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The nearest amusement park to American River College that will open soon is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, located in Vallejo, California. (Photo via Six Flags website)

Amusement parks begin to open as the state enters the red tier of the reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

California theme parks received approval to reopen starting this month under the California Department of Public Health’s updated guidelines.  Following year-long pandemic closures that cost amusement...

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 5, 2020
Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 
“Kingdom Hearts III” is the first game of the series released for the Xbox One console. (Photo illustration by Thomas Cathey)

“Kingdom Hearts III” brings back the magic

Thomas Cathey March 4, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts” fans have been waiting nearly 14 years for the next main installment of the video game series. The time to rejoice has finally arrived. Amid high expectations, Square Enix released...

(Photo courtesy of Disney/Marvel)

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ deserves thunderous applause

Claire Bathory November 9, 2017

A cast of colorful personalities, an interesting story and a beautiful swath of visual effects sets “Thor: Ragnarok” apart from prior installments in a very important way: it’s funny without having...

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...

Beauty and the Beast will run from Oct. 6 to 22 at the American River College main stage theatre.

Beauty and the Beast is coming to ARC

Ashley Hayes-Stone September 28, 2017

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical hits the stage this October at American River College. The classic involves a young woman, Belle, who is an outsider in her village who meets and falls...

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