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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...

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,...

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...

Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor March 27, 2022

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police...

American River College President Melanie Dixon and Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, speak to members of the media during a press conference on the ARC campus on March 16, 2022. The conference was in relation to the racist threats made against Dixon. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Former student who threatened ARC President Melanie Dixon arrested and later released

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 20, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, received racist threats from a former...

The Los Rios Community College District added the DUO App as a form of two-factor authentication for Canvas in the spring semester of 2022. Changes need to be made if they plan to keep this in place. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must make changes and fully implement the DUO App

Editorial Staff March 14, 2022

During the fall 2021 semester, the Los Rios Community College District added the DUO App as a way to include two-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of protection for a user when logging into...

Zoom is now the new normal and has changed the face of interacting with many. However, there are no set rules on how to manage meeting settings so the majority feels respected during discussions. (Screenshot by Maya Barber)

Zoom etiquette is important, but not always followed

Lorraine Barron and Maya Barber March 14, 2022

In 2020, COVID-19 struck and created a new way of living. The world was put on lockdown, but life needed to continue. In order to participate in school or work, many people moved online. This meant a world...

American River College President Melanie Dixon received racist threats from a former Los Rios Community College District student, according to an email sent on March 10, 2022 by Brian King, the LRCCD chancellor. The district has filed a temporary restraining order and increased security at ARC and for Dixon. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC President Melanie Dixon receives racist threats from former student

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 10, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, recently received racist threats from...

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