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erry Haflich has dedicated his last 23 years to American River college taking on many different positions to benefit all student needs. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Haflich)

Assistant athletic director Jerry Haflich set to retire after 23 years at ARC

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 18, 2022

Over the last 23 years, Jerry Haflich, assistant athletic director and professor at American River College, has helped athletes reach their potential, but he considers his biggest win to be his long marriage...

Voting allows all people from the United States to cast their vote to help make a change in society (Photo via freepik)

Vote to be heard

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 16, 2022

Voting is an important standard in our community. It allows many to have a voice and make changes that are needed to uphold the standards. In history, numerous laws have prevented many from being heard,...

The American River College campus appears empty as it partially re-opens. (Photo by Maya Barber)

With the pandemic ending ARC students should be back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 15, 2022

Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become the epicenter of all communication. People were cut off from the outside world and thrown into a virtual world, without face-to-face contact or interaction. Now...

 Beavers Against Hate allows you to pledge your support, through the American River College website in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers pledge with Beavers Against Hate

Maya Barber, Feature Editor April 21, 2022

Beavers Against Hate is a college-wide initiative for all students and faculty to join. It is a commitment to uphold standards of social justice, equity, and doing right for our community.  According...

Since the fall 2020 semester, at American River College, HomeBase has appeared on many students Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. In the spring of 2022 HomeBase is now also back on campus. (Photo via Brooke Cagle on Unsplash)

HomeBase is back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 31, 2022

Since the fall 2020 semester, HomeBase has appeared on many students' Canvas homepage, acting as an academic guide for new and continuing students. HomeBase is now also in a physical space on the American...

The American River softball team is pushing hard and working together as a team to continue their season to the Big 8 conference, in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo by Maya Barber)

ARC’s softball team aims to be one of the best teams in the Big 8 Conference

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 14, 2022

Softball season is in full swing at American River College. So far the softball team has won nine games, which is leading them in the right direction in the Big 8 Conference. “Our goal is to be one...

Zoom is now the new normal and has changed the face of interacting with many. However, there are no set rules on how to manage meeting settings so the majority feels respected during discussions. (Screenshot by Maya Barber)

Zoom etiquette is important, but not always followed

Lorraine Barron and Maya Barber March 14, 2022

In 2020, COVID-19 struck and created a new way of living. The world was put on lockdown, but life needed to continue. In order to participate in school or work, many people moved online. This meant a world...

February is Black History Month, but it is not the only month to pay homage, learn and celebrate all African Americans. These are five Black accomplishments and inventions. (Photo Illustration by Maya Barber)

Five influential African American inventors and creators

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 9, 2022

February may have been Black History month, but we can celebrate accomplishments from African Americans all year long. Here are five accomplishments by African Americans to learn how they impacted this...

“Marry Me”, released on Feb. 11, 2022, by Universal Studios, represents a love triangle, while also representing the colliding of two different lifestyles. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios)

Review: ”Marry Me,” where a single song carries the movie

Maya Barber, Feature Editor March 2, 2022

“Marry Me,” released on Feb. 11, is filled with an abundance of romance, confusion, and love triangles, which fit right in with its Valentine’s Day-adjacent release.  “Marry Me” stars Jennifer...

The American River College Associated Student Body, pictured here on Feb. 4 2022, met on Feb. 11, 2022, and gave feedback on HomeBase and offered ways to improve. They also were able to learn about their goals and what the program has to offer. (Screenshot of ARC ASB)

ASB gives feedback on HomeBase

Maya Barber, Feature Editor February 23, 2022

The Associated Student Body of American River College discussed and gave feedback on ways to resolve issues with HomeBase during its Feb. 11 meeting. The board also was joined by two students of the...

 There are plenty of ways to donate during the holiday season; online, in person or through a phone call. (Photo via Freepik)

Five ways to give back for the holidays

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

There are many ways to give back to the community this Christmas. Donating will make a social impact and encourage others to do the same. You will also be providing support to organizations and nonprofits...

Kwanzaa brings family and friends together through the lighting of one of seven candles everyday while celebrating with food, activities and learning about culture. (Photo via Freepik)

Kwanzaa needs more recognition as a holiday

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Kwanzaa needs to have more representation as a cultural holiday in media outlets along with respect for the culture it serves. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It is...

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