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Recent high school graduates have been thrown into the online college experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has kept most students online since March 2020. (Photo illustration by Jahson Nahal)

New ARC students voice their opinions on online college experience

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For some students at American River College, the last time they took an in-person class was during their senior year of high school. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and students...

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...

 The Learning Resource Center at American River College is a place where students can receive help for any of their technology needs. The center is also distributing Chromebooks for students who need one in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC’s Learning Resource Center strives to help students through the fall semester

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

The Learning Resource Center at American River College is a program to help students with all of their technology needs both on and off campus.  The LRC computer lab strives to help students who are...

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...

Students at American River College, as well as across the country, have had to get used to college classes online since March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Synchronous and asynchronous classes each have challenges and advantages for students in spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Students find ups and downs with both synchronous and asynchronous classes

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With online classes, the focus for college students the past year, American River College has set its focus on giving students a variety of options when taking online classes. One such option is the decision...

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College, is a key resource for students with basic need insecurities and will re-open for the hybrid semester in Fall 2021. (Screenshot via the ARC website’s Beaver Food Pantry video)

ARC student support programs shift toward basic needs as pandemic continues

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

At the peak of the pandemic in the fall, many companies rushed to capitalize on student economic insecurity during the back-to-school season and offered deals and promotions for the anticipated transition...

ASB is holding student elections this week for the 2021-22 student body. (Photo via Pixabay).

ASB hopeful for student participation in the upcoming election this month

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

American River College’s Associated Student Body and Club and Events Board are holding elections for next year's representatives April 20-21. Students will be able to vote through E-Services.  ASB...

Students gather during Welcome Day on Sept. 13, 2018. The fall 2021 semester will be in a hybrid format that will feature a return to campus for some classes. Twenty-two “Impossible to Convert” Career Education classes and a few others that allow proper social distancing, while not reducing course access for students, will be returning to campus. (File Photo)

Fall 2021 semester to be a hybrid format

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Los Rios Community College District campuses have been closed, except for a few classes that couldn’t be moved online, for almost a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, the LRCCD has announced...

The third semester of online distance learning is here and the experiences still remain different for everyone, in Spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

After three semesters online, ARC students and faculty await a safe return to campus

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

With the one-year mark of American River College online-only instruction approaching, many teachers and students say they have had similar experiences of feeling uneasy in the beginning of the transition...

Here at the Current, Zoom meetings offer a mixture of convenience and inconvenience, depending on how many people are attending, and how cooperative our internet connections can be. (Screenshot taken by Jill Wagner)

Zoom meetings are a barely passable option for work and school

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

The pandemic has forced college campuses around the United States to shift to online learning, and the transition hasn’t been smooth for everyone. While some professors at American River College have...

As American River College makes the announcement of another online semester, students and professors will need to prepare themselves for the hardships of working from home this current semester has already brought. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Students struggle and faculty scrambles with the announcement of the online spring 2021 semester

Oden Taylor and Brandon Zamora October 15, 2020

On Sept. 16, the American River College communications office announced in an email to students and faculty that the spring 2021 semester will be almost completely online, with exceptions made for a limited...

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