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My 1967 Chevy Nova is essentially my first child, and I have loved every minute working on, writing about and taking pictures of this car. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

Finding my path, from baseball to photography

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

We all have challenges finding a passion. The path to finding passion may lead to discomfort, maybe even pain, especially in this weird phase in life that college brings us where we have to decide what...

The cancellation of older topics and ideas are a common occurrence in today’s world. This is commonly known as cancel culture. (Photo via Unsplash)

Has cancel culture gone too far?

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Cancel culture is something that has taken over entertainment and media the past few years.  According to one of the definitions in the Urban Dictionary. cancel culture is when a large mob of people...

According to a 53-person survey taken by American River College, history major Hunter Farnbach, 20% of students feel their graduation was impeded by counseling errors. (Graphic by Ben Kynaston)

Errors in guidance from counselors frustrate students

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

According to a 2018-2019 overview from US News & World Reports, the graduation rate for three-year students at American River College is 27%. Despite the focus within the district and on the school...

Bitcoin was created by a group or person with the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” in 2009. As of March of 2021, 18.6 million bitcoins are in circulation right now with a market value of over $927 billion. 
Bitcoin was created by a group or person with the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” in 2009. As of March of 2021, 18.6 million bitcoins are in circulation right now with a market value of over $927 billion. (Photo Illustration. by Collin Andrews)

What is cryptocurrency?

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

Ask yourself something:  if you lived 100 years ago and someone told you that there would be a type of currency that you can never see but is worth thousands of dollars, would you believe them? That...

Reddit is a growing environment for aspiring traders and it seems that memes play a major role. (Photo via Business Insiders)

Reddit traders are turning memes into money

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

“To the moon!” It’s an expression used to describe space travel in the past. But now we have seen an entirely new use of the phrase courtesy of multiple Reddit groups that decided to choose a fight...

Third place queen of Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,

Gottmik’s casting on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” offers exposure to unrepresented perspectives

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As a trans man, never seeing myself represented in popular media has been an obstacle in the development of my gender identity and presentation. We in the community get to see our trans sisters represented...

As students continue through college, learning to invest now can help set them up for the future. (Photo Illustration by Collin Andrews)

How to start investing in college

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Many college students are too busy thinking about being successful in classes and maybe planning for the next few years of life rather than planning for the future or thinking about retirement. This means...

National protests against police brutality of Black people, erupted in 2019 after Sacramento police killed Stephon Clark, including a March 6, 2019, protest in Sacramento. Nearly two years later, the killings continued with the April 11, 2021, killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.(File Photo)

Unarmed Black people should not die at the hands of the police

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Daunte Wright was a resident of Brooklyn Center, Minn. He was a young Black man who recently became a father. Wright is in the news for something that seems to be a recurring event not only in this...

On March 9, 2021, the  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release date was announced via Twitter along with its cover, created by Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić and featuring Lil Nas X as both Adam and God in a reinterpretation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. (Photo courtesy of Filip Ćustić)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its critique on LGBTQ-excluding Christianity

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

When Lil Nas X released the corresponding music video to his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” social media quickly flooded with reactions, with fans praising him and onlookers demonizing...

With the rise of public social media platforms, an introduction to sexuality traits and stereotypes, more and more members of younger generations understand their sexuality. (Photo via Unsplash)

Social media: The coming out story

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Genesis 1:27-28: "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill...

As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

As we get back to life post COVID-19, we begin to enjoy the things we missed, like going to movie theaters. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

It’s nice to be back at the movies

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

For the past year, people have been stuck at home with most entertainment outlets closed due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that our local counties have been rolling into reopening...

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