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“Black Student Success Center” in the works for ARC

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 20, 2020

Staff members Nick Daily and Tera Reynolds are currently in the process of developing a virtual (for now) “Black Student Success Center” for American River College, which is expected to debut sometime...

Toni Shiffmaier and the four student senate presidents of the district were motivated to launch a BLM task force after the death of George Floyd and other cases of police brutality against African-Americans this year. (Photo by Emily Mello)

District announces BLM task force

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 17, 2020

The Los Rios Community College District is in the process of forming a Black Lives Matter task force in response to the death of George Floyd and other incidents of police brutality against African Americans...

The current staff hopes to be at the newsroom sometime soon; this photo was taken before the campus shutdown. (File photo)

Current Editorial: Journalists should be considered essential

Current Editorial Board December 15, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Current,  American River College’s student-run publication, has been charged with a great deal of extra responsibility.  On top of having to keep...

ASB at American River College held its final meeting on Dec. 4. Towards the end of the meeting, the organization took some time to go over lobbying practices.

ASB holds last meeting of the fall

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 12, 2020

The Associated Student Body held its final meeting of the semester on Dec. 4, where student representatives discussed last-minute details and updates before the upcoming winter break. At the top of...

ARC student Jude Owens will be playing the lead character, “Lysistrata.”

ARC Theatre premieres “Lysistrata”

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 1, 2020

In its second production since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater department at American River College premiered “Lysistrata” on Friday, Nov. 27. Performances will continue through Dec....

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

CCC Chancellor’s Office files lawsuit against Department of Education

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor 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...

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)

Beaver Food Pantry continues its work remotely

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor 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...

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 2019s show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor 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...

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 aims to make grading policies more “flexible” during pandemic

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor 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...

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)

2 ARC students killed by knife-wielding assailant

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor 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...

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)

ARC Food Pantry to remain open through at least Tuesday

Thomas Cathey March 16, 2020

The Beaver Food Pantry at American River College campus will remain open through at least Tuesday, March 17 in light of the recent news that ARC’s campus will officially close down on March 18, according...

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Heather Amberson March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better...

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