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The Los Rios Community College District was awarded a $5 million grant in January. The main programs that would benefit the most from the grant would be the majors that are similar to Business Technology. (Photo via the ARC website)

LRCCD awarded a $5 million labor grant

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

The United States Department of Labor awarded the Los Rios Community College School District a grant with a total of $5 million in January that may benefit students.  The grant is called the Strengthening...

Feral kittens on the ARC campus are humanely trapped using the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) method by the Kitty Committee. (Photo courtesy of Becky Watts)

ARC Kitty Committee seeks donations for cats on campus

Gwen Mahler, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Since quarantine started in California last March, life has changed drastically, yet one of few things has remained the same: cats and kittens alike still occupy the American River College campus which...

Former Associated Student Body Student Senate Director of Finance, Jorge Riley, speaks in the American River College Student Center at the candidate forum during the Spring 2014 ASB elections. (File Photo)

Jorge Riley’s path to U.S. Capitol insurrection started at ARC

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 3, 2021

American River College alumnus Jorge Riley’s name has dominated local headlines since he and many other supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Though...

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...

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will reopen. Many of these details may be dependent on how many members of the district’s population are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (File photo)

COVID-19 vaccine distribution will likely determine campus re-opening

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 1, 2021

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will re-open. Many of...

When students are unclear on their class schedules it can cause unneeded stress and anxiety. Not labeling the classes appropriately has the potential to create massive headaches for students, faculty and even local businesses outside of the LRCCD. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Unclear class times wastes time

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief January 24, 2021

As the district enters its third, and with any luck, final semester of 100% distance learning, Los Rios Community College District students are still finding it difficult to navigate class schedules in...

(Logo courtesy of Tera Reynolds)

“Black Student Success Center” in the works for ARC

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 20, 2020

Staff members Nick Daily and Tera Reynolds are currently in the process of developing a virtual (for now) “Black Student Success Center” for American River College, which is expected to debut sometime...

Toni Shiffmaier and the four student senate presidents of the district were motivated to launch a BLM task force after the death of George Floyd and other cases of police brutality against African-Americans this year. (Photo by Emily Mello)

District announces BLM task force

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 18, 2020

The Los Rios Community College District is in the process of forming a Black Lives Matter task force in response to the death of George Floyd and other incidents of police brutality against African Americans...

ASB at American River College held its final meeting on Dec. 4. Towards the end of the meeting, the organization took some time to go over lobbying practices.

ASB holds last meeting of the fall

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 12, 2020

The Associated Student Body held its final meeting of the semester on Dec. 4, where student representatives discussed last-minute details and updates before the upcoming winter break. At the top of...

As the pandemic is making it harder to balance work with other tasks in life, Los Rios offers different work schedules for their classified staff in the spring to help bring that balance back. (Photo from of pixabay.com)

Los Rios offers classified staff alternate schedules for spring semester

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor December 10, 2020

The Los Rios Community College District will be giving its employees more options for work hours heading into the spring 2021 semester. With classes fully online next semester due to the ongoing pandemic,...

Across the country since the start of the pandemic, Zoom meetings, including synchronous online classrooms in the Los Rios Community College District have been under attack by a new cyber threat, Zoom bombers. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Online classes under attack by “Zoom bombers”

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor October 9, 2020

Across the United States, community colleges and universities holding synchronous online classes have experienced ongoing problems with people coming into virtual classrooms unannounced and causing a disturbance....

In early September, the nursing program at American River College was voluntarily and temporarily suspended out of concern for possible exposures to the COVID-19 virus. To date, the college has received no reports of exposures. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

District continues to monitor possible COVID-19 exposures

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief October 2, 2020

Since the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Los Rios Community College District has voluntarily and temporarily suspended two separate programs on two of its campuses out of concern that students and...

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