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The frustration of navigating our world through the internet and our laptops can prove to be overwhelming. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

Will we ever open back up?

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

On Sept. 16, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King sent an email to all LRCCD students to inform them that the 2021 spring semester at American River College will continue online. Like...

Despite not being able to meet on campus, the dance department at ARC is doing the best it can under the current circumstances. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

Pandemic forces ARC’s dance department to adapt to online environment

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s dance department is no longer offering in-person dance instruction. Instead, as with most of the college’s departments,  distancing guidelines...

In early September, the nursing program at American River College was voluntarily and temporarily suspended out of concern for possible exposures to the COVID-19 virus. To date, the college has received no reports of exposures. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

District continues to monitor possible COVID-19 exposures

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief October 2, 2020

Since the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Los Rios Community College District has voluntarily and temporarily suspended two separate programs on two of its campuses out of concern that students and...

Student tutor Mozett Coleman and instructional assistant Lyudmila Moraru work at the Science Success Center, which is geared towards helping students be successful in their classes at American River College. (file photo)

Science Success Center is unable to host their 20th anniversary due to pandemic restrictions

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer September 21, 2020

This year marked the 20th anniversary of American River College’s Science Success Center. However, with the pandemic, and ARC’s transition to online learning and operations, the Science Success Center...

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a threat into the fall semester, students are still expressing concern about contracting and spreading the virus to others. (photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Students protect themselves as Covid-19 continues to be a concern

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer September 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many conflicts have arisen in this country, trying to contain it as much as possible. There are those who believe the virus is a “never-seen-before” sickness,...

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)

A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even...

Sporting fields and arenas across Sacramento remain empty as the shelter-in-place order continues, keeping healthy athletes from competing. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)

Shelter-in-place order causes cancellation of all ARC spring sports

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

When dealing with situations as serious as a pandemic, it’s easy to forget about the people who would be less affected by the direct issue at hand. Though it makes sense for us to pay most attention...

People have been shaking hands for thousands of years. Is the arrival of a deadly virus signaling the end of the hand shake greeting? (photo courtesy of dreamstime.com)

Coronavirus to change centuries-old greeting; frankly it’s time

Clifton Bullock March 30, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the lexical impact is just as evident as its societal impact. Terms like “community spread” and “social distancing” have become the “new normal.” Before,...

 Four LRCCD students were instructed to go on 14-day self quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)

Los Rios district confirms first exposures to the COVID-19 virus

Ariel Caspar March 2, 2020

On Thursday, American River College’s communications office reported to all Los Rios Community College District staff, faculty and student population through Rave Alerts sent via text and email, that...

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