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It’s time to “Power Up” with AC/DC

Famous Australian rock band, AC/DC released their newest album, “Power Up” on Nov. 13, 2020. This album features 12 new songs as the band tries to prove the point that they still have what it takes to make great music. (Photo courtesy of Sony Music Australia)
Does AC/DC still have what it takes to make great music or is all the hype just in the album name?
November 19, 2020

It’s been six years since the Australian rock band AC/DC has released an album, and on Nov. 13, it released its newest album for fans to listen to called “Power Up.” Does AC/DC still have that same...

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)
ARC Theatre performer snags a spot on Team Gwen
November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

Club Day made possible through new virtual platform, Booth Central

On Oct. 20, the Student Senate discussed new plans and ideas for clubs to continue to function and prosper amidst the pandemic during the Club and Events Board meeting. (Photo from unsplash.com)
Five new clubs are officially recognized
October 30, 2020

The Student Senate discussed the possibility of using a new virtual platform for Club Day during its meeting on Oct. 20. Because the pandemic has forced many events to hold online meetings and virtual...

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is “very nice”

Sacha Baron Cohen stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)
Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova shake things up before the 2020 presidential election
October 28, 2020

Fourteen years after Sacha Baron Cohen’s first film “Borat” debuted, the world has been gifted with a sequel by the provocative creator entitled “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” released Oct. 23.   The...

The Carmen Project offers a deep dive into a French opera classic

The Carmen Project is a shining example of how one department at ARC that relies on in-person instruction has successfully transitioned to online learning. (Image from ARC Orchestra website)
Combining online lectures and music recording, the ARC Orchestra continues to play
October 27, 2020

With a global pandemic effectively derailing work and education across the United States, many Americans find themselves commuting from their beds to their computers at home in order to go to work or attend...

“Phasmophobia” brings real fear to gaming

 “Phasmophobia” has terrifying ghosts who can hunt and attempt to kill players, and the only ways to survive are to run or hide. (Screenshot of gameplay)
If it’s scares you’re looking for, “Phasmophobia” delivers
October 27, 2020

For those of us whose Halloween plans have been sidelined by the pandemic, an alternate form of home-based entertainment is essential for celebrating the season. While horror video games have historically...

Kaneko gallery remains online for the pandemic

The online exhibition “An Artists’ Response” is one of the few exhibitions being put on by the gallery at the moment. This exhibition features work from local, regional, and national artists and it showcases their response to the injustices in our country.” (Screenshot by Will Minke)
The gallery remains running with multiple online-only exhibitions
October 25, 2020

It’s been several months since there has been an actual in-person art show on campus at American River College due to Covid-19 and the resulting campus shut-down. The pandemic has set forth guidelines...

Review: ARC Theatre triumphs with “Fires in the Mirror”

With the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, there is possibly no play more fitting or necessary for 2020 than “Fires in the Mirror”. Though the show ended on Oct. 18, ARC Theatre is hoping to stream the show again later this year. (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre)
Drama serves a powerfully acted warning for today’s America
October 23, 2020

“Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities” premiered at The Public Theater in New York City on May 1, 1992. Now, more than two decades later the American River College Theatre...

10 spine-tingling thrillers that are sure to haunt you

If you like being creeped out, this spoiler-free list is for you
October 21, 2020

The spooky season is among us, and while everyone else is getting excited about pumpkin spice, horror genre fans are on the hunt for new and intriguing films to enjoy. While this isn’t a traditional...

5 family friendly Halloween movies to watch this October

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was released in 1966 and is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Lee Mendelson Film Productions)
Movies that will get the whole family into the Halloween spirit
October 21, 2020

With Halloween coming up and everyone staying inside, there is a lot more time to spend with family—time that can be used to watch some movies together. Here is a list of five family-friendly movies...

Pandemic forces ARC’s dance department to adapt to online environment

Despite not being able to meet on campus, the dance department at ARC is doing the best it can under the current circumstances. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
October 19, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s dance department is no longer offering in-person dance instruction. Instead, as with most of the college’s departments,  distancing guidelines...

“It’s about time” Crash Bandicoot came back

On Oct. 2, 2020, “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” was released on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Crash returns in his first original game in 10 years with silly but challenging platforming gameplay for old and new fans of the series to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Activision)
October 7, 2020

It’s been 10 years since a new addition to the Crash Bandicoot series has been released. However, on Oct. 2, 2020, that changed as Activision published the newest entry of the series, “Crash Bandicoot...

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