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American River College’s tutoring program makes virtual change

Classes at American River College are all online due to the COVID-19 pandemic; programs like Starfish and ARC's Tutoring Center will offer the help students need for their courses in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of ARC)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

By: Brandon Zamora [email protected]  This semester, with most classes at American River College, offered only online, the school’s tutoring center staff has had to adapt to this situation to offer students helpful resources to succeed in their courses.   Since only faculty, staff member...

ASB meetings will remain online through the fall semester

Since the Los Rios Community College District made the decision to transfer all American River College operations to online, the Associated Student Body has not been able to meet in person, but is still continuing to meet through Zoom. (file photo)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

With the campus at American River College closed off to nearly all staff and students this semester, the members of the Associated Student Body needed to change the way they handle their meetings that they would normally have on school grounds. While the group hasn't updated their page on ARC’s...

How ARC’s men’s basketball team is staying in shape during quarantine

Members of the American River College men’s basketball team huddle up during the game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. The team is now working out on their own, after practices and games have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson, Arts & Culture/ Sports Co-Editor

September 12, 2020

By Heather Amberson [email protected] With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to force the closure of most college campuses, some athletes have had their seasons canceled, while others are still to be decided on, like the upcoming season for American River College’s men’s basketba...

COVID-19 relief fund still available for students in need

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation continues to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund. So far, the fund has raised over $200,000.n 
(Photo Courtesy by Pixabay)

Heather Amberson

September 3, 2020

With campuses still shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Rios Colleges Foundation continues to receive donations and provide help to students who are in need.  According to the Los Rios Colleges Foundation website, the fund is set up to assist students with refurbished computers, groc...

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...

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...

Can students afford the transition to online classes?

School normally has the supplies, materials, and technology for a student who normally would not be able to afford, however this changes when all work is shifted online, forcing students to purchase things that normally would not be needed.  (Photo courtesy of pixabay)

Bram Martinez, Arts and Culture Editor

May 11, 2020

American River College shut its doors on March 16, and in the weeks since the switch to online, curriculum has been strenuous for both the teachers and students. The transition hasn’t been smooth because of restrictive store curfews, limited supplies, and an increase in unemployment. This transitio...

With churches becoming the center of coronavirus cases, church communities must move online

New Life Community Church, a church in the Sacramento region, pictured here, is one of the many churches in Sacramento that has chosen to follow stay-at-home orders and has transitioned all of their services and sermons online. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2020

The California shelter-in-place order has made our lives drastically different. Non-essential businesses and facilities have been ordered to shut down in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has killed nearly 2,000 Californians, according to Worldometer, an international statistics ...

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and doctors, but also grocery store employees, fast food places and a few others.  But are all of...

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. It's important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect our lives in Sacramento.  Many people still don’t believe it actually has. There is a...

IRS sends out more than 80 million stimulus checks to ‘eligible’ citizens

The IRS has sent out more than 80 million stimulus check payments to 'eligible' citizens. Anyone claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return will not be eligible to receive the check. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

With uncertain times and millions out of work due to COVID-19, the government has approved a one time $1,200 stimulus check to all eligible Americans.  According to the Internal Revenue Service website, anyone who has a “social security number that is valid for employment and is a U.S. citizen,”...

ARC still plans to host graduation even though ceremony was canceled

With all May ceremonies cancelled, American River College explores alternative options so students may still experience a commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Bram Martinez, Arts & Culture Editor

April 29, 2020

Events have been canceled all over the country, with rules for no large gatherings of people.  This can include concerts and festivals,  as well as graduation ceremonies for American River College for spring 2020. ARC President Thomas Greene says he understands why these ceremonies matter, especia...

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