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After more than a year of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College honors all that has been lost since March 2020, with an in-person candlelight vigil on May 13, 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers candlelight vigil in honor of all that’s been lost to COVID-19

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, American River College will hold an in-person candlelight vigil on the main campus from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to honor all that’s been lost since March 2020. All members of the ARC...

ARC plans to keep sanitation protocols in place when students return to campus, while many concerns are still being decided upon. (Photo Illustration by Julie Blunt)

ARC prepares for a safe and healthy return to campus

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

After a year of anticipation with students and faculty waiting to return to campus, the American River College administration has prepared necessary precautions for returning to on-campus instruction this...

American River College will host a drive-thru curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates on May 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo via ARC's website)

ARC hosts curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Editor's note: The 2021 Curbside Commencement ceremony will take place as planned.    American River College will host a drive-thru curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates...

ARC students who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to join the Los Rios Community College District-Wide Virtual Lavender Celebration. (Photo via the ARC Pride Center)

LRCCD hosts district wide virtual Lavender Graduation Celebration

Madison Duong, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District will hold a district-wide Lavender Graduation celebration for any students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This celebration is for those who are...

To combat COVID-19, the buildings on the ARC campus now perform four air exchange flushes an hour. During a flush, the outside air is brought into the building, filtered, and exchanged with the inside air. (Photo Courtesy of Pablo Manzo)

ARC improves air quality to minimize COVID-19 risk

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

According to opinions shared during the listening sessions and surveys conducted by the Los Rios Community College District, many American River College staff and students are concerned about ventilation...

On March 16, 2020 the area outside of Davie’s Hall at American River College is completely empty, as face-to-face classes have been suspended indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. After more than a year of lockdown, the ARC campus plans to reopen itself to students in Fall 2021. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

A student’s guide to returning to campus

Cicily Thomas and Athena Acevedo May 3, 2021

Returning to campus after over a year of distance learning can be confusing. There have been changes made every day, with future changes determined by whether new COVID-19 variants will become dominant. As...

American River College's Melanated Music Mondays is a space to come through and get counseling information, do homework and listen to popular music by artists with melanin in their skin. (Photo via American River College)

Melanated Music Mondays gives students a place to chill and listen to music

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

As the famous musician, Ray Charles said, “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”   Music is something the average college student loves and gravitates...

After one year of ARC’s courses being fully online, the Los Rios Community College District has confirmed that ARC will function in both an online and on-ground environment for the fall 2021 semester. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC students voice their feelings about the hybrid fall semester

Madison Duong, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

American River College students all feel differently as they ponder their thoughts on ARC confirming in an email that 2021’s fall semester will be in a hybrid setting. This means classes will be offered...

American River College's Club and Events Board holds an online Pet-Palooza, showcasing local, adoptable dogs on April 29, 2021.

Meet a future best friend at the ARC online Pet-Palooza

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The American River College Club and Events Board will host the Pet-Palooza, an online pet adoption event on April 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Queer, nonbinary, Native two-spirit activist Candi Brings Plenty, was promoted on UNITE’s Instagram before their appearance in

ARC’s UNITE Center partners with Pride Center to bring an intersectional speaker series about social justice to students

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Beginning over a decade ago, the issues of police brutality and transphobic bathroom laws and marriage equality laws brought stories of unjust treatment to the tongues and minds of many in the form of...

Sewing Guild Scholarship winner and fashion major, Madison Thielke, is dreaming of becoming a fashion journalist and traveling around the world. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Madison Thielke

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 23, 2021

American River College fashion major Madison Thielke has been interested in the fashion industry since childhood and is now being awarded with a scholarship from the  Sacramento Chapter of the American...

American River College fashion major Claudia Godinez hopes to one day own her own plus-sized clothing company to better serve customers.(Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Claudia Godinez

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 19, 2021

American River College fashion major and Claudia Godinez is hoping to use new scholarship funding to start her own fashionable clothing line for plus-size women. Godinez won a $500 scholarship from...

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