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COVID-19 pandemic pushed some students to opt for a gap year

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college students say they feel overwhelmed, which has led some to take a gap year. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some students have decided to take a year off from school.
October 19, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college campuses in the United States have shut down and moved everything to an online environment. Many students are having a hard time focusing on school, which...

LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

The Virtual Transfer Week webpage has an hour-by-hour schedule of the different workshops offered throughout the week. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
ARC reveals plan for classes that are unable to move online
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...

Police still investigating shooting near Folsom Lake College

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)
Suspect who fled the scene has yet to be identified
May 6, 2020

The Los Rios Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12. According to the LRPD, the attack happened on the sidewalk...

Living at home during college is valuable experience

Living at home while trying to get through college can be challenging, but you can choose to make the best of it. (photo by Hannah Caspar)
May 15, 2019

Living at home while trying to get through college can be a blessing and a curse. As someone who lives at home, I’ve found it can be challenging, but I’ve also come to appreciate my home and my...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Historically young people have had the lowest voter turnout, but creating the habit early and getting involved politically can leave long-term effects. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records

American River College offers students the opportunity to expunge their criminal records through multiple free clinics on campus. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
February 26, 2019

American River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this semester. The next clinic will be held March 9. The...

College should be more about growth

College students can feel pressured from the school to choose a career rather than finding their passions. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 13, 2018

A college education was not always viewed as just job training. At one point, going to college was also considered a time for self exploration and academic growth. Over the years, the focus in college...

Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

Activist Ebony Harper stands in front of the mural that she helped fund behind the Lavender Library in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 12, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s threats against the transgender community, a call to action has been made for trans and cisgender people alike, to take a stand in solidarity. Former American...

Title IX rule will change how colleges handle sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new Title IX rule will change the definition of sexual assault and how colleges handle cases on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 12, 2018

On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a controversial new rule to overhaul how college campuses can address sexual misconduct and assault complaints, changing the definition of what constitutes...

Relevant skills workshop helps improve students resumes

Michael Robinson from the American River College Career and Pathways Support Services Center hosts a resume and career oriented workshop for students on Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 12, 2018

American River College’s Career and Pathways Support Services office hosted a resume building workshop on Nov. 29 for students seeking to strengthen their current resumes. Michael Robinson, a student...

Trump does not own your citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to challenge the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order to take away birthright citizenship. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
November 14, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump created another wave of fear over the shoulders of the immigrant community when he said would sign an executive order to take away the birthright citizenship of people...

ARC Beavers crush Shasta in second half, 44-17

Vonathon Allen, running back for the American River College football team, attempts to rush the ball in the fourth quarter against Shasta at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 3, 2018. (photo by Christian Sutton)
November 13, 2018

After a lackluster first half, the American River College football team earned its fifth win of the season, one week before its final game. Shasta College scored 17 points in the first half before...

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