The American River Current

Quaran-reads: 10 book suggestions for the readers out there

Reading can benefit you in many ways. It helps with thought development, increases your knowledge and understanding, keeps your mind active and further broadens your vocabulary. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
A diverse list of reading material to try from picture books to short stories
April 15, 2020

We are only a couple weeks into shelter-in-place, and I’m sure at this point many of you are over self-quarantining. With all the time off, it can be hard to find things to keep you busy and pass the...

North Star offers an in depth look at the civil rights movement

American River College Theatre Department prepares for their production of “North Star” (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)
February 19, 2020

“North Star” is the upcoming, full-length, production by American River College’s theater department, with the first showing starting on Feb. 28, 2020. Written by Gloria Bond Clunie, “North...

American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

Ryan Sunzeri’s artwork hangs in the Pride Center at American River College after winning last year’s Lavender Art Show. The Lavender Art Show highlights art from ARC’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty and will be held on Feb. 24-26 in the Student Center. (Photo by Oden Taylor)
February 19, 2020

The Lavender Art Show, put on by the American River College Pride Center, will take place in the Student Center Feb. 24-26. A reception is scheduled for the last day from 12-2 p.m. to announce the winners...

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

“Zoo” shows up and shows out
October 3, 2018

The outspoken and confident Russ Vitale’s latest project “Zoo,” released last month, is absolutely his best to date. This is Vitale’s 12th album in total, adding to his large discography of...

Self-taught painter leaves her mark on Sacramento

Artist Aliyah Sidqe stood above a crowd of onlookers as she spent two hours painting live during American River College’s Black Heritage Celebration on Feb. 22.  (Photo by Jennah Booth)
March 14, 2018

Armed with a paintbrush and clad in paint-splattered denim with a rainbow scarf holding back her natural hair, Aliyah Sidqe stands a full three feet above a crowd of onlookers in the Student Center. Around...

Beauty and the Beast is coming to ARC

Beauty and the Beast will run from Oct. 6 to 22 at the American River College main stage theatre.
September 28, 2017

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical hits the stage this October at American River College. The classic involves a young woman, Belle, who is an outsider in her village who meets and falls...

The heart of the American River art club: Blanca Bastida

A portrait of Samuel L. Jackson by Art Club President Blanca Bastida. (Photo courtesy of Blanca Bastida)
May 15, 2017

The campus of American River College has become an artistic mecca in Sacramento. The ARC Art Club regularly hosts art exhibitions, performs live art and has its work hung up in galleries all over town. All...

Power Rangers morph into theaters

The new Power Rangers movie out in theaters. (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate)
April 25, 2017

While purchasing a ticket to the latest Power Rangers reboot, directed by Dean Israelite, my expectations were anything but high.     Surprisingly, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. The character building...

The art of observation

Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)
April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young...

Figurative angel sculptures, “Agora’s Light” revealed

Angel sculptures designed by local artist Garr Ugalde, located at American River College. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)
April 5, 2017

Three compelling figurative angel sculptures stand spaced apart from one another facing outward from the Student Services building, invoking curiosity and perplexity over their eccentric shapes. For...

Review: “Breaking The Code”

The American River Production of “Breaking the Code” presented their show about Alan Turing who helped break the German code during WWII. The poster shows the actors in the show. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)
April 3, 2017

The play production “Breaking The Code” recently ran for two weeks at American River College, presenting a spectacularly performed show about a man that most people can appreciate and respect -- Alan...

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