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Student enrollment is on the upswing as in-person classes and activities come back to campus. (Photo by Shy Bell)

Enrollment increases at ARC

Shy Bell, A&C Editor September 26, 2023

American River College’s enrollment is up, gaining more than 2,000 students since last fall. The Los Rios Community College District has seen a gain of over 6,000 students, a 9.31% increase from the...

On March 16, 2020 the area outside of Davie’s Hall at American River College is completely empty, as face-to-face classes have been suspended indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. After more than a year of lockdown, the ARC campus plans to reopen itself to students in Fall 2021. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

A student’s guide to returning to campus

Cicily Thomas and Athena Acevedo May 3, 2021

Returning to campus after over a year of distance learning can be confusing. There have been changes made every day, with future changes determined by whether new COVID-19 variants will become dominant. As...

A series of “impossible to convert” classes, such as those in the Automotive Technology department, will resume in fall 2021. Students enrolled in these classes will still have to follow safety mitigation strategies. (Photo via the ARC website)

American River College announces more on-campus classes for fall 2021 semester

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced that its fall 2021 semester will be a hybrid of on-the-ground classes and online classes. According to the Framework for Reopening document released by...

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios Community College District says it is prepared for whatever the future holds in regards to the virus as it has been taking the necessary precautions. (Photo from freepik.com)

LRCCD factors in the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 23, 2020

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios...

In early September, the nursing program at American River College was voluntarily and temporarily suspended out of concern for possible exposures to the COVID-19 virus. To date, the college has received no reports of exposures. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

District continues to monitor possible COVID-19 exposures

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief October 2, 2020

Since the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Los Rios Community College District has voluntarily and temporarily suspended two separate programs on two of its campuses out of concern that students and...

Due to the recent news from the California Governors Office that the same social distancing guidelines will most likely be in place this fall, the Los Rios Community College District and other college districts in California have announced their fall semesters will be entirely online. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Los Rios and Sierra College break the news that fall semester will be fully online

Ariel Caspar, Alex Muegge, and Emily Mello May 14, 2020

In wake of the coronavirus-induced campus shutdown in March, the Los Rios Community College District has asked students to prepare to go online for the fall semester. On May 12, Los Rios Community College...

Even with the COVID -19 issue, the American River College administration guarantees that constructors will continue to work to accomplish the deadline for the STEM building to be ready for the fall semester 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

STEM Building Construction isn’t a concern to ARC administration

Emily Mello, Photo Editor April 16, 2020

Despite a campus shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s new Science Technology Engineering Mathematics building (STEM) is still on track for completion by June. Even...

On Feb. 11, the Beaver Bookstore at American River College stopped the sale of food and beverage items due to a rodent issue. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Beaver Bookstore temporarily stops sale of food and beverage items

Thomas Cathey February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb.11, the Beaver Bookstore at American River College temporarily halted the sale of all food and beverage items as a result of findings during an inspection by the Environmental Management...

Proposed Assembly Bill 302 could allow community college students who struggle with housing to sleep in their cars overnight on campus. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

AB 302 would let students sleep on campus overnight

Jennah Booth February 19, 2019

American River College may see one more resource for students struggling with homelessness as a proposed bill would require California community colleges to provide spaces for students to sleep overnight...

The Student Services building on the American River College campus has workers ready to help students navigate the application process for the California College Promise program on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

California College Promise replaces BOG Waiver

Patrick Hyun Wilson October 2, 2018

The California College Promise Grant, enacted to waive tuition costs for first-time students attending community college, will provide approximately 39,000 students in the Los Rios Community College District...

Former officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Former LRPD officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Winchester currently awaits trial for five counts of rape and remains in custody on $3.1 million bail, according to prosecutors. (File photo)

Former LRPD officer to stand trial for five counts of rape

Cheyenne Drury May 3, 2017

Former Los Rios police officer Noah Winchester was ordered on April 22 by a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to stand trial for allegedly raping five women. Winchester was employed with the Los Rios...

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