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Video games to play while under quarantine

Video games to play while under quarantine

Bram Martinez

April 1, 2020

Some people still want social time, but COVID-19 is still a thing, so maybe isolation is a better route. Now that everyone is in quarantine, there are a limited amount of activities that can be done. Most people can waste their time watching TV or catch up on the book that people lie to themselves a...

Shutdown concerns push administration to refund parking passes

Shutdown concerns push administration to refund parking passes

Josh Ghiorso

March 30, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 causing the shutdown of all Los Rios Community College District campuses, students are no longer allowed on the premises. At the start of the 2020 spring semester, students bought parking passes in order to park on campus in the parking garage or lots surrounding the college...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

Heather Amberson

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB and some that cover multiple sports and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other places that ...

Los Rios scrambles to catch up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

Los Rios scrambles to catch up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

March 17, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 18 all Los Rios Community College District schools will close indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. While there have been no confirmed cases of infection throughout the LRCCD, according to RAVE alerts, four medical students in the LRCCD were exposed to COV...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

As coronavirus spreads in Sac, LRCCD closes campuses

As coronavirus spreads in Sac, LRCCD closes campuses

Ariel Caspar and Bram Martinez

March 13, 2020

As concerns about the coronavirus continue to grow throughout the college communities, the Los Rios Community College District announced March 12 that, effective Friday, March 13, the Los Rios district will suspend all face-to-face classes and student interactions, and beginning March 18, the campuse...

Lend a Heart helps students de-stress with therapy dogs

Lend a Heart helps students de-stress with therapy dogs

Heather Amberson

February 25, 2020

Lend a Heart, a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy, will host a therapy dog day on Feb. 27, outside of the Library Quad, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If there is rain, the event will be moved inside to the Student Center. According to Ryan Nix, health services assistant, the event is s...

The Oak Cafe opens its doors for the 2020 spring semester

The Oak Cafe opens its doors for the 2020 spring semester

Josh Ghiorso

February 24, 2020

Already tired of the cafeteria food this spring semester? Then head over to the Oak Cafe,  where American River College’s student-run bakery and restaurant re-opened Wed. Feb 12.  “The Oak Café bakery and restaurant are key aspects of our culinary program, as they provide real world experi...

Parasite Review

Parasite Review

Josh Ghiorso

February 20, 2020

“Parasite” is about classism and the dichotomies of two worlds. The film is full of drama, crime and a little comedy as it follows the web of illusions spun by the characters.    The themes of classism and social inequality are displayed through the two families, the poor, sub-basement living ...

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Bram Martinez

February 20, 2020

Jeff Sacha, a full time sociology professor, and Sara Smith, history professor, at American River College, want to start their own families. However, the maternal/paternal leave for faculty in the Los Rios Community College District is a single day.  In comparison, the California Teachers Association...

ARC Women’s Basketball lose in heartbreaker to Diablo College

ARC Women’s Basketball lose in heartbreaker to Diablo College

Josh Ghiorso

February 19, 2020

  The American River College women's basketball team was defeated by the second-ranked team in the state, Diablo Valley College, on Feb 13, 97-69 .  It was the final home game for ARC in the regular season and for a few of the players it was their last home game. To honor the players who w...

Former ARC student and military contractor tragically killed in rocket attack

Former ARC student and military contractor tragically killed in rocket attack

Ariel Caspar

February 19, 2020

In January multiple media outlets reported that former American River College student and Iraqi-American military contractor, Nawres Waleed Hamid, was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq in December 2019. An email sent by ARC president, Thomas Greene reported to college staff and faculty that Hamid was a l...

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