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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...

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 ARC's 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...

The 2020 United States Census takes place on April 1, people are encouraged to participate via online, by phone, or by mail.  (Photo Illustration by Bram Martinez)

A survey of 2020

Bram Martinez February 27, 2020

[email protected] The 2020 Census will take place on April 1. The Census, which is a detailed survey of the United States population, takes place every decade.    Noel Mora, public policy and...

Sociology Professor Jeff Sacha at the first Los Rios Campaign for Family Leave meeting at American River College introducing the leave issues on Jan. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Bram Martinez February 20, 2020

Jeff Sacha, a full time sociology professor, and Sara Smith, history professor, at American River College, want to start their own families. However, the maternal/paternal leave for faculty in the Los...

Although the American River College Assessment Center will continue to administer tests in other areas of education, as of Feb. 1, 2019, it is no longer administering standardized placement tests for math or English. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Assembly bill eliminates standardized English and math placement tests at ARC

Jennah Booth February 6, 2019

Students who are starting their general education at American River College this semester will see changes to their English and math level placement with the implementation of Assembly Bill 705, which...

President Thomas Green (left) disscusses happenings at the Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit with Joshua Moon Jonson, dean of student services (right) in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

ARC holds preliminary town hall meeting for Equity Plan

Tracy Holmes November 13, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit, hosted by the Equity Programs and Pathways department on Oct. 26, sparked a gamut of conversation amongst a diverse group of people. The goal of the summit is...

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