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History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)
November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College...

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)
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...

Professor Jessa Ciel is modern day Renaissance woman

American River College photography professor Jessa Ciel doesn't adhere to one medium of art and lets her passion for social justice guide her in her projects. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 8, 2019

Jessa Ciel is an activist and an enigma. A chameleon of an artist across many mediums. The American River College photography professor’s portfolio ranges from a social justice art installation, to directing...

AR football team looks to repeat success in 2018

American River College fooball defensive backs look on at practice before their first game on Saturday, Sep. 1. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
August 30, 2018

With the American River College football team going 10-2 last season, they now look to getting back to the State Championship game, where they came up just a game short last year, losing to the College...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece
November 16, 2017

Over the course of Craig Schindler’s 50-year career as an artist his work has grown and adapted with him. From capturing the political and cultural revolutions of the 1960s as a young man with his...

ARC becomes home to nation’s only university-style literary press

English Professor Michael Spurgeon leads a discussion in his English Creative Writing 455 class. ENGCW 455 read all submissions sent to Ad Lumen. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
October 5, 2017

American River College’s English Department has created a program unlike any other in the country. ARC is now home to the nation’s only community college-based university-style literary press and...

ARC professors become students once more

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment,
September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening...

Fashion show embodies diversity

Sepideh Hassani's design
May 10, 2017

On May 5, the fashion department at American River College presented its diverse Annual Fashion Show, "Fluent" where a diverse body of fashion students created varying and unique garments that represent...

SummerWords returns for sixth annual workshop

The crowd looks on as Christian Kiefer speaks during the 2016 SummerWords conference at ARC. (File Photo)
May 9, 2017

American River College will host its sixth annual creative writing workshop SummerWords late this spring from May 25-28. SummerWords is a creative writing festival that will feature panels, workshops,...

Pi Day festival at ARC

Pi Day art at ARC's Pi Day event on March 14, 2017. (Photo by John Ennis)
March 16, 2017

On March 14, American River College hosted its annual “Pi Day” festival, which included pie eating contests, a reciting of the 3.14 numerical sequence, puzzles and a vote for the best art project. The...

Opinion: Students must be active in their approach for success

Mathematics assistant professor Matthew Register is helping a student at the Math Learning Center. Register worked at the MLC on October 28, 2015. (Photo by Mychael Jones)
October 30, 2015

At some point in an academic career, most college level students go through a period of time in which they struggle to keep up with balancing good grades while not also burning themselves out trying to...

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