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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...

Students struggle and faculty scrambles with the announcement of the online spring 2021 semester

As American River College makes the announcement of another online semester, students and professors will need to prepare themselves for the hardships of working from home this current semester has already brought. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
“Online classes aren't the same experience as face-to-face”
October 15, 2020

On Sept. 16, the American River College communications office announced in an email to students and faculty that the spring 2021 semester will be almost completely online, with exceptions made for a limited...

Editorial: LRPD needs more than reformation, it needs total reimagination

Over the summer people flooded into Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento over the course of weeks to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality across America. The Black Lives Matter movement and message has been at the forefront of these protests demanding justice, accountability, and national defunding of the police. (Photo by Emily Mello)
Racism cannot be removed from a racist system; Defund the LRPD
October 14, 2020

The summer of 2020 was one most of us will likely never forget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped when George Floyd was killed after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt...

District continues to monitor possible COVID-19 exposures

In early September, the nursing program at American River College was voluntarily and temporarily suspended out of concern for possible exposures to the COVID-19 virus. To date, the college has received no reports of exposures. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
Nursing program temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 exposure threat
October 2, 2020

Since the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Los Rios Community College District has voluntarily and temporarily suspended two separate programs on two of its campuses out of concern that students and...

Student involved in accident in ARC parking lot

On Oct. 1, 2019, at least one student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A at American River College. Nobody was injured, according to Public Information Officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Emily Mello)
October 2, 2019

At least one American River College student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there were several...

Metro Fire tests parking structure fire procedures

Firefighters Jake Bartlett and Gabriel Gomez carry fire hoses down from the top level of the American River College parking structure on Sept. 17, 2019. Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 ran drills testing the structure’s standpipe water system, which they would use in the event of a fire within the parking garage. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
September 19, 2019

Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 visited American River College  morning to practice emergency procedures and test the standpipe water system in the ARC parking structure.  Because...

ARC monitors creek levels for flooding

A student walks across the bridge over Arcade Creek as rain causes the creek to flood nearly over the ridge at American River College on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
February 27, 2019

With rain expected through the rest of the week and a flood warning issued for North Central California through Thursday, the American River College administration is monitoring and preparing for how the...

Peet’s closes to make way for more diverse cuisine

Due to American River College students wanting more diverse food on campus, the Peet’s Coffee location in the Portable Village closed last Thursday and Indian Catering and Events opened in its place on Feb. 19, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 19, 2019

As of Feb. 17, American River College no longer serves Peet’s Coffee, according to an email sent by ARC’s Public Information Officer Scott Crow. Peet’s former location in the Portable Village...

Sacramento police arrest suspect in deadly shooting near ARC’s Natomas Center

File photo.
December 12, 2018

Sacramento Police responded to a deadly shooting that took place Tuesday night in the 2400 block of Del Paso Road, near American River College’s Natomas Center campus. Police posted a report on Twitter,...

Los Rios responds to hate incidents

Counter protester Jules Miller holds up a sign that reads “No Nazi No Hate in Our Streets” during a  “Turn California Red” conservative rally at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Swastikas, racial slurs and death threats were found on Oct 1, scrawled on the stalls and mirror of a men’s restroom at Sacramento City College, according to the...

Breaking News: Unauthorized flyers found on campus

An unauthorized flyer was found posted to the ticket booth at the far right side of the football stadium near Parking Lot S. At least two flyers were found on American River College’s campus on Nov. 1 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
November 1, 2018

At least two flyers were found this morning on American River College’s campus, each one reading: “It’s okay to be white.” One sign was taped to the gym doors and the other was posted on the...

Current editorial: ARC fights negative reputation

Professor Jason Vitaich waits for his class to begin as students walk around Davies Hall at American River College on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
September 19, 2018

There are many factors that contribute to the reputation of a college. Enrollment and graduation rates, student demographics, student involvement, and campus safety all play a role in the overall perception...

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