The American River Current

Will we ever open back up?

The frustration of navigating our world through the internet and our laptops can prove to be overwhelming. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
Our school is hosting our upcoming spring semester online, but not every student agrees with this decision
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...

Pandemic forces ARC’s dance department to adapt to online environment

Despite not being able to meet on campus, the dance department at ARC is doing the best it can under the current circumstances. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
October 19, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s dance department is no longer offering in-person dance instruction. Instead, as with most of the college’s departments,  distancing guidelines...

Online classes under attack by “Zoom bombers”

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)
Synchronous Zoom classes face a new cyber threat
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....

The truth behind online learning

Signs blocking all of the entrances to the American River College campus state that it is closed until further notice. The campus has been closed since March 18, and will continue to remain closed through the spring 2021 semester, according to a Sept. 16 faculty email sent by LRCCD Chancellor Brian King. (Photo by Will Minke)
Is this the future of the classroom?
October 3, 2020

Due to all of the limits that COVID-19 has set forth, a majority of colleges across the country have transitioned to complete remote learning for the fall 2020 semester, including American River College....

ARC’s automotive department gets creative with online classes

 While American River College's 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)
Without in person classes, aspiring mechanics must implement unique learning opportunities
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...

Online culinary classes prove to be problematic during pandemic

The transition to online culinary classes was only novel at first, but will likely force students pursuing a degree in hospitality management to take at least one semester off until in-person lab classes resume. (Photo illustration by Nick Subia)
Since online culinary labs are impractical, professors are left teaching theory
October 1, 2020

Through all the confusion that comes with the transition to virtual learning, the fine and applied arts department at American River College is currently active, but not without a considerable number of...

Athletic instructors redesign yoga classes for virtual learning

Eric Black, alongside his wife Bethani Black who also teaches yoga at American River College, record YouTube videos for their students instead of holding live Zoom classes. (Photo courtesy of Eric Black)
As fitness classes transition to online, yoga teachers are forced to adapt
September 23, 2020

This fall, nearly all classes at American River College are being held in an online environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. For most subjects, this transition has been straight forward and manageable,...

ARC offers students a safer way to buy textbooks

Business major Antahnia Watson and nursing major Hannah Zakharaza shop at the Beaver Bookstore at American River College on Aug. 26, 2019. On June 1, ARC’s bookstore will be moving all operations to online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as all students will now need to shop for their textbooks from home. (File Photo)
May 18, 2020

With American River College announcing that its classes will be online for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, the Beaver Bookstore will be making the full transition to online-only as well for the...

LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

The Virtual Transfer Week webpage has an hour-by-hour schedule of the different workshops offered throughout the week. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
ARC reveals plan for classes that are unable to move online
May 13, 2020

With the Los Rios Community College District making its transition to online classes because of the coronavirus outbreak, the administration has posted a detailed plan to its  website for procedures during...

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)
Fine Arts professors get creative with remote learning
May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)
April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on...

ARC revamps distance education website

Gabe Carlos, sports editor for the Current, checks out the ARC Online 2.0 website in class at American River College on March 6. (Photo by Breawna Maynard)
March 7, 2019

American River College is designing a multitude of fully online certificates and degrees to help students achieve their educational, personal and career-centered goals through a new website; ARC Online...

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