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Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors...

LRPD updates include recruitment and non-lethal force training

Campus patrol officer Giovani Spinazze and Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte patrol the hallways of Davies Hall during Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom visit to American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 8, 2019

By Hannah Yates & Patrick Hyun Wilson During a meeting of the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees in January, Los Rios Police Chief Lawrence Savidge presented a slideshow providing an...

ARC golfer’s drive hopes to take him to the pros

Jonathan Tanihana plays at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for the PGA Tour Champions. He played alongside American Professional golfer, Kevin Sutherland and placed second out of the approximately 81 golfers who played at the event.
April 10, 2019

The course was muddy at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin at the American River College golf team’s first Big 8 Conference Tournament in February. Jonathan Tanihana played the course with a close attention...

Take This Class: Experimental Offering in Design Technology (DESGN 299)

Students of the drone class, Experimental Offering in Design Technology, gather around Sean Franklin (left), who describes the various operations that are available in the drone unit they were flying in the Student Center at American River College on Feb. 2, 2019.
February 13, 2019

The sound of mechanical buzzing fills the air in the Student Center at American River College. Plastic propellers zip around the room as different groups of students control their movement. Occasionally...

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will...

Cross Country team places first in Regional Championships

The American River College men’s cross country team poses at the Big 8 Conference Championships hosted at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez. (Photo Courtesy Rick Anderson)
December 11, 2018

The American River College men’s cross country team placed first in the 2018 NorCal Cross Country Regional Championships at Shasta College, finishing out its season as the first ranked NorCal team and...

Building left unused by district since 2012

Los Rios has owned a building on the corner of Tribute Avenue and Exposition Avenue since 2012, originally intended to serve as a replacement facility to the Workforce and Economic Development Center, it has since been left in a state of disrepair as the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees determines the ultimate use for the building. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
November 14, 2018

A boarded-up and fenced-off building, owned by the Los Rios Community College District, sits at the corner of Tribute Road and Exposition Avenue. It has been owned by the district since 2012 and was originally...

ASB left underrepresented; CAEB board remains empty

Student Senate President, Rebeca Rico-Chavez facilitates both the Club and Events Board and Associate Student Body due to a lack of representation in CAEB. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
November 14, 2018

By Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson Since the beginning of the fall 2018 semester, the American River College Club and Events Board has been empty except for one member: Student Senate President,...

Is a photo really worth 1000 words?

This photograph is used to question the narrative possibility in photography. Depicted in the photo are a group of people, in a barge, on a body of water, but is there really a narrative? (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
October 25, 2018

The cabin is dark; rocking on the sunbeat waves, people wait for shore. The haiku above encapsulates the entirety of the photograph that accompanies this essay. The photograph creates more questions...

Beavers football head into a bye week after loss to Fresno

Running back Daniel Wright Jr. is tackled by a Fresno player at the ARC v. Fresno game on Saturday Sept. 29. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
October 3, 2018

The American River College football team lost to Fresno City College 17-3 for their third loss of the season on Saturday. This loss comes right before a bye week that will lead in to their first conference...

California College Promise replaces BOG Waiver

The Student Services building on the American River College campus has workers ready to help students navigate the application process for the California College Promise program on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
October 2, 2018

The California College Promise Grant, enacted to waive tuition costs for first-time students attending community college, will provide approximately 39,000 students in the Los Rios Community College District...

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