieces for the public. A small...

Gaming is serious business: ‘Starcraft’ and the phenomenon of ‘eSports’

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

November 27, 2012

What fascinates me most about people is that we always find a way to make something competitive, and they come in all different activities in various scales of popularity and stakes. In this day and age, one of the more increasingly popular pastimes in this past decade is the phenomenon known as “eSports,”...

Top five fast snacks

Students who are taking night classes have vending machines like these machines by Danies Hall to fill their empty stomachs after all the cafes have closed for the night. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

October 10, 2012

With many students coming to school early in the morning and late at night, many of our campus’s food options aren’t available. The main alternative food source are the vending machines that dot the campus, but some of the choices are not really the best ones to available. Still, there are always...

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