The American River Current

‘The Art of Printmaking’ featured in 2013 calendars for Kaneko Gallery fundraiser

Carla Manes and Carla Manes

December 5, 2012

American River College art students, together with Professor Mick Sheldon, are proud to announce their fifth annual “Kaneko Gallery Fundraising Calendars” for 2013 which are now available. “I’m thinking that, for our fifth year making this thing, it’s gonna catch on fire… I’m totally excited,” said Sheldon on the enthusiasm for the new calendars. Th...

The Final Countdown

Finals are a stressful time for students, coming up at ARC from Dec. 17 to Dec. 20. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

December 5, 2012

How to take care of your brain and body during end-of-semester exams The good news: the semester is approaching its end. The bad news: it brings final exams on top of all the other exhausting and stressful tests we have already survived. Our weary brains beckon, “memory, concentration and ener...

Take this class: ARTPH 305 – Digital Photography

Take this class: ARTPH 305 – Digital Photography

Staff Writer

December 5, 2012

In a campus full of exams, research papers and other such gratuitous assignments that don’t cater to your artistic side, you may want to give Art Photography 305 a try. It is not an easy A, but it is a chance to flex your creative muscles. The Digital Photography class offer students the knowledge...

Missive melodically juggles recording with work

Kyle Grewing, the lead singer of Missive, in the band's practice space in Old Fair Oaks on Nov. 24. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

December 5, 2012

[bandcamp track=2691226470 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=short] Above is Missive's track Acceptance, from their album "Not a Minute Goes By" Author Aldous Huxley once said that, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” It’s a form of expre...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ‘L’ Bomb

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ‘L’ Bomb

Mayra Sanchez and Mayra Sanchez

December 5, 2012

Time stops the first time you tell someone you love him or her. Eyes are locked, hearts are melting and somehow, “A Whole New World” is playing in the background. Yeah, that never happens. We all know telling someone you love them is one of scariest things a young heart can do. That doesn’t...

Take this class: TA 437 Stage Makeup

Take this class: TA 437 Stage Makeup

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

November 26, 2012

The Class TA 437, or Stage Make-up, isn’t your average YouTube makeup tutorial. After learning techniques to work with highlight, shadow, color and more, students learn how to work through the whole aging process - how to make themselves look middle age, old age or extremely old age. After that,...

A smoke-free struggle

Ashley King and Ashley King

November 26, 2012

The Current’s Ashley King describes her battle with Smoking Cessation Therapy As a smoker of eight years, quitting is a decision that comes almost too easy for me. Who quits smoking during midterms? That’s just asking for an F.  I lost 65 pounds in the last year; won’t quitting smoking make me ...

Major decisions: the highest-growing fields of study for ARC students

Carla Manes and Carla Manes

November 26, 2012

If you are a student at American River College but haven’t decided on your major, you should ask yourself this: what am I interested in? What jobs will be in demand when I’m finished with my education? How much money do I want to make and what is the least expensive way to achieve my goal? Earning...

Happy to play the blues

ARC student Mac Russ plays an acoustic cover of the Grateful Dead's

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

November 26, 2012

Describing his music genre as “folk and rock mixed together,” Mac Russ is a musician with, as he says, “a bit of a unique sound just because I taught myself everything I know about music.” Self-taught isn’t a disparaging thing; Russ can play and sing so well that while he was being recorded...

Twenty first century gold rush

Panning for the precious metal found in Sacramento rivers increases in popularity. (Photo Illustration by Bryce Fraser)

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 26, 2012

The Golden State has struck gold fever again. California has long been known for the rich content of its soil, but with gold selling at just over $1700 an ounce, people are once again panning for profit. “A lot of it has to do with uncertainties of currency, but also people who are selling gold...

Four kinds of dates, four different headaches

Four kinds of dates, four different headaches

Mayra Sanchez and Mayra Sanchez

November 25, 2012

The dating world can make any single girl want to commit to a nunnery. But every once in a while, when I meet an interesting guy, I’ll decide to leave the comfort of my sofa and go on a date. I’ll put on my fancy shoes and take an extra five minutes or so putting on my makeup, all in hopes that it’s...

College tech through the ages

Olesya Sytnyk and Olesya Sytnyk

November 18, 2012

Today’s students can’t imagine functioning in college without computers, laptops, smartphones and other such devices. Hand writing out, or worse, typing out long papers on a typewriter, has became history. Nowadays, the words such as iPhone, iPod, tablet and e-book are as ubiquitous as Mickey...

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