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Students at American River College, as well as across the country, have had to get used to college classes online since March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Synchronous and asynchronous classes each have challenges and advantages for students in spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

Students find ups and downs with both synchronous and asynchronous classes

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With online classes, the focus for college students the past year, American River College has set its focus on giving students a variety of options when taking online classes. One such option is the decision...

American River College's Melanated Music Mondays is a space to come through and get counseling information, do homework and listen to popular music by artists with melanin in their skin. (Photo via American River College)

Melanated Music Mondays gives students a place to chill and listen to music

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

As the famous musician, Ray Charles said, “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”   Music is something the average college student loves and gravitates...

The third semester of online distance learning is here and the experiences still remain different for everyone, in Spring 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

After three semesters online, ARC students and faculty await a safe return to campus

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

With the one-year mark of American River College online-only instruction approaching, many teachers and students say they have had similar experiences of feeling uneasy in the beginning of the transition...

As of October 2020, all students and employees can now indicate their gender pronouns in eServices. Any changes made reflect in Canvas and on official rosters. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

ARC provides option to select gender pronouns in learning platforms

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

Earlier this semester, it was announced district-wide through various mass communication platforms—including the American River College website—that in recognition of the Los Rios Community College...

With many students already struggling with time management and their household and parental responsibilities, synchronous classes provide a litany of added stressors during the pandemic. (Photo from shutterstock.com).

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

Nick Subia, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Although nearly all classes are currently held online due to the pandemic, one thing that is lacking across the board when comparing the formats of classes at American River College is consistency. Some...

On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Wenger-Johnson)

Learn how to help the Sacramento community with unique jobs

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor October 26, 2020

On Oct. 29, representatives from the city of Sacramento will host a Zoom conference called “How to Get a Job with the City of Sacramento Parks & Rec.” The event is hosted by Joyce Wenger-Johnson,...

Here at the Current, Zoom meetings offer a mixture of convenience and inconvenience, depending on how many people are attending, and how cooperative our internet connections can be. (Screenshot taken by Jill Wagner)

Zoom meetings are a barely passable option for work and school

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

The pandemic has forced college campuses around the United States to shift to online learning, and the transition hasn’t been smooth for everyone. While some professors at American River College have...

Across the country since the start of the pandemic, Zoom meetings, including synchronous online classrooms in the Los Rios Community College District have been under attack by a new cyber threat, Zoom bombers. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Online classes under attack by “Zoom bombers”

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor October 9, 2020

Across the United States, community colleges and universities holding synchronous online classes have experienced ongoing problems with people coming into virtual classrooms unannounced and causing a disturbance....

Signs blocking all of the entrances to the American River College campus state that it is closed until further notice. The campus has been closed since March 18, and will continue to remain closed through the spring 2021 semester, according to a Sept. 16 faculty email sent by LRCCD Chancellor Brian King. (Photo by Will Minke)

The truth behind online learning

Will Minke, Staff Writer October 3, 2020

Due to all of the limits that COVID-19 has set forth, a majority of colleges across the country have transitioned to complete remote learning for the fall 2020 semester, including American River College....

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)

Athletic instructors redesign yoga classes for virtual learning

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,...

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