The American River Current

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...

The sounds of finale: Students showcase their work at applied music recital

(Left to right: Kevin Hamby, Andrew Little, Ryan Woempner, Michael Warner) Andrew Little who played Jazz guitar for his Applied Music Recital with assitance from his bandmates at the Fine Arts Building at American River College on Dec. 2, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

December 12, 2019

Piano keys send a melody through the halls of the American River College Fine Arts Building to a darkened recital hall, with its only lightsource above directed on a lone pianist practicing before the start of the recitals. Nearby, a table covered in paper slips is slowly being cleared by the students, ...

‘Kalopsia’ explores the quest into adulthood

Writer Kanika Harris, pictured here at American River College on Nov. 12, 2019, with her new book of poetry.

Bram Martinez

December 12, 2019

A few months ago American River College gained a new published writer. Kanika Harris, psychology major, wrote, illustrated and self-published her book of poems titled “Kalopsia.”  Harris defines Kalopsia as, “a condition, state or delusion in which things appear more beautiful than they real...

ARC Orchestra to perform with hip-hop ensemble

Ensemble Mik Nawooj will be performing with the American River College Orchestra at ARC on Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Pat Mazzera)

Jack Harris

December 3, 2019

The American River College Orchestra will perform with the hip-hop ensemble Mik Nawooj on Dec. 4. The name of the ensemble comes from the leader’s name, JooWan Kim, according to Kate Wells, second violin in the ARC Orchestra.  Wells, who has rehearsed with Mik Nawooj multiple times, said that the ensemb...

“Doctor Sleep” stands out well on its own, sidesteps traditional horror tropes

(Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Thomas Cathey

December 3, 2019

Nearly 40 years after the release of its predecessor, “Doctor Sleep” debuted on Nov. 8 and is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed horror classic and Stephen King adaptation “The Shining.” The film currently stands at a 76% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter and grossed $30 million in its opening week...

ARC Animation Club hosts special screening to honor 36 Kyoto arson attack victims

The Animation Club at American River College hosted a screening of the Japanese-animated film

Thomas Cathey

December 3, 2019

The American River College Animation Club hosted a special screening of the Japanese-animated film “A Silent Voice” at ARC on Nov. 4 in remembrance of the 36 individuals who lost their lives in an arson attack on Kyoto Studios, Japan in July.  Last month, Dyanna Paredes, Animation Club president pitched the...

Invitational concert gives listeners a note of inspiration

Ralph Hughes conducts the American River College Concert Choir with Heidi Van Regenmorter accompanying for fall the Choral Invitational Concert at the ARC Main theatre on Nov. 5, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 26, 2019

At the American River College main theatre on Nov. 5, many people gathered for a special performance. The auditorium itself was dark, but the stage remained lit.  After people filed in and filled the seats, quiet conversations from the crowd emerged, excited for the evening's event.   Silence filled th...

Lea Michele’s debut holiday album transports listeners to a NYC Christmas

Lea Michele releases her first holiday album

Ariel Caspar

November 26, 2019

Lea Michele is best known for her role as Rachel Berry on the Emmy award winning hit musical comedy “Glee,” which debuted in 2009. The show placed a spotlight on Michele and launched her as an internationally known actress and singer.  Fans would call her a power-house vocalist and accomplished Broa...

Thrifty art student dresses to express

Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled

Ariel Caspar

November 21, 2019

Between the art buildings at American River College, Caitlin “Cat” Alfstad sits comfortably amongst the in-progress art projects created by other students. She is wearing a worn-in, oversized knit blazer, an old Franz Ferdinand T-shirt stained with paint that she’s claimed to have owned since 200...

BoJack finally stops treading water in new season

(Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Bram Martinez

November 6, 2019

“BoJack Horseman” is a Netflix original animated adult comedy series that first premiered Aug. 22, 2014. It aired the first part of its final season on Oct. 25. The show is known for its realistic  take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, racism, sexism and th...

Kanye veers in a different direction with “Jesus Is King”

Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” recently dropped on Oct. 25. This is West's ninth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. (Courtesy of Good Music)

Alexis Warren

November 4, 2019

“We are not going to sleep until this album is out!” Kanye West tweeted on Oct. 24, one of the many nights “Jesus Is King” was supposed to be released. On Oct. 25, at around 9 a.m., Kanye’s ninth studio album, “Jesus Is King” finally dropped on all streaming platforms for eager fans t...

Catch These Jazz Hands – Live at ARC’s Main Theater

American River College’s jazz band will be playing a tribute show in early November alongside the Cooley Middle School’s jazz band. (File Photo)

Brandon Zamora

October 30, 2019

American River College’s music department will host an instrumental jazz concert directed by music professor Dyne Eifertsen at ARC’s Main Theater on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Students from ARC’s jazz band and special guest Cooley Middle School Jazz Band will perform. This is the first concert series for ARC’s...

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