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American River College journalism student Carla Montaruli says she misses the direct contact with others on campus during the pandemic, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Carla Montaruli)

ARC students adapt to online learning during the pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Nearly two years after the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College students say they still face difficulties due to the pandemic. They also worry about the challenges that will need to...

A self-care package is a great gift to give this Christmas season if you’re on a budget. (Photo illustration by Madison Duong)

10 Christmas gift ideas on a college budget

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor December 12, 2021

Christmas is upon us and that means many will gather with their loved ones to exchange gifts with each other. If you want to give gifts but are worried about finances, look no further and check out this...

 There are plenty of ways to donate during the holiday season; online, in person or through a phone call. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to give back for the holidays

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

There are many ways to give back to the community this Christmas. Donating will make a social impact and encourage others to do the same. You will also be providing support to organizations and nonprofits...

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs an executive order about the advancements of automation in the workforce during International Workers’ Day at American River College on May 1, 2019. There has recently been a number of bills passed in 2021 that directly affect community colleges. (File Photo)

Five assembly bills that will impact California community colleges

Editorial Staff December 8, 2021

Many assembly bills are passed each year, but not all necessarily matter to college students, faculty or staff. Here is a list of five assembly bills that will have a big effect on community colleges in...

Finals are right around the corner at American River College, these are five tactics to remember when you start studying. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to prepare for finals

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Studying for finals can be daunting. Here are five ways to help the process go smoothly and lead you to success this semester.    Study in a quiet place There are many places to study...

Recent high school graduates have been thrown into the online college experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has kept most students online since March 2020. (Photo illustration by Jahson Nahal)

New ARC students voice their opinions on online college experience

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For some students at American River College, the last time they took an in-person class was during their senior year of high school. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and students...

 The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library has many archived documents that tell the history of Sacramento. Many of these documents include ones by the Current and about American River College. (Photo courtesy of James Scott)

Sacramento Public Library holds documents that show history of ARC dating back to the 1970s

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For the past several years, the Sacramento Public Library has collected archived articles and documents from American River College and The Current. The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library...

 American River College history professor Edward Hashima will be competing on “Jeopardy!” for a $100,000 prize and a spot in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions. (Photo courtesy of Edward Hashima)

ARC history professor to compete on “Jeopardy!” Professors Tournament

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

Edward Hashima has spent 22 years teaching history but will now make history by competing in the first-ever professors tournament on “Jeopardy!” Hashima will go head to head against 14 other professors...

 The American River College library is currently closed in the fall semester of 2021, but will open in spring 2022 with more resources for students and staff. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC library will open spring 2022

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The American River College Library, which has not been open to the public since the beginning of the pandemic, is set to reopen in the spring of 2022.  During the ARC Student Body meeting on Nov. 5,...

The long-awaited second season of Netflix’s “Tiger King,” premiered on Nov. 17, 2021, and with it may have brought down the entire private zoo industry in America. (Photo Courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Tiger King 2” claws back at America’s exotic animal industry

Oden Taylor, Student Worker November 30, 2021

The long-awaited second season of Netflix’s “Tiger King” premiered on Nov. 17, and with it may have brought down the entire private zoo industry in America. With first season star, Joseph Maldonado-Passage,...

When it comes to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the learning level of online teaching, American River College English as a Second Language Professor Elizabeth Rogers said, that it is necessary to the technology of teaching and learning to keep the learning process alive. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Rogers)

ARC professor Elizabeth Rogers says pandemic has been especially difficult on ESL students

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Elizabeth Rogers, an American River College adjunct English as a Second Language professor, says that her experience teaching ESL to immigrant students has been difficult during the pandemic. “Maybe...

he American River College counselling center is closed in the fall semester of 2021, but its staff is working remotely to meet the needs of students. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC Counseling center supports students through the pandemic

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College counseling center is a place for students to succeed; even though it’s physically closed it still provides help remotely. However, it has been challenging for counselors to...

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