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The new Netflix documentary series, “Break Point,” released on Jan. 13, depicts both the competitive and human sides of tennis. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Break Point” depicts the competitive lives and emotions that the most successful tennis players experience

Carla Montaruli, Opinion Editor February 3, 2023

“Break Point,” directed by James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin, was released on Jan. 13, and is streaming on Netflix. The docu-series gives spectators a chance to find out what makes tennis exciting, and...

The holiday season is here, so here is a list of the best and worst movies to watch during the break.(Photo by Lorraine Barron)

It’s Christmas movie time

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 24, 2022

It’s that wonderful time of year, a break between semesters. Oh yeah, and it’s Christmas. It's time to snuggle with your favorite blanket and watch the best holiday movie—or the worst. Now you...

American River College’s new interim president is Frank Kobayashi, replacing Melanie Dixon who resigned at the end of the semester. The work to find a permanent replacement will begin in the Spring 2023. (Photo courtesy of ARC website)

ARC appoints interim president, Frank Kobayashi

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 23, 2022

On Dec. 13, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent an email to the American River College faculty and staff announcing that Frank Kobayashi had been selected as the college’s...

American River College football team photo (Photo courtesy of Jon Osterhout)

The American River College football team rallied behind each other to have a great season.

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 18, 2022

The American River College football team had a great season and made it to the Northern California Football Conference Championship game on Dec. 3, which would end in a loss.  The team has good reasons...

American River College womens volleyball huddle during a timeout against San Joaquin Delta on Nov. 15 at home. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC Women’s volleyball finishes as the state runner up

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer December 17, 2022

American River College women’s volleyball finished its season as the California Community College Athletics Association State Championship runner-up after losing to Feather River College in Fresno during...

Album cover for Cake’s 1996 album, “Fashion Nuggets.” (Photo by Sony Entertainment)

ARC music professor Kirt Shearer recognized for his contribution on commercially successful ’ 90s rock album

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

American River College’s own Kirt Shearer, music department professor, was a speaker at Welcome to 1979 Studio’s annual recording summit held in Nashville, Tenn in November. Shearer engineered and...

Enjoy a “madcap romp” through “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” at Theatre in the Heights; Citrus Heights, that is. (Photo courtesy of Theatre in the Heights)

There’s plenty to see and do this holiday in Sactown

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go…” wait. Stop the presses. No place to go? Are you kidding? Maybe the “Let it Snow '' songwriter,...

Understanding nutritional needs can help ARC athletes perform better. (Photo via Adobe Stock)

Learning about nutritional needs helps ARC’s athletes improve performance

Carla Montaruli, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

Learning about nutritional needs can help American River College’s athletes improve their performance. That’s why athletes need the support of the school to learn what they should eat and drink to...

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate ended on Nov. 14 after a vote by the Los Rios Board of Trustees. The LRCCD needs to make sure they are keeping students and staff safe. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

The LRCCD needs to keep students safe after vaccine mandate is dropped

The Current Staff December 15, 2022

The Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Oct. 19. The mandate was officially lifted on Nov. 14.  Ending the mandate lifts the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine...

San Franciscos Union Square is up and ready with Christmas decorations. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How to: A singles guide to fun during the holidays

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

With the holiday season in full swing many singles are watching couples do cute things together while they're cuddle-less.Opposed to popular belief, however, there are plenty of things singles can have...

Melanie Dixon said goodbye to staff and faculty at a farewell gathering on Dec. 6 at American River College. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC president Melanie Dixon to resign at the end of the semester

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 10, 2022

On Dec. 6, a farewell gathering was held at American River College for president Melanie Dixon. Faculty, staff and students from the different areas of the Los Rios Community College District were present.  Dixon,...

All in a day’s work: Michelle Whitehead, an athletic trainer with the American River College Kinesiology & Athletics department, wraps a football player’s ankle on Nov. 15. (Photo by Gina Gangursky)

Trainer Michelle Whitehead helps ARC athletes perform at their best

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer December 10, 2022

Enter the athletic training department at American River College at any given time, and you are bound to see multiple athletes roaming in and around the station where the competitors have their injuries...

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