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Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they change regularly depending on the day, can help to ensure you treat everyone around you with the utmost respect and understanding. (Photo via Unsplash)

Understanding and respecting the pronouns of others is fundamental

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

Respecting other people’s pronouns is fundamental for developing professional and personal relationships. Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they...

The 100 % online degrees offered by the Los Rios Community College District are great for students with pre-existing medical conditions due to COVID-19 risk, who have trouble finding childcare, or those who have moved because of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Los Rios Online)

Los Rios offers 100% online degrees

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor May 20, 2021

In addition to the traditional college programs offered at the four Los Rios Community College District campuses, the district also offers a Los Rios Colleges Online program, which operates 100% digitally. The...

My 1967 Chevy Nova is essentially my first child, and I have loved every minute working on, writing about and taking pictures of this car. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

Finding my path, from baseball to photography

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

We all have challenges finding a passion. The path to finding passion may lead to discomfort, maybe even pain, especially in this weird phase in life that college brings us where we have to decide what...

The cancellation of older topics and ideas are a common occurrence in today’s world. This is commonly known as cancel culture. (Photo via Unsplash)

Has cancel culture gone too far?

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Cancel culture is something that has taken over entertainment and media the past few years.  According to one of the definitions in the Urban Dictionary. cancel culture is when a large mob of people...

One of the most entertaining movies released to theatres this year, Godzilla vs. Kong gives you everything you want out of a monster bash. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Review: Who will win? Godzilla vs. Kong

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

As one of the main blockbusters released during the pandemic era, “Godzilla vs. Kong” released on March 31, is a fun and energetic monster movie that picks up where the prior movies, 2017’s “Kong...

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 a 53-person survey taken by American River College, history major Hunter Farnbach, 20% of students feel their graduation was impeded by counseling errors. (Graphic by Ben Kynaston)

Errors in guidance from counselors frustrate students

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

According to a 2018-2019 overview from US News & World Reports, the graduation rate for three-year students at American River College is 27%. Despite the focus within the district and on the school...

Bitcoin was created by a group or person with the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” in 2009. As of March of 2021, 18.6 million bitcoins are in circulation right now with a market value of over $927 billion. 
Bitcoin was created by a group or person with the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” in 2009. As of March of 2021, 18.6 million bitcoins are in circulation right now with a market value of over $927 billion. (Photo Illustration. by Collin Andrews)

What is cryptocurrency?

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

Ask yourself something:  if you lived 100 years ago and someone told you that there would be a type of currency that you can never see but is worth thousands of dollars, would you believe them? That...

Reddit is a growing environment for aspiring traders and it seems that memes play a major role. (Photo via Business Insiders)

Reddit traders are turning memes into money

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

“To the moon!” It’s an expression used to describe space travel in the past. But now we have seen an entirely new use of the phrase courtesy of multiple Reddit groups that decided to choose a fight...

Students at American River College, as well as across the country, have had to get used to college classes online since March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Synchronous and asynchronous classes each have challenges and advantages for students in spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Students find ups and downs with both synchronous and asynchronous classes

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With online classes, the focus for college students the past year, American River College has set its focus on giving students a variety of options when taking online classes. One such option is the decision...

Although it’s not a requirement, the Los Rios Community College District encourages those attending school to get vaccinated. (Canva illustration by Gwen Mahler)

Los Rios community colleges will not require vaccines

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 15, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced in an email on May 3, that unlike California State University and the University of California systems, they do not anticipate that vaccines will be required...

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