The American River Current

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...

CCC Chancellor’s Office files lawsuit against Department of Education

Chancellor of California Community Colleges Eloy Ortiz Oakley held his second coronavirus-related virtual press conference with student media on May 12, 2020.

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

May 18, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado hosted a ConferZoom press conference with student media on May 12, announcing that—among other news and updates—the CCC has filed a lawsuit against the United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Ac...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had contracted the virus. He had mocked the virus earlier in...

Despite loss of income, SSPCA still open for essential business

Two kittens that Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) took into their animal shelter that are now up for adoption through their foster care program. SSPCA works to find homes for pets like these, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of SSPCA)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing around the world, a lot of people seem to forget about domestic animals. A lot of pets are abandoned, and left at animal shelters for various reasons.  While many businesses are still closed or have limited hours, one organization is still open and doing its be...

Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest coronavirus infection rate

In a study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest infection rate out of 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

In a recent study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. one in lowest coronavirus infection rates among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to Brenda Bongiorno, communication and media officer for the department of health services, the article used data from mult...

ARC virtual live talent show to be postponed

ARC Idol and ARC's Got Talent, events put on by both the Center for Leadership and Development and the Music Department to showcase student and staff talent, will be postponed until the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters from lack of participation. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Leadership and Development)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

American River College’s talent event “ARC’s Got Talent” was postponed due to lack of student and faculty participation. On May 13, Mario Rodriguez, a student personnel assistant in the Student Services department, sent out an email announcing the event will be moved to either next semeste...

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