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Students and faculty have been on Zoom for over two years, and there are things that can be done to jumpstart a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. Hosting events and making more classes hybrid would help to make a successful return to campus. (Photo by Jahson Nahal)

ARC should host more events on campus to connect students

The Editorial Staff May 26, 2022

With the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic starting to loosen and be lifted, colleges are starting to make a return to campuses. But with many classes still being fully online, there are things that...

American River College’s Associated Student Body is violating the Brown Act by not making its meetings easily accessible to everyone in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s ASB violates the Brown Act

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

In an age of COVID and Zoom meetings, many things have become difficult. But as we progress and grow accustomed to this new age, school organizations must also cater to these changes. American River...

The COVID-19 pandemic is going into year three, and many students and faculty have been learning and teaching remotely the whole time. This has led some to feel the effects of burnout. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Burnout makes learning feel impossible

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief May 17, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is now going into year three, and it has taken a lot out of everyone. It has taken many things from us. It has impacted our physical health and our mental health as well. Everyone...

Discussion boards have been a big part of online learning at American River College. They provide students the opportunity to interact with their classmates about several different topics. Some people find these discussion boards helpful while some find them a hassle. (Photo Illustration by Jahson Nahal)

Discussion boards provide interaction for online ARC students

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

For some students at American River College, the most interaction they’ve had with their classmates has been via messages sent to them on discussion boards. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the...

Angie Verlarde-Burch, legislative analyst for the Associated Student Body of American River College, introduced her resolution about implementing mandatory equity training for student employees to the rest of the board on April 29, 2022. (Screenshot via ASB meeting).

ASB passes resolution in support of ARC hosting regular Hold Space events

Jahson Nahal, Sport's Editor May 15, 2022

American River College’s Associated Student Body unanimously passed a resolution in support of implementing mandatory equity training for student employees. The board also voted unanimously to pass a...

Baseball has numerous unwritten rules such as not running up the score, excessively celebrating, bat flipping after home runs and more. These rules still cause controversy today and should be changed to help baseball grow. (Photo via Pixabay)

MLB’s unwritten rules need to change to help grow the new era of baseball

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

Baseball, otherwise known as America’s favorite pastime, has a number of old-school unwritten rules that still cause controversy in Major League Baseball today.  These unwritten rules were put in...

 In 2022 K-12 schools in California have access to free COVID-19 rapid tests. Students and staff at higher education institutions should have the same access to rapid tests. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Higher education institutions should receive COVID-19 rapid tests

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2022

Having rapid tests for COVID-19 available at colleges and any other higher educational institutions is vital to keeping everyone safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19, which can hopefully finally put...

Steve Roberson, the new athletic director and dean of kinesiology at American River College, got his role in January 2022, overseeing the men’s and women’s sports programs as well at the kinesiology department. (Photo courtesy of Steve Roberson)

Steve Roberson steps into new roles as athletic director and dean of kinesiology at ARC

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The first day of January this year was not only the start of a new year for Steve Roberson, but it was the start of his new role as the dean of kinesiology and athletic director at American River College.  Roberson,...

TikTok is a popular social media app that can lead to a shorter attention span due to the short videos on the platform. (Photo via Unsplash)

TikTok is shrinking our attention span with every swipe

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 25, 2022

With every swipe on TikTok we see our attention span decrease. According to a 2021 article by The Science Times, those who use the app for over 90 minutes a day can narrow their collective attention span...

The men’s tennis team at American River College is currently ranked as the number one junior college in Northern California, in the spring semester of 2022, thanks to the performance of Micah Irwin. (Photo courtesy of Bo Jabery-Madison)

ARC’s men’s tennis team sets eyes on state championship

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 25, 2022

American River College’s men’s tennis team is off to a hot start. The team has won all but one of their matches this season and has played against high levels of competition. Bo Jabery-Madison,...

Cast member Alexandria Wilson preparing for her role in American River College’s annual production of “Gumbo” which premieres on March 25, 2022. “Gumbo” fundraises for ARC theater students that attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (Photo courtesy of Mark Kushnir)

ARC theater department set to perform its annual production of “Gumbo”

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 23, 2022

American River College’s Department of Theater Arts & Film will perform its annual production of “Gumbo,” starting on March 25 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on March 26 at 2 p.m. and...

Major League Baseball imposed a lockout to get a new Collective Bargaining Agreement made. But the lockout ended up delaying the regular season, angering players, and turning fans away from the game in favor of other sports. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB Lockout has permanently scarred baseball

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 20, 2022

After the Atlanta Braves won the World Series, the Major League Baseball offseason began. Free agents signed new contracts with new teams and baseball fans across the country were excited for the new season,...

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