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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...

 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...

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...

Sacha Baron Cohen stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is “very nice”

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 28, 2020

Fourteen years after Sacha Baron Cohen’s first film “Borat” debuted, the world has been gifted with a sequel by the provocative creator entitled “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” released Oct. 23.   The...

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was released in 1966 and is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Lee Mendelson Film Productions)

5 family friendly Halloween movies to watch this October

Heather Amberson, Arts & Culture/Sports Co-Editor October 21, 2020

With Halloween coming up and everyone staying inside, there is a lot more time to spend with family—time that can be used to watch some movies together. Here is a list of five family-friendly movies...

Even if you struggle with online learning, Canvas is designed to be user friendly and help you stay as organized as possible. (Photo by Edith Nunez)

Having trouble with Canvas? Don’t stress

Edith Nunez, Staff Writer September 14, 2020

This semester many students are taking an online class for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes are either synchronous, meaning class meets live through Zoom at a set time and day,...

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 5, 2020
Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 
ARC’s funeral services program sent both students and staff to assist with the post-death process in New York. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC’s funeral services program provides assistance in New York

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer May 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has been the state hit the hardest by the virus, leading the nation in both cases and deaths. Now, American River College’s funeral services program has stepped...

Reading can benefit you in many ways. It helps with thought development, increases your knowledge and understanding, keeps your mind active and further broadens your vocabulary. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Quaran-reads: 10 book suggestions for the readers out there

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2020

We are only a couple weeks into shelter-in-place, and I’m sure at this point many of you are over self-quarantining. With all the time off, it can be hard to find things to keep you busy and pass the...

With sporting events canceled or suspended due to coronavirus concerns, multiple sports podcasts such as ESPN Daily are filling the gap during the unknown hiatus. (Photo courtesy of espn.com)

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

Heather Amberson March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB...

Board games are a good option for those practicing self-quarantining. (Courtesy of pixabay)

Pass the time with table games

Bram Martinez March 17, 2020

With the cancellation of classes all over the country, and the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and gatherings, people are probably disappointed and bored. One of the solutions for this,...

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Brandon Zamora November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College...

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