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The Child Development Center at American River College received the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant, which awards them $283,000 annually for the next four years. The program is planning to use these funds to improve their materials and inspire students, in the fall semester of 2021. (File Photo)

ARC Child Development Center earns the CCAMPIS grant

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

Three Los Rios Community College District campuses, including American River College, were awarded a federal grant on Oct 1 to help the Child Development Center for each campus. The CDC applied for...

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...

To combat COVID-19, the buildings on the ARC campus now perform four air exchange flushes an hour. During a flush, the outside air is brought into the building, filtered, and exchanged with the inside air. (Photo Courtesy of Pablo Manzo)

ARC improves air quality to minimize COVID-19 risk

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

According to opinions shared during the listening sessions and surveys conducted by the Los Rios Community College District, many American River College staff and students are concerned about ventilation...

The Child Development Center on the American River College campus has yet to hear if its possible to open up for the students who will be attending campus this fall semester. (File Photo)

Child Development center remains closed

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

After nearly three semesters of online distance learning, American River College is set to offer hybrid classes next semester. What remains unclear, however, is what this means for the on-campus Child...

In the midst of a pandemic, the CDC continues to reach out and engage with new audiences about survival in a zombie apocalypse. (Photo via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

CDC releases information on how to survive a zombie apocalypse

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Does the thought of a zombie apocalypse happening while we are still in a pandemic scare you?  Well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information on how to be prepared for...

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 countrys actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

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

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...

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)

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

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...

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)

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

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,...

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)

With flu season here, experts advise people to get vaccinated

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...

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

CDC hosts bake sale benefiting class pets

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...

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