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Recent high school graduates have been thrown into the online college experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has kept most students online since March 2020. (Photo illustration by Jahson Nahal)

New ARC students voice their opinions on online college experience

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For some students at American River College, the last time they took an in-person class was during their senior year of high school. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and students...

 The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library has many archived documents that tell the history of Sacramento. Many of these documents include ones by the Current and about American River College. (Photo courtesy of James Scott)

Sacramento Public Library holds documents that show history of ARC dating back to the 1970s

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For the past several years, the Sacramento Public Library has collected archived articles and documents from American River College and The Current. The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library...

 American River College history professor Edward Hashima will be competing on “Jeopardy!” for a $100,000 prize and a spot in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions. (Photo courtesy of Edward Hashima)

ARC history professor to compete on “Jeopardy!” Professors Tournament

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

Edward Hashima has spent 22 years teaching history but will now make history by competing in the first-ever professors tournament on “Jeopardy!” Hashima will go head to head against 14 other professors...

The election to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured at American River College  on May 1, 2019, was a controversial and unfair procedure. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

California’s recall election process needs an update

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

On Sept. 14, California held a recall election to replace Gavin Newsom as governor. The election, which failed,  showed there is a loophole in the recall law. A loophole that shows the tyranny of a very...

On Nov. 19, the Associated Student Boday ay American River College discussed how Beaver Cares can help lower income students during the holidays, in the fall semester of 2021. Beaver Cares provides cookware and classes to better a student’s holiday season. (Screenshot via ARCs ASB Meeting)

ASB discusses Beaver Cares for ARC students

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed spring 2022 semester information as well as how to improve student well-being with the holidays approaching during its Nov. 19 meeting. ASB...

The long-awaited second season of Netflix’s “Tiger King,” premiered on Nov. 17, 2021, and with it may have brought down the entire private zoo industry in America. (Photo Courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Tiger King 2” claws back at America’s exotic animal industry

Oden Taylor, Student Worker November 30, 2021

The long-awaited second season of Netflix’s “Tiger King” premiered on Nov. 17, and with it may have brought down the entire private zoo industry in America. With first season star, Joseph Maldonado-Passage,...

When it comes to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the learning level of online teaching, American River College English as a Second Language Professor Elizabeth Rogers said, that it is necessary to the technology of teaching and learning to keep the learning process alive. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Rogers)

ARC professor Elizabeth Rogers says pandemic has been especially difficult on ESL students

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Elizabeth Rogers, an American River College adjunct English as a Second Language professor, says that her experience teaching ESL to immigrant students has been difficult during the pandemic. “Maybe...

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects exhibition opening reception on August 30, 2018. The art department at American River College will have their first live showing of the Kaneko Gallery, twenty months after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of 2022. (File Photo)

Kaneko Gallery plans to host first in-person exhibit in spring 2022

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College art department will host its first in-person showing of the Kaneko Gallery since March 2020. According to Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director, the gallery plans to...

The Child Development Center at American River College received the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant, which awards them $283,000 annually for the next four years. The program is planning to use these funds to improve their materials and inspire students, in the fall semester of 2021. (File Photo)

ARC Child Development Center earns the CCAMPIS grant

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

Three Los Rios Community College District campuses, including American River College, were awarded a federal grant on Oct 1 to help the Child Development Center for each campus. The CDC applied for...

The American River College Beaver Cares Team will host a second food drive this month for Thanksgiving, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC Beaver Cares team to host Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 30

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 27, 2021

The American River College Beaver Cares Team hosts a monthly food drive, but will also host an additional food drive this month to honor the Thanksgiving holiday. Valerie Adger, ARC’s student support...

Oli London, a British influencer and singer who is white paid thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgeries in an attempt to look like Korean pop star Jimin from BTS. London claims to be Korean and deceives the media and their followers by pretending to be someone they’re not. (Photo illustration by Madison Duong)

Asianfishing needs to stop

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 19, 2021

Asianfishing is the act of a non-Asian person altering their appearance to look Asian. This can be done with the use of makeup, photo editing and pretending to be Asian online. Asianfishing needs to...

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...

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