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The Los Rios Community College District offers students the Promise Program, a way to get your tuition and enrollment fees waived. Issues arise when applying for the program though, and students often end up in the Financial Aid Office to solve them. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

The Los Rios Promise Program is more difficult than it should be

Joseph Bianchini, Staff Writer September 24, 2023

The Los Rios Promise Program allows students to attend their first two years of community college without having to pay tuition or enrollment fees. This process is made out to be easy, but incoming students...

Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley gave an update on important topics for California community college students during the Feb. 22, 2022, Student Media Teleconference. (Photo Illustration by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

CCC Chancellor urges students to submit financial aid application

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office hosted the first Student Media Teleconference for the spring 2022 semester on Feb. 22. Eloy Ortiz Oakley, CCC chancellor, spoke with students about...

Enrollment fraud has increased at American River College and many other California Community Colleges, as classes have been primarily taught online due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semester  of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Fraudulent enrollment hits California community colleges hard due to online learning

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

American River College and other Los Rios colleges have been affected by a surge of suspected fraud enrollment, which has also affected other colleges throughout the state according to the Los Rios Community...

California has approved a $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents. Californians who make $30,000 a year or less, undocumented workers, CalWORKS recipients, people who are blind, people over 65 and people who are disabled are eligible. (Photo via Pixabay)

California approves $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Since spring 2020, throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused financial hardships for many, the federal government has given out two stimulus checks to eligible citizens. California is...

By making improvements to Canvas modules, class schedules and tech needs, education can become more equitable to every student. (Photo via Pixabay)

Accessibility issues are equitability issues

Editorial Staff February 18, 2021

All campuses in the Los Rios Community College District have been closed for almost a full year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting lockdown has illuminated some of the issues with equitable...

Immigration activist advocating for DACA reinstatement, ending the incarceration of immigrant children seeking asylum and carrying signs reading “Abolish ICE” convene in front of the Sacramento County Sheriffs Detention center in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento County works directly with ICE to remove undocumented immigrants including Dreamers without DACA and those without immigration status, a clear contradiction to the states mandate for law enforcement not to work with ICE. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)

LRCCD concludes workshop weeks of action to aid undocumented students

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Undocumented students, also known as Dreamers largely felt the angst of the presidential elections according to Sacramento City College counselor Sandra Guzman, who works with this community. This election...

The transition to online classes at Sac State has led to decreased class quality and less engagement between professors and students, yet tuition and fees have not decreased, according to an anonymous student. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

College fees disgust some CA students during pandemic

Nick Subia, Staff Writer October 4, 2020

While some California college students say they are pleased with their school’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, others say they are infuriated that the closure of campuses was not followed by a reduction...

ARC Student Senate President Naomi Dasari (pictured, right, on Sept. 13, 2019) has been lobbying for SB 291 and more affordable college since last semester. (File photo by Alexis Warren)

ASB continues to fight for better financial aid packages

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor September 29, 2020

Early last year, California lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 291, which would alter financial aid packages so that they include the cost of living while attending a community college. Since then, Naomi...

Staff writer Emily Mello is excited about the extra money she has in her wallet because of the American River College Promise Grant on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

ARC Promise Grant eases students’ financial pressure

Makenna Roy March 26, 2019

In the fall of 2018, American River College started offering the Tuition Free at ARC Promise as part of the Los Rios Promise Program, a new initiative that waives tuition fees for the first year for first-time...

Professors should give students more time to purchase textbooks during the first few weeks of school. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Professors should consider the process of buying textbooks

Alexis Warren September 17, 2018

Owning a course's textbooks is essential to passing most classes in college. When a professor types in the syllabus that a textbook is required for that class, it’s safe to say you won’t pass without...

Flyers and handouts for the Barcelona study aborad program on display during a College Hour on Feb. 2, 2017 at ARC. The program takes place in Fall 2017 and applications are open now. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

T.J. Martinez February 7, 2017

During ARC’s College Hour, which was held February 2, professor Steve James shared information in regards to the college’s study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.                        James,...

Community college students are sometimes regarded as being less capable than their university peers, but American River College students, with the proper drive, can be more than excellent. (File Photo)

Editorial: Don’t expect a mediocre education

May 11, 2016

“When you get to a 4-year school, this kind of behavior won’t be tolerated,” is something heard by many students in their classes at American River College. There are stereotypes of those of us...

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