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Sacramento community joins up to collect donations to help with the fight for change

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Gender Health Center stationed themselves in the Center’s parking lot on 20th and J Street in downtown Sacramento to provide medical supplies for protesters, on June 2, 2020. Volunteers assembled care kits that contained medical supplies, snacks, and water to be distributed for the demonstrators while they marched against police brutality. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

On a hot afternoon in early June, in a parking lot near the Sacramento LGBT Community Center in downtown Sacramento, individuals set up a donation tent, with two tables underneath it, each one stocked with multiple cases of water, boxes of snacks and medical supplies. People gathered around the tent...

ARC fashion department designs masks to help the community combat COVID-19.

The American River College fashion department has begun to make masks for local hospitals and other groups (Photo courtesy of pixbay.com)

Dylan Lillie, Staff writer

May 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face masks have become an important resource for people. However, due to shortages across the world, they haven’t been the easiest thing to find.  This has opened up opportunities for students in the American River College fashion department to get c...

Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit international students the hardest

Traveling restrictions and federal regulations: International Students Program reaches out to students in uncertain times
(Photo by Illustration by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello, Photo Editor

May 14, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, international students are also dealing with challenges during this time in quarantine, including the new travel restrictions that prevent them from visiting their families and also keeping up with their immigration statuses. Kevin Joon Tai Kim, a student and a peer men...

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...

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...

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American River College on March 13. The most challenging classes prove to be the ones where the students used ...

Allergies vs. Covid- 19

It's allergy season. Although allergy and COVID-19 symptoms may have some similarities, they are very different. During this time, it's important to educate yourself on COVID-19 symptoms and misconceptions. (Photo by Haven Bishop)

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases throughout the United States have been rising and there has been widespread confusion over what the symptoms are and how to detect them. With allergy season among us, it is important that people aren’t going to hospitals to possibly expose themselves to the virus thinkin...

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. It's important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect our lives in Sacramento.  Many people still don’t believe it actually has. There is a...

Former ARC student hikes the globe

Asher attends a coming-of-age ceremony in Vanuatu, an island country off the eastern coast of Australia. He was introduced to the community through his friend in the Peace Corps. (Photo courtesy of Brian Asher)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Former American River College student Brian Asher is on a quest to travel to every country in the world–and he’s close. In his travels, Asher has seen a total of 195 countries already, with only North Korea and Taiwan left. While hiking the globe, Asher films with both his iPhone X and a DJI drone and ofte...

Self care and activities to try in the era of social distancing

It is important to prioritize self-care and keeping yourself busy with fun activities that can be done alone, during this time of social distancing. (photo courtesy of uihere.com)

Colin Bartley

March 30, 2020

With the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak leading students into a period of mass quarantine and social isolation, it can be difficult to fill the time once held by work and school. So, now could be the perfect time to reconnect with yourself or maybe pick up a hobby. Sometimes the anxiety and cabin fever can be...

5 albums to perk you up during the quarantine

British rock band Queen's seventh studio album

Brandon Zamora

March 25, 2020

With all of us forced to stay home due to the coronavirus, we need to find things to do to keep ourselves occupied. One common thing that a lot of people like to do when they’re trying to relax or pass time is listen to music.  Regardless of your preference of music, we can all agree that music is a good way...

A professor’s passion for physical education

Angela McKillop, physical education professor at American River College, teaches different types of PE classes both at ARC and outside the college including cardio kickboxing. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

March 17, 2020

When it comes to physical education at American River College, there are many unique courses available. One such class is cardio kickboxing, taught by Angela McKillop, adjunct faculty in the physical education department.  McKillop has taught at ARC since 2017. She has a masters degree in physical edu...

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