The American River Current

Athletic instructors redesign yoga classes for virtual learning

Eric Black, alongside his wife Bethani Black who also teaches yoga at American River College, record YouTube videos for their students instead of holding live Zoom classes. (Photo courtesy of Eric Black)

Nick Subia, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

This fall, nearly all classes at American River College are being held in an online environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. For most subjects, this transition has been straight forward and manageable, but when it comes to online fitness the college’s athletic instructors have had to think outside...

Enrollment at CA community colleges down from 2019

Although some community colleges are experiencing enrollment declines up to 30%, at American River College, enrollment is reported to be about the same as it would be for a typical fall semester, according to Scott Crow, ARC public information officer. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led college campuses nationwide to go online for most of their fall semester course offerings. Many community colleges were expecting increases in enrollment numbers, but according to a report by Inside Higher Ed the opposite has been true, with some colleges reporting...

Science Success Center is unable to host their 20th anniversary due to pandemic restrictions

Student tutor Mozett Coleman and instructional assistant Lyudmila Moraru work at the Science Success Center, which is geared towards helping students be successful in their classes at American River College. (file photo)

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

This year marked the 20th anniversary of American River College’s Science Success Center. However, with the pandemic, and ARC’s transition to online learning and operations, the Science Success Center staff were unable to host their anniversary celebration in person. According to Lyudmila Moraru,...

Los Rios To Host Virtual Transfer Week For All Students

The Virtual Transfer Week webpage has an hour-by-hour schedule of the different workshops offered throughout the week. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

The Los Rios Community College District will hold a district-wide Virtual Transfer Week from Sept. 21-24 for students to learn and ask questions about transferring to over 50 participating colleges. These virtual events consist of four college pathways that include colleges in the California State...

District plans to monitor AQI levels as wildfires ravage the state

According to the Los Rios Community College District, if air quality index (AQI) readings exceed 200, they may again temporarily suspend the few on-campus operations going on this semester. According to the CDC, any AQI readings exceeding 300 are considered hazardous. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Leibrock)

Dylan Lillie, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

Since August, wildfires around California caused the air quality in Sacramento to increase to unsafe levels. On the morning of Sept. 8, Sacramento’s air quality index (AQI) reached 484, according to the Sacramento Bee. For context, any air quality levels that reach over 150 are considered to be...

LRCCD announces spring 2021 will be held online

With public health guidelines likely to remain the same into 2021, the Los Rios Community College District announced in an email that went out on Sept. 16 the spring semester will continue to operate remotely. (Illustration courtesy of Pixabay.com)

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor

September 21, 2020

In an email sent out to faculty and staff of the Los Rios Community College District on Wednesday, LRCCD Chancellor Brian King announced that classes will be held online during the 2021 spring semester. “There are few indications that public health dynamics will change dramatically in the next several...

Students protect themselves as Covid-19 continues to be a concern

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a threat into the fall semester, students are still expressing concern about contracting and spreading the virus to others. (photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many conflicts have arisen in this country, trying to contain it as much as possible. There are those who believe the virus is a “never-seen-before” sickness, while others are not that concerned about contracting it. Considering all that’s going...

ASB meetings will remain online through the fall semester

Since the Los Rios Community College District made the decision to transfer all American River College operations to online, the Associated Student Body has not been able to meet in person, but is still continuing to meet through Zoom. (file photo)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

With the campus at American River College closed off to nearly all staff and students this semester, the members of the Associated Student Body needed to change the way they handle their meetings that they would normally have on school grounds. While the group hasn't updated their page on ARC’s...

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (CDC), a government website keeping...

Having trouble with Canvas? Don’t stress

Even if you struggle with online learning, Canvas is designed to be user friendly and help you stay as organized as possible. (Photo by Edith Nunez)

Edith Nunez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

This semester many students are taking an online class for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes are either synchronous, meaning class meets live through Zoom at a set time and day, or it is asynchronous, meaning the class doesn’t meet through Zoom and the instructor posts lectures...

Professors forced to transition online tell all about what it’s really like

One anonymous teacher shares the struggle of not getting to see her students in person now that the campus remains closed.

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 18, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campuses all over California, students are finishing classes online. American River College has been no exception; in March the college moved its classes to an online platform for safety and social distancing. This has put a lot of stress on students who now must deal with the challenges...

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a refreshing take on personal growth in the midst of struggle

Michelle Obama's new documentary,

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in response to the future harsh criticism and bullying she and her family would receive in the White House as the first African-Americans to live there, then-First Lady Michelle Obama said her motto is “when they go low, we go high.”  If someone wil...

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