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Your culture or mine? : Analyzing the misuse of sacred cultural items

Your culture or mine? : Analyzing the misuse of sacred cultural items

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

May 4, 2015

Before it was called appropriating, it was called stealing. Cultural appropriation is the act of one race or culture taking aspects of another, usually without permission, and using them to raise their own status or gain more power. The nickname of “The Melting Pot” was given to American in...

The Art of the Pickup: A look into the culture of Sacramento’s pickup artists

The Art of the Pickup: A look into the culture of Sacramento's pickup artists

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

May 4, 2015

Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours? Did you sit in a pile of sugar? ’Cause you have a pretty sweet… “Pickup lines are bullshit. It’s not you, it’s just a line.” Matthew Burks bristles when he hears men approach women this way. The 25-year-old...

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

April 29, 2015

A year ago, 19-year-old Sacramento musician Chris Noia was awoken in his house by the sound of his bandmate being loaded onto a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance on the way to the hospital to be treated for a heroin overdose. Unbeknownst to Noia, his bandmate had started to abuse heroin through...

Video: Virtual tour of the new culinary arts building

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

February 3, 2015

American River College held a dedication ceremony in honor of the new culinary arts building on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. This is a virtual tour of the building which houses one-of-a-kind art including some donated to ARC by Andy Warhol.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WCCe1ZFP8&feature=youtu.be

Beaver Bookstore looking to hire 50 students for ‘Spring Rush’

The American River College campus bookstore is currently looking to hire 50 students to fill positions created to help with the start-of-the-semester rush this coming spring 2015. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Emily Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

December 4, 2014

Applications are still being accepted by the Beaver Bookstore at American River College for 50 part-time positions reserved for enrolled students for what the bookstore calls, “Spring Rush 2015.” Applications are available online at the bookstore’s website or at the textbook information window...

ARC gets jazzed up for music critique from pro musician

ARC gets jazzed up for music critique from pro musician

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

November 19, 2014

“There was just so much soul, I couldn’t help but yell,” said jazz studies major and drummer Anthony Johnson during a particularly sultry performance from a small jazz group during American River College’s second Jazz Clinic on Thursday, featuring Sacramento native and award-winning percussionist...

“Rock the Vote” is a joke

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

November 4, 2014

What do young people really care about? Getting high, packing heat and questioning what they’re turning down for. Actually, no. But Rock the Vote might as well have said that with the people it has decided to allow promote their mission of getting young, eligible voters to turn out. One video...

ARC blood drive turns away gay student

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

October 16, 2014

An ARC student was turned away during the most recent on-campus blood drive due to his sexual orientation and history. Patrick O’Reilly has been comfortable with his sexuality for only a few years, and says he feels devastated after being turned away from the blood drive at American River College...

ARC fall sports slideshow

Freshman running back Casey Lambert is tackled during the first home game at American River College against Modesto Junior College on Sept. 6. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

September 17, 2014

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Students willing to wait for Starbucks often late for class

Starbucks barista Megan Doering, 24, quickly fills canisters with whipping cream to accommodate the intimidatingly long line of customers waiting to order their drinks.  Doering has worked at the American River College campus Starbucks for two years and says that it is busier than the others she has worked at. (Photo by Emily Rabasto)

Emily K. Rabasto, William Cameron, and Breana Herndon

September 9, 2014

By William Cameron, Breana Herndon and Emily K. Rabasto In a college of more than 35,000 students, Starbucks is arguably the most popular food and drink spot at American River College. The wait of over 15 minutes at the small campus coffee shop presents students with a decision of which is more important:...

My Little Brony: Fandom is Freaky

My Little Brony: Fandom is Freaky

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

May 9, 2014

Generation Y is unique in that members are encouraged to be whomever they want – more often than they are told to be responsible, civilized adults – no matter how shameful or awkward they choose to act. Many parents in the ‘80s or ‘90s failed to instill values of integrity and accountability p...

ARC baseball’s germy culture

After the game, the ARC baseball head coach Doug Jumelet lectures the team on its lack of intensity and selfish attitude, which he believes led the team to lose. After every away loss, Jumelet requires all players to be silent on the bus ride home to create an environment where the team can reflect on its game.

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

April 25, 2014

“How much would you pay me to drink this?” freshman infielder Colton Freeman asked. He displayed to his teammates the water bottle which he had been using to accumulate the excess spit from the wad of chewing tobacco tucked in his lip. Not even halfway through the bus trip to a game in Stockton, C...

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