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Beaux Stratagem play comes to ARC

The Beaux Stratagem play is a comedy that will showed at the American River College campus April 21 through 29. (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre department)

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 17, 2017

The American River College theatre will showcase “The Beaux Stratagem” April 21 through 29; it is originally produced by George Farquhar in England in 1707. The play is a comedy that tells the story of two characters that  journey across the English countryside. Pamela Downs, the director of "Beaux Stratag...

Pi Day festival at ARC

Pi Day art at ARC's Pi Day event on March 14, 2017. (Photo by John Ennis)

Mychael Jones

March 16, 2017

On March 14, American River College hosted its annual “Pi Day” festival, which included pie eating contests, a reciting of the 3.14 numerical sequence, puzzles and a vote for the best art project. The date March 14 is associated with “Pi Day” because the irrational number pi has its first...

Opinion: Drinking water should be the logical choice

Students may find water as a better solution for energy, as opposed to energy drinks. (Photo by T.J Martinez)

Mychael Jones

March 1, 2017

According to a study by Nutrition Journal, college students drink less water because they prefer alternative options such as energy drinks or coffee. In fact, energy drink consumption amongst college students is very common. According to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information in whic...

ARC student from Africa loves living life to the fullest

Freshman Wing Baidi Kamagate holds a basketball in front of an ARC sign in the small gym. Kamagate said that his mother and father have been a huge influence on his life and supported him in his decision to move from Africa to America on his own. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Mychael Jones

February 23, 2017

Corrections: It was inaccurately reported that Baidi Kamagate's high school was St. Patrick in Oakland, CA. He attended St. Patrick- St.-Vincent in Vallejo, CA. Also Kamagate has not been living in Sacramento for the past three years but rather Vallejo, CA.       Baidi Kamagate has an e...

Reception held to award faculty winners

Craig Weckman gives a speech for his award. The reception for faculty award winners was held in the CTL conference room on the third floor of the library, on Jan 26th. (Photo by Jared Smith).

Mychael Jones

February 1, 2017

An award reception was held in the ARC library on January 26 in honor of six faculty members who won the admiration and respect among their students and fellow peers. Each recipient gave a brief speech after being commemorated by a colleague in the department they work in. There was six honora...

Crocker Art Museum hosts fourth annual comic book convention

Two cosplayers visit one of the many booths at Artmix at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California on Sept. 8 (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Mychael Jones

September 13, 2016

The fourth annual “Crocker Con”, a comic book convention in collaboration with Artmix, where cosplayers and various artists on Sept. 8 showed their creative styles at the Crocker Art Museum. Crocker Con this year hosted an event that showed different artists talents on display with a different th...

Winter Sale at ARC offers gift ideas for Christmas

Various trinkets on display for a winter sale at American River College. The sale takes place  Dec. 1 through Dec. 3. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Mychael Jones

December 2, 2015

Jewelry and other hand-carved designs are among several items being sold at the Winter Gift Market at the American River College Student Center until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Vendors invited by the Center for Leadership and Development had the chance to showcase and sell their items to students and f...

Muslim student responds to anti-Islamic activists

American River College student Burak Kocal holds a sign encouraging people to hug him. Kocal, a practicing Muslim, was protesting against the negative images widely associated with people of his faith. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

December 1, 2015

By Mychael Jones and John Ferrannini An American River College student held a silent protest outside the Student Center on Nov. 24 in response to an anti-Muslim protest that took place one week earlier in the same location. Burak Kocal, the student who was protesting, said that the anti-Muslim activ...

Muslim student protests against anti-Islamic activists

American River College student Burak Kocal holds a sign encouraging people to hug him. Kocal, a practicing Muslim, was protesting against the negative images widely associated with people of his faith. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

November 28, 2015

An American River College student held a silent protest outside the Student Center on Tuesday in response to an anti-Muslim protest that took place Nov. 17. Burak Kocal, the student who was protesting, said that the anti-Muslim activists who erected a sign that read “Why Islam Kills” in front of the Student Center frightened him. “I remember after Tuesday I was properly scared to be in Ameri...

Under Wonderland-themed Club Day features human chess game

Clubs and Events Board President Justin Nicholson, left is seen falling down after his team the red team was defeated by the white team during a live chess game on Club Day. The game consisted of live human chess pieces played out on a created chess board outside the student center. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

November 20, 2015

A Under Wonderland-themed Club Day event showcased a live game of human chess, in which various clubs played the roles of chess pieces on Thursday outside the Student Center. The Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) decided upon the theme for Club Day, which was inspired by “Ali...

Farm Animal Rights Movement fostered feedback through a graphic video

Farm Animal Rights Movement fostered feedback through a graphic video

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

May 7, 2015

An animal rights group on campus received positive responses from a video that highlighted animal abuse on farms by challenging students into adopting a vegan lifestyle Tuesday. The Farm Animal Rights Movement asked students to watch a four minute video (WARNING: video highly graphic) that showed graphic image...

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