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Album cover for Cake’s 1996 album, “Fashion Nuggets.” (Photo by Sony Entertainment)

ARC music professor Kirt Shearer recognized for his contribution on commercially successful ’ 90s rock album

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

American River College’s own Kirt Shearer, music department professor, was a speaker at Welcome to 1979 Studio’s annual recording summit held in Nashville, Tenn in November. Shearer engineered and...

San Franciscos Union Square is up and ready with Christmas decorations. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How to: A singles guide to fun during the holidays

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

With the holiday season in full swing many singles are watching couples do cute things together while they're cuddle-less.Opposed to popular belief, however, there are plenty of things singles can have...

On Sept. 28, a protest against the vaccine mandate took place at the American River College main campus. The Mandate has since been lifted. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How COVID-19 protocols affect in-person classes at ARC

Jonathan Plazola and Lorraine Barron December 10, 2022

At the beginning of the fall 2022 semester, staff, faculty and students had to be vaccinated or prove a medical exemption to attend classes in person at American River College. Now, several months later, ...

Guard Devon Haynes in possession of the ball during the second half of American River College’s game against Lassen on Nov. 11. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC men’s basketball drops it’s fourth straight game to start the season against Lassen

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The American River College men’s basketball team lost to the Lassen Community College basketball team on Nov. 11 at home by a score of 71-58. The team is currently on a four-game losing streak to...

Social media has found its way into almost every aspect of our everyday lives, almost like a drug we cannot live without. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How social media affects the mental health of Gen Z college students

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Many young adults, more specifically Generation Z, have had an issue on their hands for a while. The way we’ve used social media has affected the mental health of many in our age range, but the way we...

The ARC Instrumental Jazz Band performing, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” as part of its “Tribute to The Beatles,” show on Oct. 27 (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC’s Instrumental Jazz Band holds a “Tribute to The Beatles” show

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

American River College Instrumental Jazz Band held a concert at the ARC Main Theater on Oct. 27 called, “A Tribute to The Beatles.” The concert was engaging and entertaining to watch, any jazz fan...

“Midnights,” Taylor Swifts 10th studio album, is the most streamed album in a single day on Spotify beating out the previous record which was 183 million by Bad Bunny set earlier this year. The numbers for “Midnights” have not been released yet. (Photo via Republic Records)

Review: Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights,” is an instant success on the music charts

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Swifties and pop music fans alike were able to celebrate and listen to the release of Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights,” which is available on all music platforms and record stores; the album...

Rapper Kid Cudi’s newest release, “Entergalactic,” is available on all music platforms. (Photo courtesy of Wicked Awesome and Republic Records)

Review: Kid Cudi returns to his roots with mellow energy album, “Entergalatic”

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Grammy award-winning rapper and producer Kid Cudi released his newest album, “Entergalatic,” on Sept. 30 to all music platforms to support his own animated series named after his album. The album...

Oracle Park in San Francisco, the stadium where Barry Bonds broke the single-season home run record in 2001. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

Aaron Judge makes history but Barry Bonds should still be considered the home run king

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Aaron Judge hit his 62 home run of the year on Oct. 4 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. The home run broke an American League record that stood for 61 years when Roger Maris did it, which many consider...

Defensive linemen James Turrentine and wide receiver Wardy Joubert celebrate after Modesto missed a field goal to seal a Beavers victory. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC football wins nail-biter in a dramatic last-minute play

Jonathan Plazola , Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The American River College Beavers defeated the Modesto Junior College Pirates at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 1, in a back and forth nail biter that went down to the very last second, by a score of 29-28. The...

Logan Reilly attempting to shoot a goal during the Sept. 30 match against Ohlone College. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC’s men’s water polo team suffers fourteenth loss in a blowout against Ohlone College

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The American River College men’s water polo team lost its match to Ohlone College on Sept. 30 in a blowout by a score of 17-4 at home. The team falls to 0-14-1 on the season. The men’s water...

Steves Pizza owner Rodney Ibanez and workers, Yesenia Delgado, and Jose Estrada are shown in the picture as they celebrate their first day serving American River College on Tuesday, Sept. 27 (Photo by Jonathon Plazola)

Steve’s Pizza and 5 Sips celebrate big week by opening business to American River College students

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

American River College has added more food and beverage options on campus for students. Both Sacramento’s locally owned 5 Sips Coffee and Steve’s Pizza opened on Sept. 26 to serve students and faculty....

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