The American River Current

Unions highlight class struggle in America

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

November 9, 2011

During the years of the Dust Bowl and our first Great Depression of the 1930s, the American worker not only had to fight for food and shelter, they had to fight for their rights as a work force in the factories, mills and mines. The workers often paid prices in blood or their own lives. It now seems...

Occupy for justice: A Current reporter recounts his Occupy Sacramento experience

Arts and culture editor Andrew Scott Ramsey stands for a mug shot at Occupy Sacramento on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

October 26, 2011

I woke up early on Thursday Oct. 6, caught the bus and light rail to head down to the first day of the “Occupy Sacramento” movement. As I entered Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento, a fleeting moment of hatred about where America is headed filled my heart and mind. Our country is sick. America...

Footloose and other mistakes from the 1980s

Footloose and other mistakes from the 1980s

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

October 26, 2011

If you were one of the ten people who were unlucky enough to see the shot-for-shot remake of “Footloose” over the weekend, I apologize. Mostly because it’s a real shame that the best movie they could find to do again was the flimsy, corny, and otherwise dumb Kevin Bacon vehicle from 1984. The...

Ben and Jerry’s get ‘Schweddy’ with their recent addition

Ben and Jerry's get 'Schweddy' with their recent addition

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

October 12, 2011

If you have a sense of humor and a sweet tooth, the good people over at Ben & Jerry’s have filled our need to put good stuff in our mouth. Being a fan of such flavors as “Phish Food” and Stephen Colbert’s “AmeriCone Dream,” I was more than willing to open my mouth and taste the goodness...

Toddlers, tiaras, and really stupid parents

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

October 4, 2011

Recently on The Learning Channel’s show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” an incredibly ignorant parent dressed her baby up in an outfit from the 1990 Julia Roberts film “Pretty Woman.” And before you get the image of a little girl all dressed up in a beautiful evening gown, this “mother” decided...

Vile, Vulgar, and Personal: Red State is Kevin Smith’s latest masterpiece

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

September 19, 2011

When the credits for Kevin Smith’s new film “Red State” began to roll, my mind recalled a line of dialogue from Smith’s 1997 film “Chasing Amy.” Holden has walked up to Alyssa and handed her his new comic book, which accounts the story of their lost love. She looks at him somberly, he looks...

Don’t ask me to kill

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

September 14, 2011

As the new semester has started, I look around and see all the bright and young faces ready to start their college careers here at American River. I make sure and find my “30 feet from” air that is for non-smokers, hide behind a tree and light my cigarette. Like a moth to flame, someone will be attracted...

Hollywood hates Kevin Smith

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

September 14, 2011

With his new film “Red State,” Smith continues to march to the beat of his own drummer, buying his distribution rights for his own film, allowing him to decide exactly when and where “State” will be released. With Smith detractors stating that Smith is “imploding his career” by his D.I.Y....

ASB president Bundy tackles new semester

Craig Bundy at a recent student council meeting. Photo by Bryce Fraser

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

September 14, 2011

Craig Bundy talks about his plans as the newest president of American River College’s student body, including clubs and food service improvements. This past spring, the position of Associated Student Body president was decided by a single vote. The winner was Craig Bundy, a 29-year-old anthropology...

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