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A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even grocery stores are closing earlier than usual. The spread of COVID-19 has created a life of minimalis...

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had contracted the virus. He had mocked the virus earlier in...

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and doctors, but also grocery store employees, fast food places and a few others.  But are all of...

U.S. response to COVID-19 flops while cases and deaths increase

In January, the Trump Administration called the coronavirus pandemic a Democratic hoax and blamed the virus' spread on the Democratic open borders policy, as American citizens began to die. (Photo courtesy of imgbin.com)

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Now is not the time to sugarcoat the American response with a grandiose façade of patriotism. If we are honest with ourselves, we would own our truth and admit that the American response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be polite, has been hokum. From the executive office to the citizens, from the econo...

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

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)

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 for students who don’t know the first thing about taking a class online. There is a reason students have the choice t...

Cancel culture is useless

Cancelling a celebrity doesn’t lead to the end of their career. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jack Harris

October 10, 2019

It can be difficult to define what it means to be “cancelled,” because just like every other child of the internet, it exists in a nebulous, fluid state. To paint in broad strokes, being cancelled is to be rejected by some people on the internet, and it usually begins on Twitter. Common motivations ...

How can students help to save the climate?

Students commute by bus to arrive at American River College while some leave campus on Dec. 11, 2018. Using public transportation is one of the many ways to help reduce emissions. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

December 13, 2018

Climate change is one of the biggest controversial debates among experts and politicians these days. The debate has become a hotter topic among college students after experts recently shared concerns, warning that the climate is changing very fast. Those concerns were expressed in a recent New York Times article...

Do artists deserve a second chance?

Rapper and singer Chris Brown has been one of many artists in the spotlight for a number of years for domestic violence. (Photo illustration by Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

October 24, 2018

It happens time and time again, yet nothing changes as a consequence. A wide range of examples can be found, but still, the show is sold out. New charges of sexually related crimes pop up regularly, but the albums still reach number one on the charts and sell thousands of copies in their first w...

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

Students wait in line at American River College's Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

August 30, 2018

Coffee is one of the most essential parts of a college student’s lifestyle. It makes powering through those 2 a.m. study sessions and early morning classes possible. Coffee really does play a crucial part in students’ productivity and that’s why it was such a big deal when American River College an...

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

The Sacramento Water Towers illuminated by drivers on Interstate 5 on Nov. 13. The 'Welcome to Sacramento' water tower sits in the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Nathan Bauer

November 16, 2017

Growing up in Sacramento I always knew that my hometown was the City of Trees, I remember looking out across Midtown as a child and thinking Sacramento looked less like a city and more like an elvish kingdom sprung up amongst a great forest canopy. The trees are a part of life in Sacramento, from a cool place to...

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

Counselor Manuel Ruedas stands next to the decorative wall in his office at the HUB on Nov. 12. Ruedas works with the Puente Program to help disadvantaged students achieve academic success. (Photo by Ashey Hayes-Stone)

November 16, 2017

American River College is currently in the beginning stages of a process that administration says will make students more successful and will also provide an overall more inclusive campus. If the college can deliver on these promises, then ARC looks to be headed towards a bright and prosperous future whe...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback Title IX policies instituted under Barack Obama’s presidency that outlined how schools investigat...

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