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The 100 % online degrees offered by the Los Rios Community College District are great for students with pre-existing medical conditions due to COVID-19 risk, who have trouble finding childcare, or those who have moved because of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Los Rios Online)

Los Rios offers 100% online degrees

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor May 20, 2021

In addition to the traditional college programs offered at the four Los Rios Community College District campuses, the district also offers a Los Rios Colleges Online program, which operates 100% digitally. The...

Students at American River College, as well as across the country, have had to get used to college classes online since March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Synchronous and asynchronous classes each have challenges and advantages for students in spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Students find ups and downs with both synchronous and asynchronous classes

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With online classes, the focus for college students the past year, American River College has set its focus on giving students a variety of options when taking online classes. One such option is the decision...

Although it’s not a requirement, the Los Rios Community College District encourages those attending school to get vaccinated. (Canva illustration by Gwen Mahler)

Los Rios community colleges will not require vaccines

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 15, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced in an email on May 3, that unlike California State University and the University of California systems, they do not anticipate that vaccines will be required...

Students browse the booths near the Student Center on Welcome Day at American River College on Sept. 13, 2018. In an email sent by LRCCD Chancellor Brian King on May 3, the LRCCD plans to have a full return to campuses in spring 2022. (File Photo)

LRCCD plans for full return to campuses in spring 2022

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 13, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District is currently planning for a full return to campuses by spring 2022, according to an email sent on May 3 by Brian King, chancellor of the LRCCD.  The district...

After more than a year of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College honors all that has been lost since March 2020, with an in-person candlelight vigil on May 13, 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers candlelight vigil in honor of all that’s been lost to COVID-19

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, American River College will hold an in-person candlelight vigil on the main campus from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to honor all that’s been lost since March 2020. All members of the ARC...

ARC plans to keep sanitation protocols in place when students return to campus, while many concerns are still being decided upon. (Photo Illustration by Julie Blunt)

ARC prepares for a safe and healthy return to campus

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

After a year of anticipation with students and faculty waiting to return to campus, the American River College administration has prepared necessary precautions for returning to on-campus instruction this...

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College, is a key resource for students with basic need insecurities and will re-open for the hybrid semester in Fall 2021. (Screenshot via the ARC website’s Beaver Food Pantry video)

ARC student support programs shift toward basic needs as pandemic continues

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

At the peak of the pandemic in the fall, many companies rushed to capitalize on student economic insecurity during the back-to-school season and offered deals and promotions for the anticipated transition...

American River College will host a drive-thru curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates on May 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo via ARC's website)

ARC hosts curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Editor's note: The 2021 Curbside Commencement ceremony will take place as planned.    American River College will host a drive-thru curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates...

ARC students who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to join the Los Rios Community College District-Wide Virtual Lavender Celebration. (Photo via the ARC Pride Center)

LRCCD hosts district wide virtual Lavender Graduation Celebration

Madison Duong, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District will hold a district-wide Lavender Graduation celebration for any students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This celebration is for those who are...

To combat COVID-19, the buildings on the ARC campus now perform four air exchange flushes an hour. During a flush, the outside air is brought into the building, filtered, and exchanged with the inside air. (Photo Courtesy of Pablo Manzo)

ARC improves air quality to minimize COVID-19 risk

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

According to opinions shared during the listening sessions and surveys conducted by the Los Rios Community College District, many American River College staff and students are concerned about ventilation...

With the campus remaining closed, the library at American River College is finding new ways to give students access to textbooks throughout the semester. (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

ARC makes textbook rental easier than ever

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

While students struggle to find new ways to affordably obtain their textbooks during the pandemic riddled semester, the American River College library has been able to create a new way to help students...

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...

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