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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...

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...

American River College’s Transfer Center, updates students about upcoming workshops and scheduling appointments, in Spring 2021. (Photo via Pixabay)

Transfer student workshops are happening now through the beginning of May

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end the time has come for many students to assess their academic progress. American River College has counselors available to answer questions students may have about...

A storm knocked over a 60 year old tree, narrowly avoiding the Ranch House and the Portable Village. Director Cheryl Sears uses her body for scale after inspecting the damage. (Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Sears)

ARC staff tames wild campus for student reintroduction

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 18, 2021

When American River College shut down the campus last year, many faculty and students thought they would be back after spring break. After the closure, Administrative Services director Cheryl Sears, along...

Students wait in line at the Oak Cafe bakery on opening day on September 19, 2019. American River College hopes to bring back a series of

Oak Café hopes for re-opening in the fall

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 21, 2021

The American River College student-run restaurant and bakery, Oak Café, has not been able to operate due to COVID-19 regulations since last March, according to Brian Knirk, ARC adjunct professor of hospitality...

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....

The American River College Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea by attending Communi-Tea Tuesdays, a virtual Pride Center Space, during the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of the ARC Pride Center)

Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 21, 2020

The American River College Pride Center is holding a weekly virtual event, Communi-Tea Tuesdays, as a way to help create a space for LGBTQ+ students to talk and share their experiences while they are away...

Students prepare to talk about their negative social experiences in and out of the classrooms of American River College, and how it has affected them.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Students urge faculty to take campus equity seriously at forum

Bram Martinez March 9, 2020

[email protected] As part of Black History Month, a group of American River College students and faculty listened in on talks given by members of the Umoja Sakhu Learning Community on Feb. 19. The...

Former Vice-President of Administrative Services, Ray Di Guilio (Photo Courtesy of Scott Crow)

ARC mourns loss of former staff member

Brandon Zamora March 5, 2020

On Jan. 26, Ray Di Guilio, former Vice President of Administrative Services of American River College, died at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer, according to his obituary in the Sacramento...

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