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According to an announcement by the Los Rios Community College District, because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some classes will be switched to an online format until Feb. 22. Other “difficult-to-convert” classes will return on ground on Jan. 31. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes spring 2022 semester to begin online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

The spring 2022 semester, which mostly started online, will remain online through Feb. 22, according to an email sent out by the administration on Jan. 21 and a message posted on the Los Rios Community...

American River College journalism student Carla Montaruli says she misses the direct contact with others on campus during the pandemic, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Carla Montaruli)

ARC students adapt to online learning during the pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Nearly two years after the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College students say they still face difficulties due to the pandemic. They also worry about the challenges that will need to...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza shoots a free throw against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. On Aug. 20, the Los Rios Community College District announced that no fans would be allowed at indoor sporting events. Allowing a limited number of fans and social distancing would be ways to bring fans back. (File Photo)

Editorial: LRCCD athletes deserve indoor crowds

The Editorial Staff December 12, 2021

On Aug. 20, The Los Rios Community College District announced that fans wouldn’t be allowed at any indoor events during the fall semester. The LRCCD should rethink this policy and allow fans at indoor...

Athletes may be superstars, but they are human too, and deserve the same mental health breaks that everyone else gets. (Photo via Unsplash)

Athletes should not face criticism for opening up on mental health issues

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Professional athletes are often seen as larger than life and people don't realize that they face the same mental battles that everyone else does.  Athletes deserve mental health breaks and they shouldn't...

This drawing, Modern Liza by Jesus Barela, can be seen online American River Colleges virtual James Kaneko gallery in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

Kaneko gallery remains online amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the American River College faculty and students to shift to remote learning, the college’s art department responded by moving its art exhibits online.  Patricia...

“Colin in Black and White” is a powerful story by Colin Kaepernick that will give watchers an understanding of what  another person may be going through.  (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Colin in Black and White” shows what it means to be Black in a white world

Lorraine Barron, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

“Colin in Black and White” is a powerful fictional Netflix series about Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is best known as the Black football player who took a knee while the national anthem played, some...

There is a chance that the Sacramento Zoo may relocate from Land Park to a new spot in Elk Grove, but that is not a wise decision. (Photo by Usamah Hammour)

The Sacramento Zoo should stay where it is

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Since 2000, many have disagreed about whether the Sacramento Zoo should relocate from its location in William Land Park. In September this matter returned when Elizabeth Stallard, the zoological society...

The withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug 31, 2021, means getting out from disaster areas that save Americans lives and money. (Photo via Unsplash)

The withdrawal from Afghanistan was the right decision

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Is the withdrawal from Afghanistan President Joe Biden’s responsibility or that of all previous administrations? This is a controversial question because the decision to withdraw came after America's...

Recent high school graduates have been thrown into the online college experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has kept most students online since March 2020. (Photo illustration by Jahson Nahal)

New ARC students voice their opinions on online college experience

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For some students at American River College, the last time they took an in-person class was during their senior year of high school. ARC shifted online in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and students...

 The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library has many archived documents that tell the history of Sacramento. Many of these documents include ones by the Current and about American River College. (Photo courtesy of James Scott)

Sacramento Public Library holds documents that show history of ARC dating back to the 1970s

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

For the past several years, the Sacramento Public Library has collected archived articles and documents from American River College and The Current. The Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library...

 American River College history professor Edward Hashima will be competing on “Jeopardy!” for a $100,000 prize and a spot in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions. (Photo courtesy of Edward Hashima)

ARC history professor to compete on “Jeopardy!” Professors Tournament

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

Edward Hashima has spent 22 years teaching history but will now make history by competing in the first-ever professors tournament on “Jeopardy!” Hashima will go head to head against 14 other professors...

The election to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured at American River College  on May 1, 2019, was a controversial and unfair procedure. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

California’s recall election process needs an update

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

On Sept. 14, California held a recall election to replace Gavin Newsom as governor. The election, which failed,  showed there is a loophole in the recall law. A loophole that shows the tyranny of a very...

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