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“Black Student Success Center” in the works for ARC

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 20, 2020

Staff members Nick Daily and Tera Reynolds are currently in the process of developing a virtual (for now) “Black Student Success Center” for American River College, which is expected to debut sometime...

Toni Shiffmaier and the four student senate presidents of the district were motivated to launch a BLM task force after the death of George Floyd and other cases of police brutality against African-Americans this year. (Photo by Emily Mello)

District announces BLM task force

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 17, 2020

The Los Rios Community College District is in the process of forming a Black Lives Matter task force in response to the death of George Floyd and other incidents of police brutality against African Americans...

The current staff hopes to be at the newsroom sometime soon; this photo was taken before the campus shutdown. (File photo)

Current Editorial: Journalists should be considered essential

Current Editorial Board December 15, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Current,  American River College’s student-run publication, has been charged with a great deal of extra responsibility.  On top of having to keep...

ASB at American River College held its final meeting on Dec. 4. Towards the end of the meeting, the organization took some time to go over lobbying practices.

ASB holds last meeting of the fall

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 12, 2020

The Associated Student Body held its final meeting of the semester on Dec. 4, where student representatives discussed last-minute details and updates before the upcoming winter break. At the top of...

Pre-employment drug testing for marijuana via urinalysis punishes potential candidates for using cannabis on their off time. (Photo courtesy of Burst.Shopify.com)

Urinalysis drug testing discriminates against cannabis users

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 10, 2020

Despite the growing acceptance of recreational cannabis use and its legalization in some states in the United States, many employers are still drug testing current and potential employees for tetrahydrocannabinol...

ARC student Jude Owens will be playing the lead character, “Lysistrata.”

ARC Theatre premieres “Lysistrata”

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 1, 2020

In its second production since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater department at American River College premiered “Lysistrata” on Friday, Nov. 27. Performances will continue through Dec....

Delivery services like Doordash have been helpful for people during the COVID-19 pandemic, but voting no on Prop. 22 could limit openings for potential drivers in the future. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

Voting yes on Prop. 22 could save gig worker industry

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor November 1, 2020

Last year, California lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 5, which would reclassify app-based gig drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. However, the companies that this law applies to—such...

Quarterly Zoom press conferences with student media have become commonplace since the onset of the pandemic. (Screenshot by Thomas Cathey)

CCC chancellor addresses student media in quarterly ConferZoom meeting

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor October 12, 2020

California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley hosted the first scheduled quarterly teleconference meeting of the semester with CCC’s student media on Sept. 24, where he provided important...

Student Senate president Naomi Dasari explains the new independently-operated ARC Associated Student Body website during the meeting on Sept. 4, 2020.

ASB creates exclusive website

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor October 12, 2020

The Associated Student Body (ASB) at American River College created its own independent website in early September in an attempt to provide more details for students about what’s going on in their association. During...

ARC Student Senate President Naomi Dasari (pictured, right, on Sept. 13, 2019) has been lobbying for SB 291 and more affordable college since last semester. (File photo by Alexis Warren)

ASB continues to fight for better financial aid packages

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor September 29, 2020

Early last year, California lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 291, which would alter financial aid packages so that they include the cost of living while attending a community college. Since then, Naomi...

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“Don’t try to understand it”: Tenet movie review

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor September 24, 2020

Nearly two months after its original scheduled release date, director Christopher Nolan’s newest project, “Tenet”, has finally hit select theaters around the world. Officially released in the U.S....

With public health guidelines likely to remain the same into 2021, the Los Rios Community College District announced in an email that went out on Sept. 16 the spring semester will continue to operate remotely. (Illustration courtesy of Pixabay.com)

LRCCD announces spring 2021 will be held online

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor September 21, 2020

In an email sent out to faculty and staff of the Los Rios Community College District on Wednesday, LRCCD Chancellor Brian King announced that classes will be held online during the 2021 spring semester. “There...

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