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Jesus Miranda (right) and Troy Bernard (left) prepare to make sourdough in Hospitality Management class 326 on April 4, 2024. (Photo by Jose Leon)

Take this class: Hospitality Management 326

Jose Leon, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

As the rich smell of malty sweetness fills your lungs, the sense of floating dreamily is cut by the quick and organized movements of student bakers gliding across the room. The hustle and bustle of the...

The American River Review at American River College is looking to get more students involved with its magazine in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo courtesy of The American River Review)

ARC’s literary journal seeks increased student involvement

Alyssa Branum, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The American River Review is an English writing class run by Michael Angelone, an English professor at American River College.   This class, which is still currently taught online, allows students...

American River College department chair of hospitality, Brian Knirk says the culinary department is approaching the semester with an abundance of caution in fall 2021. (File Photo)

ARC’s culinary department rebuilds after partially returning to campus

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 3, 2021

  Brian Knirk, the American River College department chair of hospitality says the culinary department is in a rebuilding year as it makes a slow return to campus after being affected by the COVID-19...

Ceramic student Taylor Bacon uses the wheel to create a plate on Nov. 7, 2017 at American River College. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Take This Class (TTC): Ceramics (ART 390)

Brienna Edwards March 6, 2018

A door stands open outside of the art building. Music streams through the open passage, classic rock fills the air. Inside, students mill about the room. Some sit at the pottery wheels, spinning clay into...

Vocal jazz professor Art Lapierre teaches his beginning vocal ensemble class at American River College on Jan. 22 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Alondra Botello)

Take this class: vocal jazz ensemble

Alondra Botello January 30, 2018

Music stands labeled “ARC MUSIC” wait silently to be placed in a semi-circle around a Yamaha grand piano. From the distance you can hear multiple students warming up their voices before walking into...

Professor Pamela Downs leads a group activity during an Oct. 9 meeting of the TA 344 class. (Photo by Nathan Bauer)

Take this class: improv and theater games

Nathan Bauer November 16, 2017

Students gather around in a circle as instructor Pamela Downs takes to the center like a circus ringmaster preparing for a dazzling and elaborate trick; she explains the rules of the warm up game as each...

Professor Susan Howe teaches her Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual andTransgender Literature class at American River College. This semester is the first time the course has been offered at ARC. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Take this class: ENGLT 365: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Literature

Bailey Carpenter January 31, 2016

An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Reanne Acolsta's last name "Aclsta" A former student, and now professor, at American River College, Susan Howe, has created a safe haven for all...

Art new media student Charles Kinter places his piece of metal into the forge in order to make the metal easier to shape in his class, ART 376: Functional Sculpture on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The course focuses on working metal and using tools found in the blacksmithing market to make art that serves a purpose. Kinter said that working with the material has helped him in his art new media classes. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

Take this class: ART 376

Lena DoBynes November 24, 2015

The loud clang of metal on metal, the almost overwhelming heat against one’s face as they open the forge doors, and the look of the bright hot metal as it is pulled out of the fire are some of the various...

Professor Dyne Eifertsen, left, teaches MUP 323, Latin Jazz Ensamble. Students in his class learn a variety of different kinds of music such as Latin American and Afro-Cuban jazz. (Photo by Matthew Wilke)

Take This Class: MUP 323: Latin Jazz Ensemble

Michael Pacheco September 8, 2015

Student musicians interested in both honing their craft and learning a unique style of music have a great opportunity in the two unit MUP 323: Latin Jazz Ensemble course taught by Dyne Eifertsen. “Latin...

Professor Craig Smith lectures to his summer Introduction to Art History class. Students in the class learn the basics of expressionism and its role in the art world. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Take This Class: ARTH 300: Introduction to Art History

ARTH 300: Introduction to Art History helps students to see art in the context of different cultures, past and present. The class, taught by professor Craig Smith, also informs students about the different...

Take this Class PREAP 111

Take this Class PREAP 111

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko February 27, 2015

Vocational training classes offered on campus allow students to work hands-on in fields they are interested in. PREAP 111, an eight week, introductory-level course, covers various aspects of commercial...

Professor Alan Miller delivers his opinion on the numerous views of news satire hosts.

Take This Class: JOUR 320: Race and Gender in the Media

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia February 22, 2015

Not many other classes out there get students fired up like JOUR 320: Race and Gender in the Media. The class not only covers controversial topics dealing with gender, ethnicity and social class, but...

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