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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...

American River College department chair of hospitality, Brian Knirk says the culinary department is approaching the semester with an abundance of caution in fall 2021. (File Photo)

ARC’s culinary department rebuilds after partially returning to campus

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 3, 2021

  Brian Knirk, the American River College department chair of hospitality says the culinary department is in a rebuilding year as it makes a slow return to campus after being affected by the COVID-19...

Studying at home can be hard. Coffee shops like World Traveler, pictured here, in Sacramento, California, can be a great place for students to study for their classes. (Photo by Jasmine Eisenberg)

Six best coffee shops for studying in Sacramento

Jasmine Eisenberg, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

As we are still in the throes of the pandemic, we continue to face plenty of shutdowns. However,  there have finally been some businesses reopening, including coffee shops that are putting down their...

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....

Students wait in line at the Oak Cafe bakery on opening day on September 19, 2019. American River College hopes to bring back a series of impossible to convert classes, including the hospitality laboratory courses in which students operate the cafe, for the fall 2021 semester. (File Photo)

Oak Café hopes for re-opening in the fall

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 21, 2021

The American River College student-run restaurant and bakery, Oak Café, has not been able to operate due to COVID-19 regulations since last March, according to Brian Knirk, ARC adjunct professor of hospitality...

 On Nov. 25, Volunteers help to distribute toiletries bags for student to each car.

On Nov. 25, the Beaver Food Pantry distributed food and toiletries to needy students

Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 10, 2020

On Nov. 25, the Beaver Food Pantry distributed food and toiletries to students who needed the items.  Following COVID-19 protocols, students lined up their cars in two rows by the portable classrooms...

The Oak Cafe is opening its doors this spring semester Wed. Feb. 12 . File Photo.

The Oak Cafe opens its doors for the 2020 spring semester

Josh Ghiorso February 24, 2020

Already tired of the cafeteria food this spring semester? Then head over to the Oak Cafe,  where American River College’s student-run bakery and restaurant re-opened Wed. Feb 12.  “The Oak Café...

Oak Cafe opens for business

Oak Cafe opens for business

Jack Harris September 23, 2019

American River College’s Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery opened for the fall semester Sept. 18. Judy Parks, professor of culinary arts, and teacher advisor of the Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery, said...

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks are the three coffee shops at American River College and all have different strengths and weaknesses. (Photo illustration By Felix Oliveros)

The caffeine love triangle

Felix Oliveros November 6, 2018

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks — these are the three options for coffee at American River College. Each place offers something unique for those who need that extra bit of assistance before...

The Kaneko Gallery featuring “Mother and child”by Dr. Samella Lewis during Black History month. The “Black Artist on Art: The Legends” exhibition will be up Feb. 22- Mar. 17. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Kaneko Featuring Art of Black Artists

Lidiya Grib March 7, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery is hosting an exhibition celebrating Black History month, featuring the works of black artists at ARC through March 17. “The Black Artist on Art: The Legends Exhibition” will...

Oak Cafe set to re-open Feb. 11

Mary-Ann Myers and Mary Ann Myers February 9, 2015

The American River College Oak Cafe will be re-opening on Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that the campus is not closed. “We will have a new menu every week,”...

Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens ARC’s new culinary arts building

Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens ARC’s new culinary arts building

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko January 31, 2015

American River College’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management program officially opened the new Culinary Arts building by holding a ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony, and offered...

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