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Despite the ongoing pandemic, students and faculty are still celebrating Halloween

October 31st marks another year of spooky costumes and candy.(Photo courtesy of Unsplash Photos).
Small gatherings, pumpkin carving and scary movies can still keep us in the Halloween spirit
October 30, 2020

The pandemic has stopped many events and celebrations for people around the world. Despite new restrictions, that hasn’t stopped the students and faculty members of American River College from wanting...

LRCCD factors in the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios Community College District says it is prepared for whatever the future holds in regards to the virus as it has been taking the necessary precautions. (Photo from freepik.com)
Could a second wave of COVID-19 effect when students return to campus?
October 23, 2020

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have been warning of the potential for a second wave of the virus to hit during the fall months when flu cases tend to naturally rise. The Los Rios...

Keeping up with the news today is important, but it can be unhealthy

Our phones let us catch up on what we missed in the news, and be angry about it from the comfort of our bed sheets.
(Photo by Alexander Musa)
Trump’s tapes, taxes and COVID-19 are only some of what’s happened in the last few months
October 20, 2020

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, even with daily life ground to a near halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s getting to the point where I’ve experienced genuine mental exhaustion...

COVID-19 pandemic pushed some students to opt for a gap year

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college students say they feel overwhelmed, which has led some to take a gap year. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some students have decided to take a year off from school.
October 19, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college campuses in the United States have shut down and moved everything to an online environment. Many students are having a hard time focusing on school, which...

Zoom meetings are a barely passable option for work and school

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)
Safety, convenience, and inconvenience for pandemic America is embodied by the Zoom call
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...

College fees disgust some CA students during pandemic

The transition to online classes at Sac State has led to decreased class quality and less engagement between professors and students, yet tuition and fees have not decreased, according to an anonymous student. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
October 4, 2020

While some California college students say they are pleased with their school’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, others say they are infuriated that the closure of campuses was not followed by a reduction...

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...

Students protect themselves as Covid-19 continues to be a concern

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a threat into the fall semester, students are still expressing concern about contracting and spreading the virus to others. (photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
Are you doing your part to slow the spread?
September 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many conflicts have arisen in this country, trying to contain it as much as possible. There are those who believe the virus is a “never-seen-before” sickness,...

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
America reaps the consequences of poor judgement
September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According...

HomeBase provides new path to guidance

Each personalized HomeBase can be found under the “Courses” tab in Canvas. From there, students can connect with coaches and counselors to receive the guidance they need to succeed.
September 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s administration and faculty have decided to implement an innovative, interactive solution for students who are struggling with the shift...

ARC fashion department designs masks to help the community combat COVID-19.

The American River College fashion department has begun to make masks for local hospitals and other groups (Photo courtesy of pixbay.com)
May 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face masks have become an important resource for people. However, due to shortages across the world, they haven’t been the easiest thing to find.  This...

Distracted and bored: ARC students share why working from home is such a challenge

American River College students speak out about the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)
“I’m stuck at home and I’m struggling to ignore all distractions”
May 17, 2020

The transition to online classes and the “stay-at-home order” enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its challenges for the students at American River College.  With the virus...

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