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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...

With the rise of public social media platforms, an introduction to sexuality traits and stereotypes, more and more members of younger generations understand their sexuality. (Photo via Unsplash)

Social media: The coming out story

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Genesis 1:27-28: "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill...

Content creation is now an easy way for the general public to make a career out of their simple interests with the rise in streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. (Photo via Unsplash)

Content creation: make money by living your daily life

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Many people might “Twitch” at the thought of openly living on the internet, but it seems to be the new popular social trend. On March 14th, American variety streamer Ludwig Ahgren started streaming...

Steven Thompson shares his passion and love for music and the ARC orchestra. Thompson says the orchestra is a welcoming group and includes people of all ages. (Screenshot via the ARC orchestra website)

Professor Steven Thompson introduces the ARC Orchestra

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

First it was the simple piano studies. Then it was picking up the trombone for the first time. Now it’s directing orchestra pieces around the world.  What else can an interest in music bring someone? For...

American River College runners Eleanor Velez, Hannah Montague, and Jessica Swingle compete in the womens 3000 meter steeplechase during the 31st annual beaver relays on March 4, 2016 at ARC. Vasquez finished 2nd, Montague finished 3rd, and Swingle finished 4th in the event. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

ARC women’s track & field team returns to practice

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The American River College women's track and field team has returned to on-campus face-to-face practice for the spring 2021 season. Practice will continue throughout the spring season, however, competitions...

Twitch is a worldwide live streaming platform used for different types of entertainment. People are using it to raise money for charities and organizations as the pandemic has brought on more tragedies and hardships these past 12 months. (Photo via Unsplash)

How content creators are using their platforms for the greater good

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

About six months ago, a young teen decided to start streaming and uploading “Minecraft” gaming videos. With his Gen Z humor and a following of only a few people, he thought that was as good as it could...

Students wait in line at the Oak Cafe bakery on opening day on September 19, 2019. American River College hopes to bring back a series of impossible to convert classes, including the hospitality laboratory courses in which students operate the cafe, for the fall 2021 semester. (File Photo)

Oak Café hopes for re-opening in the fall

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 21, 2021

The American River College student-run restaurant and bakery, Oak Café, has not been able to operate due to COVID-19 regulations since last March, according to Brian Knirk, ARC adjunct professor of hospitality...

The ARC Health and Wellness center can be found on the ARC website under health and safety. (Photo via the ARC website)

ARC provides services to help students stay healthy during the pandemic

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

After going fully online last spring, American River College students may have found more reasons to feel stressed or anxious; some may have even fallen physically ill.  For those students, the Los...

Many popular apps, such as Amazon Prime and Spotify, offer student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget. (Photo courtesy of Julie Blunt)

Nine student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Television shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Bob’s Burgers” are perfect to binge watch when you have free time. Listening to the newest Taylor Swift song or the best pop album while studying...

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