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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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