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“Midnights,” Taylor Swifts 10th studio album, is the most streamed album in a single day on Spotify beating out the previous record which was 183 million by Bad Bunny set earlier this year. The numbers for “Midnights” have not been released yet. (Photo via Republic Records)

Review: Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights,” is an instant success on the music charts

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Swifties and pop music fans alike were able to celebrate and listen to the release of Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights,” which is available on all music platforms and record stores; the album...

Studying at home can be hard. Coffee shops like World Traveler, pictured here, in Sacramento, California, can be a great place for students to study for their classes. (Photo by Jasmine Eisenberg)

Six best coffee shops for studying in Sacramento

Jasmine Eisenberg, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

As we are still in the throes of the pandemic, we continue to face plenty of shutdowns. However,  there have finally been some businesses reopening, including coffee shops that are putting down their...

Professor Arthur Lapierre directs his MUP 401 Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble class at American River Collge on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Jack Harris October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the...

Oak Cafe opens for business

Oak Cafe opens for business

Jack Harris September 23, 2019

American River College’s Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery opened for the fall semester Sept. 18. Judy Parks, professor of culinary arts, and teacher advisor of the Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery, said...

Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director and art professor, works in her Art 361  Printmaking:Survey at American River College on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Patricia Wood brings art home to the Kaneko Gallery

Ashley Hayes-Stone April 11, 2019

In 2016, part time art professor Patricia Wood and art department chair Sarah Mattson took a seat in the Oak Cafe at American River College. The restaurant’s beige high ceiling held modern square light...

Hopsin performs on stage for his tour “SavageVille,” at Ace of Spades in downtown Sacramento 1417 R St, on Sat. Oct. 8. The rapper demonstrated his spontaneity when he jumped off of the stage, and with the support of his fans, stood up and continued to rap. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Inside the ill mind of Hopsin

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael October 13, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez & Cheyenne Drury When you look into the eyes of rapper Hopsin, it's hard to look away. The artist has a certain je ne sais quoi quality about him. That, and a pair of shock-white...

Fans sing along with Hopsin at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California on Oct. 8. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Photo Gallery: Hopsin “SavageVille” Tour

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael October 13, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez and Cheyenne Drury

Unity Lewis planning out his artwork in the Kaneko Gallery

Bay area artist hopes to establish himself at Kaneko Gallery

Luis Gael September 20, 2016

Over the course of the next week, artist Unity Lewis will be hosting an exhibition and live art show at American River College’s James Kaneko Gallery, which will take viewers through the history of African-American...

American River College Art Club members Aerial Sudds (left) and Brianna Hulce (right) work on paintings at the live art show and open mic night at Oak Park Brewing Company in Sacramento, California on Sept. 6, 2016. The art club attended the event to make and sell art in the community. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

ARC art club creates art live at local open mic

Luis Gael September 8, 2016

Members of American River College’s art club painted and sketched under jury-rigged lighting at the Oak Park Brewing Company on Tuesday night as part of a live art show featuring local musical talent. The...

American River Colleges American College Theater Festival competitors Michelle Pollack (left) and Joel Burnitzki perform their routine for the ARC theater commission panel on Jan. 29, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. ACTF begins Feb. 15 and ends on Feb. 19, 2016 and is being held in Denver.

ARC theater students compete at regional festival

Itzin Alpizar February 16, 2016

Nine Irene Ryan acting scholarship competitors, representing American River College at the American College Theater Festival (ACTF), left Sunday to Denver, Colorado to participate in the regional festival. “There...

Berenis Leonard, second left, poses for a photo with her students. Leonard developed the dance and music program for Outreach360, a group that has a goal of educating the children of the Dominican Republic.

ARC student spent the summer volunteering in the Dominican Republic

Ashlynn Johnson September 24, 2015

For the majority of students, summer vacation is spent working, taking classes or having fun with friends or family, but for American River College student Berenis Leonard, summer was spent teaching dance,...

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