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he American River College counselling center is closed in the fall semester of 2021, but its staff is working remotely to meet the needs of students. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC Counseling center supports students through the pandemic

Maya Barber, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College counseling center is a place for students to succeed; even though it’s physically closed it still provides help remotely. However, it has been challenging for counselors to...

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...

According to math professor Matt Mitchell, at American River College, students use websites such as Symbolab to cheat on their exams. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to sort out the honest and dishonest students. (Screenshot via Symbolab)

Pandemic stress creates academic integrity issues

Megan Wutzke and Ariel Caspar May 15, 2021

Students under pressure are more likely to cheat. That’s what Elizabeth Huffman, political science professor at Cosumnes River College says. As this pandemic weighs down on students and professors alike,...

ARC plans to keep sanitation protocols in place when students return to campus, while many concerns are still being decided upon. (Photo Illustration by Julie Blunt)

ARC prepares for a safe and healthy return to campus

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

After a year of anticipation with students and faculty waiting to return to campus, the American River College administration has prepared necessary precautions for returning to on-campus instruction this...

As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

Since March 2020, the American River College campus has been mostly deserted, with the majority of classes going online and faculty and staff working remotely. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC then and now: COVID-19 edition

On March 13, 2020, American River College closed its campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been over a year and with the exception of a few classes that couldn’t be converted to online learning...

Coronavirus has plagued the world for the past year and now, but thanks to health advancements, there is a COVID-19 vaccine being distributed. During a Feb. 17 webinar, physician Joseph Iser educates students on what to know about each type. (Photo via Pixabay)

Webinar offers information on COVID-19 vaccines

Cicily Thomas and Collin Andrews , Staff Writer April 11, 2021

With the approval of COVID-19 vaccines, people across the world are hoping to soon revert back to post-pandemic times. On Feb. 17,  physicians Joseph Isler and American River College nurse Pamela Whipple...

As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to be administered you can now check your eligibility on the My Turn app to see when you can receive it. (Photo via the My Turn website)

My Turn app tells people when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

With the start of this new year, advances in health care have led to the creation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, the California Department of Public Health has also created an app that checks the eligibility...

In the midst of a pandemic, the CDC continues to reach out and engage with new audiences about survival in a zombie apocalypse. (Photo via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

CDC releases information on how to survive a zombie apocalypse

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Does the thought of a zombie apocalypse happening while we are still in a pandemic scare you?  Well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information on how to be prepared for...

Chromebooks are available to be handed out on-campus for American River College students in need and eligible students can apply using the application in their eServices message box. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Campus departments work together to distribute Chromebooks

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor March 4, 2021

Almost a year after American River College moved to remote operations, some students are still experiencing technology accessibility issues. To address this, the college has created a Chromebook handout...

California has approved a $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents. Californians who make $30,000 a year or less, undocumented workers, CalWORKS recipients, people who are blind, people over 65 and people who are disabled are eligible. (Photo via Pixabay)

California approves $600 or more stimulus for eligible residents

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Since spring 2020, throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused financial hardships for many, the federal government has given out two stimulus checks to eligible citizens. California is...

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