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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...

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...

Despite adversity, women are breaking through in the film industry. Actress Soirse Ronan and director Greta Gerwig in Lady Bird. (Photo Courtesy of IAC Films)

Five women directors you should know

Shy Bell, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

The 2023 Academy Awards, one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in film, took place last month. Though this year was not a huge one for women at the Oscars, there were some notable wins—especially...

Maneskin, with the new album “Rush!,” has established a distinct identity and unmistakable style. (Photo courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Italy)

Review: Maneskin defines the band’s dimension with the new album “Rush!”

Carla Montaruli, Opinion Editor February 13, 2023

Maneskin, the popular Italian rock band, released a new album “Rush!” on Jan. 20. With this album, they want to establish the band's dimension and distinct and unmistakable identity.  The success...

Kwanzaa brings family and friends together through the lighting of one of seven candles everyday while celebrating with food, activities and learning about culture. (Photo via Freepik)

Kwanzaa needs more recognition as a holiday

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Kwanzaa needs to have more representation as a cultural holiday in media outlets along with respect for the culture it serves. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It is...

The cancellation of older topics and ideas are a common occurrence in today’s world. This is commonly known as cancel culture. (Photo via Unsplash)

Has cancel culture gone too far?

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Cancel culture is something that has taken over entertainment and media the past few years.  According to one of the definitions in the Urban Dictionary. cancel culture is when a large mob of people...

Inspired by the 1988 classic “Coming to America 2,” directed by Craig Brewer, details the aftermath since the first movie first came out more than 30 years ago.
(Photo via Paramount Pictures)

Review: From Queens to Zamunda, a new legacy

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Inspired by the movie that originally came out in 1988, ”Coming to America 2” had a revolutionary launch similar to 2018’s “Black Panther.”Released on March 5 on Amazon Prime Video, it is the...

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...

Craig Smith speaks about his artwork at the reception for the fall faculty art show at the James Kaneko Art Gallery American River College on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Kaneko features work from ARC professors

Colin Bartley September 17, 2019

The James Kaneko Art Gallery hosted its annual fall faculty exhibit reception on Sept. 4, showcasing a variety of unique pieces from American River College art professors. Pieces by fine arts professor...

(Photo courtesy of Capitol Records)

Debut Album Review: Migos- “Culture II”

Gabe Carlos February 3, 2018

Well, it took a year for hot hip-hop trio Migos to release its third studio album, “Culture II,” since last year when the group debuted “Culture.” The long, but short-awaited “Culture II”...

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment, Learning and Leading With Habits of Mind, by Costa & Kallick. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

ARC professors become students once more

Brienna Edwards September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening...

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