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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...

The COVID-19 pandemic is going into year three, and many students and faculty have been learning and teaching remotely the whole time. This has led some to feel the effects of burnout. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Burnout makes learning feel impossible

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief May 17, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is now going into year three, and it has taken a lot out of everyone. It has taken many things from us. It has impacted our physical health and our mental health as well. Everyone...

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 Oak Cafe at American River College is back in business for the spring semester of 2022 with continued COVID-19 safety protocols. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

The Oak Cafe returns for the spring semester

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

American River College’s student-run restaurant and bakery, the Oak Cafe, has opened its doors once again for guests in search of a sweet treat during the spring semester. The Oak Cafe had been inoperative...

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...

American River College and the Los Rios Community College District have provided thousands of students with Chromebooks and internet access since March 2020. In spring of 2022, ARC is continuing to grant eligible students free Chromebooks to keep permanently in an effort to continue providing students with necessary resources for online learning. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC grants eligible students free Chromebooks for the semester

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

This spring, American River College is granting eligible students free Chromebooks to keep permanently in an effort to continue providing students with necessary resources for the semester. Students not...

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