The American River Current

A Lifetime of Activism and a lifetime of education

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

April 30, 2012

The American River College Hour presented “Lifetime of Activism: 40 Years of Protesting and Why it is Worth it" on March 15, 2012 in Raef Hall 160. The hour-long segment focused on local ARC Professor Dolores Delgado Campbell and the accomplishments she has achieved over the years from protesting. Campbell...

How to deal with ‘Frenemies’

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

April 18, 2012

Do you have that one friend who you can’t stand because he or she is beyond obnoxious and rude? That one friend who cuts you off in mid-sentence and pays no credence to what you’re trying to say? We all have a frenemy. A frenemy is a friend you really can’t stand, but face-to-face, you are cordial...

Nicki Minaj disappoints and impresses with “Reloaded”

Minaj's second album

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

April 18, 2012

The self-proclaimed “female Weezy” is back at it again with her second album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” Nicki Minaj brings fellow rappers Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Drake, and of course Lil Wayne as features on this album. “Roman Reloaded” disappoints and impresses at the same time. Minaj...

Second Saturday a Sacramento standout

Mark Manning's studio at 2110 Sacramento Art Complex, located at 2110 K St. in Midtown Sacramento. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

March 7, 2012

What began as a gathering of gallery owners to promote their art has turned into an enormous celebration attracting more than 15,000 people to the local Sacramento art scene. Second Saturday, also known as the Art Walk, starts at 6 p.m. and is located on J and L streets of downtown. It is an event that...

Quality of food saves Pearl House restaurant

Chicken chow mein. orange chicken, and chicken pot stickers at the Pearl House Restaurant in Citrus Heights. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

February 22, 2012

Subpar service side, the menu and price is right for students needing their Chinese food fix. Located in a strip mall wedged between a grocery store and a tax services place hides a sub-par delicious Chinese food restaurant conveniently located minutes from the American River College campus. The Pearl...

ARC Theatre presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

From left to right, Brett Young, Jake Young and Emily Botnen in ARC's

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

February 8, 2012

A controversial play about racism, injustice and life lessons is on its way to American River College’s theater and is directed by one of ARC’s professors. Sam Williams will be directing Christopher Sergel’s screenplay adaption of the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee. This...

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