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Trump’s unwarranted victory declaration proves his oblivious mindset

Trump’s recent loss in the 2020 election has caused him to spiral and attack the very foundation of our country by claiming widespread voter fraud. However, multiple studies have shown little to no voter fraud, and any that was reported didn’t provide the quantity needed to change the election. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
November 25, 2020

What we saw the night of Nov. 3 was nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump, but nobody can say they were surprised. The Trump campaign’s issue over the last four years has been...

ARC’s spring schedule leaves welding students stranded once again

Students at ARC are preparing for another year online, but welding students will have to wait another semester to see if classes will be offered for them. Only first responder training courses will be offered on campus during the Spring 2021 semester. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
All ARC classes will be online in the spring, except for first responder training courses, which will leave welding students stranded for yet another semester
November 23, 2020

American River College verified that the 2021 spring semester will be online—just as the fall 2020 semester has been. This will affect every student differently, but some will be left with very few options....

NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of Pixibay.com)
November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

The push for reconciliation and forgiveness in a divided nation

Not all Trump supporters have been open bigots, and not all have attempted voter intimidation. But they are in league with those who have, and silence about the wrongdoings of your allies is complicity. (Photo courtesy of Vecteezy)
Forgiveness is not deserved, it is earned
November 17, 2020

We’ve seen enough, it’s over, at least in the eyes of more than 78 million Americans. Joseph R. Biden is to be the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris will be our first woman Vice-President....

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

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).
Students favor flexibility offered by asynchronous classes
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...

Dia de Los Muertos is sacred, Trump’s attempt to change that is pathetic

 Celebrated on Nov. 1, Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated by millions in the United States, Mexico and other Central American countries. On Oct. 30, 2020, President Donald Trump declared Nov. 1 as National Day of Remembrance for Americans killed by Illegal Aliens. (Photo from pixabay.com)
Trump’s attempt to relabel Dia de Los Muertos is racist and xenophobic
November 8, 2020

On Oct. 30, in a last-ditch effort to leave a legacy for himself on his way out of the White House, President Donald Trump issued the Proclamation of National Day of Remembrance for Americans killed by...

Don’t turn political arguments into political hate

While everyone may have their differences politically with each other, we should never let politics come between us and our friends, and how we look at other people around us. (Photo from of pixabay.com)
We are divided as a country as people would rather fight and judge one another over politics
November 1, 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic—from protesting and rioting in different cities across the nation, to tension with this year’s election...

Voting yes on Prop. 22 could save gig worker industry

Delivery services like Doordash have been helpful for people during the COVID-19 pandemic, but voting no on Prop. 22 could limit openings for potential drivers in the future. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)
Prop. 22 would protect app-based drivers’ status as independent contractors
November 1, 2020

Last year, California lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 5, which would reclassify app-based gig drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. However, the companies that this law applies to—such...

The reality of “radical politics”

 Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic millions of Americans do not have access to healthcare. Medicare for all is seen by some as too “radical” and “wishful thinking”. (Photo from pixabay.com)
In reality there is nothing more truly radical than the idea that America can just return to normal overnight if enough Americans check a box next to Biden’s name.
November 1, 2020

The term “radical politics” has been thrown around more this year than baseballs in the World Series. People from both the left and right sides of the political spectrum use this term, though it seems...

The Amazon is not for sale, Joe!

In the first presidential debate on Sept 29, the former vice president Joe Biden offered $20 billion to
Brazil does not need Joe Biden’s money to keep the forest safe
November 1, 2020

During the first presidential debate held Sept 29, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden had the chance to present their ideas and concerns to the American people.  One of the...

First COVID-19, now the flu? No, thank you.

A flu shot was debatable back then. Now with COVID-19 rampaging through several countries, it’s more important than ever to decide if getting a flu shot is the best choice. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
With the ongoing pandemic, the flu season is another thing we all have to worry about. Should we take our flu shots this year?
October 31, 2020

The pandemic has everyone exhausted from fear and anxiety. The number of infections and deaths are fluctuating from increasing to decreasing, to getting better to getting worse; we just don’t know when...

Tolerance does not require tolerating the intolerant

From members of our law enforcement, to politicians, to the founders of hate groups, the intolerant believe that challenging them and their views is a form of intolerance. (Photo from of pixabay.com)
Bigots argue they should be tolerated. They are wrong.
October 30, 2020

On Oct. 14, my article about the challenges of identity and ethics facing journalists today went live on the Current’s website. The following day, Wayne Lela, founder of an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group, Heterosexuals...

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