The American River Current

Professors forced to transition online tell all about what it’s really like

One anonymous teacher shares the struggle of not getting to see her students in person now that the campus remains closed.

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 18, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campuses all over California, students are finishing classes online. American River College has been no exception; in March the college moved its classes to an online platform for safety and social distancing. This has put a lot of stress on students who now must deal with the challenges...

ARC clubs determined to still help the community despite campus shutdown

The American River College Pi Theta Kappa Club have reached out to the greater community and are working with the Sacramento Food Bank to help distribute food to the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, while they are unable to function on campus. (file photo)

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College has been closed to students and teachers since mid-March. This has created a difficult time for ARC organizations and clubs that rely on the campus to connect with students. However, these clubs have had to adapt to the changes to remain active and main...

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and doctors, but also grocery store employees, fast food places and a few others.  But are all of...

Shutdown concerns push administration to refund parking passes

56% of parking permits are being refunded automatically to students to compensate for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. (photo courtesy of clipart.email)

Josh Ghiorso

March 30, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 causing the shutdown of all Los Rios Community College District campuses, students are no longer allowed on the premises. At the start of the 2020 spring semester, students bought parking passes in order to park on campus in the parking garage or lots surrounding the college...

Los Rios scrambles to catch up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of campus closures that went into effect on March 13, students and employees voice concerns about the sudden changes instructed by the LRCCD. (Photo by Emily Mello)

March 17, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 18 all Los Rios Community College District schools will close indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. While there have been no confirmed cases of infection throughout the LRCCD, according to RAVE alerts, four medical students in the LRCCD were exposed to COV...

The Oak Cafe opens its doors for the 2020 spring semester

The Oak Cafe is opening its doors this spring semester Wed. Feb. 12 . File Photo.

Josh Ghiorso

February 24, 2020

Already tired of the cafeteria food this spring semester? Then head over to the Oak Cafe,  where American River College’s student-run bakery and restaurant re-opened Wed. Feb 12.  “The Oak Café bakery and restaurant are key aspects of our culinary program, as they provide real world experi...

Parasite Review

Bong Joon Ho and Kwak Sin Ae pose with their awards at the Oscars. (Photo Courtesy of IMDB).

Josh Ghiorso

February 20, 2020

“Parasite” is about classism and the dichotomies of two worlds. The film is full of drama, crime and a little comedy as it follows the web of illusions spun by the characters.    The themes of classism and social inequality are displayed through the two families, the poor, sub-basement living ...

ARC Women’s Basketball lose in heartbreaker to Diablo College

Freshman Kaili Udoffia attempts to drive the ball into the defense in a home game versus diablo Valley College. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Josh Ghiorso

February 19, 2020

  The American River College women's basketball team was defeated by the second-ranked team in the state, Diablo Valley College, on Feb 13, 97-69 .  It was the final home game for ARC in the regular season and for a few of the players it was their last home game. To honor the players who w...

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