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Can students afford the transition to online classes?

School normally has the supplies, materials, and technology for a student who normally would not be able to afford, however this changes when all work is shifted online, forcing students to purchase things that normally would not be needed.  (Photo courtesy of pixabay)
A portion of classes require technology that many students can’t afford
May 11, 2020

American River College shut its doors on March 16, and in the weeks since the switch to online, curriculum has been strenuous for both the teachers and students. The transition hasn’t been smooth because...

ARC still plans to host graduation even though ceremony was canceled

With all May ceremonies cancelled, American River College explores alternative options so students may still experience a commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
College explores commencement ceremony alternatives
April 29, 2020

Events have been canceled all over the country, with rules for no large gatherings of people.  This can include concerts and festivals,  as well as graduation ceremonies for American River College for...

Video games to play while under quarantine

Video games are a good way to explore far away lands while staying at home. (Courtesy of Bagogames)
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...

As coronavirus spreads in Sac, LRCCD closes campuses

Starting Wednesday, March 18, all campus facilities will be closed to all students, faculty, staff and community members, and classes will move to online or remote operations. (Photo illustration by Jennah Booth)
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...

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Sociology Professor Jeff Sacha at the first Los Rios Campaign for Family Leave meeting at American River College introducing the leave issues on Jan. 29, 2020.  (Photo by 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...

Bojack exits stage right

(Courtesy of Netflix)
February 7, 2020

“Bojack Horseman” shot its final season on Jan. 31 because Netflix cancelled it. This beautifully made show displays a realistic society with mental illness and other hard to swallow topics that tie...

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