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LRCCD factors in the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios Community College District says it is prepared for whatever the future holds in regards to the virus as it has been taking the necessary precautions. (Photo from freepik.com)

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor

October 23, 2020

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios Community College District says it is prepared for whatever the future holds in regards to the virus a...

State college association to allow spring 2020 students to annul season and gain eligibility back

Los Rios Community College Spring 2020 athletes have been granted extended eligibility for their semester of school, and fall students will hear shortly whether the LRCCD will grant eligibility for their semester as well. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)

Dylan Lillie and Will Minke

October 19, 2020

It’s been over six months since the California Community College Athletic Association canceled the seasons for spring 2020 sports. Now, nearly halfway through the fall 2020 semester, this previous cancelation still in effect with no scheduled sports practices or games taking place on campus.  Th...

District continues to monitor possible COVID-19 exposures

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)

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 employees might be exposed to the Covid-19 virus. According to Gabe Ross, LRCCD associate vice...

Social justice courses use history lessons to empower change

Asha Wilkerson, department chair of Legal Studies, and Sociology professor for the fall 2020 semester is co-teaching Introduction to Social Justice Studies (SJS 300) in a synchronous online course at American River College. The SJS 300 course is a required course for students majoring in social justice. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2020

Over the last couple of years, the Los Rios Community College District has gone through an institutional redesign, with a commitment to the social justice and equity of all students who have experienced a systemic disproportionate impact on multiple levels. This commitment was added to the district’s m...

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 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. ...

Advancing technology makes ARC a safer campus

Campus patrol officer Joshua Harris walks the perimeter of Davies Hall to ensure the safety of the campus at American River College on April 3, 2019. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ariel Caspar

April 19, 2019

At American River College, a network of police officers, campus patrol, staff and faculty are taking advantage of continuously modernizing technology to make the campus a safer environment for students and staff. Over the past year, Los Rios community colleges have undergone technological updates...

Legal assisting program only in LRCCD

American River College is currently the only college that has a Legal Assisting Program in the Los Rios Community College District. (Photo illustration by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

April 11, 2019

A change is coming. In the near future the American River College Legal Assisting Program will be changing its name to Paralegal Studies, according to department chair Asha Wilkerson. The program is changing its name because although legal assistants and paralegals are the same thing, the term paralegal...

Discounts and giveaways at CAPSS Suit Up Event

Business attire and tailoring will be available for current students and alumni of the Los Rios Community College District at the Suit Up Event on March 10. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 9, 2019

Have a job interview coming up, but aren't sure what to wear? Students are invited to come to JCPenney at Arden Fair Mall on March 10, where American River College Career and Pathways Support Services will be hosting a Suit Up Event to help prepare students to be career-ready. The event will r...

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 ...

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