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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...

On Nov. 19, the Associated Student Boday ay American River College discussed how Beaver Cares can help lower income students during the holidays, in the fall semester of 2021. Beaver Cares provides cookware and classes to better a student’s holiday season. (Screenshot via ARCs ASB Meeting)

ASB discusses Beaver Cares for ARC students

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed spring 2022 semester information as well as how to improve student well-being with the holidays approaching during its Nov. 19 meeting. ASB...

During the Associated Student Body meeting on Nov. 5, 2021, at American River College, the board addressed questions and concerns about how they would let students know their availability for office hours in the future. (Screenshot via ARCs ASB’s Instagram)

ASB votes to start office hours

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College voted to hold office hours in its Nov. 5 meeting. They were also joined by librarian Sarah Lehmann, who gave a presentation on how to appropriately...

The Child Development Center at American River College received the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant, which awards them $283,000 annually for the next four years. The program is planning to use these funds to improve their materials and inspire students, in the fall semester of 2021. (File Photo)

ARC Child Development Center earns the CCAMPIS grant

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

Three Los Rios Community College District campuses, including American River College, were awarded a federal grant on Oct 1 to help the Child Development Center for each campus. The CDC applied for...

The American River College Beaver Cares Team will host a second food drive this month for Thanksgiving, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC Beaver Cares team to host Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 30

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 27, 2021

The American River College Beaver Cares Team hosts a monthly food drive, but will also host an additional food drive this month to honor the Thanksgiving holiday. Valerie Adger, ARC’s student support...

Frank Kobayashi, the new vice president of instruction at American River College, oversees over 12 deans and over 1,000 full and part-time faculty, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Frank Kobayashi)

Frank Kobayashi becomes new vice president of instruction at ARC

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

Many of the people who make American River College successful aren’t necessarily well known to most students—but they play important roles.  One of those people is Frank Kobayashi, the vice president...

The American River College Student Design Team is currently hiring, in the fall semester of 2021, for students who want to improve the educational experience at ARC. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC’s student design team is accepting new members

Madison Duong, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College developed its first-ever Student Design Team this year and is looking for members who are willing to share their ideas in improving different aspects of the college, while also being...

Emily Cowan, an American River College language studies major and tennis player protests, among other students, against the Los Rios Community College District COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

LRCCD students and faculty protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Sept. 30, members of the Los Rios Community College District community held a protest against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that the LRCCD put in place Aug. 4. The mandate required students and faculty...

On Oct. 1, the vaccine requirement from the Los Rios Community College District was put in place. Some members of the American River College community disagree with the decision to require a vaccine and have held anti-mandate protests. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Members of the ARC community speak out as the LRCCD’s vaccine mandate takes effect

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District announced that it would require all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

The Los Rios Community College District offers free parking for students who attend any LRCCD college campus in the fall  semester of 2021 and the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via iStock)

LRCCD offers students free parking

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor October 14, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District has elected to give all LRCCD colleges free parking for students starting in the fall of 2021. According to Scott Crow, American River College’s communications...

American River College’s Associated Student Body discussed office hours for students and the problem of asynchronous classes not having lectures during its meeting on Oct. 8, 2021. (Screenshot via ASB meeting)

ASB discusses hosting office hours for students

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

American River College’s Associated Student Body discussed student senate office hours and the challenge of learning without lectures in asynchronous classes during its meeting on Oct. 8. ASB members...

Midterms can be stressful for students. Associated Student Body members at American River College want to make sure students are not stressing themselves out too much, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ASB encourages mindfulness as midterms approach

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed students not being notified of upcoming events as well as effective ways to maintain stress for the upcoming midterm exams during its Oct....

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