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“Ordinary Man” is anything but ordinary

Heavy metal and hard rock legend, Ozzy Osbourne released his latest album, “Ordinary Man” on Feb. 21, 2020. The album features eleven new songs as Osbourne says goodbye to his fans with songs that reflect back on his life, and says thank you for all the love support over the years. (Courtesy of  Epic Records)

Brandon Zamora

February 25, 2020

In what will likely be the last album he’ll ever release in his lifetime, Ozzy Osbourne is back once again to release his newest album “Ordinary Man.” Will the self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness” farewell album go out with a bang or a whimper? It has been 10 years since the 71-year-old h...

Mac Miller releases last album “Circles” from beyond the grave

Mac Miller posthumously released his final album 'Circles' on Jan. 17, 2020, which gives further insight into his rehabilitation process from drug addiction. (Photo courtesy of Warner Records Productions)

Dylan Lillie

February 25, 2020

On Jan. 17, Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Mac Miller posthumously released his sixth and final album “Circles,” a sequel to his previous album “Swimming.” Miller named his albums this way in reference to the common expression “swimming in circles,” and both are supposed to portray how the...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” makes a fast and furious impact in his big screen debut

“Sonic the Hedgehog” was released into theaters across the United States on Feb. 14, 2020. Sonic arrives on the big screen in an action packed and funny film that everyone in the family and fans of the series can enjoy. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Brandon Zamora

February 25, 2020

After receiving heavy fan backlash about the main character’s design, when the first trailers came, Paramount Pictures makes the adjustment to not only fix Sonic’s design, but create a good movie that leaves fans of the series happy and on Feb. 14, “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released in theaters in the...

The Oak Cafe opens its doors for the 2020 spring semester

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

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 bakery and restaurant are key aspects of our culinary program, as they provide real world experi...

Parasite Review

Bong Joon Ho and Kwak Sin Ae pose with their awards at the Oscars. (Photo Courtesy of IMDB).

Josh Ghiorso

February 20, 2020

“Parasite” is about classism and the dichotomies of two worlds. The film is full of drama, crime and a little comedy as it follows the web of illusions spun by the characters.    The themes of classism and social inequality are displayed through the two families, the poor, sub-basement living ...

Margot Robbie shines in “Birds of Prey”

(Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Thomas Cathey

February 20, 2020

Nearly four years after the release of DC Extended Universe's (DCEU) “Suicide Squad,” young filmmaker Cathy Yan takes one of the best elements of “Suicide Squad”—famed Batman rival Harley Quinn—and places her at the forefront of her own movie. On Feb. 8, “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Em...

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)

Colin Bartley

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 Star” follows the story of a young African-American girl, Relia, living in North Carolina during ...

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)

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 as well as allow for students to come and speak with the artists about their pieces. The Lave...

Bojack exits stage right

(Courtesy of Netflix)

Bram Martinez

February 7, 2020

“Bojack Horseman” shot its final season on Jan. 31 because Netflix cancelled it. This beautifully made show displays a realistic society with mental illness and other hard to swallow topics that tie into events that are currently happening. The final season (both parts) puts a heavy emphasis on weakne...

ARC Kaneko Gallery opens with “Its Complicated” gallery show

Xabi Soto Beleche’s artwork in the Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College on Jan 27, 2020. ( Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Marquala Brown

February 7, 2020

The Kaneko Art Gallery debuted its first gallery exhibit for the spring semester on Jan. 29. “It’s Complicated” features art from artists across Sacramento.  The “It's Complicated” gallery showcase ends Feb.12 and includes artwork from Xabi Soto Beleche, Yolonda Reyes, Richard Munoz-Moore, Ga...

Best Picture nominations you need to see before Hollywood’s biggest night

Joaquin Phoenix performance in

Ariel Caspar and Thomas Cathey

February 6, 2020

By Ariel Caspar and Thomas Cathey For the first Academy Awards ceremony of the decade, there are many films nominated that usually don’t fit the description of the typical “Oscar-winning” movie, as the Academy usually tends to favor indie, arthouse-style films. But with comic book-based films like “J...

Oak Cafe serves great food but okay service

Main Entree wild Mushroom pizza served at the Oak Cafe on Dec 4, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Marquala Brown

December 12, 2019

American River College’s Oak Cafe restaurant, located in the culinary building near the theater parking lot, offers guests a great dining experience without spending a lot of money.  According to its website, the Oak Cafe is staffed entirely by students who rotate jobs, including host and serve...

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