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Students and faculty have been on Zoom for over two years, and there are things that can be done to jumpstart a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. Hosting events and making more classes hybrid would help to make a successful return to campus. (Photo by Jahson Nahal)

ARC should host more events on campus to connect students

The Editorial Staff May 26, 2022

With the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic starting to loosen and be lifted, colleges are starting to make a return to campuses. But with many classes still being fully online, there are things that...

erry Haflich has dedicated his last 23 years to American River college taking on many different positions to benefit all student needs. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Haflich)

Assistant athletic director Jerry Haflich set to retire after 23 years at ARC

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 18, 2022

Over the last 23 years, Jerry Haflich, assistant athletic director and professor at American River College, has helped athletes reach their potential, but he considers his biggest win to be his long marriage...

Discussion boards have been a big part of online learning at American River College. They provide students the opportunity to interact with their classmates about several different topics. Some people find these discussion boards helpful while some find them a hassle. (Photo Illustration by Jahson Nahal)

Discussion boards provide interaction for online ARC students

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

For some students at American River College, the most interaction they’ve had with their classmates has been via messages sent to them on discussion boards. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the...

Voting allows all people from the United States to cast their vote to help make a change in society (Photo via freepik)

Vote to be heard

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 16, 2022

Voting is an important standard in our community. It allows many to have a voice and make changes that are needed to uphold the standards. In history, numerous laws have prevented many from being heard,...

Angie Verlarde-Burch, legislative analyst for the Associated Student Body of American River College, introduced her resolution about implementing mandatory equity training for student employees to the rest of the board on April 29, 2022. (Screenshot via ASB meeting).

ASB passes resolution in support of ARC hosting regular Hold Space events

Jahson Nahal, Sport's Editor May 15, 2022

American River College’s Associated Student Body unanimously passed a resolution in support of implementing mandatory equity training for student employees. The board also voted unanimously to pass a...

The American River College campus appears empty as it partially re-opens. (Photo by Maya Barber)

With the pandemic ending ARC students should be back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 15, 2022

Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become the epicenter of all communication. People were cut off from the outside world and thrown into a virtual world, without face-to-face contact or interaction. Now...

Baseball has numerous unwritten rules such as not running up the score, excessively celebrating, bat flipping after home runs and more. These rules still cause controversy today and should be changed to help baseball grow. (Photo via Pixabay)

MLB’s unwritten rules need to change to help grow the new era of baseball

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

Baseball, otherwise known as America’s favorite pastime, has a number of old-school unwritten rules that still cause controversy in Major League Baseball today.  These unwritten rules were put in...

 In 2022 K-12 schools in California have access to free COVID-19 rapid tests. Students and staff at higher education institutions should have the same access to rapid tests. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Higher education institutions should receive COVID-19 rapid tests

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2022

Having rapid tests for COVID-19 available at colleges and any other higher educational institutions is vital to keeping everyone safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19, which can hopefully finally put...

 Beavers Against Hate allows you to pledge your support, through the American River College website in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers pledge with Beavers Against Hate

Maya Barber, Feature Editor April 21, 2022

Beavers Against Hate is a college-wide initiative for all students and faculty to join. It is a commitment to uphold standards of social justice, equity, and doing right for our community.  According...

Since the fall 2020 semester, at American River College, HomeBase has appeared on many students Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. In the spring of 2022 HomeBase is now also back on campus. (Photo via Brooke Cagle on Unsplash)

HomeBase is back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 31, 2022

Since the fall 2020 semester, HomeBase has appeared on many students' Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. HomeBase is now also in a physical space on the American...

Steve Roberson, the new athletic director and dean of kinesiology at American River College, got his role in January 2022, overseeing the men’s and women’s sports programs as well at the kinesiology department. (Photo courtesy of Steve Roberson)

Steve Roberson steps into new roles as athletic director and dean of kinesiology at ARC

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The first day of January this year was not only the start of a new year for Steve Roberson, but it was the start of his new role as the dean of kinesiology and athletic director at American River College.  Roberson,...

TikTok is a popular social media app that can lead to a shorter attention span due to the short videos on the platform. (Photo via Unsplash)

TikTok is shrinking our attention span with every swipe

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 25, 2022

With every swipe on TikTok we see our attention span decrease. According to a 2021 article by The Science Times, those who use the app for over 90 minutes a day can narrow their collective attention span...

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