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An American River College student gets gas after a day of school on Nov. 9. With gas prices high, students and staff attending ARC have to alter their daily habits. (Photo by Carla Montaruli)

Climbing gas prices affect choices made by students and staff at ARC

Carla Montaruli, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Climbing gas prices are affecting the entire population. In fact, for months it has often been at the center of breaking news or even in the various everyday chats between friends. To have a better...

On Feb. 15, 2022, the Los Rios Community College District announced that all classes originally scheduled for on-ground will return to campus on Feb. 22, 2022. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

LRCCD announces return to campuses after starting semester online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief February 17, 2022

On Feb. 15, the Los Rios Community College District announced in an email from LRCCD Chancellor Brian King that all classes that were originally scheduled to be on-ground will return to campus on Feb....

According to an announcement by the Los Rios Community College District, because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some classes will be switched to an online format until Feb. 22. Other “difficult-to-convert” classes will return on ground on Jan. 31. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes spring 2022 semester to begin online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

The spring 2022 semester, which mostly started online, will remain online through Feb. 22, according to an email sent out by the administration on Jan. 21 and a message posted on the Los Rios Community...

Unexpected issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic can pop up at any time, and having an excused withdrawal can help students who experience unexpected issues during the semester. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

An excused withdrawal option would help lower student stress during the pandemic

Heather Amberson, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 14, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing most college campuses to close and transition to online learning, some students may be struggling in classes, or even falling behind with the graduation timeline they...

With many students already struggling with time management and their household and parental responsibilities, synchronous classes provide a litany of added stressors during the pandemic. (Photo from shutterstock.com).

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

Nick Subia, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Although nearly all classes are currently held online due to the pandemic, one thing that is lacking across the board when comparing the formats of classes at American River College is consistency. Some...

The frustration of navigating our world through the internet and our laptops can prove to be overwhelming. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

Will we ever open back up?

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

On Sept. 16, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent an email to all LRCCD students to inform them that the 2021 spring semester at American River College will continue online. Like...

Across the country since the start of the pandemic, Zoom meetings, including synchronous online classrooms in the Los Rios Community College District have been under attack by a new cyber threat, Zoom bombers. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Online classes under attack by “Zoom bombers”

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor October 9, 2020

Across the United States, community colleges and universities holding synchronous online classes have experienced ongoing problems with people coming into virtual classrooms unannounced and causing a disturbance....

 While American River Colleges automotive department is unable to hold classes on campus, they find unique ways to teach their courses online in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

ARC’s automotive department gets creative with online classes

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor October 3, 2020

While the fall 2020 semester at American River College is the first academic session to be completely online, there are still some departments adapting to the new changes. The automotive department is...

Even if you struggle with online learning, Canvas is designed to be user friendly and help you stay as organized as possible. (Photo by Edith Nunez)

Having trouble with Canvas? Don’t stress

Edith Nunez, Staff Writer September 14, 2020

This semester many students are taking an online class for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes are either synchronous, meaning class meets live through Zoom at a set time and day,...

One anonymous teacher shares the struggle of not getting to see her students in person now that the campus remains closed. I miss seeing them in person and feel like Im teaching in a vacuum, she said. (file photo)

Professors forced to transition online tell all about what it’s really like

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor May 18, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campuses all over California, students are finishing classes online. American River College has been no exception; in March the college moved its classes to an online platform for...

With all May ceremonies cancelled, American River College explores alternative options so students may still experience a commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

ARC still plans to host graduation even though ceremony was canceled

Bram Martinez, Arts & Culture Editor April 29, 2020

Events have been canceled all over the country, with rules for no large gatherings of people.  This can include concerts and festivals,  as well as graduation ceremonies for American River College for...

All classes at American River College have moved to online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing all students to now work from home in all their classes. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

The transition to online classes may put some students at a disadvantage

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor April 9, 2020

With American River College closing its campus due to the coronavirus, all classes at ARC have been moved online. While this may not be an issue to some students, it’s an issue to others, especially...

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