The American River Current

ARC Students share their experiences with NCAS

Students like Omar Costilla, Jesbaam Sanchez and Jedi Alindogan are students who’ve been through the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program.  (Photo Illustration by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

December 11, 2019

Earth seems big, but as time goes on, the places that humans can explore on their planet diminishes so there are only a few directions to go, down to the blackened depths of the ocean or up to the starry sky.  One such route to understanding, and eventually exploring a place where 80 years ago woul...

Invitational concert gives listeners a note of inspiration

Ralph Hughes conducts the American River College Concert Choir with Heidi Van Regenmorter accompanying for fall the Choral Invitational Concert at the ARC Main theatre on Nov. 5, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 26, 2019

At the American River College main theatre on Nov. 5, many people gathered for a special performance. The auditorium itself was dark, but the stage remained lit.  After people filed in and filled the seats, quiet conversations from the crowd emerged, excited for the evening's event.   Silence filled th...

San Joaquin Delta Mustangs trample the Beavers

Beavers defender Haley Norlie passes the ball at the game against San Joaquin Delta at American River College on Nov. 8, 2019. ARC lost 0-1. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 21, 2019

The American River College women’s soccer team lost 1-0 against the San Joaquin Delta Mustangs at the ARC soccer field on Nov. 8.  Before the game started, there was a small ceremony congratulating the women who are leaving ARC, hosted by families and team members. This game was like a clas...

How to do Thanksgiving on a student budget

People who are planning on making a Thanksgiving feast on a budget shouldn’t sacrifice quality for cost. (Photo illustration by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and some people are still in doubt what they could be doing for the holidays. Some people may be invited to Thanksgiving events by friends or family and some people won’t celebrate. Some may be hosting, celebrating by themselves or asked to bring a dish. Since ...

ARC men’s soccer loses shutout to Santa Rosa at home

Defensive player Tyler Bevers keeps pace with the ball against the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs at the American River College soccer stadium on Nov. 1, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 12, 2019

The American River College men’s soccer team lost against the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs on Nov. 1, with an ending score of  2-0. Head Coach Paul Hansen said he knew that this was going to be a difficult game.   “They are 5-0 and 1 in conference and unscored on actually, so they are very form...

BoJack finally stops treading water in new season

(Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Bram Martinez

November 6, 2019

“BoJack Horseman” is a Netflix original animated adult comedy series that first premiered Aug. 22, 2014. It aired the first part of its final season on Oct. 25. The show is known for its realistic  take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, racism, sexism and th...

Pop media takes on immigration

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Bram Martinez

October 30, 2019

On Sept. 25, Comedy Central aired its first episode of the 23rd season of “South Park,” titled Mexican Joker. In this episode, Randy Marsh defends his ‘tegridy’ (the name of his farm) while Kyle Brofloski is in an immigration camp, where he convinced the ICE members that they are taking part in cr...

Mustangs Outpace Beavers 17-4

Elizabeth Fomine no. 4 is taking a shot against the San Joaquin Mustangs at the American River College pool on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

October 22, 2019

The American River College women’s water polo team lost 17-4 in a match against the San Joaquin Mustangs at the ARC pool on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Women’s water polo head coach Heather Moody said she was impressed with the team's defense, although she thought the team could have done better in the s...

Little Preview of Horrors: ARC Theater brings puppets to the main stage

Ethan Mack, who plays Seymour Krelborn in the American River College production “Little Shop of Horrors,” rehearses a scene where he shows the place on his arm where her feeds his blood to the plant monster Audrey II, puppeteered by Fetalaiga Faga at the ARC theatre on Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

October 8, 2019

One minute you are head over heels for your co-worker who is unhappily taken and you’re a klutz at a failing business, the next you are feeding people to a giant man-eating plant whose size and growth is the talk of the town.   Is it worth it? “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Nancy Sylva ...

ARC Pride Center hosts inclusive drag bingo event

Drag Queen, Madam Sass C. turns the wheel of the bingo cage during the Drag Bingo event at American River College on Sept. 3, 2019. (photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

September 19, 2019

Walking into one of the club rooms on a recent afternoon in the Student Center, students are welcomed by bright colors and eye-catching prizes, like a Morphe brush kit and flamingo socks. Students share laughs and closely examine their bingo mats hoping to get five in a row. In the center of it all ...

Living at home during college is valuable experience

Living at home while trying to get through college can be challenging, but you can choose to make the best of it. (photo by Hannah Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

May 15, 2019

Living at home while trying to get through college can be a blessing and a curse. As someone who lives at home, I’ve found it can be challenging, but I’ve also come to appreciate my home and my family. Living at home has been a period of my life that I am grateful for and has helped me to mature...

Groundbreaking animation means more than 3D

Photo courtesy of  Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel.

Ariel Caspar

May 14, 2019

In an era dominated by 3D animation, we should not forget to appreciate other amazing films that have successfully taken on different animation approaches. Society has grown very comfortable with 3D animation, and this has caused a narrow-mindedness when it comes to animation in general. When an ani...

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