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Chromebooks are available to be handed out on-campus for American River College students in need and eligible students can apply using the application in their eServices message box. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Campus departments work together to distribute Chromebooks

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 4, 2021

Almost a year after American River College moved to remote operations, some students are still experiencing technology accessibility issues. To address this, the college has created a Chromebook handout...

Sound engineer Stanley Soares, guest hosted the Commercial Music program's Inside the Music Industry Workshop podcast on February 11, 2021. (Photo via ARC Commercial Music Program)

ARC Commercial Music program hosts “Inside the Music Industry”

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Music professor Merlyn Van Regenmorter, director of the Commercial Music program, has been inviting music professionals to speak for students for over ten years, but in 2017, he officially introduced his...

Swinomish-Tulalip photographer Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 features modern Native America through photography and story-telling. (Photo courtesy of Matika Wilbur)

Influential Native American photographer launches Project 562

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Swinomish-Tulalip photographer Matika Wilbur will present her selectively hand-colored black and white photography and 10 years of oral histories featuring upwards of 562 federally recognized tribes for...

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah”, produced by Warner Brothers Studios and directed by Shaka King premiered on Feb. 12, 2021, details the story of Fred Hampton, former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios)

Review: The revolution may be sooner than we think

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” is absolutely the most important story of the century and unlike anything you have ever seen before.  Released on Feb. 12, and directed by...

American River College's Achieve program holds a Netflix Watch Party showcasing

ARC’s Achieve program hosts Netflix watch party

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Black History Month is a time to reflect on American history. All month long The Los Rios Community College District is providing access via Zoom for many educational events centered around Black history....

Black History Month is dedicated to showcasing Black communities, and how influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. have impacted our world tremendously. American River College honors Black history by holding events all month long showcasing Black leadership, power, and resiliency. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC honors Black History Month with a series of events

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Black History Month takes place in February. This month is dedicated to showcasing past and present accomplishments of important Black leaders and celebrating them. Among Some of these leaders are Martin...

 “Heather” a song written by Conan Gray is a true story based on his own personal experience of loving someone who loves someone else and how his feelings of envy come into play while stemming off his feelings of love. (Screenshot of

10 love songs to fill your heart this February

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

February is known for being a month all about love, from self-love, loving family and friends, having a romantic partner, and more. Here is a list of 10 emotional love songs that carry the many meanings...

American River College’s Black Student Success Center partners with Sac City College’s African American Student Healing and Empowerment Center to

ARC’s “Welcome Black” Mixer Connects Black Students to community resources

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

The American River College’s Black Student Success Center and Sacramento City College’s African-American Student Healing and Empowerment Center will host a Zoom event for students of African descent...

10 emotional movies to give you a good cry

Ariel Caspar, Current Contributor February 2, 2021

After nearly a year of shutdowns, and working and learning remotely from home, the pandemic has yet to let up. With all the overwhelming circumstances and big questions about when things will go “back...

 On Nov. 25, Volunteers help to distribute toiletries bags for student to each car.

On Nov. 25, the Beaver Food Pantry distributed food and toiletries to needy students

Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 10, 2020

On Nov. 25, the Beaver Food Pantry distributed food and toiletries to students who needed the items.  Following COVID-19 protocols, students lined up their cars in two rows by the portable classrooms...

Though “Lysistrata” ran for two weekends alone, it was another example of ARC Theatre rising to the challenges presented by the pandemic to put on a relevant and timely piece of comedy. (Photo art courtesy of ARC Theatre)

ARC Theatre’s take on “Lysistrata” brings the laughs

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

When I sat down to watch “Lysistrata” performed by the American River Theatre on Friday, Dec. 4, I did not expect a fight over moving Zoom windows performed by nude puppets with breasts and penises...

ARC fashion department has adapted to the virtual setting during the pandemic to keep the show going on. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

The show must go on

Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 9, 2020

  After the American River College campus shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion department struggled with its online transition because the majority of its activities and...

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