The American River Current

Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors from a life who are far removed from the life he was living in the August of 1945. However, his re...

Arts and Culture Schedule of Events

James Kaneko Gallery intern Frankie Vanity demonstrates the virtual reality segment of the current exhibition Ecotones. The exhibition is an installation by Rachel Clarke, at James Kaneko Gallery from Jan. 22 until Feb. 12, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

April 25, 2019

The arts and culture department is packed full of events throughout the semester, from the art exhibitions at the James Kaneko Gallery, to performances in the dance studio. Each month, the Current will publish a schedule of the upcoming arts events, so be sure to check back in and get informed about...

ARC golfer’s drive hopes to take him to the pros

Jonathan Tanihana plays at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for the PGA Tour Champions. He played alongside American Professional golfer, Kevin Sutherland and placed second out of the approximately 81 golfers who played at the event.

Patrick Hyun Wilson

April 10, 2019

The course was muddy at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin at the American River College golf team’s first Big 8 Conference Tournament in February. Jonathan Tanihana played the course with a close attention to his swings. He wasn’t thinking about the other players or the mud under his feet or the f...

Take This Class: Experimental Offering in Design Technology (DESGN 299)

Students of the drone class, Experimental Offering in Design Technology, gather around Sean Franklin (left), who describes the various operations that are available in the drone unit they were flying in the Student Center at American River College on Feb. 2, 2019.

Patrick Hyun Wilson

February 13, 2019

The sound of mechanical buzzing fills the air in the Student Center at American River College. Plastic propellers zip around the room as different groups of students control their movement. Occasionally the objects will impact the ground and a student will have to walk and pick up the drone from the ...

Building left unused by district since 2012

Los Rios has owned a building on the corner of Tribute Avenue and Exposition Avenue since 2012, originally intended to serve as a replacement facility to the Workforce and Economic Development Center, it has since been left in a state of disrepair as the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees determines the ultimate use for the building. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

November 14, 2018

A boarded-up and fenced-off building, owned by the Los Rios Community College District, sits at the corner of Tribute Road and Exposition Avenue. It has been owned by the district since 2012 and was originally considered to replace the Workforce and Economic Development Center according to the Califor...

ASB left underrepresented; CAEB board remains empty

Student Senate President, Rebeca Rico-Chavez facilitates both the Club and Events Board and Associate Student Body due to a lack of representation in CAEB. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson

November 14, 2018

By Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson Since the beginning of the fall 2018 semester, the American River College Club and Events Board has been empty except for one member: Student Senate President, Rebeca Rico-Chavez. Because of the lack of representation in CAEB, Rico-Chavez facilitates b...

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