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The 100 % online degrees offered by the Los Rios Community College District are great for students with pre-existing medical conditions due to COVID-19 risk, who have trouble finding childcare, or those who have moved because of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Los Rios Online)

Los Rios offers 100% online degrees

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor May 20, 2021

In addition to the traditional college programs offered at the four Los Rios Community College District campuses, the district also offers a Los Rios Colleges Online program, which operates 100% digitally. The...

On March 16, 2020 the area outside of Davie’s Hall at American River College is completely empty, as face-to-face classes have been suspended indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. After more than a year of lockdown, the ARC campus plans to reopen itself to students in Fall 2021. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

A student’s guide to returning to campus

Cicily Thomas and Athena Acevedo May 3, 2021

Returning to campus after over a year of distance learning can be confusing. There have been changes made every day, with future changes determined by whether new COVID-19 variants will become dominant. As...

Sewing Guild Scholarship winner and fashion major, Madison Thielke, is dreaming of becoming a fashion journalist and traveling around the world. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Madison Thielke

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 23, 2021

American River College fashion major Madison Thielke has been interested in the fashion industry since childhood and is now being awarded with a scholarship from the  Sacramento Chapter of the American...

American River College fashion major Claudia Godinez hopes to one day own her own plus-sized clothing company to better serve customers.(Photo courtesy of American River College)

Sewing guild scholarship winner: Claudia Godinez

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 19, 2021

American River College fashion major and Claudia Godinez is hoping to use new scholarship funding to start her own fashionable clothing line for plus-size women. Godinez won a $500 scholarship from...

The Current participated in the online convention for the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, which included an awards ceremony. This event in the past has been an in-person convention but has been held remotely for the past three semesters. (Screenshot via the JACC website)

The American River Current wins four journalism awards

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor April 8, 2021

American River College’s newspaper publication, the Current, was honored with three awards and a General Excellence award by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC). The JACC is a...

Dominique Rosete’s work is an extension of the main WEAVE center to help college students receive resources. Currently, the WEAVE center in Downtown is only open to staff, and one of their thrift stores on 6606 Fruitridge Rd. is open, whose profits go directly to the organization. (Photo Courtesy of Dominique Rosete)

ARC’S WEAVE educator helps students in distress

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 23, 2021

High stress and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have led to an increase of domestic violence, according to a March 8 Sacramento Bee article about domestic violence in the Sacramento area. The Los...

As planning for the Fall 2021 semester at American River College  is underway, the health of the community should be at top priority. (Photo via Freepik)

Editorial: Sending students and faculty back without proper resources puts lives at risk

The Current Staff March 17, 2021

It has been a full year since March 13, the day that all the colleges in the Los Rios Community College District shut down. Luckily, for some students and staff, the LRCCD announced on March 1 that the...

Chromebooks are available to be handed out on-campus for American River College students in need and eligible students can apply using the application in their eServices message box. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Campus departments work together to distribute Chromebooks

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 4, 2021

Almost a year after American River College moved to remote operations, some students are still experiencing technology accessibility issues. To address this, the college has created a Chromebook handout...

After a battle with cancer, respected psychology professor Dean Murakami died on Dec. 23, 2020. A gentle giant according to psychology professor Tori Bovard, he advocated for the rights of students and faculty. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Psychology professor Dean Murakami is mourned by ARC community

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

Longtime American River College Psychology Professor Dean Murakami died on December 23, 2020, from a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the college. Murakami taught at ARC for...

The virtual portion of the Learning Resource Center at American River College allows students to get free tutoring during off-campus learning in spring 2021. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Virtual Tutoring Center open for spring semester

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

The Learning Resource Center is now offering free tutoring through its virtual counterpart of the Tutorial Center, which is free for all American River College students. Fourteen subjects are being offered...

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for any institution to be fully active, which has led to American River College being closed for almost a year and student’s workplaces opening and closing over and over again. This instability has made students wary of the importance of education in Spring 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

Distance learning leads to a decrease in district-wide enrollment

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 10, 2021

Economic hardships and 100% distance learning has taken a toll on most students, but for some the pandemic has made it impossible to return to school during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Los Rios...

 Pride Center Program Specialist Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia has made sure that the center has remained operating during distance learning for students to build community and receive resources. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Pride Center program specialist strengthens community during distance learning

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Eliminating prejudice and barriers on campus and in life is the goal of Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia, the program specialist and co-coordinator of the American River College Pride Center. “There’s...

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