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American River College and the Los Rios Community College District have provided thousands of students with Chromebooks and internet access since March 2020. In spring of 2022, ARC is continuing to grant eligible students free Chromebooks to keep permanently in an effort to continue providing students with necessary resources for online learning. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC grants eligible students free Chromebooks for the semester

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

This spring, American River College is granting eligible students free Chromebooks to keep permanently in an effort to continue providing students with necessary resources for the semester. Students not...

Finals are right around the corner at American River College, these are five tactics to remember when you start studying. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to prepare for finals

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Studying for finals can be daunting. Here are five ways to help the process go smoothly and lead you to success this semester.    Study in a quiet place There are many places to study...

 The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library has many archived documents that tell the history of Sacramento. Many of these documents include ones by the Current and about American River College. (Photo courtesy of James Scott)

Sacramento Public Library holds documents that show history of ARC dating back to the 1970s

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For the past several years, the Sacramento Public Library has collected archived articles and documents from American River College and The Current. The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library...

 The American River College library is currently closed in the fall semester of 2021, but will open in spring 2022 with more resources for students and staff. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC library will open spring 2022

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The American River College Library, which has not been open to the public since the beginning of the pandemic, is set to reopen in the spring of 2022.  During the ARC Student Body meeting on Nov. 5,...

The American River College library is currently closed in the fall semester of 2021, but stays up to date to help students with the help of librarian Sarah Lehmann (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lehmann)

Librarian Sarah Lehmann advocates for all ARC students

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Sarah Lehmann’s own college experience as a student worker in the library encouraged her to become a librarian. Now many years later she has worked as a librarian at American River College for more than...

With the campus remaining closed, the library at American River College is finding new ways to give students access to textbooks throughout the semester. (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

ARC makes textbook rental easier than ever

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

While students struggle to find new ways to affordably obtain their textbooks during the pandemic riddled semester, the American River College library has been able to create a new way to help students...

A storm knocked over a 60 year old tree, narrowly avoiding the Ranch House and the Portable Village. Director Cheryl Sears uses her body for scale after inspecting the damage. (Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Sears)

ARC staff tames wild campus for student reintroduction

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 18, 2021

When American River College shut down the campus last year, many faculty and students thought they would be back after spring break. After the closure, Administrative Services director Cheryl Sears, along...

Since March 2020, the American River College campus has been mostly deserted, with the majority of classes going online and faculty and staff working remotely. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC then and now: COVID-19 edition

On March 13, 2020, American River College closed its campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been over a year and with the exception of a few classes that couldn’t be converted to online learning...

Chromebooks are available to be handed out on-campus for American River College students in need and eligible students can apply using the application in their eServices message box. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Campus departments work together to distribute Chromebooks

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 4, 2021

Almost a year after American River College moved to remote operations, some students are still experiencing technology accessibility issues. To address this, the college has created a Chromebook handout...

Math major Celine Castonguay browses the American River College library in-between classes and softball practice. The campus library offers services to students like research assistance for essays, and offers study rooms that they can use during library hours. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

What ARC’s library has to offer

Makenna Roy February 26, 2019

There are many places on the American River College campus for students to study and the most commonly known one is the library. There’s a reason for that: the ARC library isn't a place where students...

Los Rios Police Department patrol car. (Photo by John Ennis)

Breaking News: Man allegedly threatens to assault two female students in library

Luis Gael September 28, 2017

According to an email sent out by the Los Rios Police Department, officers were dispatched to the ARC library after receiving reports that a suspicious subject allegedly made threatening statements to...

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