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The explicit texts have not been explained or acknowledged by Tillian Pearson. (Screenshot via Imgur)

Dance Gavin Dance allowing vocalist Tillian Pearson to return after sexual coercion accusations with no explanation brings shame to the Sacramento music scene

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor December 5, 2022

In 2019, I attended the first annual Swanfest, a music festival in Los Angeles headlined by the Sacramento rock band Dance Gavin Dance. I had become a big fan of them after listening to their “Mothership”...

Professors need to be prepared for every class they teach, regardless of what time of day the class is. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Professors need to be prepared for every class they teach

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2022

Professors should be prepared for every class that they teach, regardless if it is a morning, afternoon or night class.  For example, if professors are going to teach morning classes, they should be...

Unchecked thinking can lead to mental and emotional overload. (Photo Illustration by Gina Gangursky)

Mental quietude can give us the answers we seek

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Knowledge is, and always has been, the coin of the realm. We send children to school with the hope that, with care and attention, we will see them graduate. We lean on experts to help us solve society’s...

An American River College student gets gas after a day of school on Nov. 9. With gas prices high, students and staff attending ARC have to alter their daily habits. (Photo by Carla Montaruli)

Climbing gas prices affect choices made by students and staff at ARC

Carla Montaruli, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Climbing gas prices are affecting the entire population. In fact, for months it has often been at the center of breaking news or even in the various everyday chats between friends. To have a better...

Social media has found its way into almost every aspect of our everyday lives, almost like a drug we cannot live without. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How social media affects the mental health of Gen Z college students

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Many young adults, more specifically Generation Z, have had an issue on their hands for a while. The way we’ve used social media has affected the mental health of many in our age range, but the way we...

The UNITE Center at American River College is a place for students of different backgrounds to come together and bond. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba & Carla Montaruli)

ARC students should step up and take the bonding opportunities offered

American River College students should step up and take the bonding opportunities offered by the college, through events and clubs. Student bonding and engagement is important for mental health and success. According...

Female sports journalists have to work in a male-dominated world without protection. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Female journalists need to be protected from unwanted sexual attention

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Ask any female journalist and she has her own horror stories of sexual mistreatment. I have my own.  As a journalist I have had to deal with this. My very first sporting event I covered was a water...

Edreece Arghandiwal and the rest of the Oakland Roots team are giving women’s sports the proper funding and recognition that they deserve. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Edreece Arghandiwal’s mindset is vital to growing women’s sports

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2022

Women's sports have always been in the background and never seem to get the same attention or opportunities that men’s sports get. This leads to half of the world thinking they are less than or that...

These are some questions that go through the mind of student-athletes while looking for a scholarship. (Photo Illustration by Carla Montaruli)

Student-athletes and the power of scholarships

Carla Montaruli, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

When you're an athlete in college, you’re going to face several obstacles every day. One of them is definitely the pressure of getting a scholarship.  The point is: what is it going to take to make...

American River College needs to make improvements to the counseling experience. Students have many issues getting in contact with a counselor, or sometimes getting the wrong information when they do. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC needs to make improvements to the counseling experience

The Current Staff October 25, 2022

In college, the counseling experience is vital for students to understand the classes they need to meet their major requirements and be able to transfer to a four-year college. The counseling at American...

Oracle Park in San Francisco, the stadium where Barry Bonds broke the single-season home run record in 2001. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

Aaron Judge makes history but Barry Bonds should still be considered the home run king

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Aaron Judge hit his 62 home run of the year on Oct. 4 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. The home run broke an American League record that stood for 61 years when Roger Maris did it, which many consider...

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...

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