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Test monitoring systems which use facial recognition software, have been proven to have algorithmic racial and socioeconomic biases, according to a 2019 study done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). (Photo via Unsplash)

Test monitoring systems show bias, educators look for new ways to combat changing learning environments

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges to move learning online, some professors started using test monitoring systems to monitor students while they take tests from home.  While test monitoring...

Wildfire preparations for residents become increasingly necessary as California’s weather heats up for summer. (Photo Illustration by Alyssa Branum)

Wildfire season is around the corner in California

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Wildfires are a national concern in the United States every year, especially in California. Almost 2.5 million acres of land were lost during the top five fires of 2020 alone, according to CalFire’s...

California community colleges can now offer bachelor’s degrees within specific workforce fields. (Photo via iStock)

Staff and students praise the California community college bachelor pilot program

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

In 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850, which gave 15 community colleges the ability to offer bachelor’s degrees in specific workforce fields. Last year, Assembly Bill 927 removed the 15 college...

Angie Verlarde-Burch, legislative analyst for the Associated Student Body of American River College, introduced her resolution about implementing mandatory equity training for student employees to the rest of the board on April 29, 2022. (Screenshot via ASB meeting).

ASB passes resolution in support of ARC hosting regular Hold Space events

Jahson Nahal, Sport's Editor May 15, 2022

American River College’s Associated Student Body unanimously passed a resolution in support of implementing mandatory equity training for student employees. The board also voted unanimously to pass a...

The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

 Beavers Against Hate allows you to pledge your support, through the American River College website in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers pledge with Beavers Against Hate

Maya Barber, Feature Editor April 21, 2022

Beavers Against Hate is a college-wide initiative for all students and faculty to join. It is a commitment to uphold standards of social justice, equity, and doing right for our community.  According...

On March 26,2022, a potential threat was identified by the Los Rios Police Department towards an American River College theater show and has since been cleared as safe to go on campus. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC receives potential threat against theater production of “Gumbo”

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer March 29, 2022

On March 26, ARC received a call reporting a possible threat toward the theater production on campus that was set to take place at 2 p.m. later that day according to campus police.  According to the...

Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor March 27, 2022

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police...

American River College President Melanie Dixon and Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, speak to members of the media during a press conference on the ARC campus on March 16, 2022. The conference was in relation to the racist threats made against Dixon. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Former student who threatened ARC President Melanie Dixon arrested and later released

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 20, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, received racist threats from a former...

Vivian Dillion, work experience faculty coordinator, and Catherine Pohlman, internship developer, hosted a presentation about American River College’s Work Experience and Internship Program to the Associated Student Body board on March 11, 2022. (Screenshot via ASBs meeting)

ASB hears from student petitioning to finish the semester online

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 17, 2022

American River College’s Associated Student Body heard from a student who is petitioning for ARC to shift back online and congratulated her for using her voice and taking action during its March 11 meeting. The...

American River College’s administration plans on hosting an in-person graduation ceremony for 2022 graduates on the evening of May 18, 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC to host in-person ceremony for 2022 graduates

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 14, 2022

On Feb. 25, American River College’s administration announced it’s planning on hosting an outdoor in-person graduation ceremony during the evening of May 18.  According to the announcement on the...

American River College President Melanie Dixon received racist threats from a former Los Rios Community College District student, according to an email sent on March 10, 2022 by Brian King, the LRCCD chancellor. The district has filed a temporary restraining order and increased security at ARC and for Dixon. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC President Melanie Dixon receives racist threats from former student

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 10, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, recently received racist threats from...

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