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An unidentified flying object zips through the sky in a recently declassified video from 2015.(Photo via the United States Department of Defense)

UFOs confirmed to be real

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Are we going to talk about the UFOs yet? I know, I know. 2020 was intense. 2021 started pretty crazy too. In all of the COVID-19 hubbub, some issues took a backburner.  But come on, guys.  Unidentified...

By making improvements to Canvas modules, class schedules and tech needs, education can become more equitable to every student. (Photo via Pixabay)

Accessibility issues are equitability issues

Editorial Staff February 18, 2021

All campuses in the Los Rios Community College District have been closed for almost a full year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting lockdown has illuminated some of the issues with equitable...

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

When students are unclear on their class schedules it can cause unneeded stress and anxiety. Not labeling the classes appropriately has the potential to create massive headaches for students, faculty and even local businesses outside of the LRCCD. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Unclear class times wastes time

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief January 24, 2021

As the district enters its third, and with any luck, final semester of 100% distance learning, Los Rios Community College District students are still finding it difficult to navigate class schedules in...

 Tyson and Jones looked surprisingly fresh after going the distance in their eight-round exhibition, and Tyson said he will box again in the post-fight interview.(Photo courtesy of Christophe Decrand)

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. ends in controversial draw

Nick Subia, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Two legends returned to the boxing ring in an epic return to glory inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 28. Well, sort of. “Iron” Mike Tyson, and Roy Jones Jr., fought to a controversial...

Unexpected issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic can pop up at any time, and having an excused withdrawal can help students who experience unexpected issues during the semester. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

An excused withdrawal option would help lower student stress during the pandemic

Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 14, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing most college campuses to close and transition to online learning, some students may be struggling in classes, or even falling behind with the graduation timeline they...

Pre-employment drug testing for marijuana via urinalysis punishes potential candidates for using cannabis on their off time. (Photo courtesy of Burst.Shopify.com)

Urinalysis drug testing discriminates against cannabis users

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 10, 2020

Despite the growing acceptance of recreational cannabis use and its legalization in some states in the United States, many employers are still drug testing current and potential employees for tetrahydrocannabinol...

Trump’s recent loss in the 2020 election has caused him to spiral and attack the very foundation of our country by claiming widespread voter fraud. However, multiple studies have shown little to no voter fraud, and any that was reported didn’t provide the quantity needed to change the election. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

Trump’s unwarranted victory declaration proves his oblivious mindset

Dylan Lillie, Arts & Culture/Sports Co-Editor November 25, 2020

What we saw the night of Nov. 3 was nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump, but nobody can say they were surprised. The Trump campaign’s issue over the last four years has been...

Students at ARC are preparing for another year online, but welding students will have to wait another semester to see if classes will be offered for them. Only first responder training courses will be offered on campus during the Spring 2021 semester. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

ARC’s spring schedule leaves welding students stranded once again

Dylan Lillie, Sports and Arts & Culture Co-Editor November 23, 2020

American River College verified that the 2021 spring semester will be online—just as the fall 2020 semester has been. This will affect every student differently, but some will be left with very few options....

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of Pixibay.com)

NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

Not all Trump supporters have been open bigots, and not all have attempted voter intimidation. But they are in league with those who have, and silence about the wrongdoings of your allies is complicity. (Photo courtesy of Vecteezy)

The push for reconciliation and forgiveness in a divided nation

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

We’ve seen enough, it’s over, at least in the eyes of more than 78 million Americans. Joseph R. Biden is to be the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris will be our first woman Vice-President....

With many students already struggling with time management and their household and parental responsibilities, synchronous classes provide a litany of added stressors during the pandemic. (Photo from shutterstock.com).

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

Nick Subia, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Although nearly all classes are currently held online due to the pandemic, one thing that is lacking across the board when comparing the formats of classes at American River College is consistency. Some...

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