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ARC’s spring schedule leaves welding students stranded once again

Students at ARC are preparing for another year online, but welding students will have to wait another semester to see if classes will be offered for them. Only first responder training courses will be offered on campus during the Spring 2021 semester. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
All ARC classes will be online in the spring, except for first responder training courses, which will leave welding students stranded for yet another semester
November 23, 2020

American River College verified that the 2021 spring semester will be online—just as the fall 2020 semester has been. This will affect every student differently, but some will be left with very few options....

Professors stay positive while facing Zoom challenges

Zoom is challenging professors at ARC to keep continuity within their classes due to many different connectivity problems. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Professors Krista Hess and Michael Crowder find ways to help students succeed
November 10, 2020

American River College is officially going through its second semester online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has caused the campus to find different ways for students to communicate from their homes.  This...

Hold President Trump accountable for the actual questions asked, not his interruptions

President Trump has been heavily targeted for constantly adding his personal opinions into the first 2020 Presidential debate. Cutting the candidates microphones could be the only way for us to understand what the different sides are going to do differently for the people. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Muting presidential candidates during the next debate may be the only option to provide clarity for the American people
October 19, 2020

The first of two presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is already in the books, but the only issue is that Trump didn’t come to have a debate, instead,...

State college association to allow spring 2020 students to annul season and gain eligibility back

Los Rios Community College Spring 2020 athletes have been granted extended eligibility for their semester of school, and fall students will hear shortly whether the LRCCD will grant eligibility for their semester as well. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
CCCAA has yet to decide whether the spring of 2020 will be online, but have made the decision to allow students to add an additional semester of sports to their academic career
October 19, 2020

It’s been over six months since the California Community College Athletic Association canceled the seasons for spring 2020 sports. Now, nearly halfway through the fall 2020 semester, this previous cancelation...

ARC allows excused withdrawals for spring 2020 students amid COVID-19

Students at American River College have been given the option to change any Spring 2020 semester class failing grade to an excused withdrawl or EW on their transcript due to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo illustration by Dylan Lillie)
September 24, 2020

By: Dylan Lillie  [email protected]   The Los Rios Community College District’s decision to transition to online courses due to the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the American River College...

District plans to monitor AQI levels as wildfires ravage the state

According to the Los Rios Community College District, if air quality index (AQI) readings exceed 200, they may again temporarily suspend the few on-campus operations going on this semester. According to the CDC, any AQI readings exceeding 300 are considered hazardous. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Leibrock)
Poor air quality causes cancellation of the few on-campus operations
September 21, 2020

Since August, wildfires around California caused the air quality in Sacramento to increase to unsafe levels. On the morning of Sept. 8, Sacramento’s air quality index (AQI) reached 484, according to...

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)
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...

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)
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, ...

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)
NBA standards might be different than ARC’s, but the pressures of restarting their seasons are very similar
May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced...

Shelter-in-place order causes cancellation of all ARC spring sports

Sporting fields and arenas across Sacramento remain empty as the shelter-in-place order continues, keeping healthy athletes from competing. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Healthy athletes sit at home as they wait for the college to reopen
April 22, 2020

When dealing with situations as serious as a pandemic, it’s easy to forget about the people who would be less affected by the direct issue at hand. Though it makes sense for us to pay most attention...

Mac Miller releases last album “Circles” from beyond the grave

Mac Miller posthumously released his final album 'Circles' on Jan. 17, 2020, which gives further insight into his rehabilitation process from drug addiction. (Photo courtesy of Warner Records Productions)
February 25, 2020

On Jan. 17, Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Mac Miller posthumously released his sixth and final album “Circles,” a sequel to his previous album “Swimming.” Miller named his albums this way in...

The challenging, yet rewarding life of student athletes

Kinesiology major Haley Norlie, plays center back for ARC's soccer team, while balancing her academic schedule. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
February 14, 2020

Attempting to earn a degree has never been easy, no matter what school you are attending. Trying to balance your classes and retain a decent personal life can sometimes be challenging. That said, some...

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