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The site for the new funeral services building at American River College, will replace the existing FSE portable near Auto Tech, on the main campus, in Fall 2021. (Photo by Ben Kynaston )

Funeral services department anticipates move into its new home in the Career Tech building

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

American River College’s funeral services program has seen some expansion in its student body since the beginning of the spring semester and the department is anticipating a move into a new Career Tech...

As one of the few classes left on campus, at American River College, the EMS department is finding new ways to teach in Spring 2021. (Photo via ARC's Website)

EMS classes remain open as campus is closed

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

While the world shut down, and virtually every form of communication went online, the teachers and students with American River College's Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedics, Nursing and Respiratory...

According to math professor Matt Mitchell, at American River College, students use websites such as Symbolab to cheat on their exams. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to sort out the honest and dishonest students. (Screenshot via Symbolab)

Pandemic stress creates academic integrity issues

Megan Wutzke and Ariel Caspar May 15, 2021

Students under pressure are more likely to cheat. That’s what Elizabeth Huffman, political science professor at Cosumnes River College says. As this pandemic weighs down on students and professors alike,...

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...

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...

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...

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