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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...

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will reopen. Many of these details may be dependent on how many members of the district’s population are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (File photo)

COVID-19 vaccine distribution will likely determine campus re-opening

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 1, 2021

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will re-open. Many of...

The current staff hopes to be at the newsroom sometime soon; this photo was taken before the campus shutdown. (File photo)

Current Editorial: Journalists should be considered essential

Current Editorial Board December 15, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Current,  American River College’s student-run publication, has been charged with a great deal of extra responsibility.  On top of having to keep...

Unexpected issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic can pop up at any time, and having an excused withdrawal can help students who experience unexpected issues during the semester. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

An excused withdrawal option would help lower student stress during the pandemic

Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 14, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing most college campuses to close and transition to online learning, some students may be struggling in classes, or even falling behind with the graduation timeline they...

 During Thomas Greene’s tenure as American River College’s president, he pushed the college to place additional emphasis on supporting students in achieving their educational goals. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Hurtado)

Selection of new ARC president concludes

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

American River College President Thomas Greene announced his retirement from the position in December 2019, after more than five years in the role. On Nov. 10, Los Rios Community College Chancellor Brian...

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden leading to the Nov. 3 election took place on Oct. 22 and was held by the Commission of Presidential Debates at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo from freepix.com)

Trump and Biden face off in the last debate preceding the 2020 presidential election

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor November 2, 2020

For the first time in presidential debate history, the mics of the candidates were muted during the initial first two minutes following a question from the moderator allowing each candidate to answer without...

A flu shot was debatable back then. Now with COVID-19 rampaging through several countries, it’s more important than ever to decide if getting a flu shot is the best choice. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

First COVID-19, now the flu? No, thank you.

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer October 31, 2020

The pandemic has everyone exhausted from fear and anxiety. The number of infections and deaths are fluctuating from increasing to decreasing, to getting better to getting worse; we just don’t know when...

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...

People convicted of crimes deserve a second chance to re-enter society in a way where they can actually make something of themselves and support their families. Criminal justice reform should not be limited to what it can do for the state, it should be focused on what it can do for the people. (Photo from pixabay.com)

Criminal justice reform should not be limited to what it can do for the state

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 22, 2020

This year has been challenging to the criminal justice system’s status quo with the COVID-19 pandemic, statewide wildfires fought with the help of the Conservation Camp Program (CCP), a program that...

Our phones let us catch up on what we missed in the news, and be angry about it from the comfort of our bed sheets.
(Photo by Alexander Musa)

Keeping up with the news today is important, but it can be unhealthy

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, even with daily life ground to a near halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s getting to the point where I’ve experienced genuine mental exhaustion...

California sees a decline in firefighters as many incarcerated firefighters in the Conservation Camp Program (CCP) have been released due to prison overcrowding and the fear of outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus within prisons. Upon release, these people were not eligible for professional employment as firefighters. Gov. Gavin Newsome decided to change this reality by signing AB-2147 which allows incarcerated firefighters to become professionals upon release. (File photo)

Newsom signs legislation allowing incarcerated firefighters to become professionals upon release

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 19, 2020

“I remember intense heat and smoke, exploding trees and the eerie orange glow at night sleeping in the hose bed of the fire engine,” Byron Gustafson said as he recalled his career in firefighting.  Gustafson...

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...

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