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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 Community College District will be lifting the mask mandate starting on March 14, 2022. With this, the district still encourages students and employees to continue to wear a mask. (Photo via Unsplash)

LRCCD to lift mask mandate on March 14

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 8, 2022

On March 7, American River College announced in an email from Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King and co-signed by all four college presidents, including ARC President Melanie Dixon,...

Even with the lift in California’s indoor mask policy, on Feb. 15, 2022, American River College will continue to enforce a mask policy for all students on faculty who work on campus. (File Photo)

ARC will continue to enforce mask mandate after statewide lift

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 14, 2022

On Feb. 15, the state of California will end its indoor mask mandate.   Regardless, American River College and the Los Rios Community College District will continue to enforce a mask mandate for all...

On Jan. 28, the Associated Student Body of American River College met for the first time in the spring 2022 semester, to discuss the current state of in-person classes at ARC as well as personal goals for senate members for this term. (Screenshot via ASB)

ASB discusses updates for on-campus learning

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 5, 2022

On Jan. 28, the Associated Student Body of American River College discussed the current state of the pandemic’s impact on ARC during its first meeting of the spring semester. ASB president Stacy Burrows...

As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

Disposable masks are only good for one use, and cloth masks should be washed after every wear. If you haven’t already, it is time to take ownership of the cover on your face and explore the world of mask fashion. (Photo courtsey 
 of Pavel Pjatakov  via Unsplash)

Six tips to step up your mask fashion

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 21, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone scrambled to find those thin, blue, disposable, medical masks that they handout at the doctor’s office. After over a year of lockdowns and mask mandates,...

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our countrys actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According...

The American River College fashion department has begun to make masks for local hospitals and other groups (Photo courtesy of pixbay.com)

ARC fashion department designs masks to help the community combat COVID-19.

Dylan Lillie, Staff writer May 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face masks have become an important resource for people. However, due to shortages across the world, they haven’t been the easiest thing to find.  This...

Department stores and restaurant employees are required to be masked, gloved or both in order to stay open during the coronavirus shutdown, yet people still feel the need to take their own precautions, regardless of whether or not it inconveniences a business. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Essential workers should not be chastised; they’re doing their best

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer May 11, 2020

Customers and consumers that take extra measures to protect themselves against the coronavirus when they go out in public settings, should do so in a way that does not inconvenience the employees that...

American River College has donated ventilators  and N-95 masks to University of California, Davis Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital and Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital to help with equipment needs during this essential time. (Photo courtesy of ventilator.png)

ARC Respiratory Care Program donates equipment to community amid ventilator shortage

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has challenged the American healthcare system, the American healthcare industry and the American structure of government in ways never seen before. While the states...

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