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LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

Any classes that were unable to be transitioned online due to the nature of the class will receive an excused withdrawal that will not negatively impact college transcripts. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Colin Bartley, Opinion Editor

May 13, 2020

With the Los Rios Community College District making its transition to online classes because of the coronavirus outbreak, the administration has posted a detailed plan to its  website for procedures during the lockdown, all current resources and answers regarding the district’s plan for the coron...

Despite loss of income, SSPCA still open for essential business

Two kittens that Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) took into their animal shelter that are now up for adoption through their foster care program. SSPCA works to find homes for pets like these, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of SSPCA)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing around the world, a lot of people seem to forget about domestic animals. A lot of pets are abandoned, and left at animal shelters for various reasons.  While many businesses are still closed or have limited hours, one organization is still open and doing its be...

Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest coronavirus infection rate

In a study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest infection rate out of 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

In a recent study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. one in lowest coronavirus infection rates among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to Brenda Bongiorno, communication and media officer for the department of health services, the article used data from mult...

Can students afford the transition to online classes?

School normally has the supplies, materials, and technology for a student who normally would not be able to afford, however this changes when all work is shifted online, forcing students to purchase things that normally would not be needed.  (Photo courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez, Arts and Culture Editor

May 11, 2020

American River College shut its doors on March 16, and in the weeks since the switch to online, curriculum has been strenuous for both the teachers and students. The transition hasn’t been smooth because of restrictive store curfews, limited supplies, and an increase in unemployment. This transitio...

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...

Sacramento Police Department warns the public to practice social distancing or possibly face arrest

In response to local car meet ups and large house parties, the Sacramento Police Department announced in a news release on April 15, 2020, that it will continue to enforce the “stay-at-home” public health order by leading with education rather than punishment, but threatens fines or even arrests for “blatant violators”. (Photo courtesy of reshot.com)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

May 1, 2020

The Sacramento Police Department will continue to enforce the “stay-at-home” public health order by leading with education rather than punishment but threatens fines or even arrests for “blatant violators” of the order, according to a press release issued by the department on April 15. &nbs...

CCC Chancellor aims to make grading policies more “flexible” during pandemic

Pictured here is a screenshot from a virtual press conference hosted by CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley as he addresses student media in on April 14, 2020.

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

April 30, 2020

California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado hosted a ConferZoom press conference with student media on April 14, addressing many questions regarding the current educational climate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Oakley started the news conference by highli...

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. It's important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect our lives in Sacramento.  Many people still don’t believe it actually has. There is a...

IRS sends out more than 80 million stimulus checks to ‘eligible’ citizens

The IRS has sent out more than 80 million stimulus check payments to 'eligible' citizens. Anyone claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return will not be eligible to receive the check. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

With uncertain times and millions out of work due to COVID-19, the government has approved a one time $1,200 stimulus check to all eligible Americans.  According to the Internal Revenue Service website, anyone who has a “social security number that is valid for employment and is a U.S. citizen,”...

Marketing club persists to bring revolutionary glasses tech to stores to help the visually impaired navigate public spaces

The American Marketing Association club at American River College planned to market AIRA glasses to grocery store chains after they were brought to ARC’s campus. Users with the glasses connect to an agent, available 24/7, to navigate them around the space. (Photo courtesy of Ron Morris)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

The American Marketing Association club at American River College was in the early research development stages of a marketing campaign for Artificial Intelligence Remote Access (AIRA) glasses before the coronavirus shutdown.  AIRA is a company focused on assisting people who are visually impaired. ...

ARC still plans to host graduation even though ceremony was canceled

With all May ceremonies cancelled, American River College explores alternative options so students may still experience a commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Bram Martinez, Arts & Culture Editor

April 29, 2020

Events have been canceled all over the country, with rules for no large gatherings of people.  This can include concerts and festivals,  as well as graduation ceremonies for American River College for spring 2020. ARC President Thomas Greene says he understands why these ceremonies matter, especia...

American River College wins four awards at JACC

The American River College Current takes a group photo with their awards during the Northern California Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. on Nov. 3, 2018. Due to the coronavirus, the conference was cancelled, but JACC released the write-in winners on their website. The Current won three awards including general excellence. (Photo Courtesy of Jennah Booth)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

The Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) awarded American River College’s newspaper publication, the Current, with three awards and one honorable mention. Even though the organization’s annual state conference was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, the awards were given out virtu...

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