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UFC Fighter Josh Emmett reflects on growing up in Sacramento

UFC fighter Josh Emmett trains in the octagon with his trainer Joey Rodriguez at on Feb. 14 at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness. Emmett is preparing for his first UFC main event fight against Jeremy Stephens on Feb. 24 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

March 14, 2018

From where Josh Emmett is standing, he can hear the music pounding through the arena speakers. He’s waiting for his cue to enter the octagon. The 32-year-old is about to make his professional mixed martial arts debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship — the largest MMA promotion in the world. ...

Child prodigies attend ARC

Tanishq Abraham, 11, (center) at American River College's graduation last May. Tanishq's sister Tiara, 9, also studies at ARC.

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

July 29, 2015

For Tanishq and Tiara Abraham, being an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl includes typical sibling rivalries, such as who gets to play as which character in Mario Kart for the Nintendo Wii. “She always claims Mario first, so I always take Luigi,” said Tanishq as Tiara grinned. But the two...

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

May 18, 2015

A Cameroonian and American poet reflects on her time at American River College and how it brought her writing to a matured exploration of her two competing cultural identities. Viola Allo grew up in Cameroon and moved to the United States in 1998, the same year she began attending American River College,...

Alum demonstrates 3D software at ARC

Former animation student Jonathan Camacho, now a professional 3D Animator and modeler, demonstrates for Art New Media students. Here the students watched this geometric shaped animal transform as he pulled out claws and horns on the monster.  He textured the model with available brushes already built it Zbrush and what emerged was a complete 3D monster.

Mary-Ann Myers and Mary Ann Myers

May 5, 2015

American River College alumn Jonathan Camacho, a 3D animation major who was in professor Matt Stoher’s 3D animation class, came to campus to demonstrate modeling software to art new media students. Camacho is a 3D and 2D gaming artist from Sacramento with more than four years of experience working...

Mustafa Shaheen: Portrait of an artist

Mustafa Shaheen: Portrait of an artist

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

May 4, 2015

Mustafa Shaheen looked like a million bucks as he walked hurriedly around Witt Gallery, making final preparations for the opening of his first solo art show, “Friends and Sometimes Friends.” On a small table by the entrance was a pencil-drawn image of celebrity chef Guy Fieri, screaming. The picture...

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

May 4, 2015

When Pat Brown and Kayla Childers walk together at graduation at the end of this semester, it will mark the ending of a three-year period where the two, grandmother and granddaughter, spent every day at school together. For Childers, who first began taking classes at American River College in 2011,...

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