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“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is “very nice”

Sacha Baron Cohen stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)
Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova shake things up before the 2020 presidential election
October 28, 2020

Fourteen years after Sacha Baron Cohen’s first film “Borat” debuted, the world has been gifted with a sequel by the provocative creator entitled “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” released Oct. 23.   The...

5 family friendly Halloween movies to watch this October

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was released in 1966 and is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Lee Mendelson Film Productions)
Movies that will get the whole family into the Halloween spirit
October 21, 2020

With Halloween coming up and everyone staying inside, there is a lot more time to spend with family—time that can be used to watch some movies together. Here is a list of five family-friendly movies...

Having trouble with Canvas? Don’t stress

Even if you struggle with online learning, Canvas is designed to be user friendly and help you stay as organized as possible. (Photo by Edith Nunez)
The Current's guide to ease you through using Canvas
September 14, 2020

This semester many students are taking an online class for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes are either synchronous, meaning class meets live through Zoom at a set time and day,...

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)
Missing the movie theater? Bring it to you with the power of streaming
September 5, 2020
Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 

ARC’s funeral services program provides assistance in New York

ARC’s funeral services program sent both students and staff to assist with the post-death process in New York. (Photo by Heather Amberson)
May 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has been the state hit the hardest by the virus, leading the nation in both cases and deaths. Now, American River College’s funeral services program has stepped...

Quaran-reads: 10 book suggestions for the readers out there

Reading can benefit you in many ways. It helps with thought development, increases your knowledge and understanding, keeps your mind active and further broadens your vocabulary. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
A diverse list of reading material to try from picture books to short stories
April 15, 2020

We are only a couple weeks into shelter-in-place, and I’m sure at this point many of you are over self-quarantining. With all the time off, it can be hard to find things to keep you busy and pass the...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

With sporting events canceled or suspended due to coronavirus concerns, multiple sports podcasts such as ESPN Daily are filling the gap during the unknown hiatus. (Photo courtesy of espn.com)
March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB...

Pass the time with table games

Board games are a good option for those practicing self-quarantining. (Courtesy of pixabay)
March 17, 2020

With the cancellation of classes all over the country, and the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and gatherings, people are probably disappointed and bored. One of the solutions for this,...

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)
November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College...

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Professor Arthur Lapierre directs his MUP 401 Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble class at American River Collge on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)
October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the...

The caffeine love triangle

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)
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...

Star running back sets high standard for AR football team

Evyn Holtz, running back for the American River College football team, prepares for practice in the football locker room on Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)
October 24, 2018

He had an average of 6.1 rushing yards per carry last season, one point more than Adrian Peterson had during his groundbreaking 2,000 yard rushing season in 2012. He had 12 touchdowns in 11 games. He’s...

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