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“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” released in theaters on May 6, 2022, reminds viewers that you should never mess with a witch. (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Review: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” draws a thin line between dreams and nightmares

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The Marvel franchise brings us a second installment to the Dr. Stephen Strange storyline that was released in theaters on May 6.  It takes place after the first season of Scarlet Witch’s show “WandaVision”...

The American River Review at American River College is looking to get more students involved with its magazine in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo courtesy of The American River Review)

ARC’s literary journal seeks increased student involvement

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The American River Review is an English writing class run by Michael Angelone, an English professor at American River College.   This class, which is still currently taught online, allows students...

The horticulture department is looking for tree trimming and irrigation services as it develops as of April 18, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC’s horticulture department is looking for more helping hands

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 16, 2022

American River College’s horticulture department is back on campus since it opened up in February, and working to get plants back to thriving since the lockdown.  Students within the department...

The American River College Fashion department is debuting new student works at its 21st annual fashion show on May 7, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC set to put on its 21st annual fashion show

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Many people grow up playing dress-up and wishing to piece together looks seen in movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada.” For some American River College students, the dream can become a reality.  The...

“X,” released March 18, 2022, and starring Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega and Kid Cudi, is a new-age slasher film that brings a breath of fresh air to the genre. (Photo courtesy of A24 Studios)

Review: “X,” is an impressive homage to 1970’s grindhouse-slasher films

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

A24 is a movie studio known for releasing high-quality horror films, including “The Witch,” “Midsommer” and “Hereditary.” Its latest release, “X,” is a horror film that manages to live...

Cast member Alexandria Wilson preparing for her role in American River College’s annual production of “Gumbo” which premieres on March 25, 2022. “Gumbo” fundraises for ARC theater students that attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (Photo courtesy of Mark Kushnir)

ARC theater department set to perform its annual production of “Gumbo”

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 23, 2022

American River College’s Department of Theater Arts & Film will perform its annual production of “Gumbo,” starting on March 25 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on March 26 at 2 p.m. and...

Devin Hough, luthier and musician, has dedicated his life to building and repairing string instruments, including  baroque-era violins, viola d’amores, and violones. (Photo courtesy of Devin Hough)

Musician, Devin Hough, gives a rare glimpse into the history and modernization of baroque-era string instruments

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 20, 2022

These days, working as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments, is an unusual profession. Over time, the craft has largely been replaced by mass production in an age that often values efficiency over...

The Oak Cafe at American River College is back in business for the spring semester of 2022 with continued COVID-19 safety protocols. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

The Oak Cafe returns for the spring semester

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

American River College’s student-run restaurant and bakery, the Oak Cafe, has opened its doors once again for guests in search of a sweet treat during the spring semester. The Oak Cafe had been inoperative...

Students will start seeing more live, in-person events from the American River College music department, starting with an event on March 10. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC Music Department to hold in person events for the first time in two years

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

The American River College music department will begin holding live and in-person events for the first time in two years, starting with a four-concert series. According to Dyne Eifertsen, co-chair of...

“Marry Me”, released on Feb. 11, 2022, by Universal Studios, represents a love triangle, while also representing the colliding of two different lifestyles. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios)

Review: ”Marry Me,” where a single song carries the movie

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 2, 2022

“Marry Me,” released on Feb. 11, is filled with an abundance of romance, confusion, and love triangles, which fit right in with its Valentine’s Day-adjacent release.  “Marry Me” stars Jennifer...

The American River College Department of Theater Arts & Film will perform Lost Girl starting on Feb. 25, 2022. The story follows Wendy, played by Lili Young, 10 years after her experience with the Lost Boys and Peter Pan. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC Theater department set to perform sequel to classic fairytale

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 23, 2022

The American River College’s Department of Theater & Film will perform “Lost Girl,” a dramatic comedy written by Kimberly Belflower. The department will perform six live productions on Fridays,...

This drawing, Modern Liza by Jesus Barela, can be seen online American River Colleges virtual James Kaneko gallery in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

Kaneko gallery remains online amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the American River College faculty and students to shift to remote learning, the college’s art department responded by moving its art exhibits online.  Patricia...

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