The American River Current

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)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

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 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (CDC), a government website keeping...

COVID-19 relief fund still available for students in need

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation continues to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund. So far, the fund has raised over $200,000.n 
(Photo Courtesy by Pixabay)

Heather Amberson

September 3, 2020

With campuses still shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Rios Colleges Foundation continues to receive donations and provide help to students who are in need.  According to the Los Rios Colleges Foundation website, the fund is set up to assist students with refurbished computers, groc...

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...

COVID-19 pushes DMV to extend license expiration dates

  Due to the worldwide pandemic, Dmv pushes their license expiration date to July 1st. (Photo courtesy of pexels.com)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Since the mass outbreak of the COVID-19 in March and resulting lockdowns around the country, government offices everywhere have been closed. Due to these closures, people are not currently able to do renewals in person at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  As a result, the California DMV has allowed ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to reopen the state

Governor Gavin Newsom plans to gradually reopen the state of California, which is a gradual way for the state to open up in attempts of the COVID-19 outbreak under control according to Newsom. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

California's Gov. Gavin Newsom has laid out a three-stage plan to open the state back up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.  This three-stage plan, developed in late April,  is a gradual way for the state to open up in attempts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control acc...

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...

A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even grocery stores are closing earlier than usual. The spread of COVID-19 has created a life of minimalis...

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...

The CARES Act tries to ease Americans’ worries while COVID-19 exposes fractures in the United States economy. But here’s $1,200.

The CARES Act was created to ease Americans’ worries during times of crisis, but the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has revealed alarming fractures in the United States economy. (photos courtesy of pixabay.com)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

The detrimental residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to reckon with reality: people are hurting. Not since maybe the Great Recession has the global economy been in such disarray. And because of this, the United States government has apparently gone out of their way to try and sav...

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...

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