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IRS sends out more than 80 million stimulus checks to ‘eligible’ citizens

The IRS has sent out more than 80 million stimulus check payments to 'eligible' citizens. Anyone claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return will not be eligible to receive the check. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

With uncertain times and millions out of work due to COVID-19, the government has approved a one time $1,200 stimulus check to all eligible Americans.  According to the Internal Revenue Service website, anyone who has a “social security number that is valid for employment and is a U.S. citizen,”...

Los Rios sets up COVID-19 relief fund for students in need

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation will be raising funds for students in need of financial relief, during the shelter-in-place order. The maximum award will be $500 per student. (photo courtesy of Alexander Mills)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

In response to all Los Rios Community College District campuses being shut down due to the coronavirus, Los Rios launched a COVID-19 relief fund to help out students impacted by the shutdown.  According to the relief fund website, through this fund, Los Rios will provide refurbished computers for stu...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

With sporting events canceled or suspended due to coronavirus concerns, multiple sports podcasts such as ESPN Daily are filling the gap during the unknown hiatus. (Photo courtesy of espn.com)

Heather Amberson

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB and some that cover multiple sports and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other places that ...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

Lend a Heart helps students de-stress with therapy dogs

Dogs from Lend a Heart Lend a Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy were at American River College on Dec. 9, 2019. (File Photo)

Heather Amberson

February 25, 2020

Lend a Heart, a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy, will host a therapy dog day on Feb. 27, outside of the Library Quad, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If there is rain, the event will be moved inside to the Student Center. According to Ryan Nix, health services assistant, the event is s...

ARC women’s basketball loses at home

American River Collge women’s basketball team congratulates Jordyn Hilliard after a made basket against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River women’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 76-48 on Feb. 11. The first quarter started out slow, with both teams struggling on offense early. After both teams got settled into the game, it was a close quarter, with San Joaquin Delta only leading ...

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

American River guard Jair Lang directs the offense in a game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 80-66 on Feb. 11.  The first half was a hard-fought back and forth contest. ARC came out hot and hit a couple of early baskets, but San Joaquin Delta came right back with baskets of its own. Going i...

ARC hosts its annual welcome event

The Weeks of Welcome event runs from Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Feb. 21. (file photo)

Heather Amberson

January 29, 2020

The Weeks of Welcome is an event that spans multiple weeks and encourages students to get familiar with the American River College campus. According to a flyer sent out by Mario Rodriguez, a Student Personnel Assistant for Student Services, one feature during week two of Weeks of Welcome is the Welco...

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