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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”

Program director Merlyn Van Regenmorter hosts an industry advice podcast for music students
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...

An unidentified flying object zips through the sky in a recently declassified video from 2015.(Photo via the United States Department of Defense)

UFOs confirmed to be real

Nobody cares
Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Are we going to talk about the UFOs yet? I know, I know. 2020 was intense. 2021 started pretty crazy too. In all of the COVID-19 hubbub, some issues took a backburner.  But come on, guys.  Unidentified...

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

High school outreach programs and clubs such as SHPE connect underrepresented students to STEM careers
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

Here are some of the most popular streaming services and shopping sites that provide students with full access at an affordable rate
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...

Swinomish-Tulalip photographer Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 features modern Native America through photography and story-telling. (Photo courtesy of Matika Wilbur)

Influential Native American photographer launches Project 562

Matika Wilbur presents 10-year documentation of the modern indigenous experience in hand-colored photos
Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Swinomish-Tulalip photographer Matika Wilbur will present her selectively hand-colored black and white photography and 10 years of oral histories featuring upwards of 562 federally recognized tribes for...

By making improvements to Canvas modules, class schedules and tech needs, education can become more equitable to every student. (Photo via Pixabay)

Accessibility issues are equitability issues

Improvements must be made across the LRCCD to ensure success for all students
Editorial Staff February 18, 2021

All campuses in the Los Rios Community College District have been closed for almost a full year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting lockdown has illuminated some of the issues with equitable...

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Parents and grandparents alike have been swept up in the storm of social media disinformation and sensationalism
Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah”, produced by Warner Brothers Studios and directed by Shaka King premiered on Feb. 12, 2021, details the story of Fred Hampton, former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios)

Review: The revolution may be sooner than we think

“Judas and the Black Messiah” captivates and inspires
Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” is absolutely the most important story of the century and unlike anything you have ever seen before.  Released on Feb. 12, and directed by...

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

ARC’s Achieve program hosts Netflix watch party

Join students and staff to watch "Becoming"
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

"Black history is American history"
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...

 “Heather” a song written by Conan Gray is a true story based on his own personal experience of loving someone who loves someone else and how his feelings of envy come into play while stemming off his feelings of love. (Screenshot of

10 love songs to fill your heart this February

If you love music, you’ll love this list of emotional love songs
Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

February is known for being a month all about love, from self-love, loving family and friends, having a romantic partner, and more. Here is a list of 10 emotional love songs that carry the many meanings...

Students travel to classes between Davies Hall and the portable village on Sept. 5, 2019. There is a chance that there can be a return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. Student and faculty listening sessions and reopening reports are among the steps that will determine a possible reopening. (File Photo)

Fall semester reopening still uncertain

“You may have questions that we don’t have answers to just yet”
Heather Amberson, Managing Editor February 16, 2021

College campuses, including American River College and others in the Los Rios Community College District, have been shut down for almost a full year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, student and faculty...

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