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On April 9 the Associated Student Body of American River College announced upcoming spring events and discussed potential changes for the constitution. ASB will vote for the constitutional revisions on April 16. (Screenshot via ASB meeting)

ASB discusses potential changes to constitution

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

On April 9 the Associated Student Body of American River College announced upcoming spring events, updated the senators on the fall 2021 semester, and discussed potential changes to the constitution. ASB...

The nearest amusement park to American River College that will open soon is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, located in Vallejo, California. (Photo via Six Flags website)

Amusement parks begin to open as the state enters the red tier of the reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

California theme parks received approval to reopen starting this month under the California Department of Public Health’s updated guidelines.  Following year-long pandemic closures that cost amusement...

American River College’s Basic Needs Committee offers a wide selection of resources to help students who need access to food, technology, health and more, in Spring 2021. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC’s Basic needs committee helps students through a variety of programs

Madison Duong, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

Looking for a hand with basic needs to help you get by as a college student? The American River College’s Basic Needs Committee is here to assist you with just that. The committee provides help to...

The Child Development Center on the American River College campus has yet to hear if it's possible to open up for the students who will be attending campus this fall semester. (File Photo)

Child Development center remains closed

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

After nearly three semesters of online distance learning, American River College is set to offer hybrid classes next semester. What remains unclear, however, is what this means for the on-campus Child...

The Current participated in the online convention for the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, which included an awards ceremony. This event in the past has been an in-person convention but has been held remotely for the past three semesters. (Screenshot via the JACC website)

The American River Current wins four journalism awards

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 8, 2021

American River College’s newspaper publication, the Current, was honored with three awards and a General Excellence award by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC). The JACC is a...

The Handshake platform offers ample opportunity for all students to apply for internships as well as jobs to start their career. (Photo via the ARC website)

Handshake platform helps students search for jobs and internships

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

American River College has a new platform called Handshake, which is available for all students and alumni to use to search and find internships, as well as jobs. Handshake provides a number of resources...

The Los Rios Community College District was awarded a $5 million grant in January. The main programs that would benefit the most from the grant would be the majors that are similar to Business Technology. (Photo via the ARC website)

LRCCD awarded a $5 million labor grant

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

The United States Department of Labor awarded the Los Rios Community College School District a grant with a total of $5 million in January that may benefit students.  The grant is called the Strengthening...

ASB is holding student elections this week for the 2021-22 student body. (Photo via Pixabay).

ASB hopeful for student participation in the upcoming election this month

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

American River College’s Associated Student Body and Club and Events Board are holding elections for next year's representatives April 20-21. Students will be able to vote through E-Services.  ASB...

Feral kittens on the ARC campus are humanely trapped using the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) method by the Kitty Committee. (Photo courtesy of Becky Watts)

ARC Kitty Committee seeks donations for cats on campus

Gwen Mahler, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Since quarantine started in California last March, life has changed drastically, yet one of few things has remained the same: cats and kittens alike still occupy the American River College campus which...

As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to be administered you can now check your eligibility on the My Turn app to see when you can receive it. (Photo via the My Turn website)

My Turn app tells people when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

With the start of this new year, advances in health care have led to the creation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, the California Department of Public Health has also created an app that checks the eligibility...

The Beaver Food Pantry is distributing food and toiletries on the ARC campus on March 22. There will also be two more distributions on April 26 and May 24. (Photo via the ARC Beaver Food Pantry Instagram)

Beaver Food Pantry schedules three distributions for spring semester

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 19, 2021

On March 22, the Beaver Food Pantry will distribute food and toiletries on the American River College campus. The distribution is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by the portable buildings near Davies...

Ally for Students is a tool that was created to break down canvas material and put that information in alternate formats in order to help students. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Reeves)

New tool offers students an easier way to read material on Canvas

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, college school districts have been trying to make course material easier to access to appease students so they can get the content they need in a way that suits them....

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