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Five tips for staying in shape during quarantine

Many people are finding it hard to stay in shape while gyms have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and smoke from multiple fires has created poor air quality for the residents of Sacramento, Calif. However, working out from home without a mask is possible with minimal equipment and space. (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com)

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor

September 24, 2020

By: Oden Taylor [email protected]   With an airborne pandemic and poor air quality due to the smoke from fires blazing across California, not only have gyms closed until further notice but now some days it isn’t safe to be outside at all, making working out seem nearly impossible....

Athletic instructors redesign yoga classes for virtual learning

Eric Black, alongside his wife Bethani Black who also teaches yoga at American River College, record YouTube videos for their students instead of holding live Zoom classes. (Photo courtesy of Eric Black)

Nick Subia, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

This fall, nearly all classes at American River College are being held in an online environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. For most subjects, this transition has been straight forward and manageable, but when it comes to online fitness the college’s athletic instructors have had to think outside...

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor

September 5, 2020

Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 

ARC student finds community in gaming

After a life-changing accident, when he was 17, Nick Rouse found gaming as a way to connect with and encourage other gamers with disabilities. Now, Rouse's YouTube channel, Quadnick, has over 11 thousand subscribers. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

December 12, 2019

“Without video games I definitely would’ve been a lot worse off. It helped me live another life.” When Nick Rouse was 17 years old he fractured his C1 vertebrae, shattered his C5, and lost movement as well as most feeling from the chest down. Despite this life-changing event, Rouse has devel...

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Mack Ervin III, John Ennis, and Luis Gael

December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy Mapes, 55, posted different variations of the leaflet on social media. He also uploaded videos of ...

ARC hosts Constitution Day college hour

Before a presentation was going to begin at the College Hour September 15th Professor Kristina Casper-Denman gave a brief summary about the event. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Cierra Quintana

September 21, 2016

American River College hosted a college hour on Thursday about Native American political sovereignty with guest speaker Dayna Barrios, who was unable to attend due to her accepting a new job. A YouTube video of Barrios was viewed instead. Barrios, who has a degree in cultural anthropology from Ca...

Opinion: Students should disconnect from their cellphones

A photo illustration depicts a hand breaking through the screen of a cellphone. It has been said that at the beginning of each morning, 62 percent of people grab for the phone that is more than likely tucked beside their pillow (Photo illustration by Lena DoBynes).

Lena DoBynes

October 29, 2015

Update, Oct. 29 at 3:36 p.m.: The word their was initially misspelled in the headline.  With the rise of the cellphone, any activity that takes time away from the small tantalizing device of endless distractions is gradually becoming of less importance to the masses. According to an article ...

Speech students go beyond their assignment and make suicide prevention video

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

May 7, 2015

For five students in professor David Austin’s Speech 331 class, attending a suicide awareness walk at Sacramento State University just wasn’t going to be enough in their project to help the cause of suicide prevention. So they went beyond their assignment and made a public service announcement...

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