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Liz Geisser, student support assistant for the Pride Center, shows off a prom dress on April 5, 2024 that was accumulated through the Pride Center’s clothing drive. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC offers second chance for students to experience prom

Shy Bell, A&C Editor April 12, 2024

For some students, prom is a blissful and magical experience—a key occurrence in their coming of age. For other students, who did not fit into the societal norm, prom often represented rejection, contempt...

Flowers help color the corner in American River College’s Student Center on February 9, 2024. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC’s floral sale brings more than flowers to students

Shy Bell, A&C Editor February 21, 2024

With the onset of spring comes the essence of creation, newness and revitalization. Trees begin to regrow, animals come out of hibernation and bugs scour the land in search of their next meal. Spring delivers...

“Try That In a Small Town,” by Jason Aldean does no justice for country music. (Photo courtesy of BBR Music Group)

“Try That In a Small Town” is a cryptic condescension towards Black people

Shy Bell, A&C Editor December 14, 2023

Not too long ago, I was returning from the store down the street from my house. I was walking through my middle-class suburban neighborhood in Sacramento, California, when I peered to the left and something...

American River College’s jazz ensemble performance is a tribute to jazz musician Duke Ellington, while the jazz combos bring their own arrangements to the stage. (Photo courtesy of Robyn Eifertsen)

ARC showcases two jazz performances

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 30, 2023

The spirit of jazz has come to embrace the American River College community just in time for the last stage of the fall semester. ARC will host two upcoming performances for students to show their talents...

American River College dominated the court defeating Diablo Valley College in four sets on Nov. 8, 2023. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC’s women’s volleyball team crushes Diablo Valley College

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 27, 2023

American River College’s women’s volleyball team prevailed against Diablo Valley College 3-1 on Nov. 8. In the somewhat crowded gym, family, friends and fans gathered for the last home match of...

Sufjan Stevens broaches many momentous themes with his new album “Javelin.” (Photo courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty Records)

Sufjan Stevens’ latest album is a tremendous one for the emotionally distraught

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 21, 2023

I’m cold, it’s really early in the morning (what most would call late at night). My heart hurts, for many reasons and I am trying to keep a level head. Let me write this: Sufjan Stevens released...

Linda Gelfman, an art professor at American River College, poses with one of her sculptures at her recent exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Linda Gelfman)

ARC art professor provides much-needed uplifting atmosphere for students

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 16, 2023

Students of all ages are faced with many hardships. Constant battles against the plagues of life, one’s inherited mores and social programming. In the American education system, many students are...

American River College students are set to put a new twist onto the controversial play “Spring Awakening” from the 19th Century. (Photo courtesy of Carson Morris)

ARC’s theater department makes its mark on the fall semester with production of “Spring Awakening”

Shy Bell, A&C Editor October 9, 2023

“Spring Awakening,” a production based on a play by Frank Wedekind which takes place in 1891 Germany, is the first show by American River College’s theater department this fall and runs through Oct....

Food, games and other activities were available to students during American River College’s Club Day on Oct. 3. (Photo by Shy Bell)

Photo of the Day: Oct. 3, 2023

Shy Bell, A&C Editor October 4, 2023

Art Lapierre sits at his piano after the ensembles rehearsal May 3. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC’s vocal jazz ensemble’s upcoming performance is the last for semester

Shy Bell, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

American River College’s vocal jazz ensemble will perform its last show of the semester on May 10 at ARC’s theater. Not only is this the last show this semester, but it is also the last official show...

Malicious graffiti was found in an American River College bathroom on April 4, a month after the last incident transpired. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC campus bathrooms marked with racist and anti-trans graffiti

Shy Bell, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

American River College’s campus was once again struck with vandalism on April 4. Students and faculty were notified by email that racist graffiti was found in the men’s restroom in the Fine Arts area...

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