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Kwanzaa brings family and friends together through the lighting of one of seven candles everyday while celebrating with food, activities and learning about culture. (Photo via Freepik)

Kwanzaa needs more recognition as a holiday

Maya Barber, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Kwanzaa needs to have more representation as a cultural holiday in media outlets along with respect for the culture it serves. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It is...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza shoots a free throw against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. On Aug. 20, the Los Rios Community College District announced that no fans would be allowed at indoor sporting events. Allowing a limited number of fans and social distancing would be ways to bring fans back. (File Photo)

Editorial: LRCCD athletes deserve indoor crowds

The Editorial Staff December 12, 2021

On Aug. 20, The Los Rios Community College District announced that fans wouldn’t be allowed at any indoor events during the fall semester. The LRCCD should rethink this policy and allow fans at indoor...

Athletes may be superstars, but they are human too, and deserve the same mental health breaks that everyone else gets. (Photo via Unsplash)

Athletes should not face criticism for opening up on mental health issues

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Professional athletes are often seen as larger than life and people don't realize that they face the same mental battles that everyone else does.  Athletes deserve mental health breaks and they shouldn't...

There is a chance that the Sacramento Zoo may relocate from Land Park to a new spot in Elk Grove, but that is not a wise decision. (Photo by Usamah Hammour)

The Sacramento Zoo should stay where it is

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Since 2000, many have disagreed about whether the Sacramento Zoo should relocate from its location in William Land Park. In September this matter returned when Elizabeth Stallard, the zoological society...

The withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug 31, 2021, means getting out from disaster areas that save Americans lives and money. (Photo via Unsplash)

The withdrawal from Afghanistan was the right decision

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Is the withdrawal from Afghanistan President Joe Biden’s responsibility or that of all previous administrations? This is a controversial question because the decision to withdraw came after America's...

The election to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured at American River College  on May 1, 2019, was a controversial and unfair procedure. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

California’s recall election process needs an update

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

On Sept. 14, California held a recall election to replace Gavin Newsom as governor. The election, which failed,  showed there is a loophole in the recall law. A loophole that shows the tyranny of a very...

Oli London, a British influencer and singer who is white paid thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgeries in an attempt to look like Korean pop star Jimin from BTS. London claims to be Korean and deceives the media and their followers by pretending to be someone they’re not. (Photo illustration by Madison Duong)

Asianfishing needs to stop

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 19, 2021

Asianfishing is the act of a non-Asian person altering their appearance to look Asian. This can be done with the use of makeup, photo editing and pretending to be Asian online. Asianfishing needs to...

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District put a mandate in place that required students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, 2021. Although the mandate is necessary, it should have been handled better, and more information was needed from the district. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How the LRCCD mishandled the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Current Staff November 14, 2021

Before the start of the fall semester, the Los Rios Community College District announced a vaccine mandate that required all students or staff who access college or district facilities to have at least...

As American River College plans  more in-person classes in the spring semester of 2022, teachers should be looking for ways to help students transition back to in-person learning after being online since spring 2020. (Photo via Unsplash)

Teachers should help students prepare for the switch to in-person classes

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic gets closer to the end, many college campuses across the country have started to open back up, including American River College and other Los Rios Community College District campuses. California...

Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback turned activist, compared the NFL draft combine to slavery in the new Netflix show “Colin in Black and White.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Colin Kaepernick’s comparisons between the NFL Combine and slave auctions are insensitive

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 13, 2021

Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL football player turned social justice activist, is well known for kneeling instead of standing for the national anthem before games and for protesting police brutality....

Many student’s textbooks  are starting to pile up because it is challenging to sell them back. Professors need to take the time to research different, more affordable and accessible options for their students instead. (Photo illustration by Maya Barber)

College is expensive enough without wasting money on unneeded textbooks

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

It is very expensive to attend college. You have to pay for your classes, materials, in some cases dormitory, and textbooks. While all of these expenses are important, some professors are requiring students...

Having good mental, emotional and physical health is important, but balancing many things like school, work and a personal life all at once makes it harder to have that. (Photo via Unsplash)

Balancing work, school and a personal life is stressful

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor October 21, 2021

We all have stressors in our life that make it feel harder to breathe and can negatively affect how we carry ourselves. This especially applies to people who are balancing school, work and personal life...

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