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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...

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects exhibition opening reception on August 30, 2018. The art department at American River College will have their first live showing of the Kaneko Gallery, twenty months after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of 2022. (File Photo)

Kaneko Gallery plans to host first in-person exhibit in spring 2022

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College art department will host its first in-person showing of the Kaneko Gallery since March 2020. According to Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director, the gallery plans 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...

The American River College theatre department prepares for its next production, “The Christmas Carol Rag” in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC’s theatre department returns to campus happy, after two years of performing online

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College's Department of Theatre Arts & Film had a difficult time transitioning online when the COVID-19 pandemic hit but now, after two years it is back on campus. The department...

From left to right Tynus Willliamson, DMitre Jones, Martino Falls, and Isaiah Griffiin run in the practice on March 10, 2016 at the American River College Beavers stadium. The ARC’s men track and field team are conditioning to get ready for their first meet since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in early February 2022. (File Photo)

ARC’s men’s track team gears up for 2022 season

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

The track and field team at American River College is starting to gear up for the 2022 season. With the impact of Covid-19, there are many uncertainties about how it will affect next year's season, according...

Studying at home can be hard. Coffee shops like World Traveler, pictured here, in Sacramento, California, can be a great place for students to study for their classes. (Photo by Jasmine Eisenberg)

Six best coffee shops for studying in Sacramento

Jasmine Eisenberg, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

As we are still in the throes of the pandemic, we continue to face plenty of shutdowns. However,  there have finally been some businesses reopening, including coffee shops that are putting down their...

The American River College theatre department performs Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The story follows Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse travelling to Ephesus in search of their long lost twins. (Photo by Samuel Berg)

Review: ARC theatre department returns to the stage with a humorous act

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 24, 2021

The American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” which opened  Oct. 15, is the first show the department has performed...

Emily Cowan, an American River College language studies major and tennis player protests, among other students, against the Los Rios Community College District COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

LRCCD students and faculty protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Sept. 30, members of the Los Rios Community College District community held a protest against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that the LRCCD put in place Aug. 4. The mandate required students and faculty...

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...

The American River College theater department will perform William Shakespeares Comedy of Errors starting on Oct. 15. This will be the departments first performance since Fall 2019. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer).

ARC Department of Theatre Arts & Film performs live for first time in two years

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

After a long two years, the American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film will make its return to the stage by performing “Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare who is one of the...

Gabe Ross, the Los Rios Community College District vice chancellor of communications, says the district hopes to open up campuses in the spring semester of 2022, even with the evolving health conditions. (File Photo)

LRCCD offers hybrid classes for spring 2022 semester

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Los Rios Community College District has worked to try and keep its schools open while maintaining proper safety protocol. In early August, the LRCCD...

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