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Students and faculty have been on Zoom for over two years, and there are things that can be done to jumpstart a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. Hosting events and making more classes hybrid would help to make a successful return to campus. (Photo by Jahson Nahal)

ARC should host more events on campus to connect students

The Editorial Staff May 26, 2022

With the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic starting to loosen and be lifted, colleges are starting to make a return to campuses. But with many classes still being fully online, there are things that...

erry Haflich has dedicated his last 23 years to American River college taking on many different positions to benefit all student needs. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Haflich)

Assistant athletic director Jerry Haflich set to retire after 23 years at ARC

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 18, 2022

Over the last 23 years, Jerry Haflich, assistant athletic director and professor at American River College, has helped athletes reach their potential, but he considers his biggest win to be his long marriage...

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...

The American River College campus appears empty as it partially re-opens. (Photo by Maya Barber)

With the pandemic ending ARC students should be back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 15, 2022

Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become the epicenter of all communication. People were cut off from the outside world and thrown into a virtual world, without face-to-face contact or interaction. Now...

As of March 14, masks have become optional at American River College. But unless everyone is vaccinated, some fear a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must protect everyone from COVID-19

The Editorial Staff May 3, 2022

As most of the student body is aware, the American River College campus has re-opened for some classes. As students, however, we are left to wonder if it is safe for us to go back to campus without having...

American River College will likely be opening its campus back up in the fall of 2022. With more students back on campus, the school and departments should be promoting themselves campus wide to generate more interest in events. (Photo by Sam Berg)

ARC should promote more on-campus activities

Samuel Berg, News Editor May 2, 2022

American River College has yet to fully open up the campus for in-person learning. Still, significant strides have been made and it appears the fall 2022 semester will be more like the school experience...

 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...

 Beavers Against Hate allows you to pledge your support, through the American River College website in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers pledge with Beavers Against Hate

Maya Barber, Feature Editor April 21, 2022

Beavers Against Hate is a college-wide initiative for all students and faculty to join. It is a commitment to uphold standards of social justice, equity, and doing right for our community.  According...

Since the fall 2020 semester, at American River College, HomeBase has appeared on many students Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. In the spring of 2022 HomeBase is now also back on campus. (Photo via Brooke Cagle on Unsplash)

HomeBase is back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 31, 2022

Since the fall 2020 semester, HomeBase has appeared on many students' Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. HomeBase is now also in a physical space on the American...

The Oak Cafe at American River College is back in business for the spring semester of 2022 with continued COVID-19 safety protocols. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

The Oak Cafe returns for the spring semester

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

American River College’s student-run restaurant and bakery, the Oak Cafe, has opened its doors once again for guests in search of a sweet treat during the spring semester. The Oak Cafe had been inoperative...

Vivian Dillion, work experience faculty coordinator, and Catherine Pohlman, internship developer, hosted a presentation about American River College’s Work Experience and Internship Program to the Associated Student Body board on March 11, 2022. (Screenshot via ASBs meeting)

ASB hears from student petitioning to finish the semester online

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 17, 2022

American River College’s Associated Student Body heard from a student who is petitioning for ARC to shift back online and congratulated her for using her voice and taking action during its March 11 meeting. The...

The American River softball team is pushing hard and working together as a team to continue their season to the Big 8 conference, in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC’s softball team aims to be one of the best teams in the Big 8 Conference

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 14, 2022

Softball season is in full swing at American River College. So far the softball team has won nine games, which is leading them in the right direction in the Big 8 Conference. “Our goal is to be one...

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