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The American River College theater department preparing for “The Christmas Carol Rag” which opens on Nov. 26, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Kimberlee Wilson)

ARC theater department set to perform holiday classic with a twist

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

American River College’s Department of Theatre Arts & Film will perform “The Christmas Carol Rag,” a musical comedy by Norman Allen. “The Christmas Carol Rag” is a jazz-infused rendition...

The American River College library is currently closed in the fall semester of 2021, but stays up to date to help students with the help of librarian Sarah Lehmann (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lehmann)

Librarian Sarah Lehmann advocates for all ARC students

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Sarah Lehmann’s own college experience as a student worker in the library encouraged her to become a librarian. Now many years later she has worked as a librarian at American River College for more than...

Frank Kobayashi, the new vice president of instruction at American River College, oversees over 12 deans and over 1,000 full and part-time faculty, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Frank Kobayashi)

Frank Kobayashi becomes new vice president of instruction at ARC

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

Many of the people who make American River College successful aren’t necessarily well known to most students—but they play important roles.  One of those people is Frank Kobayashi, the vice president...

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District put a mandate in place that required students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, 2021. Although the mandate is necessary, it should have been handled better, and more information was needed from the district. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How the LRCCD mishandled the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Current Staff November 14, 2021

Before the start of the fall semester, the Los Rios Community College District announced a vaccine mandate that required all students or staff who access college or district facilities to have at least...

The American River College Student Design Team is currently hiring, in the fall semester of 2021, for students who want to improve the educational experience at ARC. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC’s student design team is accepting new members

Madison Duong, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College developed its first-ever Student Design Team this year and is looking for members who are willing to share their ideas in improving different aspects of the college, while also being...

The American River College theatre department prepares for its next production, “The Christmas Carol Rag” in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC’s theatre department returns to campus happy, after two years of performing online

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College's Department of Theatre Arts & Film had a difficult time transitioning online when the COVID-19 pandemic hit but now, after two years it is back on campus. The department...

From left to right Tynus Willliamson, DMitre Jones, Martino Falls, and Isaiah Griffiin run in the practice on March 10, 2016 at the American River College Beavers stadium. The ARC’s men track and field team are conditioning to get ready for their first meet since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in early February 2022. (File Photo)

ARC’s men’s track team gears up for 2022 season

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

The track and field team at American River College is starting to gear up for the 2022 season. With the impact of Covid-19, there are many uncertainties about how it will affect next year's season, according...

The American River College football team drives for a score to put an end to the game against Santa Rosa College on Oct. 23 (Photo by Cynsere Kelly)

ARC Football team wins its second straight game 38-22 vs. Santa Rosa College

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

American River College's football team faced Santa Rosa College at home on Oct. 23. The contest’s final score was 38-22, with ARC controlling the game late.  The weather for the game was around 60...

Many student’s textbooks  are starting to pile up because it is challenging to sell them back. Professors need to take the time to research different, more affordable and accessible options for their students instead. (Photo illustration by Maya Barber)

College is expensive enough without wasting money on unneeded textbooks

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

It is very expensive to attend college. You have to pay for your classes, materials, in some cases dormitory, and textbooks. While all of these expenses are important, some professors are requiring students...

 Social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are heavily used by teens, which can lead to mental health issues. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is hurting teenagers’ well-being

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Social media has taken over our lives, with most of the United States of America's population using platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and more. According to the Pew Research Center,...

Emily Cowan, an American River College language studies major and tennis player protests, among other students, against the Los Rios Community College District COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

LRCCD students and faculty protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Sept. 30, members of the Los Rios Community College District community held a protest against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that the LRCCD put in place Aug. 4. The mandate required students and faculty...

The MLB saw many pitchers having historically good seasons in 2021. Little did the world know that those pitchers used substances such as sunscreen, rosin, and pine tar to doctor their pitches. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB’s newest cheating scandal is worse than steroids

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

Since the creation of Major League Baseball in 1869, baseball has been known as a game of sportsmanship and integrity. Any actions that are unsportsmanlike or ungentlemanly are frowned upon and punishments...

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