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Using gender affirming pronouns allows people to be more comfortable in their own skin. (Photo via Freepik)

Respecting gender affirming pronouns helps people embrace their identity

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

The use of gender-affirming pronouns can be an important form of self-identity. Gender affirming pronouns have captured the eyes and ears of many and some say that while an emphasis on identifying one’s...

 The Learning Resource Center at American River College is a place where students can receive help for any of their technology needs. The center is also distributing Chromebooks for students who need one in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC’s Learning Resource Center strives to help students through the fall semester

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

The Learning Resource Center at American River College is a program to help students with all of their technology needs both on and off campus.  The LRC computer lab strives to help students who are...

Los Rios Community College District students can learn about transferring to over 50 colleges and universities at virtual transfer week from Sept. 20-Sept. 23. (Photo via Unsplash)

LRCCD to host virtual transfer week

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer September 19, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District will host a virtual transfer week from Sept. 20-Sept. 23, during which students from all four Los Rios colleges can learn about transferring to over 50 colleges...

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing safety regulations and guards to go back up at American River College in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

New delta variant of COVID-19 causes an influx of cases

Maya Barber, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Over the past year-and-a-half, there has been a worldwide virus attacking the lives of many people. As three new vaccines became available, they allowed many to start living their daily lives again.  Schools...

Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they change regularly depending on the day, can help to ensure you treat everyone around you with the utmost respect and understanding. (Photo via Unsplash)

Understanding and respecting the pronouns of others is fundamental

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

Respecting other people’s pronouns is fundamental for developing professional and personal relationships. Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they...

The site for the new funeral services building at American River College, will replace the existing FSE portable near Auto Tech, on the main campus, in Fall 2021. (Photo by Ben Kynaston )

Funeral services department anticipates move into its new home in the Career Tech building

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

American River College’s funeral services program has seen some expansion in its student body since the beginning of the spring semester and the department is anticipating a move into a new Career Tech...

As one of the few classes left on campus, at American River College, the EMS department is finding new ways to teach in Spring 2021. (Photo via ARCs Website)

EMS classes remain open as campus is closed

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

While the world shut down, and virtually every form of communication went online, the teachers and students with American River College's Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedics, Nursing and Respiratory...

 New American River College President Melanie Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, but says she is excited to get started, and ready to bring the college community back together soon. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

New president Melanie Dixon excited to lead the ARC community

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 15, 2021

On Jan. 1, Melanie Dixon began her role as the new President of American River College. Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, as the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even...

According to math professor Matt Mitchell, at American River College, students use websites such as Symbolab to cheat on their exams. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to sort out the honest and dishonest students. (Screenshot via Symbolab)

Pandemic stress creates academic integrity issues

Megan Wutzke and Ariel Caspar May 15, 2021

Students under pressure are more likely to cheat. That’s what Elizabeth Huffman, political science professor at Cosumnes River College says. As this pandemic weighs down on students and professors alike,...

Since opening three weeks ago, Brown Sugar Boba has made a name for themselves locally with their own collection of boba bottles called BSB bear bricks and BSB buddies. (Photo by Gwen Mahler)

Sacramento County businesses are still expanding in the midst of a pandemic

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Even though the hustle and bustle that is normally Sacramento County has quieted down in the last year doesn’t mean that this county still isn’t expanding and waiting for residents to visit again....

With the campus remaining closed, the library at American River College is finding new ways to give students access to textbooks throughout the semester. (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

ARC makes textbook rental easier than ever

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

While students struggle to find new ways to affordably obtain their textbooks during the pandemic riddled semester, the American River College library has been able to create a new way to help students...

On March 16, 2020 the area outside of Davie’s Hall at American River College is completely empty, as face-to-face classes have been suspended indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. After more than a year of lockdown, the ARC campus plans to reopen itself to students in Fall 2021. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

A student’s guide to returning to campus

Cicily Thomas and Athena Acevedo May 3, 2021

Returning to campus after over a year of distance learning can be confusing. There have been changes made every day, with future changes determined by whether new COVID-19 variants will become dominant. As...

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