The American River Current

Uncovering hip-hop cultures at ARC

American River College is the home of many aspiring and former hip-hop and rap artists, including current and former students and staff. (Photo illustration by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

April 8, 2019

Many people want to be artists, including people that want to become rappers or MCs or they want to work on production. Including people close to our area, current and former students as well as staff members. Many people want to make it big time in the music industry. Whether it’s playing an i...

ARC designs map to showcase art around campus

The art on campus will be mapped online so visitors can easily locate over 250 artifacts on display at American River College. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

April 8, 2019

There are more than 250 art pieces across campus, but no way to find them all unless you wander around for hours on end. The art department is trying to change that with a new online map feature on the ARC website that will show students and visitors where they can find art on campus. This new feat...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” brings new perspective to the horror genre

“Us” is Jordan Peele’s newest must see horror/thriller about a family on vacation who meet their evil counterparts. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Thomas Cathey

April 3, 2019

Prior to 2017, virtually no one expected comedian and actor Jordan Peele to go from the guy known for impersonating Barack Obama on the popular sketch-comedy series “Key and Peele,” to an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. But after writing and directing his first feature film, the horror/thriller “Ge...

Bay area artist used ancient symbolism in “Piece$” show

Laney College art professor Fan Lee Warren speaks about her art show, “Piece$” which features her highly symbolic work in the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

March 14, 2019

Old and mismatching picture frames adorned the walls of the gallery; inside are paintings of different subjects on distressed paper. The subjects of these paintings are mostly children, incorporated with repeating symbols related to time. A crowd of art professors and students crowded into the Kaneko G...

Music students prepare for Acoustic Cafe

Chair of the music department Eric Chun teaches students how to write chord progressions during his songwriting class, MUSM 120, on Feb. 25, 2019 at American River College. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

March 7, 2019

The music program at American River College, headed by the chair of the music department Eric Chun, is helping students delve deeper into their musical creativity and develop polished songwriting skills to generate all styles of music. Nine songwriters have been selected from two songwriting classes...

Casting call brings hopeful models for this year’s fashion show

Model Eyona Young walks for the designers of this year’s fashion show, who will select models based on how well they believe they suit their collection. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 7, 2019

American River College’s fashion department held a model casting call on Friday, Feb. 22, inviting people of all genders, shapes, and sizes to audition for the annual fashion show that will be held later this spring. An estimated 86 students and nonstudents alike swarmed the Arts & Science build...

“Kingdom Hearts III” brings back the magic

“Kingdom Hearts III” is the first game of the series released for the Xbox One console. (Photo illustration by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

March 4, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts” fans have been waiting nearly 14 years for the next main installment of the video game series. The time to rejoice has finally arrived. Amid high expectations, Square Enix released “Kingdom Hearts III” worldwide on Jan. 29 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Was the wait worth it? L...

Offset opens up in his debut album, “Father of 4”

Photo Courtesy of Quality Control Music

Gabe Carlos

March 2, 2019

After delaying his album release date several times over an alleged split from wife, Cardi B,  Atlanta rapper Offset finally dropped his debut solo album, “Father of 4,” on Feb. 22. After the delays, Offset has delivered the album that he truly wanted to make. This is not the typical Migos ...

ARC theater department enters the world of “The Twilight Zone”

The American River College theater department will bring a live production of

Imani Smith

February 28, 2019

The eerie and thought-provoking television series “The Twilight Zone” will come to the American River College main stage on March 1, by way of director Jason Long. The classic television series, created in the 1950s by Rod Serling, features episodes in various genres, including fantasy, scien...

Ariana Grande says ‘Thank U, Next’ to “Sweetener”

Alexis Warren

February 25, 2019

Fans speculated about whether Ariana Grande’s new album, “Thank U, Next,” will live up to “Sweetener”’s excellence, and with such a short time to cook up 12 magnificent songs, Grande has exceeded expectations. Earlier this month, Grande released her fifth studio album titled “Thank U, ...

Fashion Department to hold model call

Dress forms are being stored in Arts and Science Room 105, where the Fashion Promotions class works to organize the fashion show, and where the model call will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

February 21, 2019

American River College fashion students will hold a model call on Friday for the 18th annual ARC Fashion Show. The casting process will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 105 in the Arts and Science building and is open to everyone of all genders and sizes, ages 16 and up. The team of students fro...

E Street Gallery showcases ARC faculty in group art show

Photography professor Jodie Hooker admires the works of art made by her colegues during the opening reception for the ARC Faculty/Staff Art Show at the E Street Gallery on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

February 21, 2019

Outside the classroom, the art professors at American River College are talented working artists making a name for themselves through gallery exhibitions. Some of those professors are currently featured in a group show at the E Street Gallery near Midtown. The ARC Faculty/Staff Art Exhibition ru...

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