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The American River College campus appears empty as it partially re-opens. (Photo by Maya Barber)

With the pandemic ending ARC students should be back on campus

Maya Barber, Feature Editor May 15, 2022

Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become the epicenter of all communication. People were cut off from the outside world and thrown into a virtual world, without face-to-face contact or interaction. Now...

As of March 14, masks have become optional at American River College. But unless everyone is vaccinated, some fear a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must protect everyone from COVID-19

The Editorial Staff May 3, 2022

As most of the student body is aware, the American River College campus has re-opened for some classes. As students, however, we are left to wonder if it is safe for us to go back to campus without having...

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community met in front of the ARC campus to protest against the Los Rios Community College Districts COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

Members of the ARC community protest against district’s vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Lorraine Barron, and Alyssa Branum February 1, 2022

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community staged a protest against the Los Rios Community College District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in front of the ARC campus.  The mandate was...

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District put a mandate in place that required students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, 2021. Although the mandate is necessary, it should have been handled better, and more information was needed from the district. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How the LRCCD mishandled the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Current Staff November 14, 2021

Before the start of the fall semester, the Los Rios Community College District announced a vaccine mandate that required all students or staff who access college or district facilities to have at least...

Emily Cowan, an American River College language studies major and tennis player protests, among other students, against the Los Rios Community College District COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

LRCCD students and faculty protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Sept. 30, members of the Los Rios Community College District community held a protest against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that the LRCCD put in place Aug. 4. The mandate required students and faculty...

On Oct. 1, the vaccine requirement from the Los Rios Community College District was put in place. Some members of the American River College community disagree with the decision to require a vaccine and have held anti-mandate protests. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Members of the ARC community speak out as the LRCCD’s vaccine mandate takes effect

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District announced that it would require all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

American River College will host an on-campus vaccination clinic on Sept. 14 in the Student Center Community Rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., facilitated by Walgreens. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC to host vaccination clinic on Sept. 14

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief September 13, 2021

Following the news American River College is requiring all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, ARC will host...

Community college campuses across California, including American River College, have seen a significant decrease in student enrollment with the transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Community colleges throughout California experience decreased enrollment

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

With a new wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation, many community colleges have seen student enrollment rates drop drastically. According to a study conducted by the National Student Clearinghouse, student...

The Los Rios Community College District announced that all students and employees who access district and college facilities must be vaccinated with the first dose by Oct. 1, 2021. This is to support the health and safety of students, faculty, and members of the community. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC requires all students to provide proof of vaccination

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor September 2, 2021

According to an announcement from the Los Rios Community College District, ARC will require students and employees who access district and college facilities (including in-person classes or student support...

As planning for the Fall 2021 semester at American River College  is underway, the health of the community should be at top priority. (Photo via Freepik)

Editorial: Sending students and faculty back without proper resources puts lives at risk

The Current Staff March 17, 2021

It has been a full year since March 13, the day that all the colleges in the Los Rios Community College District shut down. Luckily, for some students and staff, the LRCCD announced on March 1 that the...

Out goes 2020, in goes 2021. American River College students ponder what may possibly happen in 2021. (Photo via pixabay)

ARC students ponder potential outcomes for 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new. 2021 is a new year and with the introduction of a new vaccine for the coronavirus, predictions of new opportunities, hopes of normality slowly coming back is something...

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will reopen. Many of these details may be dependent on how many members of the district’s population are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (File photo)

COVID-19 vaccine distribution will likely determine campus re-opening

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 1, 2021

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will re-open. Many of...

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