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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)

Dylan Lillie, Sports Editor

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 the Sacramento Bee. For context, any air quality levels that reach over 150 are considered to be...

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...

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)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

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 that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had contracted the virus. He had mocked the virus earlier in...

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)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

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 to the ones who are at the highest risk, it inadvertently causes us to ignore some of the other eff...

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)

Dylan Lillie

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 reference to the common expression “swimming in circles,” and both are supposed to portray how the...

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)

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 students take it upon themselves to play collegiate sports on top of their schedules to be a part of so...

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