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According to an announcement by the Los Rios Community College District, because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some classes will be switched to an online format until Feb. 22. Other “difficult-to-convert” classes will return on ground on Jan. 31. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes spring 2022 semester to begin online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

The spring 2022 semester, which mostly started online, will remain online through Feb. 22, according to an email sent out by the administration on Jan. 21 and a message posted on the Los Rios Community...

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...

Enrollment fraud has increased at American River College and many other California Community Colleges, as classes have been primarily taught online due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semester  of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Fraudulent enrollment hits California community colleges hard due to online learning

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

American River College and other Los Rios colleges have been affected by a surge of suspected fraud enrollment, which has also affected other colleges throughout the state according to the Los Rios Community...

Community college campuses across California, including American River College, have seen a significant decrease in student enrollment with the transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Community colleges throughout California experience decreased enrollment

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

With a new wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation, many community colleges have seen student enrollment rates drop drastically. According to a study conducted by the National Student Clearinghouse, student...

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...

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....

A series of “impossible to convert” classes, such as those in the Automotive Technology department, will resume in fall 2021. Students enrolled in these classes will still have to follow safety mitigation strategies. (Photo via the ARC website)

American River College announces more on-campus classes for fall 2021 semester

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced that its fall 2021 semester will be a hybrid of on-the-ground classes and online classes. According to the Framework for Reopening document released by...

Students gather during Welcome Day on Sept. 13, 2018. The fall 2021 semester will be in a hybrid format that will feature a return to campus for some classes. Twenty-two “Impossible to Convert” Career Education classes and a few others that allow proper social distancing, while not reducing course access for students, will be returning to campus. (File Photo)

Fall 2021 semester to be a hybrid format

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Los Rios Community College District campuses have been closed, except for a few classes that couldn’t be moved online, for almost a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, the LRCCD has announced...

The transition to online classes at Sac State has led to decreased class quality and less engagement between professors and students, yet tuition and fees have not decreased, according to an anonymous student. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

College fees disgust some CA students during pandemic

Nick Subia, Staff Writer October 4, 2020

While some California college students say they are pleased with their school’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, others say they are infuriated that the closure of campuses was not followed by a reduction...

Classes at American River College are all online due to the COVID-19 pandemic; programs like Starfish and ARCs Tutoring Center will offer the help students need for their courses in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of ARC)

American River College’s tutoring program makes virtual change

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor September 16, 2020

By: Brandon Zamora [email protected]  This semester, with most classes at American River College, offered only online, the school’s tutoring center staff has had to adapt to this situation to...

Students prepare to talk about their negative social experiences in and out of the classrooms of American River College, and how it has affected them.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Students urge faculty to take campus equity seriously at forum

Bram Martinez March 9, 2020

[email protected] As part of Black History Month, a group of American River College students and faculty listened in on talks given by members of the Umoja Sakhu Learning Community on Feb. 19. The...

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