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LRCCD concludes workshop weeks of action to aid undocumented students

Immigration activist advocating for DACA reinstatement, ending the incarceration of immigrant children seeking asylum and carrying signs reading “Abolish ICE” convene in front of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Detention center in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento County works directly with ICE to remove undocumented immigrants including Dreamers without DACA and those without immigration status, a clear contradiction to the states mandate for law enforcement not to work with ICE. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
LRCCD hosted Weeks of Undocumented action events, to help aid undocumented students through college
November 19, 2020

Undocumented students, also known as Dreamers largely felt the angst of the presidential elections according to Sacramento City College counselor Sandra Guzman, who works with this community. This election...

Finding the truth online can be hard, here’s a place to start

Figuring out where to look to get your news can be really confusing, but when you find your reliable news source that you know is trustworthy you’ll know you’ll get the right information on a daily basis. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
Finding reliable news isn’t always easy, here’s a small list of news sites that are trustworthy
November 19, 2020

On Nov. 7, a winner was finally announced for the 2020 Presidential Election when it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had been officially elected President of the United States. Both...

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)
ARC Theatre performer snags a spot on Team Gwen
November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

Sacramento County tabulates election in record voter turnout year

A Sacramento county poll worker helps check and tabulate ballots on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 3, 2020.Poll workers and voters were required to wear mask to enter the Sacramento County Registers offices. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
Ballot tabulation process is arduous, meticulous but assures that democracy prevails
November 13, 2020

Anxious Americans waited five days after the Nov. 3 elections for the 2020 election results, tabulations were done to finalize key contested results in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.  At...

Professors stay positive while facing Zoom challenges

Zoom is challenging professors at ARC to keep continuity within their classes due to many different connectivity problems. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Professors Krista Hess and Michael Crowder find ways to help students succeed
November 10, 2020

American River College is officially going through its second semester online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has caused the campus to find different ways for students to communicate from their homes.  This...

Five things students miss about being at ARC

There are so many benefits and advantages that students at ARC can’t use anymore on campus due the pandemic which has forced everyone to stay home during the semester. (File photo by Emily Mello)
After being away from campus so long, you realize just how many benefits we don’t have anymore
November 5, 2020

American River College’s campus has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and most classes have remained online since then. While some students may have gotten used to working from home...

How will ARC students be voting for the election?

Naomi Dasari, American River College Associated Student Body president will be voting for Joe Biden this election and tends to have more liberal leaning views. (Photo courtesy of Naomi Dasari)
Student Senate representatives dish on how they will vote this election
November 2, 2020

Ahead of the election this November, two American River College student body representatives, Naomi Dasari and Afsoon Aflaki, have differing political viewpoints and encourage students to vote in the upcoming...

ARC welding classes hurt by pandemic, but are still essential

ARC Welding professor Jose Bueno has been teaching students by uploading demonstration videos in attempts to give students the most accurate in-class experience. (Photo by Emily Mello)
October 31, 2020

When the Los Rios Community College District decided to move fall semester classes online, certain classes had to adjust to the circumstances more than others. Some classes easily transitioned to Zoom,...

Despite the ongoing pandemic, students and faculty are still celebrating Halloween

October 31st marks another year of spooky costumes and candy.(Photo courtesy of Unsplash Photos).
Small gatherings, pumpkin carving and scary movies can still keep us in the Halloween spirit
October 30, 2020

The pandemic has stopped many events and celebrations for people around the world. Despite new restrictions, that hasn’t stopped the students and faculty members of American River College from wanting...

“Phasmophobia” brings real fear to gaming

 “Phasmophobia” has terrifying ghosts who can hunt and attempt to kill players, and the only ways to survive are to run or hide. (Screenshot of gameplay)
If it’s scares you’re looking for, “Phasmophobia” delivers
October 27, 2020

For those of us whose Halloween plans have been sidelined by the pandemic, an alternate form of home-based entertainment is essential for celebrating the season. While horror video games have historically...

Learn how to help the Sacramento community with unique jobs

On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Wenger-Johnson)
On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities
October 26, 2020

On Oct. 29, representatives from the city of Sacramento will host a Zoom conference called “How to Get a Job with the City of Sacramento Parks & Rec.” The event is hosted by Joyce Wenger-Johnson,...

10 spine-tingling thrillers that are sure to haunt you

If you like being creeped out, this spoiler-free list is for you
October 21, 2020

The spooky season is among us, and while everyone else is getting excited about pumpkin spice, horror genre fans are on the hunt for new and intriguing films to enjoy. While this isn’t a traditional...

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