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A new Idles release came out on February 16, 2024, with the bands release of its fifth studio album, “Tangk.” (Photo courtesy of Partisan Records)

Idles’ “Tangk” is an unexpected pull upon the heartstrings

Will Forseth, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

This past February saw the release of “Tangk” by U.K. rock band Idles to significant acclaim. Whatever momentum the band has been riding from its four previous studio releases seems to have not lost...

Sarah Mattson, an art professor at American River College, working on her figure drawing on March 1, 2024. (Photo by Chris Johnson)

ARC art department invites artists to sharpen their artistic swords at Figure Friday

Chris Johnson, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Physical art is an important outlet for a lot of people, and artists are quick to take advantage of any opportunity they can find to improve their abilities. To walk into a room and see a dozen people...

There are many instruments to pick up and learn, like guitars and piano. American River College has many to practice upon, including this one pictured in the music department on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Clifton Bullock III)

Music classes in college should be mandatory

Clifton L. Bullock, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

The majority of people love music as a form of relief, with it bringing life to the party and because of the melodies and lyrics. There are many genres such as K-pop, rap, classical, lofi, pop and many...

Marco Tabayoyon and Alec Hudson get ready for a final dress rehearsal on February 15, 2024. “Airness” will run from Feb. 16 until Feb. 25 in the ARC main theater. (Photo by William Forseth)

ARC’s production of “Airness” peeks into the lives of competitive air guitarists

Will Forseth, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Aspirations of grandeur is a tune we could all rock out to. The American River College theater department’s rendition of “Airness,” playing in the ARC main theater until Feb. 25, was written by American...

Diana Ormanzhi’s surreal paintings on display at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College through February 8 (Photo by Will Forseth)

Illusion of Sanctuary Art Gallery Premiers at James Kaneko Gallery

William Forseth, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Nestled in one of the most unassuming corners of American River College’s main campus, behind the theater in what seems like a back alley suite covered in beige stucco, one can find the James Kaneko...

“Try That In a Small Town,” by Jason Aldean does no justice for country music. (Photo courtesy of BBR Music Group)

“Try That In a Small Town” is a cryptic condescension towards Black people

Shy Bell, A&C Editor December 14, 2023

Not too long ago, I was returning from the store down the street from my house. I was walking through my middle-class suburban neighborhood in Sacramento, California, when I peered to the left and something...

American River College’s jazz ensemble performance is a tribute to jazz musician Duke Ellington, while the jazz combos bring their own arrangements to the stage. (Photo courtesy of Robyn Eifertsen)

ARC showcases two jazz performances

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 30, 2023

The spirit of jazz has come to embrace the American River College community just in time for the last stage of the fall semester. ARC will host two upcoming performances for students to show their talents...

Season two of “Loki” leaves viewers with their jaws dropped after every episode. (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

“Loki” season two brings optimism for Marvel’s future

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor November 28, 2023

In a time where it seems that Marvel has wasted a lot of good titles with subpar content filled with bad CGI and weird plot holes, season two of “Loki” is able to provide MCU fans with optimism for...

Sufjan Stevens broaches many momentous themes with his new album “Javelin.” (Photo courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty Records)

Sufjan Stevens’ latest album is a tremendous one for the emotionally distraught

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 21, 2023

I’m cold, it’s really early in the morning (what most would call late at night). My heart hurts, for many reasons and I am trying to keep a level head. Let me write this: Sufjan Stevens released...

 American River College’s musical productions include music from contemporary and classical pieces. (Photo courtesy of Serge Kuzmin)

ARC’s music department kicks things off for the fall semester

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 3, 2023

As the weather and leaves begin to change, the heavens open and Bragi, the god of poetry, with his harp, shines light upon the American River College community. ARC’s music department will present...

Drake released “For All The Dogs” on Oct. 6, featuring 23 songs. (Photo courtesy of OVO Sound and Republic Records)

Drake’s “For All The Dogs” doesn’t quite meet fans’ expectations

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 17, 2023

Drake released his newest album, “For All The Dogs,” on Oct. 6. The album is good, but was also one of Drake’s worst albums he’s released yet and does not come close to the expectations set for...

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