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Class schedules in eServices list classes as asynchronous, with no scheduled meeting times. But when students look at the syllabus for the class it may show different, unexpected requirements. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Online class schedules should be clearly defined

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

Many students have a full schedule between taking classes, work and any other responsibilities, so many choose to take asynchronous classes that can be done on their own time.  If a class is listed...

The Los Rios Community College District held a vote last October to decide if all students will pay for the Universal Transit Pass. Only 3% of the student body voted on it. (Photo via Pixabay)

District vote places undue financial burden on students with transit fee

The Current Staff March 4, 2024

As students of the Los Rios Community College District education system, many of us are on tight budgets. Students have to make important decisions on how they spend their funds. Due to a special election...

There are many instruments to pick up and learn, like guitars and piano. American River College has many to practice upon, including this one pictured in the music department on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Clifton Bullock III)

Music classes in college should be mandatory

Clifton L. Bullock, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

The majority of people love music as a form of relief, with it bringing life to the party and because of the melodies and lyrics. There are many genres such as K-pop, rap, classical, lofi, pop and many...

Kyle Kuzma, Tyus Jones, Matisse Thybulle and Jonathan Isaac are among the trade targets that make the most sense for the Sacramento Kings at the NBA trade deadline. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

The Sacramento Kings must make a move before the NBA trade deadline

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor February 7, 2024

While the Sacramento Kings stand firmly in the middle of the Western Conference playoff picture, it is imperative for their front office to make a move prior to the NBA’s Feb. 8 trade deadline. It...

“Try That In a Small Town,” by Jason Aldean does no justice for country music. (Photo courtesy of BBR Music Group)

“Try That In a Small Town” is a cryptic condescension towards Black people

Shy Bell, A&C Editor December 14, 2023

Not too long ago, I was returning from the store down the street from my house. I was walking through my middle-class suburban neighborhood in Sacramento, California, when I peered to the left and something...

American River College Beaver Cares needs to be held accountable for the funds to support students. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC’s Beaver Cares services are complicated and difficult for students to access

The Current Staff November 28, 2023

American River College’s Beaver Cares program is supposed to provide services for students in crisis, but instead a student must battle for their needs to be met. Beaver Cares needs to be held accountable...

Since the closure of Davies Hall, classes have been moved all over campus, and not all of them are fit to be classrooms. Some classes are also being moved to multiple classrooms, which makes it hard for students to focus on education. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Constant classroom changes disrupt student success

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2023

The closure of Davies Hall has led to classes being relocated all across campus, with some classes being put into spaces that are not fit to be classrooms. Some classes have been moved from classroom to...

The Kings will look to expand on their last season, in which they went 48-34 and finished as the third seed in the Western Conference. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

The Sacramento Kings’ 2022-2023 success was not a fluke

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 25, 2023

Last season, the Sacramento Kings took the entire NBA by surprise, ending its 16-season playoff drought and earning the Western Conference’s third seed with a 48-34 record. Many expect the Kings to regress...

Based on the renderings made available, Railyards Stadium is set to hold 12,000 people and become a new hub for sports and entertainment within Sacramento. (Photo Illustration courtesy of Sacramento Republic Football Club)

Proposed Sac Republic stadium will only benefit Sacramento

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 17, 2023

Back in June, according to a press release, Sacramento Republic Football Club came out and said that they were to announce the plans for a new soccer stadium. It’s now October, and we are still awaiting...

The Los Rios Community College District offers students the Promise Program, a way to get your tuition and enrollment fees waived. Issues arise when applying for the program though, and students often end up in the Financial Aid Office to solve them. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

The Los Rios Promise Program is more difficult than it should be

Joseph Bianchini, Staff Writer September 24, 2023

The Los Rios Promise Program allows students to attend their first two years of community college without having to pay tuition or enrollment fees. This process is made out to be easy, but incoming students...

The LRCCD will be going back to charging for parking permits in the fall 2023 semester. If they truly want to limit barriers for students they should continue to offer free parking. (Photo illustration by Jeralynn Querubin)

The LRCCD should keep student parking free

The Current Staff May 11, 2023

During the spring 2020 semester, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everything to shut down, which meant that students, staff and faculty had to work remotely. Because of this, the Los Rios Community College...

Davina Escalante, ARC player during the Conference Final match, on April 5. Instead of worrying about whether their opponent will be truthful, players should focus on giving it their all during the game. (Photo courtesy by Rain Barron)

During a college tennis match the absence of referees can be a problem

Carla Montaruli, Opinion & Social Media Editor May 11, 2023

In college, tennis players must serve as their own referees during a match. It is hard to think of reasons why this has not been fixed yet. As a college tennis player myself, sometimes I found this...

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