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

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)
Could a second wave of COVID-19 effect when students return to campus?
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...

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...

The truth behind online learning

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)
Is this the future of the classroom?
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....

District continues to monitor possible COVID-19 exposures

In early September, the nursing program at American River College was voluntarily and temporarily suspended out of concern for possible exposures to the COVID-19 virus. To date, the college has received no reports of exposures. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
Nursing program temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 exposure threat
October 2, 2020

Since the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Los Rios Community College District has voluntarily and temporarily suspended two separate programs on two of its campuses out of concern that students and...

Students protect themselves as Covid-19 continues to be a concern

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a threat into the fall semester, students are still expressing concern about contracting and spreading the virus to others. (photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
Are you doing your part to slow the spread?
September 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many conflicts have arisen in this country, trying to contain it as much as possible. There are those who believe the virus is a “never-seen-before” sickness,...

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)
America reaps the consequences of poor judgement
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...

ARC fashion department designs masks to help the community combat COVID-19.

The American River College fashion department has begun to make masks for local hospitals and other groups (Photo courtesy of pixbay.com)
May 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face masks have become an important resource for people. However, due to shortages across the world, they haven’t been the easiest thing to find.  This...

ARC offers students a safer way to buy textbooks

Business major Antahnia Watson and nursing major Hannah Zakharaza shop at the Beaver Bookstore at American River College on Aug. 26, 2019. On June 1, ARC’s bookstore will be moving all operations to online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as all students will now need to shop for their textbooks from home. (File Photo)
May 18, 2020

With American River College announcing that its classes will be online for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, the Beaver Bookstore will be making the full transition to online-only as well for the...

Distracted and bored: ARC students share why working from home is such a challenge

American River College students speak out about the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)
“I’m stuck at home and I’m struggling to ignore all distractions”
May 17, 2020

The transition to online classes and the “stay-at-home order” enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its challenges for the students at American River College.  With the virus...

Los Rios and Sierra College break the news that fall semester will be fully online

Due to the recent news from the California Governor's Office that the same social distancing guidelines will most likely be in place this fall, the Los Rios Community College District and other college districts in California have announced their fall semesters will be entirely online. (Photo by Emily Mello)
Decision being made due to uncertainty over virus trends
May 14, 2020

In wake of the coronavirus-induced campus shutdown in March, the Los Rios Community College District has asked students to prepare to go online for the fall semester. On May 12, Los Rios Community College...

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)
NBA standards might be different than ARC’s, but the pressures of restarting their seasons are very similar
May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced...

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...

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