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Devin Hough, luthier and musician, has dedicated his life to building and repairing string instruments, including  baroque-era violins, viola d’amores, and violones. (Photo courtesy of Devin Hough)

Musician, Devin Hough, gives a rare glimpse into the history and modernization of baroque-era string instruments

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 20, 2022

These days, working as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments, is an unusual profession. Over time, the craft has largely been replaced by mass production in an age that often values efficiency over...

Students will start seeing more live, in-person events from the American River College music department, starting with an event on March 10. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC Music Department to hold in person events for the first time in two years

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

The American River College music department will begin holding live and in-person events for the first time in two years, starting with a four-concert series. According to Dyne Eifertsen, co-chair of...

A female student was sexually assaulted at the American River College parking structure on the morning of Feb. 16, 2022. The suspect, pictured here, fled on foot, and has not yet been identified. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Police Department)

LRPD reports sexual assault of female student in the ARC parking structure

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

A student was sexually assaulted at the American River College parking structure on the morning of Feb.16, according to a statement released by the Los Rios Police Department.  According to the LRPD,...

Midterms can be stressful for students. Associated Student Body members at American River College want to make sure students are not stressing themselves out too much, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ASB encourages mindfulness as midterms approach

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed students not being notified of upcoming events as well as effective ways to maintain stress for the upcoming midterm exams during its Oct....

Although it’s not a requirement, the Los Rios Community College District encourages those attending school to get vaccinated. (Canva illustration by Gwen Mahler)

Los Rios community colleges will not require vaccines

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 15, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced in an email on May 3, that unlike California State University and the University of California systems, they do not anticipate that vaccines will be required...

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....

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...

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