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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

Improvements must be made across the LRCCD to ensure success for all students
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...

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

“You may have questions that we don’t have answers to just yet”
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...

Former ARC student, Jorge Riley, was arrested after admitting on video that he was involved in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, according to a CBS article. (Photo courtesy of CBS)

Former ARC student, Jorge Riley, arrested after storming capitol

“We stopped the steal; We took our country back”: Riley, a former Associated Student Body member, was charged with two misdemeanors and one felony
Heather Amberson, Managing Editor January 29, 2021

On Jan. 6, former American River College student Jorge Riley joined thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters in storming the U.S. Capitol after Trump delivered a speech, in which many argue, he urged his...

As of October 2020, all students and employees can now indicate their gender pronouns in eServices. Any changes made reflect in Canvas and on official rosters. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

ARC provides option to select gender pronouns in learning platforms

Students and employees can now select their pronouns in Canvas, eServices, rosters and Zoom
Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

Earlier this semester, it was announced district-wide through various mass communication platforms—including the American River College website—that in recognition of the Los Rios Community College...

Unexpected issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic can pop up at any time, and having an excused withdrawal can help students who experience unexpected issues during the semester. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

An excused withdrawal option would help lower student stress during the pandemic

A semester-long excused withdrawal would help students who have any unexpected issues pop up during the semester
Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 14, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing most college campuses to close and transition to online learning, some students may be struggling in classes, or even falling behind with the graduation timeline they...

ARC professor Tracy Shearer directs plays and musicals, teaches multiple classes at multiple schools and performance studios, and even helped raise money to save the Fair Oaks Bluffs. (Photo Courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC theater professor brings passion and hard work to everything she does

Tracy Shearer teaches at ARC and a performance art studio, directs plays and musicals, and even helped raise money to save a piece of land
Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 10, 2020

“Back when my kids were little, I started an organization, Citizens to Save the Bluffs, to save the Fair Oaks Bluffs. We raised $1.2 million and bought it from developers and turned it over to the parks.” This...

ARC fashion department has adapted to the virtual setting during the pandemic to keep the show going on. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

The show must go on

Even with all the pandemic setbacks, the fashion department has adapted to the virtual settings
Emily Mello, Photo Editor December 9, 2020

  After the American River College campus shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion department struggled with its online transition because the majority of its activities and...

On Oct, 26 American River College partnered with Sacramento City College cosponsored an event with an FBI agent Daniel Rodriguez where he shared tips on how to apply for the FBI as an agent and also on other areas of the institution. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

ARC Career Pathways holds detailed FBI workshop

Emily Mello, Photo Editor November 25, 2020

Last month, Laura Adams and Yolanda Ramizes from Sacramento City College hosted a Zoom workshop with a special agent from the FBI, Daniel Rodriguez, in partnership with American River College Career Pathways....

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

ARC Theatre performer snags a spot on Team Gwen
Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

In the first presidential debate on Sept 29, the former vice president Joe Biden offered $20 billion to

Amazon Forest is not for sale, Joe!

Brazil does not need Joe Biden’s money to keep the forest safe
Emily Mello, Photo Editor November 1, 2020

During the first presidential debate held Sept 29, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden had the chance to present their ideas and concerns to the American people.  One of the...

10 spine-tingling thrillers that are sure to haunt you

If you like being creeped out, this spoiler-free list is for you
Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

The spooky season is among us, and while everyone else is getting excited about pumpkin spice, horror genre fans are on the hunt for new and intriguing films to enjoy. While this isn’t a traditional...

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was released in 1966 and is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Lee Mendelson Film Productions)

5 family friendly Halloween movies to watch this October

Movies that will get the whole family into the Halloween spirit
Heather Amberson, Arts & Culture/Sports Co-Editor October 21, 2020

With Halloween coming up and everyone staying inside, there is a lot more time to spend with family—time that can be used to watch some movies together. Here is a list of five family-friendly movies...

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