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The Oak Cafe at American River College is back in business for the spring semester of 2022 with continued COVID-19 safety protocols. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

The Oak Cafe returns for the spring semester

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

American River College’s student-run restaurant and bakery, the Oak Cafe, has opened its doors once again for guests in search of a sweet treat during the spring semester. The Oak Cafe had been inoperative...

Students gather on club day prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semster of 2019 at American River College. ARC and other Los Rios Community College District  schools have seen a significant decrease in student enrollment from the spring 2021 semester to the spring semester of 2022, due to complications from the pandemic. (File Photo)

ARC experiences significant decrease in student enrollment

Samuel Berg and Rayan Ali February 17, 2022

Since the beginning of COVID-19, colleges throughout California, including American River College, have seen student enrollment numbers drop. According to Frank Kobayashi, vice president of instruction...

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...

The Los Rios Community College District changed the meeting system from ConferZoom to TechConnect between the summer and fall semesters of 2021. It should have given staff and students more time to adapt. (Photo via Pixabay)

Editorial: Professors needed more time to prepare for the switch to TechConnect

The Current Staff September 25, 2021

Ever since American River College moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and staff have connected to Zoom meetings through ConferZoom. Shortly before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester,...

During the American River College Associated Student Body meeting on Feb. 11, 2022, the board gave feedback to HomeBase and offered ways to improve. They also were able to learn about the goals and what it has to offer. (Photo via Unsplash)

Students find ups and downs with both synchronous and asynchronous classes

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With online classes, the focus for college students the past year, American River College has set its focus on giving students a variety of options when taking online classes. One such option is the decision...

By making improvements to Canvas modules, class schedules and tech needs, education can become more equitable to every student. (Photo via Pixabay)

Accessibility issues are equitability issues

Editorial Staff February 18, 2021

All campuses in the Los Rios Community College District have been closed for almost a full year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting lockdown has illuminated some of the issues with equitable...

The transition to online culinary classes was only novel at first, but will likely force students pursuing a degree in hospitality management to take at least one semester off until in-person lab classes resume. (Photo illustration by Nick Subia)

Online culinary classes prove to be problematic during pandemic

Nick Subia, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

Through all the confusion that comes with the transition to virtual learning, the fine and applied arts department at American River College is currently active, but not without a considerable number of...

Each personalized HomeBase can be found under the “Courses” tab in Canvas. From there, students can connect with coaches and counselors to receive the guidance they need to succeed.

HomeBase provides new path to guidance

Nick Subia September 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s administration and faculty have decided to implement an innovative, interactive solution for students who are struggling with the shift...

The Virtual Transfer Week webpage has an hour-by-hour schedule of the different workshops offered throughout the week. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

Colin Bartley, Opinion Editor May 13, 2020

With the Los Rios Community College District making its transition to online classes because of the coronavirus outbreak, the administration has posted a detailed plan to its  website for procedures during...

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on...

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