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American River College will host an on-campus vaccination clinic on Sept. 14 in the Student Center Community Rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., facilitated by Walgreens. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC to host vaccination clinic on Sept. 14

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief September 13, 2021

Following the news American River College is requiring all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, ARC will host...

It was revealed during the Los Rios fall 2021 convocation that LRCCD Chancellor Brian King has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing severe symptoms, despite being fully vaccinated. King is currently recovering at home and getting better each day. (File Photo)

LRCCD Chancellor Brian King tests positive for COVID-19

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief August 28, 2021

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated, according to Los Rios Deputy Chancellor Jamey Nye.  “You were probably...

 New American River College President Melanie Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, but says she is excited to get started, and ready to bring the college community back together soon. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

New president Melanie Dixon excited to lead the ARC community

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 15, 2021

On Jan. 1, Melanie Dixon began her role as the new President of American River College. Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, as the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even...

Unpaid internships need to be a thing of the past. They usually only work for people who are well off or have parents to help with finances, which limits the talent available. (Photo via Freepik)

Unpaid internships exploit people who hope for a better life

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 25, 2021

There are two types of internships, paid and unpaid internships. Both are similar; the main difference is that one doesn’t pay and only offers experience and a chance to work for the company or get a...

The Beaver Food Pantry is distributing food and toiletries on the ARC campus on March 22. There will also be two more distributions on April 26 and May 24. (Photo via the ARC Beaver Food Pantry Instagram)

Beaver Food Pantry schedules three distributions for spring semester

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 19, 2021

On March 22, the Beaver Food Pantry will distribute food and toiletries on the American River College campus. The distribution is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by the portable buildings near Davies...

In recent years, there has been an increase of women in ownership roles with professional sports teams. This is important, because it creates diversity and shows young girls and women that anything is possible. (Photo illustration by Heather Amberson)

Women’s ownership in sports is vital to growing the game

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 17, 2021

For a long time, the only people you saw in sports ownership roles were white males. That has started to change in recent years with people of all races and genders entering into an ownership role within...

Students gather during Welcome Day on Sept. 13, 2018. The fall 2021 semester will be in a hybrid format that will feature a return to campus for some classes. Twenty-two “Impossible to Convert” Career Education classes and a few others that allow proper social distancing, while not reducing course access for students, will be returning to campus. (File Photo)

Fall 2021 semester to be a hybrid format

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Los Rios Community College District campuses have been closed, except for a few classes that couldn’t be moved online, for almost a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, the LRCCD has announced...

California has approved a $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents. Californians who make $30,000 a year or less, undocumented workers, CalWORKS recipients, people who are blind, people over 65 and people who are disabled are eligible. (Photo via Pixabay)

California approves $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Since spring 2020, throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused financial hardships for many, the federal government has given out two stimulus checks to eligible citizens. California is...

Students travel to classes between Davies Hall and the portable village on Sept. 5, 2019. There is a chance that there can be a return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. Student and faculty listening sessions and reopening reports are among the steps that will determine a possible reopening. (File Photo)

Fall semester reopening still uncertain

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor February 16, 2021

College campuses, including American River College and others in the Los Rios Community College District, have been shut down for almost a full year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, student and faculty...

Former American River College student, Jorge Riley, was arrested after admitting on video that he was involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the U.S. Capitol. (Photo courtesy of CBS)

Former ARC student, Jorge Riley, arrested after storming capitol

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor January 29, 2021

On Jan. 6, former American River College student Jorge Riley joined thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters in storming the U.S. Capitol after Trump delivered a speech, in which many argue, he urged his...

Unexpected issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic can pop up at any time, and having an excused withdrawal can help students who experience unexpected issues during the semester. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

An excused withdrawal option would help lower student stress during the pandemic

Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 14, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing most college campuses to close and transition to online learning, some students may be struggling in classes, or even falling behind with the graduation timeline they...

ARC professor Tracy Shearer directs plays and musicals, teaches multiple classes at multiple schools and performance studios, and even helped raise money to save the Fair Oaks Bluffs. (Photo Courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC theater professor brings passion and hard work to everything she does

Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 10, 2020

“Back when my kids were little, I started an organization, Citizens to Save the Bluffs, to save the Fair Oaks Bluffs. We raised $1.2 million and bought it from developers and turned it over to the parks.” This...

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