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Students and faculty have been on Zoom for over two years, and there are things that can be done to jumpstart a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. Hosting events and making more classes hybrid would help to make a successful return to campus. (Photo by Jahson Nahal)

ARC should host more events on campus to connect students

The Editorial Staff May 26, 2022

With the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic starting to loosen and be lifted, colleges are starting to make a return to campuses. But with many classes still being fully online, there are things that...

American River College’s Associated Student Body is violating the Brown Act by not making its meetings easily accessible to everyone in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s ASB violates the Brown Act

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

In an age of COVID and Zoom meetings, many things have become difficult. But as we progress and grow accustomed to this new age, school organizations must also cater to these changes. American River...

erry Haflich has dedicated his last 23 years to American River college taking on many different positions to benefit all student needs. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Haflich)

Assistant athletic director Jerry Haflich set to retire after 23 years at ARC

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 18, 2022

Over the last 23 years, Jerry Haflich, assistant athletic director and professor at American River College, has helped athletes reach their potential, but he considers his biggest win to be his long marriage...

Doctors can be racist and their standing in the community does not exclude them from being responsible for their actions. Education does not give you a pass on treating others with respect. The picture on the left shows my daughter and myself, and the picture on the right is the photo the doctor saw of me. (Photo Illustration by Lorraine Barron)

Medical professionals are not above systemic racism

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 17, 2022

When you choose to go to school or take a job it is on you to be a productive member of society in that position. That position does not allow you to mistreat people or be dismissive.  It doesn’t...

American River College needs to improve the quality of the food available in the cafeteria to meet everyone’s dietary needs. (Photo by Estera Nicoi via Unsplash)

ARC needs more food options to meet everyone’s dietary needs

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 16, 2022

If you go to the cafeteria at American River College, it’s likely you will mainly find “junk food.” Things that are easy to grab and go. There are sodas, Hot Pockets, bagels and other foods that...

Voting allows all people from the United States to cast their vote to help make a change in society (Photo via freepik)

Vote to be heard

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 16, 2022

Voting is an important standard in our community. It allows many to have a voice and make changes that are needed to uphold the standards. In history, numerous laws have prevented many from being heard,...

American River College hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 15, 2022

American River College hosted the 2022 Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. In addition to ARC, Consumnes River, Diablo Valley, Modesto, Sacramento City, San Joaquin Delta,...

The American River College campus appears empty as it partially re-opens. (Photo by Maya Barber)

With the pandemic ending ARC students should be back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 15, 2022

Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become the epicenter of all communication. People were cut off from the outside world and thrown into a virtual world, without face-to-face contact or interaction. Now...

As of March 14, masks have become optional at American River College. But unless everyone is vaccinated, some fear a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must protect everyone from COVID-19

The Editorial Staff May 3, 2022

As most of the student body is aware, the American River College campus has re-opened for some classes. As students, however, we are left to wonder if it is safe for us to go back to campus without having...

The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

The American River College Fashion department is debuting new student works at its 21st annual fashion show on May 7, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC set to put on its 21st annual fashion show

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Many people grow up playing dress-up and wishing to piece together looks seen in movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada.” For some American River College students, the dream can become a reality.  The...

 In 2022 K-12 schools in California have access to free COVID-19 rapid tests. Students and staff at higher education institutions should have the same access to rapid tests. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Higher education institutions should receive COVID-19 rapid tests

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2022

Having rapid tests for COVID-19 available at colleges and any other higher educational institutions is vital to keeping everyone safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19, which can hopefully finally put...

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