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American River College’s Associated Student Body is violating the Brown Act by not making its meetings easily accessible to everyone in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s ASB violates the Brown Act

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

In an age of COVID and Zoom meetings, many things have become difficult. But as we progress and grow accustomed to this new age, school organizations must also cater to these changes. American River...

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” released in theaters on May 6, 2022, reminds viewers that you should never mess with a witch. (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Review: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” draws a thin line between dreams and nightmares

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The Marvel franchise brings us a second installment to the Dr. Stephen Strange storyline that was released in theaters on May 6.  It takes place after the first season of Scarlet Witch’s show “WandaVision”...

Shelby, a California resident who didn’t want her last name used, holds up a sign protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade at the Planned Parenthood rally in Sacramento on May 14, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

Overturning Roe v. Wade will further cause conflict in the United States

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

To say I am angry would be an understatement. Why are men in positions of power in this country able to still make decisions on what women can do with our bodies? A Supreme Court opinion draft that...

The American River Review at American River College is looking to get more students involved with its magazine in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo courtesy of The American River Review)

ARC’s literary journal seeks increased student involvement

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The American River Review is an English writing class run by Michael Angelone, an English professor at American River College.   This class, which is still currently taught online, allows students...

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...

Wildfire preparations for residents become increasingly necessary as California’s weather heats up for summer. (Photo Illustration by Alyssa Branum)

Wildfire season is around the corner in California

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Wildfires are a national concern in the United States every year, especially in California. Almost 2.5 million acres of land were lost during the top five fires of 2020 alone, according to CalFire’s...

Doctors can be racist and their standing in the community does not exclude them from being responsible for their actions. Education does not give you a pass on treating others with respect. The picture on the left shows my daughter and myself, and the picture on the right is the photo the doctor saw of me. (Photo Illustration by Lorraine Barron)

Medical professionals are not above systemic racism

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 17, 2022

When you choose to go to school or take a job it is on you to be a productive member of society in that position. That position does not allow you to mistreat people or be dismissive.  It doesn’t...

The horticulture department is looking for tree trimming and irrigation services as it develops as of April 18, 2022. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

ARC’s horticulture department is looking for more helping hands

Alyssa Branum , Staff Writer May 16, 2022

American River College’s horticulture department is back on campus since it opened up in February, and working to get plants back to thriving since the lockdown.  Students within the department...

Discussion boards have been a big part of online learning at American River College. They provide students the opportunity to interact with their classmates about several different topics. Some people find these discussion boards helpful while some find them a hassle. (Photo Illustration by Jahson Nahal)

Discussion boards provide interaction for online ARC students

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

For some students at American River College, the most interaction they’ve had with their classmates has been via messages sent to them on discussion boards. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the...

American River College needs to improve the quality of the food available in the cafeteria to meet everyone’s dietary needs. (Photo by Estera Nicoi via Unsplash)

ARC needs more food options to meet everyone’s dietary needs

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 16, 2022

If you go to the cafeteria at American River College, it’s likely you will mainly find “junk food.” Things that are easy to grab and go. There are sodas, Hot Pockets, bagels and other foods that...

Angie Verlarde-Burch, legislative analyst for the Associated Student Body of American River College, introduced her resolution about implementing mandatory equity training for student employees to the rest of the board on April 29, 2022. (Screenshot via ASB meeting).

ASB passes resolution in support of ARC hosting regular Hold Space events

Jahson Nahal, Sport's Editor May 15, 2022

American River College’s Associated Student Body unanimously passed a resolution in support of implementing mandatory equity training for student employees. The board also voted unanimously to pass a...

American River College hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC hosts the Big 8 Conference Swim Championships

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 15, 2022

American River College hosted the 2022 Big 8 Conference Swim Championships from April 21 through April 23. In addition to ARC, Consumnes River, Diablo Valley, Modesto, Sacramento City, San Joaquin Delta,...

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