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CCC Chancellor’s Office files lawsuit against Department of Education

Chancellor of California Community Colleges Eloy Ortiz Oakley held his second coronavirus-related virtual press conference with student media on May 12, 2020.

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

May 18, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado hosted a ConferZoom press conference with student media on May 12, announcing that—among other news and updates—the CCC has filed a lawsuit against the United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Ac...

Beaver Food Pantry continues its work remotely

Pictured here is Muhammad Alam, kinesiology major, as he helps unpack food at American River College food pantry on March 13, 2020, just days before the campus shutdown. Since then, the Beaver Food Pantry has continued to work remotely. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

May 18, 2020

Although the American River College’s campus is currently closed, the college’s Beaver Food Pantry is still doing its part in serving those who rely on its resources.  Currently unable to provide their regular services at ARC, the organization has been using its Instagram account and weekly ...

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

The Kaneko Gallery at American River College is currently hosting its 2020 student art show online due to the campus shutdown. Pictured here is a collection of artwork for 2019's show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

May 7, 2020

After some doubts and concerns due to the campus shutdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College debuted its annual student art competition online on April 27. Since students won’t be able to visit the Kaneko Gallery because of the campus shutdown, Kaneko Galler...

CCC Chancellor aims to make grading policies more “flexible” during pandemic

Pictured here is a screenshot from a virtual press conference hosted by CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley as he addresses student media in on April 14, 2020.

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

April 30, 2020

California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado hosted a ConferZoom press conference with student media on April 14, addressing many questions regarding the current educational climate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Oakley started the news conference by highli...

2 ARC students killed by knife-wielding assailant

Pictured here, is The Wellness and Recovery Center in Carmichael, Calif., where employees Paul McIntyre and Eileen Stanwick were murdered on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

Two American River College students, Paul McIntyre, 57, and Eileen Stanwick, 53, were killed by a knife-wielding assailant on Feb. 28 at a local psychiatric health facility in Carmichael, Calif., according to various sources, including an email from American River College President Thomas Greene. The...

ARC Food Pantry to remain open through at least Tuesday

Pictured here is Muhammad Alam, kinesiology major, as he helps unpack food at American River College food pantry on March 13, 2020, just days before the campus shutdown. Since then, the Beaver Food Pantry has continued to work remotely. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Thomas Cathey

March 16, 2020

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College campus will remain open through at least Tuesday, March 17 in light of the recent news that ARC’s campus will officially close down on March 18, according to an email sent out to ARC employees by Joshua Moon Johnson, dean of the Center for Leadership an...

ARC begins preparation for transition online in wake of coronavirus spread

In the wake of the global spread of COVID-19, many campuses across the U.S. have shifted online, or cancelled classes all together, to reduce exposure. Los Rios Community College District is urging all professors to be prepared to transfer online by March 17, 2020. (Illustration courtesy of Pixabay.com)

Thomas Cathey

March 11, 2020

The American River College Community Relations office sent out a campus-wide email on Monday, alerting students to the possibility of a transition to an “online environment” as COVID-19, or “coronavirus,” continues to spread in California.  Although no one in the Los Rios Community College District has t...

Kristina Wong’s “Kristina Wong for Public Office” is coming to ARC

(Photo courtesy of laweekly.com)

Thomas Cathey

March 11, 2020

Politician, performance artist, comedian and writer Kristina Wong will perform her show, “Kristina Wong for Public Office”, at American River College on March 12 in celebration of Women’s History Month. By performing at ARC, Wong says she hopes to use her entertaining and comedic style to shake up t...

Margot Robbie shines in “Birds of Prey”

(Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Thomas Cathey

February 20, 2020

Nearly four years after the release of DC Extended Universe's (DCEU) “Suicide Squad,” young filmmaker Cathy Yan takes one of the best elements of “Suicide Squad”—famed Batman rival Harley Quinn—and places her at the forefront of her own movie. On Feb. 8, “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Em...

ARC basketball team wins conference game against Cosumnes River, 63-53

Guard Shantanice Mendoza prepares to shoot a free throw in a home game versus Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

February 14, 2020

The women’s basketball team at American River College emerged victorious in its home game against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, winning via a final score of 63-53. With the win, ARC snapped a six-game losing streak and improved its overall season record to 11-11. In the first quarter, both teams engaged in ...

Beaver Bookstore temporarily stops sale of food and beverage items

On Feb. 11, the Beaver Bookstore at American River College stopped the sale of food and beverage items due to a rodent issue. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb.11, the Beaver Bookstore at American River College temporarily halted the sale of all food and beverage items as a result of findings during an inspection by the Environmental Management Department (EMD) for Sacramento County. According to an email statement to the Current, Gabe Ross, Assoc...

ARC falls short on Alumni Night, loses to Cosumnes River

American River College guard Jair Lang dribbles the ball downcourt in a loss versus Cosumnes River College at ARC on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

February 7, 2020

  The men’s basketball team at American River College came up short in a home game against Cosumnes River College on Friday Jan. 31, losing by a final score of 95-87. With the loss , ARC’s overall season record drops to 12-10.  In the early minutes of the first half, both teams  engaged in ...

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