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The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing safety regulations and guards to go back up at American River College in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

New delta variant of COVID-19 causes an influx of cases

Maya Barber, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Over the past year-and-a-half, there has been a worldwide virus attacking the lives of many people. As three new vaccines became available, they allowed many to start living their daily lives again.  Schools...

American River College will host an on-campus vaccination clinic on Sept. 14 in the Student Center Community Rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., facilitated by Walgreens. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC to host vaccination clinic on Sept. 14

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief September 13, 2021

Following the news American River College is requiring all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, ARC will host...

Community college campuses across California, including American River College, have seen a significant decrease in student enrollment with the transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Community colleges throughout California experience decreased enrollment

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

With a new wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation, many community colleges have seen student enrollment rates drop drastically. According to a study conducted by the National Student Clearinghouse, student...

The Los Rios Community College District announced that all students and employees who access district and college facilities must be vaccinated with the first dose by Oct. 1, 2021. This is to support the health and safety of students, faculty, and members of the community. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC requires all students to provide proof of vaccination

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor September 2, 2021

According to an announcement from the Los Rios Community College District, ARC will require students and employees who access district and college facilities (including in-person classes or student support...

It was revealed during the Los Rios fall 2021 convocation that LRCCD Chancellor Brian King has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing severe symptoms, despite being fully vaccinated. King is currently recovering at home and getting better each day. (File Photo)

LRCCD Chancellor Brian King tests positive for COVID-19

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief August 28, 2021

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated, according to Los Rios Deputy Chancellor Jamey Nye.  “You were probably...

As one of the few classes left on campus, at American River College, the EMS department is finding new ways to teach in Spring 2021. (Photo via ARCs Website)

EMS classes remain open as campus is closed

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

While the world shut down, and virtually every form of communication went online, the teachers and students with American River College's Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedics, Nursing and Respiratory...

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...

ARC plans to keep sanitation protocols in place when students return to campus, while many concerns are still being decided upon. (Photo Illustration by Julie Blunt)

ARC prepares for a safe and healthy return to campus

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

After a year of anticipation with students and faculty waiting to return to campus, the American River College administration has prepared necessary precautions for returning to on-campus instruction this...

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College, is a key resource for students with basic need insecurities and will re-open for the hybrid semester in Fall 2021. (Screenshot via the ARC website’s Beaver Food Pantry video)

ARC student support programs shift toward basic needs as pandemic continues

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

At the peak of the pandemic in the fall, many companies rushed to capitalize on student economic insecurity during the back-to-school season and offered deals and promotions for the anticipated transition...

To combat COVID-19, the buildings on the ARC campus now perform four air exchange flushes an hour. During a flush, the outside air is brought into the building, filtered, and exchanged with the inside air. (Photo Courtesy of Pablo Manzo)

ARC improves air quality to minimize COVID-19 risk

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

According to opinions shared during the listening sessions and surveys conducted by the Los Rios Community College District, many American River College staff and students are concerned about ventilation...

Since March 2020, the American River College campus has been mostly deserted, with the majority of classes going online and faculty and staff working remotely. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC then and now: COVID-19 edition

On March 13, 2020, American River College closed its campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been over a year and with the exception of a few classes that couldn’t be converted to online learning...

Coronavirus has plagued the world for the past year and now, but thanks to health advancements, there is a COVID-19 vaccine being distributed. During a Feb. 17 webinar, physician Joseph Iser educates students on what to know about each type. (Photo via Pixabay)

Webinar offers information on COVID-19 vaccines

Cicily Thomas and Collin Andrews , Staff Writer April 11, 2021

With the approval of COVID-19 vaccines, people across the world are hoping to soon revert back to post-pandemic times. On Feb. 17,  physicians Joseph Isler and American River College nurse Pamela Whipple...

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