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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...

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...

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...

 New American River College President Melanie Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, but says she is excited to get started, and ready to bring the college community back together soon. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

New president Melanie Dixon excited to lead the ARC community

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 15, 2021

On Jan. 1, Melanie Dixon began her role as the new President of American River College. Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, as the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even...

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...

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...

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...

Content creation is now an easy way for the general public to make a career out of their simple interests with the rise in streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. (Photo via Unsplash)

Content creation: make money by living your daily life

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Many people might “Twitch” at the thought of openly living on the internet, but it seems to be the new popular social trend. On March 14th, American variety streamer Ludwig Ahgren started streaming...

ARC students who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to join the Los Rios Community College District-Wide Virtual Lavender Celebration. (Photo via the ARC Pride Center)

LRCCD hosts district wide virtual Lavender Graduation Celebration

Madison Duong, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District will hold a district-wide Lavender Graduation celebration for any students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This celebration is for those who are...

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