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American River College started construction on its Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) building in 2018.  Now, after nearly two years, construction crews completed the building in August, according to Michael Klingman, Flint Project Manager. 

Klingman adds that there are still fill adjustments that need to be made on the inside of the building. 
“We’re still working through the punch and commissioning items,” Kingman said. 

The facility was scheduled to open at the start of the fall semester, but with all the COVID-19 setbacks, the opening of the new STEM building has been postponed until further notice. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello, Photo Editor / Social Media Editor

September 4, 2020

Sacramento community joins up to collect donations to help with the fight for change

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Gender Health Center stationed themselves in the Center’s parking lot on 20th and J Street in downtown Sacramento to provide medical supplies for protesters, on June 2, 2020. Volunteers assembled care kits that contained medical supplies, snacks, and water to be distributed for the demonstrators while they marched against police brutality. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

On a hot afternoon in early June, in a parking lot near the Sacramento LGBT Community Center in downtown Sacramento, individuals set up a donation tent, with two tables underneath it, each one stocked with multiple cases of water, boxes of snacks and medical supplies. People gathered around the tent...

Video games to play while under quarantine

Video games are a good way to explore far away lands while staying at home. (Courtesy of Bagogames)

Bram Martinez

April 1, 2020

Some people still want social time, but COVID-19 is still a thing, so maybe isolation is a better route. Now that everyone is in quarantine, there are a limited amount of activities that can be done. Most people can waste their time watching TV or catch up on the book that people lie to themselves a...

ARC cancels on-campus events until at least April

On March 18, the Los Rios Community College District closed campuses and transitioned all classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled events were postponed or canceled while some services have been moved to virtual appointments. (photo courtesy of

Clifton Bullock

March 25, 2020

On March 17, the American River College communications office sent an email to inform the college’s population of the latest status concerning COVID-19 regarding ARC and all Los Rios facilities. As of March 18, all facilities closed and moved to remote operations including classes. In an email to the ...

Photo Gallery : College faces pandemic

A sign that reads ‘Campus Is Closed No Permit Required’ hangs on the ticket kiosk in an empty parking lot at American River College on March 16, 2020. Since the Los Rios Community College closed its campuses, students’ classes are now converted to online until further notice.

Emily Mello

March 17, 2020

The Los Rios Community College District announced on March 12 that the district will postpone face to face classes which results in online classes until further notice. White flyers with big bold red letters read ‘Campus Closed Effective Immediately’ plaster classroom doors at nearly vacant American...

Kristina Wong’s “Kristina Wong for Public Office” is coming to ARC

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Thomas Cathey

March 11, 2020

Politician, performance artist, comedian and writer Kristina Wong will perform her show, “Kristina Wong for Public Office”, at American River College on March 12 in celebration of Women’s History Month. By performing at ARC, Wong says she hopes to use her entertaining and comedic style to shake up t...

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