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Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions of users who upload content regularly. Now imagine, a new video automatically starts playing. Because...

American River College’s tutoring program makes virtual change

Classes at American River College are all online due to the COVID-19 pandemic; programs like Starfish and ARC's Tutoring Center will offer the help students need for their courses in the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of ARC)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

By: Brandon Zamora [email protected]  This semester, with most classes at American River College, offered only online, the school’s tutoring center staff has had to adapt to this situation to offer students helpful resources to succeed in their courses.   Since only faculty, staff member...

ASB meetings will remain online through the fall semester

Since the Los Rios Community College District made the decision to transfer all American River College operations to online, the Associated Student Body has not been able to meet in person, but is still continuing to meet through Zoom. (file photo)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

With the campus at American River College closed off to nearly all staff and students this semester, the members of the Associated Student Body needed to change the way they handle their meetings that they would normally have on school grounds. While the group hasn't updated their page on ARC’s...

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (CDC), a government website keeping...

Los Rios and Sierra College break the news that fall semester will be fully online

Due to the recent news from the California Governor's Office that the same social distancing guidelines will most likely be in place this fall, the Los Rios Community College District and other college districts in California have announced their fall semesters will be entirely online. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Ariel Caspar, Alex Muegge, and Emily Mello

May 14, 2020

In wake of the coronavirus-induced campus shutdown in March, the Los Rios Community College District has asked students to prepare to go online for the fall semester. On May 12, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent out an email on behalf of all Los Rios Community College pre...

Shutdown concerns push administration to refund parking passes

56% of parking permits are being refunded automatically to students to compensate for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. (photo courtesy of clipart.email)

Josh Ghiorso

March 30, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 causing the shutdown of all Los Rios Community College District campuses, students are no longer allowed on the premises. At the start of the 2020 spring semester, students bought parking passes in order to park on campus in the parking garage or lots surrounding the college...

Los Rios scrambles to catch up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of campus closures that went into effect on March 13, students and employees voice concerns about the sudden changes instructed by the LRCCD. (Photo by Emily Mello)

March 17, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 18 all Los Rios Community College District schools will close indefinitely in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. While there have been no confirmed cases of infection throughout the LRCCD, according to RAVE alerts, four medical students in the LRCCD were exposed to COV...

Parasite Review

Bong Joon Ho and Kwak Sin Ae pose with their awards at the Oscars. (Photo Courtesy of IMDB).

Josh Ghiorso

February 20, 2020

“Parasite” is about classism and the dichotomies of two worlds. The film is full of drama, crime and a little comedy as it follows the web of illusions spun by the characters.    The themes of classism and social inequality are displayed through the two families, the poor, sub-basement living ...

ARC Women’s Basketball lose in heartbreaker to Diablo College

Freshman Kaili Udoffia attempts to drive the ball into the defense in a home game versus diablo Valley College. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Josh Ghiorso

February 19, 2020

  The American River College women's basketball team was defeated by the second-ranked team in the state, Diablo Valley College, on Feb 13, 97-69 .  It was the final home game for ARC in the regular season and for a few of the players it was their last home game. To honor the players who w...

I’m not angry, that’s just my face

Current editors (from left to right) Alexis Warren, Hannah Yates, Jennah Booth and Imani Smith are unapologetic about being assertive in the newsroom. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

May 8, 2019

“It’s cool that you can be mean to people and not care.” I’m not an unkind person, so a passing comment like this, despite its genuine intent, would typically send me into a confused panic just nine months ago. I would search through all of my social interactions, trying to find the exact...

Dance major twirls into role of Stockton Kings dancer

American River College dance major Ariana Ogans becomes a dancer for the Stockton Kings Dancers, the Sacramento Kings minor league dancer team. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 8, 2019

After days of auditioning, Ariana Ogans steps on the glossy hardwood floor of the Sleep Train Arena sporting a bright yellow bikini with rhinestones that her mother added for her. The outfit is completed with a pinned, white circular paper that reads “number 126.” There, she approached a row of 60 girls who ...

Sac State Hornet declares print dead; Is the Current next to go?

Sacramento State campus newspaper the State Hornet transitions to an entirely digital platform, raising the question as to if the American River College Current will reflect the same industry standards. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

May 8, 2019

On April 29, California State University, Sacramento’s newspaper the State Hornet published its 70th anniversary and final print edition. The Hornet has been preparing this year to transition to a digital-only publication, after the decision to retire its print edition. The Hornet’s Editor-In-...

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