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The American River College Fashion department is debuting new student works at its 21st annual fashion show on May 7, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC set to put on its 21st annual fashion show

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Many people grow up playing dress-up and wishing to piece together looks seen in movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada.” For some American River College students, the dream can become a reality.  The...

Sewing Guild Scholarship winner and fashion major, Madison Thielke, is dreaming of becoming a fashion journalist and traveling around the world. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Madison Thielke

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 23, 2021

American River College fashion major Madison Thielke has been interested in the fashion industry since childhood and is now being awarded with a scholarship from the  Sacramento Chapter of the American...

American River College fashion major Claudia Godinez hopes to one day own her own plus-sized clothing company to better serve customers.(Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Claudia Godinez

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 19, 2021

American River College fashion major and Claudia Godinez is hoping to use new scholarship funding to start her own fashionable clothing line for plus-size women. Godinez won a $500 scholarship from...

Disposable masks are only good for one use, and cloth masks should be washed after every wear. If you haven’t already, it is time to take ownership of the cover on your face and explore the world of mask fashion. (Photo courtsey 
 of Pavel Pjatakov  via Unsplash)

Six tips to step up your mask fashion

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 21, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone scrambled to find those thin, blue, disposable, medical masks that they handout at the doctor’s office. After over a year of lockdowns and mask mandates,...

ARC fashion department has adapted to the virtual setting during the pandemic to keep the show going on. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

The show must go on

Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 9, 2020

  After the American River College campus shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion department struggled with its online transition because the majority of its activities and...

Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled Cat (left), Lucy Rose (middle) and But Make it Fashion (right) at American River College on Oct. 17, 2019. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Thrifty art student dresses to express

Ariel Caspar November 21, 2019

Between the art buildings at American River College, Caitlin “Cat” Alfstad sits comfortably amongst the in-progress art projects created by other students. She is wearing a worn-in, oversized knit...

Opinion editor Imani Smith sports the current microglasses trend. It’s important to have your own sense of style without being influenced by what others find fashionable. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Stop letting trends rule what you wear

Irene Jacobs May 15, 2019

You know that feeling when you’re flicking through old photos and come across a picture of yourself wearing something that causes you to cringe so hard you feel it in your core? It happens to everyone...

Models walk the runway in the Student Center during the finale of the 18th annual fashion show “Homogany” put on by the American River College fashion department on May 4th, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

‘Homagony’ brings high fashion to ARC

Irene Jacobs May 8, 2019

A large grassy “H” stretched down the runway, on either side of which seats quickly filled as the clock ticked closer to showtime. A hush fell over the crowd as an introduction video began to play,...

The workshop in Raef Hall will talk about the intersection of hip-hop and sneaker culture. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Soles of Hip-Hop workshop explores fashion and music

Anthony Barnes March 14, 2019

Have you ever wondered why people stand in long lines for hours just for a chance to get the latest pair of shoes? Have you ever noticed the look of anguish on a student’s face when they realize that...

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Imani Smith March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College...

Model Eyona Young walks for the designers of this year’s fashion show, who will select models based on how well they believe they suit their collection. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Casting call brings hopeful models for this year’s fashion show

Irene Jacobs March 7, 2019

American River College’s fashion department held a model casting call on Friday, Feb. 22, inviting people of all genders, shapes, and sizes to audition for the annual fashion show that will be held later...

American River College students show how they style athleisure. From left to right: Chris Bush, Erika Beknazarov, Coleen Francis, Larynz Stallworth, Jalyn Norris, Jalin Wiggins. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

The rise of athleisure, and why it’s here to stay

Irene Jacobs March 6, 2019

Whether you’re an insatiable gymshark or stare pointedly at the ground when walking past the Family Fitness booth, it’s almost impossible to cross the campus at American River College without seeing...

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