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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...

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...

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...

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...

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)

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

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...

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...

“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...

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,...

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)

ARC fall sports slideshow

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto September 17, 2014

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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)

Students willing to wait for Starbucks often late for class

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...

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...

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.

ARC baseball’s germy culture

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...

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