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Students struggle and faculty scrambles with the announcement of the online spring 2021 semester

As American River College makes the announcement of another online semester, students and professors will need to prepare themselves for the hardships of working from home this current semester has already brought. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Oden Taylor and Brandon Zamora

October 15, 2020

On Sept. 16, the American River College communications office announced in an email to students and faculty that the spring 2021 semester will be almost completely online, with exceptions made for a limited number of departments such as the medical program.  Scott Crow, ARC’s public information offic...

Powless’ athletic excellence; it runs in the family

Tour de France participant Neilson Powless alongside his mother, Jeanette Powless who is the women’s track and field coach at American River College (Photo courtesy of Jeanette Powless)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

October 14, 2020

Jeanette Powless is a professor in the athletic department, and the women’s track and field coach at American River College. Before she became a coach at ARC, however, Powless was an Olympic track-runner and one of the top athletes during her time as she competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona....

Online classes under attack by “Zoom bombers”

Across the country since the start of the pandemic, Zoom meetings, including synchronous online classrooms in the Los Rios Community College District have been under attack by a new cyber threat, Zoom bombers. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2020

Across the United States, community colleges and universities holding synchronous online classes have experienced ongoing problems with people coming into virtual classrooms unannounced and causing a disturbance. These virtual invaders are known as “Zoom bombers.” According to Scott Crow, ARC’s communicati...

“It’s about time” Crash Bandicoot came back

On Oct. 2, 2020, “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” was released on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Crash returns in his first original game in 10 years with silly but challenging platforming gameplay for old and new fans of the series to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Activision)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2020

It’s been 10 years since a new addition to the Crash Bandicoot series has been released. However, on Oct. 2, 2020, that changed as Activision published the newest entry of the series, “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.”  Is this the game that helps return Crash to his old glory from the late 9...

ARC’s automotive department gets creative with online classes

 While American River College's automotive department is unable to hold classes on campus, they find unique ways to teach their courses online in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2020

While the fall 2020 semester at American River College is the first academic session to be completely online, there are still some departments adapting to the new changes. The automotive department is one of those areas of study dealing with the challenges of teaching online. Before the pandemic,...

American River College’s tutoring program makes virtual change

Classes at American River College are all online due to the COVID-19 pandemic; programs like Starfish and ARC's Tutoring Center will offer the help students need for their courses in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of ARC)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

By: Brandon Zamora [email protected]  This semester, with most classes at American River College, offered only online, the school’s tutoring center staff has had to adapt to this situation to offer students helpful resources to succeed in their courses.   Since only faculty, staff member...

ASB meetings will remain online through the fall semester

Since the Los Rios Community College District made the decision to transfer all American River College operations to online, the Associated Student Body has not been able to meet in person, but is still continuing to meet through Zoom. (file photo)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

With the campus at American River College closed off to nearly all staff and students this semester, the members of the Associated Student Body needed to change the way they handle their meetings that they would normally have on school grounds. While the group hasn't updated their page on ARC’s...

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (CDC), a government website keeping...

ASB welcomes newest senate member, approves up to $13,300 on multiple bills

American River College Associated Student Body president Aesha Abduljabbar swears in newest senate member, Ross Kolesnikov at a Student Senate meeting on Feb. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

February 13, 2020

The American River College Associated Student Body Senate met on Feb. 7 to discuss multiple bills, including the ARC Promo Team Bill, which was approved. The senate also swore in its newest member.  Before ASB discussed the bills, they swore in new senator, Ross Kolesnikov. Kolesnikov said he is hopi...

Will the campus construction ever end?

As construction is being worked on, students have to deal with the hardship of getting to their class on time. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

September 16, 2019

Another semester, another four months of hearing drills, hammering and trucks backing up as we walk to class at American River College. It's been almost two years since construction of the new STEM Facility (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) started at ARC. While construction to the building i...

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