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According to math professor Matt Mitchell, at American River College, students use websites such as Symbolab to cheat on their exams. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to sort out the honest and dishonest students. (Screenshot via Symbolab)

Pandemic stress creates academic integrity issues

Megan Wutzke and Ariel Caspar May 15, 2021

Students under pressure are more likely to cheat. That’s what Elizabeth Huffman, political science professor at Cosumnes River College says. As this pandemic weighs down on students and professors alike,...

Whiteboards, calendars, alarms and timers help keep someone with ADHD on track, but they don’t treat the underlying problem. A brain with ADHD has different brain chemistry than most people, so executive functioning is impaired. (Photo Illustration by Megan Wutzke)

Society focuses on the wrong problem when dealing with ADHD

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

When I was 20, I went to therapy. I had depression, anxiety, and a bit of trauma to work through. After a few sessions, my therapist suggested I get tested for ADHD. I laughed because I couldn’t have...

To combat COVID-19, the buildings on the ARC campus now perform four air exchange flushes an hour. During a flush, the outside air is brought into the building, filtered, and exchanged with the inside air. (Photo Courtesy of Pablo Manzo)

ARC improves air quality to minimize COVID-19 risk

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

According to opinions shared during the listening sessions and surveys conducted by the Los Rios Community College District, many American River College staff and students are concerned about ventilation...

American River College's Club and Events Board holds an online Pet-Palooza, showcasing local, adoptable dogs on April 29, 2021.

Meet a future best friend at the ARC online Pet-Palooza

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The American River College Club and Events Board will host the Pet-Palooza, an online pet adoption event on April 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Jaycie Savage hustles for the ball while Haley VanOrman waits for her turn. (Photo by Megan Wutzke)

ARC women’s tennis team forfeits match against Folsom Lake College

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The American River College women’s tennis team performed strongly in its match against Folsom Lake College on April 16, though athlete eligibility issues meant an automatic loss. According to Haley...

Effie Yeaw Nature Center provides opportunities for college students to relax

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

College students balance work, school, and other responsibilities, but they often neglect to find time to relax. Many healthcare professionals recommend recharging in nature for physical and mental health...

A storm knocked over a 60 year old tree, narrowly avoiding the Ranch House and the Portable Village. Director Cheryl Sears uses her body for scale after inspecting the damage. (Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Sears)

ARC staff tames wild campus for student reintroduction

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 18, 2021

When American River College shut down the campus last year, many faculty and students thought they would be back after spring break. After the closure, Administrative Services director Cheryl Sears, along...

On April 9 the Associated Student Body of American River College announced upcoming spring events and discussed potential changes for the constitution. ASB will vote for the constitutional revisions on April 16. (Screenshot via ASB meeting)

ASB discusses potential changes to constitution

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

On April 9 the Associated Student Body of American River College announced upcoming spring events, updated the senators on the fall 2021 semester, and discussed potential changes to the constitution. ASB...

A series of “impossible to convert” classes, such as those in the Automotive Technology department, will resume in fall 2021. Students enrolled in these classes will still have to follow safety mitigation strategies. (Photo via the ARC website)

American River College announces more on-campus classes for fall 2021 semester

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The Los Rios Community College District announced that its fall 2021 semester will be a hybrid of on-the-ground classes and online classes. According to the Framework for Reopening document released by...

Students practice deciphering textbook graphics with the Science Success Center tutors. The center offers virtual one-on-one tutoring for students enrolled in at least one science course. (Photo via the ARC website)

Science Success Center offers tutoring for science study skills

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Students looking for help with their science classes can look into signing up for the Science Success Center at American River College. The Science Success Center offers virtual one-on-one tutoring for...

Peter Davenport collects witness reports such as this for the National UFO Reporting Center database. (Photo via the National UFO Reporting Center)

Civilians have no way to report UFOs

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

I’ll just get this out of the way: I want to believe. But don’t bust out the tinfoil hats just yet. I’m still a skeptic. I don’t know if there are space aliens messing around in our atmosphere,...

Melanie Dixon felt called to be the new American River College president because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo via the ARC website)

Melanie Dixon connects with students and faculty to target barriers to education

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

In the best of times starting a new job, particularly a leadership position, can be daunting. But for the new American River College President Melanie Dixon, the difficult times are exactly why she felt...

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