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Kima LaRue performs as a drag queen at a bar in Sacramento called Sidetrax. LaRue co-hosts the event drag queen showcase event. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Queens of the stage

Joseph Daniels and Itzin Alpizar May 11, 2016

An earlier version of this attributed the quote, “It’s all the weird stuff that nobody really wants to get into, which kind of becomes a kind of a strength for most of us who got into it, because...

Cannessa Lewis is an American River College student who writes a blog documenting her struggles with both obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia. (Left, photo courtesy of: Trena Lewis Right, photo courtesy of: Trent Carey)

Overcoming anorexia

Joseph Daniels May 11, 2016

Cannessa Lewis’s parents realized during her childhood that their daughter was a talented athlete, and during high school, she was offered full ride soccer scholarships from schools across the country....

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Ye olde fight club

Joseph Daniels May 11, 2016

As the rain pelted down onto their medieval armor, the two men began to stalk one another, figuring out how to defeat their opponent while staying diligent so that no one could tackle them from behind....

Review: ‘Macbeth’ leaves new and old audience members out in the cold

Joseph Daniels December 21, 2015

While it offers a unique modern interpretation, Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” offers little to get excited about for both  new audience members and those who are already familiar with William Shakespeare’s...

Sariah Loudon drives the ball up the court in ARC's game against Siskiyous. American River College women's basketball team lost against Siskiyous 85-77. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

American River College women’s basketball falls to College of the Siskiyous in a hard fought game

Joseph Daniels December 8, 2015

In a game that was highly competitive throughout the first three quarters American River College women’s basketball team fell just shy, 85-77 and was unable to keep up with College of the Siskiyous. ARC...

Maya (played by McKenzie Lopez), left is visited by Santa Muerte (played by Itzin Alpizar) after praying that her dead mother's soul is left restless. The play will run until Dec. 6. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Review: ‘Skeleton Stories’ celebrates Day of the Dead by offering audience members a journey through the underworld

Joseph Daniels November 24, 2015

American River College theater department’s production of “Skeleton Stories” takes the audience on a journey through a Mexican-inspired underworld that celebrates the Day of the Dead, but the main...

Tommy Andersen practices a warm up exercise before the rehearsal for American River College theater department's production of

Cast of ‘Skeleton Stories’ reveals how characters’ backgrounds are created

Joseph Daniels November 20, 2015

By Joseph Daniels and Matthew Peirson A previous version of this story falsely reported that the white robe of Santa Muerte represented her elevation above nature and that the red robe represented...

Susana Batres, left, and Eddie Lopez, right, pose for a photo for the audience. The two performed an abridged version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet before leading an actor workshop on Nov. 10. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival perform abridged version of Hamlet

Joseph Daniels November 12, 2015

Two actors from Oregon visited American River College to perform an abridged version of Hamlet and lead a workshop for ARC students Tuesday. Eddie Lopez and Susana Batres are professional actors who...

American River College student Casey Reynolds plays the card game 'Magic: The Gathering' with friends in the Student Center. Tabletop games can be a good way to teach skills and knowledge to students. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

Opinion: College students will find benefits in tabletop gaming

Joseph Daniels November 12, 2015

Despite the recent increase in the popularity of tabletop gaming, people may find it to be nothing more than a distraction, the time for which could be better used for activities such as studying. Nonetheless,...

Team Scot is a non-profit organization with the goal of spreading awareness to a rare form of cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. The charity was started after Scot Sieczko died and the organization goes around to hospitals and passes around blankets with a Team Scot patch on it to help make children going through cancer happier. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Team Scot raises awareness toward childhood type cancer

Joseph Daniels November 12, 2015

It was during a visit to the hospital after a skateboard injury that caused Scot Sieczko to discover that he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Before he died, he told those that were close to...

Kristine Aubert performs a monologue that was dedicated to two American River College student Andrew Downs-Hoover and Jenna Faeth. Downs-Hoover and Faeth died in a car crash in 2008. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Monologue at Cafe Noir dedicated to two late ARC students

Joseph Daniels November 9, 2015

A monologue dedicated to the memory of members of the theater department who died in a car crash in 2008 was featured at the Cafe Noir at American River College on Wednesday. Cafe Noir is an open-mic...

Jason Becker, a cast member of Slipknot's Scream Park warms up moments before the doors opens to the public. His costume was inspired by the outfit of Corey Taylor, the lead singer of the American rock band Slipknot. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Local haunted house is inspired by heavy metal group Slipknot

Joseph Daniels October 31, 2015

The audience members are greeted by the heavy metal music of Slipknot as they make their way to the entrance of Slipknot’s Scream Park, a Halloween attraction that features three haunted house exhibits...

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