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 There are plenty of ways to donate during the holiday season; online, in person or through a phone call. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to give back for the holidays

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

There are many ways to give back to the community this Christmas. Donating will make a social impact and encourage others to do the same. You will also be providing support to organizations and nonprofits...

Kwanzaa brings family and friends together through the lighting of one of seven candles everyday while celebrating with food, activities and learning about culture. (Photo via Freepik)

Kwanzaa needs more recognition as a holiday

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Kwanzaa needs to have more representation as a cultural holiday in media outlets along with respect for the culture it serves. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It is...

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” uses some of the same iconic items from other Ghostbusters movies to create consistency throughout the franchise. (Photo courtesy of Sony)

Review: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has made millions at the box office

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Spoilers ahead. “Ghostbuster: Afterlife”, released on Nov. 19, is filled with action, romance, defeat and satisfaction. The movie paid homage to previous Ghostbuster movies and the original cast.  “Ghostbusters”...

Finals are right around the corner at American River College, these are five tactics to remember when you start studying. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to prepare for finals

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Studying for finals can be daunting. Here are five ways to help the process go smoothly and lead you to success this semester.    Study in a quiet place There are many places to study...

 The American River College library is currently closed in the fall semester of 2021, but will open in spring 2022 with more resources for students and staff. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC library will open spring 2022

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The American River College Library, which has not been open to the public since the beginning of the pandemic, is set to reopen in the spring of 2022.  During the ARC Student Body meeting on Nov. 5,...

he American River College counselling center is closed in the fall semester of 2021, but its staff is working remotely to meet the needs of students. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC Counseling center supports students through the pandemic

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College counseling center is a place for students to succeed; even though it’s physically closed it still provides help remotely. However, it has been challenging for counselors to...

During the Associated Student Body meeting on Nov. 5, 2021, at American River College, the board addressed questions and concerns about how they would let students know their availability for office hours in the future. (Screenshot via ARCs ASB’s Instagram)

ASB votes to start office hours

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College voted to hold office hours in its Nov. 5 meeting. They were also joined by librarian Sarah Lehmann, who gave a presentation on how to appropriately...

The American River College library is currently closed in the fall semester of 2021, but stays up to date to help students with the help of librarian Sarah Lehmann (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lehmann)

Librarian Sarah Lehmann advocates for all ARC students

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Sarah Lehmann’s own college experience as a student worker in the library encouraged her to become a librarian. Now many years later she has worked as a librarian at American River College for more than...

From left to right Tynus Willliamson, DMitre Jones, Martino Falls, and Isaiah Griffiin run in the practice on March 10, 2016 at the American River College Beavers stadium. The ARC’s men track and field team are conditioning to get ready for their first meet since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in early February 2022. (File Photo)

ARC’s men’s track team gears up for 2022 season

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

The track and field team at American River College is starting to gear up for the 2022 season. With the impact of Covid-19, there are many uncertainties about how it will affect next year's season, according...

Many student’s textbooks  are starting to pile up because it is challenging to sell them back. Professors need to take the time to research different, more affordable and accessible options for their students instead. (Photo illustration by Maya Barber)

College is expensive enough without wasting money on unneeded textbooks

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

It is very expensive to attend college. You have to pay for your classes, materials, in some cases dormitory, and textbooks. While all of these expenses are important, some professors are requiring students...

Using gender affirming pronouns allows people to be more comfortable in their own skin. (Photo via Freepik)

Respecting gender affirming pronouns helps people embrace their identity

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

The use of gender-affirming pronouns can be an important form of self-identity. Gender affirming pronouns have captured the eyes and ears of many and some say that while an emphasis on identifying one’s...

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing safety regulations and guards to go back up at American River College in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

New delta variant of COVID-19 causes an influx of cases

Maya Barber, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Over the past year-and-a-half, there has been a worldwide virus attacking the lives of many people. As three new vaccines became available, they allowed many to start living their daily lives again.  Schools...

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