The American River Current

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (CDC), a government website keeping...

ARC Child Development Center is closed, but other options are available

While some California child care providers are opening their centers to service the children of essential workers, American River College’s Child Development Center has been closed since March 13 when the Los Rios Community College District suspended all face to face interactions on campus. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Watt)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

While some community child care centers have stayed open, American River College’s Child Development Center closed March 13, when all other campus operations were suspended, to prioritize alleviating the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Cheryl Watt, interim Child Development Center supervisor at ARC,...

Coronavirus to change centuries-old greeting; frankly it’s time

People have been shaking hands for thousands of years. Is the arrival of a deadly virus signaling the end of the hand shake greeting? (photo courtesy of dreamstime.com)

Clifton Bullock

March 30, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the lexical impact is just as evident as its societal impact. Terms like “community spread” and “social distancing” have become the “new normal.” Before, when a person got sick, we always tried to remember who we were around while healthy to see who...

With flu season here, experts advise people to get vaccinated

Writer Jennah Booth receives a flu shot from American River College Nurse Pam Whipple on Feb. 1 in Sacramento, California. Booth opted to get the flu shot after researching preventative care measures. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

February 6, 2018

As this year’s flu season tears through the country, the American River College Health Center is advising students to get their flu shot. Michele Arnott is a college nurse at the Health Center and spoke with the Current through an email interview. According to Arnott, the Health Center refers stud...

CDC hosts bake sale benefiting class pets

American River College's Child Development Center runs a bake sale in front of their building on Mar. 30, 2016  (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Bailey Carpenter

March 31, 2016

The American River College Child Development Center (CDC) held a bake sale Tuesday in front of the playground to raise funds to pay for class pet expenses like food, living habitats and other resources. Cole Horrell, who is eight years old and a former preschooler from the center, was at the stand s...

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