The American River Current

Essential workers voice concerns for cleaner working conditions during pandemic

A grocery worker checks out a customer at a Raley's in Carmichael, Calif. on March 20, 2020. With residents in Sacramento living under quarantine, only essential businesses like Raley's Supermarkets are open while taking protective measures. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

April 27, 2020

  With the coronavirus affecting all buinssses around the world, some employees who are still working aren’t happy with the current work environment. Some employees from Amazon, Instacart, Kaiser Permanente and other businesses decided to go on strike to demand better working conditions durin...

ARC Child Development Center is closed, but other options are available

While some California child care providers are opening their centers to service the children of essential workers, American River College’s Child Development Center has been closed since March 13 when the Los Rios Community College District suspended all face to face interactions on campus. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Watt)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

While some community child care centers have stayed open, American River College’s Child Development Center closed March 13, when all other campus operations were suspended, to prioritize alleviating the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Cheryl Watt, interim Child Development Center supervisor at ARC,...

ARC Respiratory Care Program donates equipment to community amid ventilator shortage

American River College has donated ventilators  and N-95 masks to University of California, Davis Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital and Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital to help with equipment needs during this essential time. (Photo courtesy of ventilator.png)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has challenged the American healthcare system, the American healthcare industry and the American structure of government in ways never seen before. While the states scramble to procure ventilators, medical personnel are fighting to save the lives of citizens whil...

Climate activists celebrate Earth Day digitally

For the first day of Remote Earth Week 2020, Sacramento residents participated by decorating their houses, driveways and sidewalks with messages of hope for the

Oden Taylor, News Editor

April 23, 2020

In the late ‘60s, as a result of industrialization, the harmful effects of human interference with nature became increasingly clear, with skies full of pollution and natural waterways so full of garbage and oil that they caught fire.     This gave rise to many environmental activists who saw the despe...

Los Rios sets up COVID-19 relief fund for students in need

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation will be raising funds for students in need of financial relief, during the shelter-in-place order. The maximum award will be $500 per student. (photo courtesy of Alexander Mills)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

In response to all Los Rios Community College District campuses being shut down due to the coronavirus, Los Rios launched a COVID-19 relief fund to help out students impacted by the shutdown.  According to the relief fund website, through this fund, Los Rios will provide refurbished computers for stu...

Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone in this pandemic

The crisis text line is one of the few numbers and websites American River College students can call or visit if they are dealing with mental health issues, and don’t know where to turn during the shelter-in-place order in California. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

During this hard time the world is dealing with right now, given the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are struggling just to stay stress-free. Not everyone is able to cope with anxiety by themselves and may need a hand. So, where do students go for help during the shelter-in-place order?  The Cr...

Settlement reached in lawsuit on behalf of 84 arrested during Stephon Clark Demonstration

Black Lives Matter Sacramento demonstrators hold their fists in the air as they march down Meadowview Road during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth, Special to the Current

April 16, 2020

Sacramento officials reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 84 people who were arrested during a demonstration in East Sacramento on March 4, 2019, according to the Sacramento Bee.  The tentative $624,000 settlement came a year after the Sacramento Police Department arrested 84 p...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on March 18, the day all classes officially resumed online, explaining summer instruction will be onlin...

STEM Building Construction isn’t a concern to ARC administration

Even with the COVID -19 issue, the American River College administration guarantees that constructors will continue to work to accomplish the deadline for the STEM building to be ready for the fall semester 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello, Photo Editor

April 16, 2020

Despite a campus shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s new Science Technology Engineering Mathematics building (STEM) is still on track for completion by June. Even with closure, the construction company says the STEM building will be done before the fall 2020 semes...

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

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)

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 time. For all the readers out there, this is a great chance to catch up on all that reading. You kno...

Enrollment system allows students to enroll into advanced psychology classes, only to drop when they find prerequisites are actually required

According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in fall 2019, a total of 3,374 students enrolled in psychology classes and only 69.18% graduated to the next course at American River college, meaning about 11 out of the average 36 in a class failed. (photo by Alex Muegge)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

American River College psychology students can enroll in any psychology classes next semester without having taken the prerequisites, but they won’t last very long. According to the 2019-2020 American River College Catalog, students can enroll in courses other than math and English that require a prere...

2 ARC students killed by knife-wielding assailant

Pictured here, is The Wellness and Recovery Center in Carmichael, Calif., where employees Paul McIntyre and Eileen Stanwick were murdered on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

Two American River College students, Paul McIntyre, 57, and Eileen Stanwick, 53, were killed by a knife-wielding assailant on Feb. 28 at a local psychiatric health facility in Carmichael, Calif., according to various sources, including an email from American River College President Thomas Greene. The...

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