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The third semester of online distance learning is here and the experiences still remain different for everyone, in Spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

After three semesters online, ARC students and faculty await a safe return to campus

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

With the one-year mark of American River College online-only instruction approaching, many teachers and students say they have had similar experiences of feeling uneasy in the beginning of the transition...

During the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' Noche de Ciencias, students and parents learn about the journey to become an engineer. (Photo from prior event courtesy of SHPE)

Community colleges play key role in adding diversity to STEM

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Vaccines. Climate change. Mars. Cloud robotics. LiDAR. The future is powered by science. Scientists and engineers are working together to create a different-looking world. However, the population of those...

Many popular apps, such as Amazon Prime and Spotify, offer student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget. (Photo courtesy of Julie Blunt)

Nine student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Television shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Bob’s Burgers” are perfect to binge watch when you have free time. Listening to the newest Taylor Swift song or the best pop album while studying...

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...

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Recapping the “worst year ever”: 2020

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Looking back on the year 2020, there seems to have been more bad than good. There’s a long list of horrible things that happened in 2020, everything from natural disasters, devastating diseases, social...

American River College hosts many virtual services, including the Beaver Food Pantry, to help students in need during the Spring 2021 semester. (File photo)

ARC’s virtual services guide assists pandemic-stricken students

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Students have always been busy juggling school, work, and family. Throw in a pandemic, sprinkle in some lockdowns and job layoffs, and add in the stress of an overly exciting election year. The result?...

Out goes 2020, in goes 2021. American River College students ponder what may possibly happen in 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

ARC students ponder potential outcomes for 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new. 2021 is a new year and with the introduction of a new vaccine for the coronavirus, predictions of new opportunities, hopes of normality slowly coming back is something...

American River College’s Starfish software connects students with instructors, counselors, support staff, and other important student resources and services. (Photo via Starfish)

Starfish catalog connects students with important resources

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

In this time characterized by change, instability and resource scarcity, many students are struggling with the transition into online learning for a number of reasons. American River College’s Starfish...

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...

 Pride Center Program Specialist Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia has made sure that the center has remained operating during distance learning for students to build community and receive resources. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Pride Center program specialist strengthens community during distance learning

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Eliminating prejudice and barriers on campus and in life is the goal of Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia, the program specialist and co-coordinator of the American River College Pride Center. “There’s...

Congress working together to help the American people, whether it be for Coronavirus relief or not, will help bring the country back together. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

A divided Congress could lead to another two years of standstill

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election wraps up, there is still a looming race that is critical for a prosperous new session of Congress: the Georgia senate runoff race. One political party “runs” each...

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