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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...

American River College's Melanated Music Mondays is a space to come through and get counseling information, do homework and listen to popular music by artists with melanin in their skin. (Photo via American River College)

Melanated Music Mondays gives students a place to chill and listen to music

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

As the famous musician, Ray Charles said, “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”   Music is something the average college student loves and gravitates...

After one year of ARC’s courses being fully online, the Los Rios Community College District has confirmed that ARC will function in both an online and on-ground environment for the fall 2021 semester. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC students voice their feelings about the hybrid fall semester

Madison Duong, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

American River College students all feel differently as they ponder their thoughts on ARC confirming in an email that 2021’s fall semester will be in a hybrid setting. This means classes will be offered...

American River College's Club and Events Board holds an online Pet-Palooza, showcasing local, adoptable dogs on April 29, 2021.

Meet a future best friend at the ARC online Pet-Palooza

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The American River College Club and Events Board will host the Pet-Palooza, an online pet adoption event on April 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Guy Fieri is a known celebrity on the cooking scene and attended ARC briefly. He was also a part of the culinary program while attending ARC. In 2015, he helped expand the college’s culinary arts building. (File Photo)

10 famous ARC alumni

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

While many people may be familiar with some well-known athletes who attended American River College, such as Dusty Baker, there are other noteworthy people, such as Guy Fieri, who have attended American...

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....

Asago:nhgweh women are taught to embrace their heritage through singing circles and group gatherings reaping and hand sowing crops together. (Photo courtesy of Katja Esson)

“Without a Whisper”: how Indigenous women influenced the fight for women’s rights

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The topic of women’s rights is a relatively new concept compared to men’s rights, which is one of many reasons the month of March is designated as Women’s History Month. From sixth grade and onward,...

Queer, nonbinary, Native two-spirit activist Candi Brings Plenty, was promoted on UNITE’s Instagram before their appearance in

ARC’s UNITE Center partners with Pride Center to bring an intersectional speaker series about social justice to students

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Beginning over a decade ago, the issues of police brutality and transphobic bathroom laws and marriage equality laws brought stories of unjust treatment to the tongues and minds of many in the form of...

Heather Moody, coach of American River College's women's water polo team, has Olympic experience, both as a player and as a coach. (Photo Courtesy of Heather Moody)

Heather Moody brings Olympic experience to the ARC women’s water polo team

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor April 23, 2021

The athletes on American River College’s women’s water polo team probably already realize they have a great role model in Heather Moody. Moody, the coach of the ARC women’s water polo team, is a...

Sewing Guild Scholarship winner and fashion major, Madison Thielke, is dreaming of becoming a fashion journalist and traveling around the world. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Madison Thielke

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 23, 2021

American River College fashion major Madison Thielke has been interested in the fashion industry since childhood and is now being awarded with a scholarship from the  Sacramento Chapter of the American...

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