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American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble put on a  show on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed a variety of hits on Nov. 2 at the main theater

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor November 15, 2022

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. The concert was led by the student vocalists and Joe Gilman, ARC music professor, who played piano for the rhythm...

Frank Kobayashi, the new vice president of instruction at American River College, oversees over 12 deans and over 1,000 full and part-time faculty, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Frank Kobayashi)

Frank Kobayashi becomes new vice president of instruction at ARC

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

Many of the people who make American River College successful aren’t necessarily well known to most students—but they play important roles.  One of those people is Frank Kobayashi, the vice president...

The American River College theatre department performs Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The story follows Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse travelling to Ephesus in search of their long lost twins. (Photo by Samuel Berg)

Review: ARC theatre department returns to the stage with a humorous act

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 24, 2021

The American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” which opened  Oct. 15, is the first show the department has performed...

The American River College theater department will perform William Shakespeares Comedy of Errors starting on Oct. 15. This will be the departments first performance since Fall 2019. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer).

ARC Department of Theatre Arts & Film performs live for first time in two years

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

After a long two years, the American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film will make its return to the stage by performing “Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare who is one of the...

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American...

American River College Theatre Department presents “North Star”, starring Audrey Booth, Fetalaiga Faga and Felicity Johnson (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

“North Star” is a heartfelt retrospective of black history and the civil rights movement

Colin Bartley March 16, 2020

The American River College Theatre debuted its latest musical production of “North Star,” by Gloria Bond Clunie on Feb. 28 and ran through March 8. It is an inspiring, coming of age story of a young...

American River College Theatre Department prepares for their production of “North Star” (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

North Star offers an in depth look at the civil rights movement

Colin Bartley February 19, 2020

“North Star” is the upcoming, full-length, production by American River College’s theater department, with the first showing starting on Feb. 28, 2020. Written by Gloria Bond Clunie, “North...

Ethan Mack, who plays Seymour Krelborn in the American River College production “Little Shop of Horrors,” rehearses a scene where he shows the place on his arm where her feeds his blood to the plant monster Audrey II, puppeteered by Fetalaiga Faga at the ARC theatre on Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Little Preview of Horrors: ARC Theater brings puppets to the main stage

Bram Martinez October 8, 2019

One minute you are head over heels for your co-worker who is unhappily taken and you’re a klutz at a failing business, the next you are feeding people to a giant man-eating plant whose size and growth...

Actress Elizabeth Garbe gets ready for a dress rehearsal for American River Colleges production of Beauty and the Beast. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Actress lands leading role in ARC’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Ashley Hayes-Stone October 26, 2017

It starts with a golden thread through the eye of a needle. Then the steady hum of a sewing machine begins to fill the room as Nikki Niebauer, a student costume designer at American River College, carefully...

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