The American River Current

Queens of the stage

Kima LaRue performs as a drag queen at a bar in Sacramento called Sidetrax. LaRue co-hosts the event drag queen showcase event. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels and Itzin Alpizar

May 11, 2016

An earlier version of this attributed the quote, “It’s all the weird stuff that nobody really wants to get into, which kind of becomes a kind of a strength for most of us who got into it, because it is like it is one of the things that we know about," to Jordo Medina, but in fact was said by dra...

American River College women’s basketball falls to College of the Siskiyous in a hard fought game

Sariah Loudon drives the ball up the court in ARC's game against Siskiyous. American River College women's basketball team lost against Siskiyous 85-77. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

December 8, 2015

In a game that was highly competitive throughout the first three quarters American River College women’s basketball team fell just shy, 85-77 and was unable to keep up with College of the Siskiyous. ARC was leading at the end of the first half, but was unable to hold onto it in the third quarter. “We...

Review: ‘Skeleton Stories’ celebrates Day of the Dead by offering audience members a journey through the underworld

Maya (played by McKenzie Lopez), left is visited by Santa Muerte (played by Itzin Alpizar) after praying that her dead mother's soul is left restless. The play will run until Dec. 6. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 24, 2015

American River College theater department’s production of “Skeleton Stories” takes the audience on a journey through a Mexican-inspired underworld that celebrates the Day of the Dead, but the main story is dragged down by the short stories.   “Skeleton Stories,” written by Delondra Williams and directe...

Cast of ‘Skeleton Stories’ reveals how characters’ backgrounds are created

Tommy Andersen practices a warm up exercise before the rehearsal for American River College theater department's production of

Joseph Daniels

November 20, 2015

By Joseph Daniels and Matthew Peirson A previous version of this story falsely reported that the white robe of Santa Muerte represented her elevation above nature and that the red robe represented passion and that in the story Santa Muerte wants Maya to use magic. In fact, white represents pro...

Actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival perform abridged version of Hamlet

Susana Batres, left, and Eddie Lopez, right, pose for a photo for the audience. The two performed an abridged version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet before leading an actor workshop on Nov. 10. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 12, 2015

Two actors from Oregon visited American River College to perform an abridged version of Hamlet and lead a workshop for ARC students Tuesday. Eddie Lopez and Susana Batres are professional actors who perform for The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a theater organization that runs from July through October. ...

Team Scot raises awareness toward childhood type cancer

Team Scot is a non-profit organization with the goal of spreading awareness to a rare form of cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. The charity was started after Scot Sieczko died and the organization goes around to hospitals and passes around blankets with a Team Scot patch on it to help make children going through cancer happier. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 12, 2015

It was during a visit to the hospital after a skateboard injury that caused Scot Sieczko to discover that he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Before he died, he told those that were close to him that he did not want people to go through the same ordeal that he went through. American R...

Monologue at Cafe Noir dedicated to two late ARC students

Kristine Aubert performs a monologue that was dedicated to two American River College student Andrew Downs-Hoover and Jenna Faeth. Downs-Hoover and Faeth died in a car crash in 2008. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 9, 2015

A monologue dedicated to the memory of members of the theater department who died in a car crash in 2008 was featured at the Cafe Noir at American River College on Wednesday. Cafe Noir is an open-mic event that allows students to perform in front of a live audience. Kristine Aubert performed a monologue from the ...

Local haunted house is inspired by heavy metal group Slipknot

Jason Becker, a cast member of Slipknot's Scream Park warms up moments before the doors opens to the public. His costume was inspired by the outfit of Corey Taylor, the lead singer of the American rock band Slipknot. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

October 31, 2015

The audience members are greeted by the heavy metal music of Slipknot as they make their way to the entrance of Slipknot’s Scream Park, a Halloween attraction that features three haunted house exhibits inspired that is inspired by the imagery and songs of the rock group. Slipknot became influential...

ARC shuts down Sacramento City College with a 3-0 win

Midfielder Gabby Krewer passes the ball to a teammate in her game against Sacramento City College. The American River College women's soccer team defeated Sac City 3-0. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Johnnie Heard

October 27, 2015

American River College’s midfielder Natalie Silcox was the star of ARC’s 3-0 win over Sacramento City College scoring two of ARC’s three goals. ARC’s first goal came in the first half  by midfielder Natalie Silcox, a shot that just missed the fingertips of the SCC goalkeeper. Silcox ended...

Acoustic Cafe features songs that tell personal stories

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Joseph Daniels

October 27, 2015

Student musicians performed for a live audience at the recent Acoustic Cafe event at American River College, which featured a song about a man’s failed attempt to be with a woman in Texas and one dedicated to a man who died from a drug overdose. James “Jimbo” Estrella dedicated a song to West...

Long time performer and director brings his love of theater to ARC

Sam Williams, left, waits with his cast for the technical rehearsal for 'The Music Man' to begin. Williams directs the play, which closes on Oct. 25. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Matthew Nobert

October 16, 2015

An American River College theater department professor has brought his love for theater to many universities and stages around the country. It has been Sam Williams’ goal to help student performers at ARC reach the next level. Sam Williams’ current production is “The Music Man,” written by Mer...

E Street Gallery holds ARC student art show

'My Flea Has Dogs' is a sculpture featured at the E Street Gallery for the American River College Student Invitational Exhibition. The art show will be open until Oct. 31. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

October 15, 2015

A painting of the Earth blowing up, an art piece that is made out of oak galls and a sculpture of a flea infested with dogs were all art works featured at the American River College student show at E Street Gallery. The gallery sent out a letter to artists who were on a mailing list of current and ...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Photos by Joseph Daniels