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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...

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...

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,...

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...

ARC cancels on-campus events until at least April

On March 18, the Los Rios Community College District closed campuses and transitioned all classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled events were postponed or canceled while some services have been moved to virtual appointments. (photo courtesy of counton2.com)
March 25, 2020

On March 17, the American River College communications office sent an email to inform the college’s population of the latest status concerning COVID-19 regarding ARC and all Los Rios facilities. As of...

Finding direction with personality types

One anonymous teacher shares the struggle of not getting to see her students in person now that the campus remains closed.
April 11, 2019

Being lost and undecided is a common feeling amongst students when it comes to what direction to pursue. Having to decide and declare a major can be stressful and sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Historically young people have had the lowest voter turnout, but creating the habit early and getting involved politically can leave long-term effects. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are...

What ARC’s library has to offer

Math major Celine Castonguay browses the American River College library in-between classes and softball practice. The campus library offers services to students like research assistance for essays, and offers study rooms that they can use during library hours. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 26, 2019

There are many places on the American River College campus for students to study and the most commonly known one is the library. There’s a reason for that: the ARC library isn't a place where students...

Trump does not own your citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to challenge the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order to take away birthright citizenship. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
November 14, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump created another wave of fear over the shoulders of the immigrant community when he said would sign an executive order to take away the birthright citizenship of people...

The Current’s ballot guide to the 2018 elections

Registered voters can mail in their ballots by Oct. 30 or vote in person on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)
October 25, 2018

There are less than two weeks before the California general elections and American River College students have an opportunity to make a statement about important subjects, including what happens with taxes,...

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

Halloween is considered to be one of the heavier binge-drinking holidays, especially for college students. Students take precaution by planning out their night and knowing their drinking limit. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
October 18, 2018

Drinking and partying are considered staples of the college experience for many students, especially during Halloween. However, there are many students who use holidays as a reason to binge drink and over-party,...

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