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NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of
November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

Voting yes on Prop. 22 could save gig worker industry

Delivery services like Doordash have been helpful for people during the COVID-19 pandemic, but voting no on Prop. 22 could limit openings for potential drivers in the future. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)
Prop. 22 would protect app-based drivers’ status as independent contractors
November 1, 2020

Last year, California lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 5, which would reclassify app-based gig drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. However, the companies that this law applies to—such...

CCC chancellor addresses student media in quarterly ConferZoom meeting

Quarterly Zoom press conferences with student media have become commonplace since the onset of the pandemic. (Screenshot by Thomas Cathey)
Eloy Ortiz Oakley touches on USAW, Election Day, and more
October 12, 2020

California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley hosted the first scheduled quarterly teleconference meeting of the semester with CCC’s student media on Sept. 24, where he provided important...

ASB creates exclusive website

Student Senate president Naomi Dasari explains the new independently-operated ARC Associated Student Body website during the meeting on Sept. 4, 2020.
In order to provide more features and easier navigation, ASB has designed a more user-friendly website
October 12, 2020

The Associated Student Body (ASB) at American River College created its own independent website in early September in an attempt to provide more details for students about what’s going on in their association. During...

ASB continues to fight for better financial aid packages

ARC Student Senate President Naomi Dasari (pictured, right, on Sept. 13, 2019) has been lobbying for SB 291 and more affordable college since last semester. (File photo by Alexis Warren)
Student Senate President Naomi Dasari and Director of Legislative Affairs Jacob Couch push for more affordable college by lobbying for SB 291
September 29, 2020

Early last year, California lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 291, which would alter financial aid packages so that they include the cost of living while attending a community college. Since then, Naomi...

“Don’t try to understand it”: Tenet movie review

(Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Director Christopher Nolan released his newest film, “Tenet”, on Sept. 3. Does it live up to the hype?
September 24, 2020

Nearly two months after its original scheduled release date, director Christopher Nolan’s newest project, “Tenet”, has finally hit select theaters around the world. Officially released in the U.S....

LRCCD announces spring 2021 will be held online

With public health guidelines likely to remain the same into 2021, the Los Rios Community College District announced in an email that went out on Sept. 16 the spring semester will continue to operate remotely. (Illustration courtesy of
Classes will remain online for third semester in a row
September 21, 2020

In an email sent out to faculty and staff of the Los Rios Community College District on Wednesday, LRCCD Chancellor Brian King announced that classes will be held online during the 2021 spring semester. “There...

CCC Chancellor’s Office files lawsuit against Department of Education

Chancellor of California Community Colleges Eloy Ortiz Oakley held his second coronavirus-related virtual press conference with student media on May 12, 2020.
May 18, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado hosted a ConferZoom press conference with student media on May 12, announcing that—among other news and...

Beaver Food Pantry continues its work remotely

Pictured here is Muhammad Alam, kinesiology major, as he helps unpack food at American River College food pantry on March 13, 2020, just days before the campus shutdown. Since then, the Beaver Food Pantry has continued to work remotely. (Photo by Emily Mello)
The Beaver Food Pantry is still serving their students via its Instagram account and newsletter
May 18, 2020

Although the American River College’s campus is currently closed, the college’s Beaver Food Pantry is still doing its part in serving those who rely on its resources.  Currently unable to provide...

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

The Kaneko Gallery at American River College is currently hosting its 2020 student art show online due to the campus shutdown. Pictured here is a collection of artwork for 2019's show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)
The James Kaneko Gallery at ARC has found a way to keep their annual student art show alive
May 7, 2020

After some doubts and concerns due to the campus shutdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College debuted its annual student art competition online on April 27. Since...

CCC Chancellor aims to make grading policies more “flexible” during pandemic

Pictured here is a screenshot from a virtual press conference hosted by CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley as he addresses student media in on April 14, 2020.
CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado held a press conference for student media on April 14
April 30, 2020

California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice-Chancellor Marty J. Alvarado hosted a ConferZoom press conference with student media on April 14, addressing many questions regarding...

2 ARC students killed by knife-wielding assailant

Pictured here, is The Wellness and Recovery Center in Carmichael, Calif., where employees Paul McIntyre and Eileen Stanwick were murdered on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)
Paul McIntyre remembered by peers on campus
April 15, 2020

Two American River College students, Paul McIntyre, 57, and Eileen Stanwick, 53, were killed by a knife-wielding assailant on Feb. 28 at a local psychiatric health facility in Carmichael, Calif., according...

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