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American River College journalism student Carla Montaruli says she misses the direct contact with others on campus during the pandemic, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Carla Montaruli)

ARC students adapt to online learning during the pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Nearly two years after the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College students say they still face difficulties due to the pandemic. They also worry about the challenges that will need to...

A self-care package is a great gift to give this Christmas season if you’re on a budget. (Photo illustration by Madison Duong)

10 Christmas gift ideas on a college budget

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor December 12, 2021

Christmas is upon us and that means many will gather with their loved ones to exchange gifts with each other. If you want to give gifts but are worried about finances, look no further and check out this...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza shoots a free throw against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. On Aug. 20, the Los Rios Community College District announced that no fans would be allowed at indoor sporting events. Allowing a limited number of fans and social distancing would be ways to bring fans back. (File Photo)

Editorial: LRCCD athletes deserve indoor crowds

The Editorial Staff December 12, 2021

On Aug. 20, The Los Rios Community College District announced that fans wouldn’t be allowed at any indoor events during the fall semester. The LRCCD should rethink this policy and allow fans at indoor...

Athletes may be superstars, but they are human too, and deserve the same mental health breaks that everyone else gets. (Photo via Unsplash)

Athletes should not face criticism for opening up on mental health issues

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Professional athletes are often seen as larger than life and people don't realize that they face the same mental battles that everyone else does.  Athletes deserve mental health breaks and they shouldn't...

This drawing, Modern Liza by Jesus Barela, can be seen online American River Colleges virtual James Kaneko gallery in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

Kaneko gallery remains online amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the American River College faculty and students to shift to remote learning, the college’s art department responded by moving its art exhibits online.  Patricia...

There is a chance that the Sacramento Zoo may relocate from Land Park to a new spot in Elk Grove, but that is not a wise decision. (Photo by Usamah Hammour)

The Sacramento Zoo should stay where it is

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Since 2000, many have disagreed about whether the Sacramento Zoo should relocate from its location in William Land Park. In September this matter returned when Elizabeth Stallard, the zoological society...

The withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug 31, 2021, means getting out from disaster areas that save Americans lives and money. (Photo via Unsplash)

The withdrawal from Afghanistan was the right decision

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Is the withdrawal from Afghanistan President Joe Biden’s responsibility or that of all previous administrations? This is a controversial question because the decision to withdraw came after America's...

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...

 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...

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...

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...

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