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Test monitoring systems which use facial recognition software, have been proven to have algorithmic racial and socioeconomic biases, according to a 2019 study done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). (Photo via Unsplash)

Test monitoring systems show bias, educators look for new ways to combat changing learning environments

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges to move learning online, some professors started using test monitoring systems to monitor students while they take tests from home.  While test monitoring...

The American River Review at American River College is looking to get more students involved with its magazine in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo courtesy of The American River Review)

ARC’s literary journal seeks increased student involvement

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The American River Review is an English writing class run by Michael Angelone, an English professor at American River College.   This class, which is still currently taught online, allows students...

erry Haflich has dedicated his last 23 years to American River college taking on many different positions to benefit all student needs. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Haflich)

Assistant athletic director Jerry Haflich set to retire after 23 years at ARC

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 18, 2022

Over the last 23 years, Jerry Haflich, assistant athletic director and professor at American River College, has helped athletes reach their potential, but he considers his biggest win to be his long marriage...

Wildfire preparations for residents become increasingly necessary as California’s weather heats up for summer. (Photo Illustration by Alyssa Branum)

Wildfire season is around the corner in California

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Wildfires are a national concern in the United States every year, especially in California. Almost 2.5 million acres of land were lost during the top five fires of 2020 alone, according to CalFire’s...

The horticulture department is looking for tree trimming and irrigation services as it develops as of April 18, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC’s horticulture department is looking for more helping hands

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 16, 2022

American River College’s horticulture department is back on campus since it opened up in February, and working to get plants back to thriving since the lockdown.  Students within the department...

Discussion boards have been a big part of online learning at American River College. They provide students the opportunity to interact with their classmates about several different topics. Some people find these discussion boards helpful while some find them a hassle. (Photo Illustration by Jahson Nahal)

Discussion boards provide interaction for online ARC students

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

For some students at American River College, the most interaction they’ve had with their classmates has been via messages sent to them on discussion boards. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the...

 Beavers Against Hate allows you to pledge your support, through the American River College website in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers pledge with Beavers Against Hate

Maya Barber, Feature Editor April 21, 2022

Beavers Against Hate is a college-wide initiative for all students and faculty to join. It is a commitment to uphold standards of social justice, equity, and doing right for our community.  According...

Since the fall 2020 semester, at American River College, HomeBase has appeared on many students Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. In the spring of 2022 HomeBase is now also back on campus. (Photo via Brooke Cagle on Unsplash)

HomeBase is back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 31, 2022

Since the fall 2020 semester, HomeBase has appeared on many students' Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. HomeBase is now also in a physical space on the American...

Steve Roberson, the new athletic director and dean of kinesiology at American River College, got his role in January 2022, overseeing the men’s and women’s sports programs as well at the kinesiology department. (Photo courtesy of Steve Roberson)

Steve Roberson steps into new roles as athletic director and dean of kinesiology at ARC

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The first day of January this year was not only the start of a new year for Steve Roberson, but it was the start of his new role as the dean of kinesiology and athletic director at American River College.  Roberson,...

Devin Hough, luthier and musician, has dedicated his life to building and repairing string instruments, including  baroque-era violins, viola d’amores, and violones. (Photo courtesy of Devin Hough)

Musician, Devin Hough, gives a rare glimpse into the history and modernization of baroque-era string instruments

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 20, 2022

These days, working as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments, is an unusual profession. Over time, the craft has largely been replaced by mass production in an age that often values efficiency over...

Zoom is now the new normal and has changed the face of interacting with many. However, there are no set rules on how to manage meeting settings so the majority feels respected during discussions. (Screenshot by Maya Barber)

Zoom etiquette is important, but not always followed

Lorraine Barron and Maya Barber March 14, 2022

In 2020, COVID-19 struck and created a new way of living. The world was put on lockdown, but life needed to continue. In order to participate in school or work, many people moved online. This meant a world...

February is Black History Month, but it is not the only month to pay homage, learn and celebrate all African Americans. These are five Black accomplishments and inventions. (Photo Illustration by Maya Barber)

Five influential African American inventors and creators

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 9, 2022

February may have been Black History month, but we can celebrate accomplishments from African Americans all year long. Here are five accomplishments by African Americans to learn how they impacted this...

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