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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...

Using gender affirming pronouns allows people to be more comfortable in their own skin. (Photo via Freepik)

Respecting gender affirming pronouns helps people embrace their identity

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

The use of gender-affirming pronouns can be an important form of self-identity. Gender affirming pronouns have captured the eyes and ears of many and some say that while an emphasis on identifying one’s...

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing safety regulations and guards to go back up at American River College in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

New delta variant of COVID-19 causes an influx of cases

Maya Barber, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Over the past year-and-a-half, there has been a worldwide virus attacking the lives of many people. As three new vaccines became available, they allowed many to start living their daily lives again.  Schools...

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...

The Los Rios Community College District announced that all students and employees who access district and college facilities must be vaccinated with the first dose by Oct. 1, 2021. This is to support the health and safety of students, faculty, and members of the community. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC requires all students to provide proof of vaccination

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor September 2, 2021

According to an announcement from the Los Rios Community College District, ARC will require students and employees who access district and college facilities (including in-person classes or student support...

With the campus remaining closed, the library at American River College is finding new ways to give students access to textbooks throughout the semester. (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

ARC makes textbook rental easier than ever

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

While students struggle to find new ways to affordably obtain their textbooks during the pandemic riddled semester, the American River College library has been able to create a new way to help students...

After one year of ARC’s courses being fully online, the Los Rios Community College District has confirmed that ARC will function in both an online and on-ground environment for the fall 2021 semester. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC students voice their feelings about the hybrid fall semester

Madison Duong, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

American River College students all feel differently as they ponder their thoughts on ARC confirming in an email that 2021’s fall semester will be in a hybrid setting. This means classes will be offered...

There are many celebratory events in March where all students are encouraged to join for Women’s History Month. There will be events hosted virtually by CRC and events in Sacramento. (Photo via the ARC website)

CRC hosts events for all LRCCD students for Women’s History Month

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

The month of March is dedicated to all women past, present and future. In honor of the history women went through, this month is about highlighting the achievements women have made and continue to make.  Although...

American River Colleges Community of Voices, founded in  2017, is designed to bring students together with music and singing, giving anyone the chance to sing and receive constructive feedback from students as well as a professor. (Photo via Pixabay)

Community of Voices brings students together through music

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Now that American River College has entered the third semester of online learning, classes and clubs alike have been forced to find creative ways to continue working and staying together. Community of...

October 31st marks another year of spooky costumes and candy.(Photo courtesy of Unsplash Photos).

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

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer 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...

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)

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

Oden Taylor and Brandon Zamora 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...

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)

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

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer 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,...

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