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After more than a year of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College honors all that has been lost since March 2020, with an in-person candlelight vigil on May 13, 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers candlelight vigil in honor of all that’s been lost to COVID-19

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, American River College will hold an in-person candlelight vigil on the main campus from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to honor all that’s been lost since March 2020. All members of the ARC...

As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

Coronavirus has plagued the world for the past year and now, but thanks to health advancements, there is a COVID-19 vaccine being distributed. During a Feb. 17 webinar, physician Joseph Iser educates students on what to know about each type. (Photo via Pixabay)

Webinar offers information on COVID-19 vaccines

Cicily Thomas and Collin Andrews , Staff Writer April 11, 2021

With the approval of COVID-19 vaccines, people across the world are hoping to soon revert back to post-pandemic times. On Feb. 17,  physicians Joseph Isler and American River College nurse Pamela Whipple...

As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to be administered you can now check your eligibility on the My Turn app to see when you can receive it. (Photo via the My Turn website)

My Turn app tells people when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

With the start of this new year, advances in health care have led to the creation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, the California Department of Public Health has also created an app that checks the eligibility...

As planning for the Fall 2021 semester at American River College  is underway, the health of the community should be at top priority. (Photo via Freepik)

Editorial: Sending students and faculty back without proper resources puts lives at risk

The Current Staff March 17, 2021

It has been a full year since March 13, the day that all the colleges in the Los Rios Community College District shut down. Luckily, for some students and staff, the LRCCD announced on March 1 that the...

California has approved a $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents. Californians who make $30,000 a year or less, undocumented workers, CalWORKS recipients, people who are blind, people over 65 and people who are disabled are eligible. (Photo via Pixabay)

California approves $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Since spring 2020, throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused financial hardships for many, the federal government has given out two stimulus checks to eligible citizens. California is...

Deemed the worst year ever 2020 was a tough time for everyone, due to climate catastrophes, the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, and more. (Photo via pixabay)

Recapping the “worst year ever”: 2020

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Looking back on the year 2020, there seems to have been more bad than good. There’s a long list of horrible things that happened in 2020, everything from natural disasters, devastating diseases, social...

Out goes 2020, in goes 2021. American River College students ponder what may possibly happen in 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

ARC students ponder potential outcomes for 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new. 2021 is a new year and with the introduction of a new vaccine for the coronavirus, predictions of new opportunities, hopes of normality slowly coming back is something...

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for any institution to be fully active, which has led to American River College being closed for almost a year and student’s workplaces opening and closing over and over again. This instability has made students wary of the importance of education in Spring 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

Distance learning leads to a decrease in district-wide enrollment

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 10, 2021

Economic hardships and 100% distance learning has taken a toll on most students, but for some the pandemic has made it impossible to return to school during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Los Rios...

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios Community College District says it is prepared for whatever the future holds in regards to the virus as it has been taking the necessary precautions. (Photo from freepik.com)

LRCCD factors in the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 23, 2020

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios...

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)

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

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer 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...

Signs blocking all of the entrances to the American River College campus state that it is closed until further notice. The campus has been closed since March 18, and will continue to remain closed through the spring 2021 semester, according to a Sept. 16 faculty email sent by LRCCD Chancellor Brian King. (Photo by Will Minke)

The truth behind online learning

Will Minke, Staff Writer October 3, 2020

Due to all of the limits that COVID-19 has set forth, a majority of colleges across the country have transitioned to complete remote learning for the fall 2020 semester, including American River College....

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