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The COVID-19 pandemic is going into year three, and many students and faculty have been learning and teaching remotely the whole time. This has led some to feel the effects of burnout. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Burnout makes learning feel impossible

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief May 17, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is now going into year three, and it has taken a lot out of everyone. It has taken many things from us. It has impacted our physical health and our mental health as well. Everyone...

Wildfire preparations for residents become increasingly necessary as California’s weather heats up for summer. (Photo Illustration by Alyssa Branum)

Wildfire season is around the corner in California

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Wildfires are a national concern in the United States every year, especially in California. Almost 2.5 million acres of land were lost during the top five fires of 2020 alone, according to CalFire’s...

Doctors can be racist and their standing in the community does not exclude them from being responsible for their actions. Education does not give you a pass on treating others with respect. The picture on the left shows my daughter and myself, and the picture on the right is the photo the doctor saw of me. (Photo Illustration by Lorraine Barron)

Medical professionals are not above systemic racism

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 17, 2022

When you choose to go to school or take a job it is on you to be a productive member of society in that position. That position does not allow you to mistreat people or be dismissive.  It doesn’t...

 Whether it be television or social media, propaganda is found everywhere during times of war. (Photo by Pinho via Unsplash)

Propaganda can change a nation’s path—the Russian attack of Ukraine exemplifies this fight

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

Nationalism has made war and propaganda inescapably related and technology has made it even more complicated. In countries like Russia and North Korea, pro-government propaganda is weaved into every widely...

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...

American River College needs to improve the quality of the food available in the cafeteria to meet everyone’s dietary needs. (Photo by Estera Nicoi via Unsplash)

ARC needs more food options to meet everyone’s dietary needs

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 16, 2022

If you go to the cafeteria at American River College, it’s likely you will mainly find “junk food.” Things that are easy to grab and go. There are sodas, Hot Pockets, bagels and other foods that...

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...

American River College hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 15, 2022

American River College hosted the 2022 Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. In addition to ARC, Consumnes River, Diablo Valley, Modesto, Sacramento City, San Joaquin Delta,...

As of March 14, masks have become optional at American River College. But unless everyone is vaccinated, some fear a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must protect everyone from COVID-19

The Editorial Staff May 3, 2022

As most of the student body is aware, the American River College campus has re-opened for some classes. As students, however, we are left to wonder if it is safe for us to go back to campus without having...

American River College will likely be opening its campus back up in the fall of 2022. With more students back on campus, the school and departments should be promoting themselves campus wide to generate more interest in events. (Photo by Sam Berg)

ARC should promote more on-campus activities

Samuel Berg, News Editor May 2, 2022

American River College has yet to fully open up the campus for in-person learning. Still, significant strides have been made and it appears the fall 2022 semester will be more like the school experience...

The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

The American River College Fashion department is debuting new student works at its 21st annual fashion show on May 7, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC set to put on its 21st annual fashion show

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Many people grow up playing dress-up and wishing to piece together looks seen in movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada.” For some American River College students, the dream can become a reality.  The...

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