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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...

American River College will likely be opening its campus back up in the fall of 2022. With more students back on campus, the school and departments should be promoting themselves campus wide to generate more interest in events. (Photo by Sam Berg)

ARC should promote more on-campus activities

Samuel Berg, News Editor May 2, 2022

American River College has yet to fully open up the campus for in-person learning. Still, significant strides have been made and it appears the fall 2022 semester will be more like the school experience...

On March 26,2022, a potential threat was identified by the Los Rios Police Department towards an American River College theater show and has since been cleared as safe to go on campus. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC receives potential threat against theater production of “Gumbo”

Alyssa Branum, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

On March 26, ARC received a call reporting a possible threat toward the theater production on campus that was set to take place at 2 p.m. later that day according to campus police.  According to the...

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,...

Students gather on club day prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semster of 2019 at American River College. ARC and other Los Rios Community College District  schools have seen a significant decrease in student enrollment from the spring 2021 semester to the spring semester of 2022, due to complications from the pandemic. (File Photo)

ARC experiences significant decrease in student enrollment

Samuel Berg and Rayan Ali February 17, 2022

Since the beginning of COVID-19, colleges throughout California, including American River College, have seen student enrollment numbers drop. According to Frank Kobayashi, vice president of instruction...

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects exhibition opening reception on August 30, 2018. The art department at American River College will have their first live showing of the Kaneko Gallery, twenty months after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of 2022. (File Photo)

Kaneko Gallery plans to host first in-person exhibit in spring 2022

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College art department will host its first in-person showing of the Kaneko Gallery since March 2020. According to Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director, the gallery plans to...

The Child Development Center at American River College received the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant, which awards them $283,000 annually for the next four years. The program is planning to use these funds to improve their materials and inspire students, in the fall semester of 2021. (File Photo)

ARC Child Development Center earns the CCAMPIS grant

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

Three Los Rios Community College District campuses, including American River College, were awarded a federal grant on Oct 1 to help the Child Development Center for each campus. The CDC applied for...

As American River College plans  more in-person classes in the spring semester of 2022, teachers should be looking for ways to help students transition back to in-person learning after being online since spring 2020. (Photo via Unsplash)

Teachers should help students prepare for the switch to in-person classes

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic gets closer to the end, many college campuses across the country have started to open back up, including American River College and other Los Rios Community College District campuses. California...

Gabe Ross, the Los Rios Community College District vice chancellor of communications, says the district hopes to open up campuses in the spring semester of 2022, even with the evolving health conditions. (File Photo)

LRCCD offers hybrid classes for spring 2022 semester

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Los Rios Community College District has worked to try and keep its schools open while maintaining proper safety protocol. In early August, the LRCCD...

Community college campuses across California, including American River College, have seen a significant decrease in student enrollment with the transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Community colleges throughout California experience decreased enrollment

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

With a new wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation, many community colleges have seen student enrollment rates drop drastically. According to a study conducted by the National Student Clearinghouse, student...

The Los Rios Community College District announced that all students and employees who access district and college facilities must be vaccinated with the first dose by Oct. 1, 2021. This is to support the health and safety of students, faculty, and members of the community. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC requires all students to provide proof of vaccination

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor September 2, 2021

According to an announcement from the Los Rios Community College District, ARC will require students and employees who access district and college facilities (including in-person classes or student support...

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...

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