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Many popular apps, such as Amazon Prime and Spotify, offer student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget. (Photo courtesy of Julie Blunt)

Nine student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Television shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Bob’s Burgers” are perfect to binge watch when you have free time. Listening to the newest Taylor Swift song or the best pop album while studying...

By making improvements to Canvas modules, class schedules and tech needs, education can become more equitable to every student. (Photo via Pixabay)

Accessibility issues are equitability issues

Editorial Staff February 18, 2021

All campuses in the Los Rios Community College District have been closed for almost a full year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting lockdown has illuminated some of the issues with equitable...

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah”, produced by Warner Brothers Studios and directed by Shaka King premiered on Feb. 12, 2021, details the story of Fred Hampton, former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios)

Review: The revolution may be sooner than we think

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” is absolutely the most important story of the century and unlike anything you have ever seen before.  Released on Feb. 12, and directed by...

Students travel to classes between Davies Hall and the portable village on Sept. 5, 2019. There is a chance that there can be a return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. Student and faculty listening sessions and reopening reports are among the steps that will determine a possible reopening. (File Photo)

Fall semester reopening still uncertain

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor February 16, 2021

College campuses, including American River College and others in the Los Rios Community College District, have been shut down for almost a full year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, student and faculty...

After a battle with cancer, respected psychology professor Dean Murakami died on Dec. 23, 2020.

Psychology professor Dean Murakami is mourned by ARC community

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

Longtime American River College Psychology Professor Dean Murakami died on December 23, 2020, from a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the college. Murakami taught at ARC for...

Out goes 2020, in goes 2021. American River College students ponder what may possibly happen in 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

ARC students ponder potential outcomes for 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new. 2021 is a new year and with the introduction of a new vaccine for the coronavirus, predictions of new opportunities, hopes of normality slowly coming back is something...

The virtual portion of the Learning Resource Center at American River College allows students to get free tutoring during off-campus learning in spring 2021. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Virtual Tutoring Center open for spring semester

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

The Learning Resource Center is now offering free tutoring through its virtual counterpart of the Tutorial Center, which is free for all American River College students. Fourteen subjects are being offered...

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for any institution to be fully active, which has led to American River College being closed for almost a year and student’s workplaces opening and closing over and over again. This instability has made students wary of the importance of education in Spring 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

Distance learning leads to a decrease in district-wide enrollment

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 10, 2021

Economic hardships and 100% distance learning has taken a toll on most students, but for some the pandemic has made it impossible to return to school during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Los Rios...

American River College’s Starfish software connects students with instructors, counselors, support staff, and other important student resources and services. (Photo via Starfish)

Starfish catalog connects students with important resources

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

In this time characterized by change, instability and resource scarcity, many students are struggling with the transition into online learning for a number of reasons. American River College’s Starfish...

American River College’s Black Student Success Center partners with Sac City College’s African American Student Healing and Empowerment Center to

ARC’s “Welcome Black” Mixer Connects Black Students to community resources

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

The American River College’s Black Student Success Center and Sacramento City College’s African-American Student Healing and Empowerment Center will host a Zoom event for students of African descent...

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will reopen. Many of these details may be dependent on how many members of the district’s population are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (File photo)

COVID-19 vaccine distribution will likely determine campus re-opening

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 1, 2021

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will re-open. Many of...

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