The American River Current

Photographers on display

Gavin McIntyre, a student with art in the show, examines another student's photo on Feb. 11 at the Union Hall Gallery in downtown Sacramento. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

February 22, 2012

The Union Hall Gallery was bustling with spectators eager to see photographs taken by American River College students. On the opening night of Feb. 11, the Records of Light show was a success. Works were showcased of students in the ARC photography department. As people moved through the small...

The Fray tells their ‘Stories’

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

February 22, 2012

After being honored as the 84th most influential band of the last decade by Billboard Magazine, Denver, Colo.’s The Fray released their third studio album – the first of this decade -- on Feb. 7. The Current was recently given the opportunity to speak with the band’s guitarist, Dave Welsh, during...

‘Undergrads’ stirs up controversy

Megan Houchin and Megan Houchin

February 22, 2012

James Franco’s Web series gets under USC’s skin “I can’t believe they showed us drinking! Nobody drinks in college!” yelled James Franco at the closing of the first episode of his new Web series, “Undergrads.” With heavy use of sarcasm, Franco retaliated to the complaints from students...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ showcases racial tention of the 1930s

Brandon Lancaster as Atticus Finch with a prop rifle during rehersal on Feb. 13. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

February 22, 2012

The year is 1935. America is in the middle of the Great Depression, and racial tensions are reaching a boiling point, especially in the South. A white lawyer is defending a black man for a crime he didn’t commit, yet everyone knows it’s a lost cause. There are threats of lynching. And yet, three...

Filipino flavor is Rocklin’s gem

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

February 9, 2012

Empanadas N Buns is a wonderful little restaurant located in Rocklin that serves Filipino food, and I had the opportunity to try out a few of their delicious items. As soon as you walk into Empanadas N Buns the chef and owner, Nora Carino, with a warm smile, greets you. Carino is behind the cash register...

Flashback 1986: ‘Wisdom’

Flashback 1986: 'Wisdom'

Malissa Rogers and Malissa Rogers

February 8, 2012

Flashback to the year 1986: a year of feathered hair, cassette tapes and when MTV actually played music videos. American River College looked different; there were no parking issues or high enrollment fees and an arcade could be found on campus in the Student Center. That same year, ARC’s football...

And the winner is…?

And the winner is…?

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

February 8, 2012

Oscar season is upon us once more, and with it comes many questions. What are these movies? Why didn’t so-and-so get nominated? Why did they pick these over everything else? While I don’t understand the reasoning of the academy sometimes, I do appreciate good movies. So let this be a guide to help...

ARC Theatre presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

From left to right, Brett Young, Jake Young and Emily Botnen in ARC's

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

February 8, 2012

A controversial play about racism, injustice and life lessons is on its way to American River College’s theater and is directed by one of ARC’s professors. Sam Williams will be directing Christopher Sergel’s screenplay adaption of the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee. This...

Trapt’s rock not enough to set you free

Trapt's rock not enough to set you free

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

January 30, 2012

Trapt, the veteran hard-rock band from Los Gatos, returned to The Boardwalk (Orangevale’s sole intimate venue for live music enthusiasts) to deliver a pulse pounding 80-minute set to a capacity crowd of just more than 450 people on Jan. 26. The group, consisting of lead singer Chris Brown, guitarist...

Rockstar and Corporate Sponsorship Overshadow All Expect M. Shadows

Rockstar and Corporate Sponsorship Overshadow All Expect M. Shadows

Mark Lewis and Phillip Frields

December 4, 2011

There couldn’t be a more properly named multi-band nine-hour-long concert tour than “The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival” which invaded Wheatland’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Oct. 13, 2011, bringing with it the caffeine-induced fury of a rock and heavy metal cocktail. Ten thousand ear...

Trending fashions on campus

Nursing major Stephanie Sanchez, 19, wears a pair of Bearpaw boots and a Docker's scarf on Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo by Shanel Royal)

Miguel Todd and Shanel Royal

November 30, 2011

Goodbye fall and hello winter, it is time to trade in the light clothes and add some more layers. But don’t fret; style can still be obtained without feeling or looking bulky. Here is the top five trending clothing for women and men based on what is seen on campus. Women’s 1.    Cardigans:...

‘Antigone’ brings dynamics to the stage

‘Antigone’ brings dynamics to the stage

Tonisha Barnes and Tonisha Barnes

November 30, 2011

Antigone is a play that hits every emotion. The production full of love, hate and war, encompassed with deep, expressive words, fueled the audience with emotions of sadness and laughter. “The dialogue was dynamic,” said Marissa Gonzales, ARC English major. Antigone, the name of the leading female...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Arts & Culture