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Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

“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)

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. 

Police still investigating shooting near Folsom Lake College

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Marquala Brown, Social Media Manager

May 6, 2020

The Los Rios Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12. According to the LRPD, the attack happened on the sidewalk across the street from the campus on El Caprice Drive around 2:34 p.m. The unknown suspect...

Pass the time with table games

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

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, is diving back into some classic board games, or purchasing some slightly more difficult modern ...

A survey of 2020

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)

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 administration major at Sacramento State University, volunteers for the Sac County Census Latinx Committee, which ...

Former ARC student runs for California State Senate

Phillip Kim, who is running for state senate, stands in front of the American River College sign on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Jennah Booth

October 17, 2018

By Ashley Hayes-Stone and Jennah Booth People shuffle, one behind another, through narrow doors into the stuffy cafeteria of Yuba City High School, taking their seats on rickety black fold-out chairs. Tiny water bottles sat on the table awaiting the guests who would soon take their seats. A m...

Young voters bring their parents to hear Sanders

Kevin Bell (left) and Brigid Bell (right) sit on Bonney field at Cal Expo waiting for Bernie Sanders to give his speech at his

Robert Hansen

May 10, 2016

In the crowd of thousands waiting in the bleachers and on the lawn for Bernie Sanders to speak at his rally in Sacramento on Monday, many young voters came out with their parents to hear the presidential candidate speak. This election season, some of the younger voters are getting older voters to “feel...

Sacramento ‘feels the Bern’ at Sanders rally

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California on May 9 2016. The rally drew a crowd of approximately 15,000. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

May 10, 2016

“Let the great state of California help me lead America into the political revolution,” said Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. Sanders spoke on income inequality, free education and student debt, universal health care, the importance of t...

ARC student pleads not guilty in terror related case

Aws Al-Jayab, who attended American River College in Fall 2015, was denied bail and pled guilty after being arrested on a charge of making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(Screencapture from Al-Jayab's Facebook page)

Jordan Schauberger

January 28, 2016

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, who attended ARC as recently as fall 2015, was arrested on Jan. 7 in connection with a federal terror probe. He pled not guilty Friday to a charge of making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Al-Jayab was denied bail and ...

Former ARC student athlete drowns trying to save friend

Carlos Francies, a sheriff's deputy with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department, drowned in Lake Tahoe Aug. 13 while attempting to save a friend who he thought was drowning. Francies played football for American River College, participated in track and field and went on to play football for Sacramento State. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento State Athletics)

Lena DoBynes

September 17, 2015

A Contra Costa deputy and former American River College student athlete drowned on Aug. 13 in Lake Tahoe while attempting to rescue his friend who he thought was drowning. Carlos Francies, 30, was enjoying a day off from his job at the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department, where he worked as a...

Carmichael man arrested after shooting and police standoff

Carmichael man arrested after shooting and police standoff

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

April 27, 2015

Update April 27, 2015, 8:59 p.m.: The name of the main suspect is Jeremiah Hankins, 35. Hankins has been booked on five felony charges including attempted murder, according to a press release by Sgt. Lisa Bowman, the spokesperson for the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.   A Carmichael man was take...

Students react to Obamacare

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 3, 2013

Obamacare has been a big topic of debate among Americans since President Barack Obama signed the act on March 23, 2010. The case is no different on the American River College campus. Since the start of his presidency, Obama has reiterated his intent to let Americans choose their own medical insurance....

Condom talk picks up after porn industry HIV breakout

The purpose of the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Industry Act is to minimize the spread of sexually transmitted infections by regulating the adult film industry. (Photo Illustration by Emily K. Rabasto)

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

October 4, 2013

The adult film industry ended a two-week moratorium Sept. 20 following an HIV outbreak that infected at least four performers. The outbreak has increased support for legislation requiring the use of condoms during shoots. Los Angeles County residents voted to implement Measure B, which mandates use...

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