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One of the most entertaining movies released to theatres this year, Godzilla vs. Kong gives you everything you want out of a monster bash. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Review: Who will win? Godzilla vs. Kong

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

As one of the main blockbusters released during the pandemic era, “Godzilla vs. Kong” released on March 31, is a fun and energetic monster movie that picks up where the prior movies, 2017’s “Kong...

On March 9, 2021, the  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release date was announced via Twitter along with its cover, created by Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić and featuring Lil Nas X as both Adam and God in a reinterpretation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. (Photo courtesy of Filip Ćustić)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its critique on LGBTQ-excluding Christianity

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

When Lil Nas X released the corresponding music video to his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” social media quickly flooded with reactions, with fans praising him and onlookers demonizing...

As we get back to life post COVID-19, we begin to enjoy the things we missed, like going to movie theaters. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

It’s nice to be back at the movies

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

For the past year, people have been stuck at home with most entertainment outlets closed due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that our local counties have been rolling into reopening...

Content creation is now an easy way for the general public to make a career out of their simple interests with the rise in streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. (Photo via Unsplash)

Content creation: make money by living your daily life

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Many people might “Twitch” at the thought of openly living on the internet, but it seems to be the new popular social trend. On March 14th, American variety streamer Ludwig Ahgren started streaming...

Since opening three weeks ago, Brown Sugar Boba has made a name for themselves locally with their own collection of boba bottles called BSB bear bricks and BSB buddies. (Photo by Gwen Mahler)

Sacramento County businesses are still expanding in the midst of a pandemic

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Even though the hustle and bustle that is normally Sacramento County has quieted down in the last year doesn’t mean that this county still isn’t expanding and waiting for residents to visit again....

Steven Thompson shares his passion and love for music and the ARC orchestra. Thompson says the orchestra is a welcoming group and includes people of all ages. (Screenshot via the ARC orchestra website)

Professor Steven Thompson introduces the ARC Orchestra

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

First it was the simple piano studies. Then it was picking up the trombone for the first time. Now it’s directing orchestra pieces around the world.  What else can an interest in music bring someone? For...

American River College's Melanated Music Mondays is a space to come through and get counseling information, do homework and listen to popular music by artists with melanin in their skin. (Photo via American River College)

Melanated Music Mondays gives students a place to chill and listen to music

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

As the famous musician, Ray Charles said, “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”   Music is something the average college student loves and gravitates...

American River College's Club and Events Board holds an online Pet-Palooza, showcasing local, adoptable dogs on April 29, 2021.

Meet a future best friend at the ARC online Pet-Palooza

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The American River College Club and Events Board will host the Pet-Palooza, an online pet adoption event on April 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....

Asago:nhgweh women are taught to embrace their heritage through singing circles and group gatherings reaping and hand sowing crops together. (Photo courtesy of Katja Esson)

“Without a Whisper”: how Indigenous women influenced the fight for women’s rights

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The topic of women’s rights is a relatively new concept compared to men’s rights, which is one of many reasons the month of March is designated as Women’s History Month. From sixth grade and onward,...

Sewing Guild Scholarship winner and fashion major, Madison Thielke, is dreaming of becoming a fashion journalist and traveling around the world. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Madison Thielke

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 23, 2021

American River College fashion major Madison Thielke has been interested in the fashion industry since childhood and is now being awarded with a scholarship from the  Sacramento Chapter of the American...

Effie Yeaw Nature Center provides opportunities for college students to relax

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

College students balance work, school, and other responsibilities, but they often neglect to find time to relax. Many healthcare professionals recommend recharging in nature for physical and mental health...

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