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Sacramento community joins up to collect donations to help with the fight for change

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Gender Health Center stationed themselves in the Center’s parking lot on 20th and J Street in downtown Sacramento to provide medical supplies for protesters, on June 2, 2020. Volunteers assembled care kits that contained medical supplies, snacks, and water to be distributed for the demonstrators while they marched against police brutality. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

On a hot afternoon in early June, in a parking lot near the Sacramento LGBT Community Center in downtown Sacramento, individuals set up a donation tent, with two tables underneath it, each one stocked with multiple cases of water, boxes of snacks and medical supplies. People gathered around the tent...

ARC fashion department designs masks to help the community combat COVID-19.

The American River College fashion department has begun to make masks for local hospitals and other groups (Photo courtesy of pixbay.com)

Dylan Lillie, Staff writer

May 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face masks have become an important resource for people. However, due to shortages across the world, they haven’t been the easiest thing to find.  This has opened up opportunities for students in the American River College fashion department to get c...

COVID-19 pushes DMV to extend license expiration dates

  Due to the worldwide pandemic, Dmv pushes their license expiration date to July 1st. (Photo courtesy of pexels.com)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Since the mass outbreak of the COVID-19 in March and resulting lockdowns around the country, government offices everywhere have been closed. Due to these closures, people are not currently able to do renewals in person at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  As a result, the California DMV has allowed ...

Beaver Food Pantry continues its work remotely

Pictured here is Muhammad Alam, kinesiology major, as he helps unpack food at American River College food pantry on March 13, 2020, just days before the campus shutdown. Since then, the Beaver Food Pantry has continued to work remotely. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

May 18, 2020

Although the American River College’s campus is currently closed, the college’s Beaver Food Pantry is still doing its part in serving those who rely on its resources.  Currently unable to provide their regular services at ARC, the organization has been using its Instagram account and weekly ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to reopen the state

Governor Gavin Newsom plans to gradually reopen the state of California, which is a gradual way for the state to open up in attempts of the COVID-19 outbreak under control according to Newsom. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

California's Gov. Gavin Newsom has laid out a three-stage plan to open the state back up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.  This three-stage plan, developed in late April,  is a gradual way for the state to open up in attempts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control acc...

Professors forced to transition online tell all about what it’s really like

One anonymous teacher shares the struggle of not getting to see her students in person now that the campus remains closed.

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 18, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campuses all over California, students are finishing classes online. American River College has been no exception; in March the college moved its classes to an online platform for safety and social distancing. This has put a lot of stress on students who now must deal with the challenges...

ARC offers students a safer way to buy textbooks

Business major Antahnia Watson and nursing major Hannah Zakharaza shop at the Beaver Bookstore at American River College on Aug. 26, 2019. On June 1, ARC’s bookstore will be moving all operations to online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as all students will now need to shop for their textbooks from home. (File Photo)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

With American River College announcing that its classes will be online for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, the Beaver Bookstore will be making the full transition to online-only as well for the remainder of 2020. According to an email from Mario Rodriguez, ARC’s vice-chancellor of finance a...

Distracted and bored: ARC students share why working from home is such a challenge

American River College students speak out about the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

May 17, 2020

The transition to online classes and the “stay-at-home order” enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its challenges for the students at American River College.  With the virus still spreading and no vaccine yet available, the Los Rios Community College District has announced c...

ARC’s funeral services program provides assistance in New York

ARC’s funeral services program sent both students and staff to assist with the post-death process in New York. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has been the state hit the hardest by the virus, leading the nation in both cases and deaths. Now, American River College’s funeral services program has stepped up and offered to assist the state in dealing with the process that happens after someone has died....

Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit international students the hardest

Traveling restrictions and federal regulations: International Students Program reaches out to students in uncertain times
(Photo by Illustration by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello, Photo Editor

May 14, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, international students are also dealing with challenges during this time in quarantine, including the new travel restrictions that prevent them from visiting their families and also keeping up with their immigration statuses. Kevin Joon Tai Kim, a student and a peer men...

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a refreshing take on personal growth in the midst of struggle

Michelle Obama's new documentary,

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in response to the future harsh criticism and bullying she and her family would receive in the White House as the first African-Americans to live there, then-First Lady Michelle Obama said her motto is “when they go low, we go high.”  If someone wil...

Los Rios and Sierra College break the news that fall semester will be fully online

Due to the recent news from the California Governor's Office that the same social distancing guidelines will most likely be in place this fall, the Los Rios Community College District and other college districts in California have announced their fall semesters will be entirely online. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Ariel Caspar, Alex Muegge, and Emily Mello

May 14, 2020

In wake of the coronavirus-induced campus shutdown in March, the Los Rios Community College District has asked students to prepare to go online for the fall semester. On May 12, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent out an email on behalf of all Los Rios Community College pre...

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