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Students browse the booths near the Student Center on Welcome Day at American River College on Sept. 13, 2018. In an email sent by LRCCD Chancellor Brian King on May 3, the LRCCD plans to have a full return to campuses in spring 2022. (File Photo)

LRCCD plans for full return to campuses in spring 2022

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 13, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District is currently planning for a full return to campuses by spring 2022, according to an email sent on May 3 by Brian King, chancellor of the LRCCD.  The district...

Third place queen of Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,

Gottmik’s casting on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” offers exposure to unrepresented perspectives

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As a trans man, never seeing myself represented in popular media has been an obstacle in the development of my gender identity and presentation. We in the community get to see our trans sisters represented...

As students continue through college, learning to invest now can help set them up for the future. (Photo Illustration by Collin Andrews)

How to start investing in college

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Many college students are too busy thinking about being successful in classes and maybe planning for the next few years of life rather than planning for the future or thinking about retirement. This means...

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...

National protests against police brutality of Black people, erupted in 2019 after Sacramento police killed Stephon Clark, including a March 6, 2019, protest in Sacramento. Nearly two years later, the killings continued with the April 11, 2021, killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.(File Photo)

Unarmed Black people should not die at the hands of the police

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Daunte Wright was a resident of Brooklyn Center, Minn. He was a young Black man who recently became a father. Wright is in the news for something that seems to be a recurring event not only in this...

On March 9, 2021, the  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release date was announced via Twitter along with its cover, created by Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić and featuring Lil Nas X as both Adam and God in a reinterpretation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. (Photo courtesy of Filip Ćustić)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its critique on LGBTQ-excluding Christianity

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

When Lil Nas X released the corresponding music video to his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” social media quickly flooded with reactions, with fans praising him and onlookers demonizing...

American River College's Paul Bhatia returns a ball during a non-conference game against De Anza College on Feb. 24, 2018 at ARC. ARC is looking forward to a full season after going 10-0 in a shortened district only 2021 season . (File Photo)

ARC Men’s tennis is looking to serve its competition as seasonal matches start

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The American River College men’s tennis team is coming off nine consecutive Big 8 conference championships. In addition, they won the Northern California team title in three of the previous four seasons.  According...

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...

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College, is a key resource for students with basic need insecurities and will re-open for the hybrid semester in Fall 2021. (Screenshot via the ARC website’s Beaver Food Pantry video)

ARC student support programs shift toward basic needs as pandemic continues

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

At the peak of the pandemic in the fall, many companies rushed to capitalize on student economic insecurity during the back-to-school season and offered deals and promotions for the anticipated transition...

With the rise of public social media platforms, an introduction to sexuality traits and stereotypes, more and more members of younger generations understand their sexuality. (Photo via Unsplash)

Social media: The coming out story

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Genesis 1:27-28: "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill...

As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

As we get back to life post COVID-19, we begin to enjoy the things we missed, like going to movie theaters. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

It’s nice to be back at the movies

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

For the past year, people have been stuck at home with most entertainment outlets closed due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that our local counties have been rolling into reopening...

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