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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...

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...

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...

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...

When it comes to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the learning level of online teaching, American River College English as a Second Language Professor Elizabeth Rogers said, that it is necessary to the technology of teaching and learning to keep the learning process alive. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Rogers)

ARC professor Elizabeth Rogers says pandemic has been especially difficult on ESL students

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Elizabeth Rogers, an American River College adjunct English as a Second Language professor, says that her experience teaching ESL to immigrant students has been difficult during the pandemic. “Maybe...

The American River College women’s volleyball team and Head Coach Carson Lowden discuss the game after its match with Sacramento City College on the ARC court, on Oct. 16, 2021. (Photo by Usamah Hammour)

ARC women’s volleyball wins first game against Sacramento City College

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer November 14, 2021

The American River College women’s volleyball team played against the Sacramento City College women’s volleyball team in the ARC court on Oct 16. It was an exciting match, during which the ARS team...

91-year-old, Clint Eastwood, acted in, directed, and produced the film, “Cry Macho” which combines  drama with western action. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros)

Review: “Cry Macho” is a story of being lost and found

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

“Cry Macho,” starring Clint Eastwood is a story in which Miko ( Eastwood) is a very old rodeo star who agrees to take on the mission of taking on a favor for his ex-boss, to bring back his son from...

American River College art photography professor Jodi Hooker started out at community college like many of her students. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Hooker)

ARC photography professor perseveres during COVID-19 pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer October 24, 2021

Jodi Hooker, who has loved art and photography since she was young, says she has faced new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. A professor of art at American River College, Hooker started out like...

Hugh Jackman stars as a private investigator in, Reminiscence, a film that combines science fiction, romance, and action. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio)

Review: “Reminiscence” touches viewers with a romantic storyline

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer October 24, 2021

Spoilers ahead. The movie “Reminiscence” starring Hugh Jackman, is a dramatic love story that takes place in the future. The runtime of the film is nearly two hours and the film includes romance,...

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