The American River Current

Distracted and bored: ARC students share why working from home is such a challenge

American River College students speak out about the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

May 17, 2020

The transition to online classes and the “stay-at-home order” enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its challenges for the students at American River College.  With the virus still spreading and no vaccine yet available, the Los Rios Community College District has announced c...

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

Due to the recent news from the California Governor's 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)

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 District Chancellor Brian King sent out an email on behalf of all Los Rios Community College pre...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on March 18, the day all classes officially resumed online, explaining summer instruction will be onlin...

Los Rios district confirms first exposures to the COVID-19 virus

 Four LRCCD students were instructed to go on 14-day self quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

Ariel Caspar

March 2, 2020

On Thursday, American River College’s communications office reported to all Los Rios Community College District staff, faculty and student population through Rave Alerts sent via text and email, that two students, one from ARC and one from Cosumnes River College had both been exposed to an individ...

Former LRPD officer sentenced to 81 years in prison

Noah Winchester told the Current in 2014 that he served for the Sacramento Police Department for 10 years before joining the Los Rios Police Department, but other sources say he only served on the Sac PD for two years and left before his probationary period ended. (File photo by Adnan Ramic)

Ariel Caspar

February 19, 2020

“I will do whatever to keep my student’s safe,” Noah Winchester, former corporal with the Los Rios Police Department once said. That statement came during a November 2014 ride along with a former American River College Current reporter who observed Winchester conducting an off-campus drug bust. ...

Health Center to offer free therapy to students

Los Rios Community College District is partnering with WellSpace to offer free confidential therapy for staff and students to combat everyday and academic stressors. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

April 19, 2019

The life of a student can be a stressful one. When combined with a home life, social life and employment, deadlines and other academic stressors can become overwhelming. However, this semester, American River College’s Health Department is offering options for struggling students. Since early Februa...

Renewable energy powers ARC students

DC Solar set up a trailer for display at American River College's 2017 Earth Day Celebration in front of the Student Center. (Photo courtesy of Don Reid / Sustainability at ARC)

Hannah Yates

February 7, 2019

Last semester brought big changes to American River College with the installation of 15 new solar-powered trailers across its three campuses, and now faculty is looking to improve the accessibility to these devices. The trailers on campus have three varieties: LED light poles, outlet stations, and ...

Fee brings new affordable health services to Los Rios

Nurse Pam Whipple writes notes after student appointments in one of the consultation rooms in the Health Center at American River College on Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

On Oct. 22, the Los Rios Community College District announced the implementation of a new mandatory $20 health services fee due at registration each semester across all four colleges, beginning in spring 2019. This fee will fund new and expanded services that will be available to all enrolled students. Th...

Los Rios responds to hate incidents

Counter protester Jules Miller holds up a sign that reads “No Nazi No Hate in Our Streets” during a  “Turn California Red” conservative rally at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Swastikas, racial slurs and death threats were found on Oct 1, scrawled on the stalls and mirror of a men’s restroom at Sacramento City College, according to the Sacramento Bee. The phrase “Time 2 fight back” and “#MAGA”—the letters a reference to President Donald Trump’s 20...

Building left unused by district since 2012

Los Rios has owned a building on the corner of Tribute Avenue and Exposition Avenue since 2012, originally intended to serve as a replacement facility to the Workforce and Economic Development Center, it has since been left in a state of disrepair as the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees determines the ultimate use for the building. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

November 14, 2018

A boarded-up and fenced-off building, owned by the Los Rios Community College District, sits at the corner of Tribute Road and Exposition Avenue. It has been owned by the district since 2012 and was originally considered to replace the Workforce and Economic Development Center according to the Califor...

Student Senate decides on travel costs, public asks about lactation rooms

Members of the Associated Student Body Student Senate listen as Advisor Frankie Johnson gives feedback about the resolutions presented during a board meeting at American River College on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

September 26, 2018

The Associated Student Body Student Senate discussed how the board would spend money on ASB travel and promotion, and reported progress on health resolutions at American River College on Sept. 21. Before the senate reviewed their own resolutions, they needed to read the resolutions that would be pr...

Student Senate discusses budget leading up to ASB Special Elections

Student Senate discusses budget leading up to ASB Special Elections

Alexus Hurtado

September 14, 2018

In its second meeting of the new semester, American River College’s Associated Student Body Senate convened on Sept. 7 to discuss the budget for conferences and Club Day, and the ASB Special Elections coming up. Advisor Frankie Dotson-Johnson addressed the transitioning of the new senate members i...

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