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It’s “Damn.” good

It’s “Damn.” good

Jared Smith

May 3, 2017

In 2016, for “To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar almost tied the record for the most Grammy nominations in one night. With 11 nominations, Lamar only lost to Michael Jackson by one nomination. With his new album “Damn.” Lamar may beat that record, but as Lamar says on “Element.,” “I don’t ...

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Corrections: The ARCurrent article that is mentioned was published on May, 12, 2016 not May, 12, 2015. None of the allegations regarding the former Los Rios Police Department officer are alleged to have occurred on ARC’s campus and he has not been charged with any crime against any ARC or Los ...

Social media has taken over our lives

Social media has taken over our lives

Jared Smith

May 1, 2017

It used to be that in order to hear what’s going on with someone, or how they’re doing you’d have to go find and talk to them. Nowadays we have mass information about others in the palm of our hands. Social media is a huge part of a college student’s life today: According to the Harvard Ins...

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget

Jared Smith

April 18, 2017

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be accomplished fairly easily even if you are on a budget. What is a healthy diet? According ARC nutrition professor Jana Gonsalves, a healthy diet consists of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for carbohydrates. For protein, the di...

Ideas for relaxing on Spring Break

Ideas for relaxing on Spring Break

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 8, 2017

Spring Break is a week’s vacation for students typically held around Easter. There are many names for this week-long vacation and some college students may seek an opportunity to travel or party. Taking a break during this week could be well spent by catching up to finish homework, cleaning house,...

Gender neutral restrooms to the rescue

Gender neutral restrooms to the rescue

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

If you take a closer look around American River College’s campus you might notice restroom signs that are currently ‘under construction.’   Gender neutral signs will spread across ARC in the near future. This change cannot come fast enough. As Bob Dylan once said “The Times They Are A-Chan...

Opinion: The thirst for something more at ARC

Opinion: The thirst for something more at ARC

Joel Whited

March 21, 2017

Imagine having a cold beer in such a stressful environment like college. It is more than possible if done correctly. American River College should consider serving beer on campus in a responsible manner. This campus could use a restaurant or two that are capable of serving alcoholic beverages. Currentl...

Opinion: Teachers should spice up the classroom

Opinion: Teachers should spice up the classroom

Jared Smith

March 16, 2017

  Imagine being able to ask the author of your textbook anything you wanted. Speech professor David Austin recently organized a Skype call between Jay Heinrichs, author of his student’s textbook, “Thank You for Arguing,” and the students themselves. They had many questions and the resulting...

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Solange Echeverria

March 6, 2017

It was the Wednesday just after last November’s Presidential election. The mood on campus was at best, subdued. Those of us who did not vote for Donald Trump and what his supporters stood for were swinging on the continuum between somberness and outright anger with a hefty dose of fear. I needed so...

Opinion: Drinking water should be the logical choice

Opinion: Drinking water should be the logical choice

Mychael Jones

March 1, 2017

According to a study by Nutrition Journal, college students drink less water because they prefer alternative options such as energy drinks or coffee. In fact, energy drink consumption amongst college students is very common. According to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information in whic...

Opinion: Students question where to smoke

Opinion: Students question where to smoke

James Saling

February 21, 2017

American River College’s ban on the use of tobacco products on campus at the beginning of the fall semester has left many cigarette smokers and vape-pen users wondering where it is acceptable to smoke. Some smokers, chewers, vapors and other tobacco users may feel scrutinized regarding their ha...

Opinion: Walk onto a new sport

Opinion: Walk onto a new sport

Joel Whited

February 16, 2017

Most successful athletes dedicate a lifetime worth of practice toward eventually making their passions a career, while other people take until college to discover that they too are athletes. Many people tend to not participate in something that intimidates them because they compare themselves to oth...

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