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The caffeine love triangle

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks are the three coffee shops at American River College and all have different strengths and weaknesses. (Photo illustration By Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

November 6, 2018

The Oak Cafe, Peet’s Coffee, and Starbucks — these are the three options for coffee at American River College. Each place offers something unique for those who need that extra bit of assistance before sitting in class, trying not to fall asleep. First is the culinary student-run Oak Cafe. The menu is minimal,...

Gourmet etiquette and happy wallets; Oak Cafe reopens

The kitchen and back of the house of the Oak Cafe restaurant on opening day on Sept. 19, 2018. The Oak Cafe restaurant is located inside the culinary arts building at American River College and consists of dozens of students enrolled in the Dining Room and Management class and culinary arts classes who will have real-world experience running a restaurant (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

October 4, 2018

With roasted salmon in rose butter and oven roasted peaches with honey lavender ice cream and almond crumbles, the American River College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program opened the doors of its four-star restaurant and famous bakery, the Oak Cafe, on Sept. 19 to offer a full package expe...

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

Students wait in line at American River College's Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

August 30, 2018

Coffee is one of the most essential parts of a college student’s lifestyle. It makes powering through those 2 a.m. study sessions and early morning classes possible. Coffee really does play a crucial part in students’ productivity and that’s why it was such a big deal when American River College an...

Campus bakery prepares to open its doors

Cake slices sit on display at the Oak Cafe Bakery at American River College. (Photo courtsey of Don Reid)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

September 11, 2017

Calling all caffeine addicts and foodies, the wait is over, the Oak Cafe Bakery will be opening its doors on Sept. 13. Located in the Culinary Arts building, this student-run bakery offers a variety of breakfast pastries, freshly made sandwiches, desserts, espresso drinks, tea and more. All proce...

Oak Café is back and never left

Oak Café is back and never left

Joel Whited

March 2, 2017

It’s time to switch up your usual cafeteria schedule and head to the Oak Café, which recently opened for its third year inside the Culinary Arts Building on Feb. 8. Brian Knirk, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department Chair, said the program is unique among college culinary programs because i...

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 students share coffee preferences

Pete's coffee and Tea is new to American River College campus this semester. The coffee shops have become such a habit in society today that they are popping up around every corner. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)

Johnnie Heard

December 9, 2015

The coffee shop business has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. People have been drinking coffee for centuries, but in recent years consumers have taken drinking coffee to whole new levels. It’s a morning ritual for some and a passing fancy for others. “I’m a coffee addict,” said ARC student A...

AeroShot inhalant new caffeine mix

An AeroShot canister, which is the size of a lipstick holder, displayed on Feb. 29. AeroShot is a caffeine inhalant that hit stands last month on the east coast. (Photo Illustration by Daniel Romandia)

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

March 7, 2012

If you’re tired of waiting in line 15 minutes every morning at Starbucks for a cup of coffee, then you’re in luck because your ritualistic morning caffeine fix is about to undergo a revolution. Introducing the AeroShot – the world’s very first caffeine inhalant. An AeroShot is a lipstick sized...

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