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Students and faculty have been on Zoom for over two years, and there are things that can be done to jumpstart a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. Hosting events and making more classes hybrid would help to make a successful return to campus. (Photo by Jahson Nahal)

ARC should host more events on campus to connect students

The Editorial Staff May 26, 2022

With the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic starting to loosen and be lifted, colleges are starting to make a return to campuses. But with many classes still being fully online, there are things that...

American River College’s Associated Student Body is violating the Brown Act by not making its meetings easily accessible to everyone in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s ASB violates the Brown Act

Rayan Ali, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

In an age of COVID and Zoom meetings, many things have become difficult. But as we progress and grow accustomed to this new age, school organizations must also cater to these changes. American River...

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...

Zoom is now the new normal and has changed the face of interacting with many. However, there are no set rules on how to manage meeting settings so the majority feels respected during discussions. (Screenshot by Maya Barber)

Zoom etiquette is important, but not always followed

Lorraine Barron and Maya Barber March 14, 2022

In 2020, COVID-19 struck and created a new way of living. The world was put on lockdown, but life needed to continue. In order to participate in school or work, many people moved online. This meant a world...

The American River College Transfer Center will be hosting a webinar on Nov. 2 to help students fill out California State University applications for the fall 2022 semester. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC Transfer Center hosts webinar for CSU application assistance

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

The American River College Transfer Center is hosting a webinar to help students with admission and applications for California State Universities for the fall 2022 semester.  The workshop is on Tuesday,...

The Los Rios Community College District changed the meeting system from ConferZoom to TechConnect between the summer and fall semesters of 2021. It should have given staff and students more time to adapt. (Photo via Pixabay)

Editorial: Professors needed more time to prepare for the switch to TechConnect

The Current Staff September 25, 2021

Ever since American River College moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and staff have connected to Zoom meetings through ConferZoom. Shortly before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester,...

During the American River College Associated Student Body meeting on Feb. 11, 2022, the board gave feedback to HomeBase and offered ways to improve. They also were able to learn about the goals and what it has to offer. (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 Colleges 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,...

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