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According to an announcement by the Los Rios Community College District, because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some classes will be switched to an online format until Feb. 22. Other “difficult-to-convert” classes will return on ground on Jan. 31. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes spring 2022 semester to begin online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

The spring 2022 semester, which mostly started online, will remain online through Feb. 22, according to an email sent out by the administration on Jan. 21 and a message posted on the Los Rios Community...

 There are plenty of ways to donate during the holiday season; online, in person or through a phone call. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to give back for the holidays

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

There are many ways to give back to the community this Christmas. Donating will make a social impact and encourage others to do the same. You will also be providing support to organizations and nonprofits...

Kwanzaa brings family and friends together through the lighting of one of seven candles everyday while celebrating with food, activities and learning about culture. (Photo via Freepik)

Kwanzaa needs more recognition as a holiday

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Kwanzaa needs to have more representation as a cultural holiday in media outlets along with respect for the culture it serves. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It is...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza shoots a free throw against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. On Aug. 20, the Los Rios Community College District announced that no fans would be allowed at indoor sporting events. Allowing a limited number of fans and social distancing would be ways to bring fans back. (File Photo)

Editorial: LRCCD athletes deserve indoor crowds

The Editorial Staff December 12, 2021

On Aug. 20, The Los Rios Community College District announced that fans wouldn’t be allowed at any indoor events during the fall semester. The LRCCD should rethink this policy and allow fans at indoor...

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” uses some of the same iconic items from other Ghostbusters movies to create consistency throughout the franchise. (Photo courtesy of Sony)

Review: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has made millions at the box office

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Spoilers ahead. “Ghostbuster: Afterlife”, released on Nov. 19, is filled with action, romance, defeat and satisfaction. The movie paid homage to previous Ghostbuster movies and the original cast.  “Ghostbusters”...

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 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,...

On Nov. 19, the Associated Student Boday ay American River College discussed how Beaver Cares can help lower income students during the holidays, in the fall semester of 2021. Beaver Cares provides cookware and classes to better a student’s holiday season. (Screenshot via ARCs ASB Meeting)

ASB discusses Beaver Cares for ARC students

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed spring 2022 semester information as well as how to improve student well-being with the holidays approaching during its Nov. 19 meeting. ASB...

he American River College counselling center is closed in the fall semester of 2021, but its staff is working remotely to meet the needs of students. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC Counseling center supports students through the pandemic

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College counseling center is a place for students to succeed; even though it’s physically closed it still provides help remotely. However, it has been challenging for counselors to...

During the Associated Student Body meeting on Nov. 5, 2021, at American River College, the board addressed questions and concerns about how they would let students know their availability for office hours in the future. (Screenshot via ARCs ASB’s Instagram)

ASB votes to start office hours

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College voted to hold office hours in its Nov. 5 meeting. They were also joined by librarian Sarah Lehmann, who gave a presentation on how to appropriately...

The Child Development Center at American River College received the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant, which awards them $283,000 annually for the next four years. The program is planning to use these funds to improve their materials and inspire students, in the fall semester of 2021. (File Photo)

ARC Child Development Center earns the CCAMPIS grant

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

Three Los Rios Community College District campuses, including American River College, were awarded a federal grant on Oct 1 to help the Child Development Center for each campus. The CDC applied for...

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...

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