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Sound engineer Stanley Soares, guest hosted the Commercial Music program's Inside the Music Industry Workshop podcast on February 11, 2021. (Photo via ARC Commercial Music Program)

ARC Commercial Music program hosts “Inside the Music Industry”

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Music professor Merlyn Van Regenmorter, director of the Commercial Music program, has been inviting music professionals to speak for students for over ten years, but in 2017, he officially introduced his...

During the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' Noche de Ciencias, students and parents learn about the journey to become an engineer. (Photo from prior event courtesy of SHPE)

Community colleges play key role in adding diversity to STEM

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Vaccines. Climate change. Mars. Cloud robotics. LiDAR. The future is powered by science. Scientists and engineers are working together to create a different-looking world. However, the population of those...

Many popular apps, such as Amazon Prime and Spotify, offer student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget. (Photo courtesy of Julie Blunt)

Nine student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Television shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Bob’s Burgers” are perfect to binge watch when you have free time. Listening to the newest Taylor Swift song or the best pop album while studying...

American River College's Achieve program holds a Netflix Watch Party showcasing

ARC’s Achieve program hosts Netflix watch party

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Black History Month is a time to reflect on American history. All month long The Los Rios Community College District is providing access via Zoom for many educational events centered around Black history....

Black History Month is dedicated to showcasing Black communities, and how influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. have impacted our world tremendously. American River College honors Black history by holding events all month long showcasing Black leadership, power, and resiliency. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC honors Black History Month with a series of events

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Black History Month takes place in February. This month is dedicated to showcasing past and present accomplishments of important Black leaders and celebrating them. Among Some of these leaders are Martin...

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Recapping the “worst year ever”: 2020

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Looking back on the year 2020, there seems to have been more bad than good. There’s a long list of horrible things that happened in 2020, everything from natural disasters, devastating diseases, social...

American River College hosts many virtual services, including the Beaver Food Pantry, to help students in need during the Spring 2021 semester. (File photo)

ARC’s virtual services guide assists pandemic-stricken students

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Students have always been busy juggling school, work, and family. Throw in a pandemic, sprinkle in some lockdowns and job layoffs, and add in the stress of an overly exciting election year. The result?...

Out goes 2020, in goes 2021. American River College students ponder what may possibly happen in 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

ARC students ponder potential outcomes for 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new. 2021 is a new year and with the introduction of a new vaccine for the coronavirus, predictions of new opportunities, hopes of normality slowly coming back is something...

American River College’s Starfish software connects students with instructors, counselors, support staff, and other important student resources and services. (Photo via Starfish)

Starfish catalog connects students with important resources

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

In this time characterized by change, instability and resource scarcity, many students are struggling with the transition into online learning for a number of reasons. American River College’s Starfish...

American River College’s Black Student Success Center partners with Sac City College’s African American Student Healing and Empowerment Center to

ARC’s “Welcome Black” Mixer Connects Black Students to community resources

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

The American River College’s Black Student Success Center and Sacramento City College’s African-American Student Healing and Empowerment Center will host a Zoom event for students of African descent...

 On Nov. 25, Volunteers help to distribute toiletries bags for student to each car.

On Nov. 25, the Beaver Food Pantry distributed food and toiletries to needy students

Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 10, 2020

On Nov. 25, the Beaver Food Pantry distributed food and toiletries to students who needed the items.  Following COVID-19 protocols, students lined up their cars in two rows by the portable classrooms...

Immigration activist advocating for DACA reinstatement, ending the incarceration of immigrant children seeking asylum and carrying signs reading “Abolish ICE” convene in front of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Detention center in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento County works directly with ICE to remove undocumented immigrants including Dreamers without DACA and those without immigration status, a clear contradiction to the states mandate for law enforcement not to work with ICE. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

LRCCD concludes workshop weeks of action to aid undocumented students

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Undocumented students, also known as Dreamers largely felt the angst of the presidential elections according to Sacramento City College counselor Sandra Guzman, who works with this community. This election...

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