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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)

Dylan Lillie, Staff writer

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 has opened up opportunities for students in the American River College fashion department to get c...

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)

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor

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 remainder of 2020. According to an email from Mario Rodriguez, ARC’s vice-chancellor of finance a...

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)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

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 still spreading and no vaccine yet available, the Los Rios Community College District has announced c...

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)

Ariel Caspar, Alex Muegge, and Emily Mello

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 District Chancellor Brian King sent out an email on behalf of all Los Rios Community College pre...

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)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

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 that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had contracted the virus. He had mocked the virus earlier in...

LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

Any classes that were unable to be transitioned online due to the nature of the class will receive an excused withdrawal that will not negatively impact college transcripts. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

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 the lockdown, all current resources and answers regarding the district’s plan for the coron...

Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest coronavirus infection rate

In a study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. 1 in lowest infection rate out of 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Heather Amberson, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

In a recent study done by the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento ranked No. one in lowest coronavirus infection rates among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to Brenda Bongiorno, communication and media officer for the department of health services, the article used data from mult...

Essential workers should not be chastised; they’re doing their best

Department stores and restaurant employees are required to be masked, gloved or both in order to stay open during the coronavirus shutdown, yet people still feel the need to take their own precautions, regardless of whether or not it inconveniences a business. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Customers and consumers that take extra measures to protect themselves against the coronavirus when they go out in public settings, should do so in a way that does not inconvenience the employees that are already implementing a company safeguard. If they truly feel employees at a certain business aren’t doin...

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and doctors, but also grocery store employees, fast food places and a few others.  But are all of...

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American River College on March 13. The most challenging classes prove to be the ones where the students used ...

Sacramento Police Department warns the public to practice social distancing or possibly face arrest

In response to local car meet ups and large house parties, the Sacramento Police Department announced in a news release on April 15, 2020, that it will continue to enforce the “stay-at-home” public health order by leading with education rather than punishment, but threatens fines or even arrests for “blatant violators”. (Photo courtesy of reshot.com)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

May 1, 2020

The Sacramento Police Department will continue to enforce the “stay-at-home” public health order by leading with education rather than punishment but threatens fines or even arrests for “blatant violators” of the order, according to a press release issued by the department on April 15. &nbs...

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. It's important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect our lives in Sacramento.  Many people still don’t believe it actually has. There is a...

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