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The COVID-19 pandemic is going into year three, and many students and faculty have been learning and teaching remotely the whole time. This has led some to feel the effects of burnout. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Burnout makes learning feel impossible

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief May 17, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is now going into year three, and it has taken a lot out of everyone. It has taken many things from us. It has impacted our physical health and our mental health as well. Everyone...

 In 2022 K-12 schools in California have access to free COVID-19 rapid tests. Students and staff at higher education institutions should have the same access to rapid tests. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Higher education institutions should receive COVID-19 rapid tests

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2022

Having rapid tests for COVID-19 available at colleges and any other higher educational institutions is vital to keeping everyone safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19, which can hopefully finally put...

The Los Rios Community College District will be lifting the mask mandate starting on March 14, 2022. With this, the district still encourages students and employees to continue to wear a mask. (Photo via Unsplash)

LRCCD to lift mask mandate on March 14

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 8, 2022

On March 7, American River College announced in an email from Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King and co-signed by all four college presidents, including ARC President Melanie Dixon,...

Even with the lift in California’s indoor mask policy, on Feb. 15, 2022, American River College will continue to enforce a mask policy for all students on faculty who work on campus. (File Photo)

ARC will continue to enforce mask mandate after statewide lift

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 14, 2022

On Feb. 15, the state of California will end its indoor mask mandate.   Regardless, American River College and the Los Rios Community College District will continue to enforce a mask mandate for all...

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community met in front of the ARC campus to protest against the Los Rios Community College Districts COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

Members of the ARC community protest against district’s vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Lorraine Barron, and Alyssa Branum February 1, 2022

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community staged a protest against the Los Rios Community College District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in front of the ARC campus.  The mandate was...

According to an announcement by the Los Rios Community College District, because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some classes will be switched to an online format until Feb. 22. Other “difficult-to-convert” classes will return on ground on Jan. 31. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes spring 2022 semester to begin online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

The spring 2022 semester, which mostly started online, will remain online through Feb. 22, according to an email sent out by the administration on Jan. 21 and a message posted on the Los Rios Community...

American River College journalism student Carla Montaruli says she misses the direct contact with others on campus during the pandemic, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Carla Montaruli)

ARC students adapt to online learning during the pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Nearly two years after the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College students say they still face difficulties due to the pandemic. They also worry about the challenges that will need to...

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District put a mandate in place that required students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, 2021. Although the mandate is necessary, it should have been handled better, and more information was needed from the district. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How the LRCCD mishandled the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Current Staff November 14, 2021

Before the start of the fall semester, the Los Rios Community College District announced a vaccine mandate that required all students or staff who access college or district facilities to have at least...

As American River College plans  more in-person classes in the spring semester of 2022, teachers should be looking for ways to help students transition back to in-person learning after being online since spring 2020. (Photo via Unsplash)

Teachers should help students prepare for the switch to in-person classes

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic gets closer to the end, many college campuses across the country have started to open back up, including American River College and other Los Rios Community College District campuses. California...

On Oct. 1, the vaccine requirement from the Los Rios Community College District was put in place. Some members of the American River College community disagree with the decision to require a vaccine and have held anti-mandate protests. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Members of the ARC community speak out as the LRCCD’s vaccine mandate takes effect

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District announced that it would require all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

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...

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