The American River Current

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...

Los Rios and Sierra College break the news that fall semester will be fully online

Due to the recent news from the California Governor's Office that the same social distancing guidelines will most likely be in place this fall, the Los Rios Community College District and other college districts in California have announced their fall semesters will be entirely online. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Ariel Caspar, Alex Muegge, and Emily Mello

May 14, 2020

In wake of the coronavirus-induced campus shutdown in March, the Los Rios Community College District has asked students to prepare to go online for the fall semester. On May 12, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent out an email on behalf of all Los Rios Community College pre...

ARC clubs determined to still help the community despite campus shutdown

The American River College Pi Theta Kappa Club have reached out to the greater community and are working with the Sacramento Food Bank to help distribute food to the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, while they are unable to function on campus. (file photo)

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College has been closed to students and teachers since mid-March. This has created a difficult time for ARC organizations and clubs that rely on the campus to connect with students. However, these clubs have had to adapt to the changes to remain active and main...

A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even grocery stores are closing earlier than usual. The spread of COVID-19 has created a life of minimalis...

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had contracted the virus. He had mocked the virus earlier in...

LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

Any classes that were unable to be transitioned online due to the nature of the class will receive an excused withdrawal that will not negatively impact college transcripts. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Colin Bartley, Opinion Editor

May 13, 2020

With the Los Rios Community College District making its transition to online classes because of the coronavirus outbreak, the administration has posted a detailed plan to its  website for procedures during the lockdown, all current resources and answers regarding the district’s plan for the coron...

Despite loss of income, SSPCA still open for essential business

Two kittens that Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) took into their animal shelter that are now up for adoption through their foster care program. SSPCA works to find homes for pets like these, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of SSPCA)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing around the world, a lot of people seem to forget about domestic animals. A lot of pets are abandoned, and left at animal shelters for various reasons.  While many businesses are still closed or have limited hours, one organization is still open and doing its be...

Essential workers should not be chastised; they’re doing their best

Department stores and restaurant employees are required to be masked, gloved or both in order to stay open during the coronavirus shutdown, yet people still feel the need to take their own precautions, regardless of whether or not it inconveniences a business. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Customers and consumers that take extra measures to protect themselves against the coronavirus when they go out in public settings, should do so in a way that does not inconvenience the employees that are already implementing a company safeguard. If they truly feel employees at a certain business aren’t doin...

ARC virtual live talent show to be postponed

ARC Idol and ARC's Got Talent, events put on by both the Center for Leadership and Development and the Music Department to showcase student and staff talent, will be postponed until the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters from lack of participation. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Leadership and Development)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

American River College’s talent event “ARC’s Got Talent” was postponed due to lack of student and faculty participation. On May 13, Mario Rodriguez, a student personnel assistant in the Student Services department, sent out an email announcing the event will be moved to either next semeste...

The CARES Act tries to ease Americans’ worries while COVID-19 exposes fractures in the United States economy. But here’s $1,200.

The CARES Act was created to ease Americans’ worries during times of crisis, but the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has revealed alarming fractures in the United States economy. (photos courtesy of pixabay.com)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

The detrimental residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to reckon with reality: people are hurting. Not since maybe the Great Recession has the global economy been in such disarray. And because of this, the United States government has apparently gone out of their way to try and sav...

Police still investigating shooting near Folsom Lake College

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Marquala Brown, Social Media Manager

May 6, 2020

The Los Rios Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12. According to the LRPD, the attack happened on the sidewalk across the street from the campus on El Caprice Drive around 2:34 p.m. The unknown suspect...

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