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Confessions of a Mean Girl

Confessions of a Mean Girl

Malissa Rogers and Malissa Rogers

October 12, 2011

I was the epitome of a “Mean Girl” during my first two years of high school. Just call me Regina George because I was just that spiteful and coldhearted. I went after anyone who I felt was different and it became my personal goal to make his or her life a living hell. It doesn’t sound too different...

ARC women’s restrooms disgusts students

A shot of a toilet in the Student Services EOP&S restroom shows the trash on the floor. The women's bathrooms are just as dirty as the men's restrooms. (Photo by Shanel Royal)

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

September 28, 2011

Women’s restrooms all across American River College’s campus have been said to be disgusting, unclean and generally not up to the typical standards of most women.  Many people probably wonder why these restrooms are so unpleasant and dirty. I have come to a conclusion: women are just as dirty and...

Poverty rates spike and the blame is bigger than Washington

Editorial Staff

September 28, 2011

According to the Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans live in poverty. The record-breaking figure is the largest the Census Bureau has seen since 1952, which was the year they started keeping track of poverty in America. It’s not a surprising amount. Unemployment is still at 9.1 percent. It’s...

Medical marijuana is still illegal to smoke on campus

Medical marijuana is still illegal to smoke on campus

Philip Frields and Phillip Frields

September 28, 2011

I'll admit that I've partaken in smoking marijuana from time to time before my conscious calls me a complete hypocrite for writing this editorial. This isn't about what goes on after hours at Casa de Felipe, though; this is about stoners firing their chronic up on American River College's prestigious...

‘Survivor: America’ And how the GOP debates are the new summer reality show

'Survivor: America' And how the GOP debates are the new summer reality show

Jaime Carrillo and Jaime Carrillo

September 28, 2011

You can take your Jersey Shores and your Real Worlds and your Bachelorettes and shove them in a sewer pipe. The true reality television art form lives on; nay thrives on, in the Republican presidential debates. Just like all reality shows, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a protagonist. Congresswoman...

Pro Vs Con: Should online retailers have to pay the same tax rate as brick-and-mortar businesses?

Gov. Jerry Brown recently gave Amazon a one-year reprieve from charging customers state sales tax. Should the online retailer have to pay the same tax rate as brick-and-mortar businesses? (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Michael Mercado and Malissa Rogers

September 28, 2011

THE ISSUE: Gov. Jerry Brown recently gave Amazon a one-year reprieve from charging customers state sales tax. Should the online retailer have to pay the same tax rate as brick-and-mortar businesses? The Pro Not paying California sales tax for items purchased on Amazon sounds like a good idea, b...

The true legacy of Sept. 11: American Resiliance

Ground zero being prepared for new construction in May of 2006. (Photo by Chuck Livingston)

Editorial Staff

September 14, 2011

Ten years later after the worst terrorist attack on American soil, we are still coming to terms with the painful memories of an event that forever transformed our nation. Many remember that fateful day in terms of lives lost or dollars spent in subsequent wars. However, there is another 9/11-legacy...

Words of our generation gain official recognition

Words of our generation gain official recognition

Malissa Rogers and Malissa Rogers

September 14, 2011

Common slang words in today’s youth’s vocabulary are becoming actual dictionary-certified words. But should it be considered an accomplishment or a disgrace? The mass media has always played a role in defining and shaping American culture. The influence of songs, national figures, and television...

Don’t ask me to kill

Andrew Scott Ramsey and Andrew Scott Ramsey

September 14, 2011

As the new semester has started, I look around and see all the bright and young faces ready to start their college careers here at American River. I make sure and find my “30 feet from” air that is for non-smokers, hide behind a tree and light my cigarette. Like a moth to flame, someone will be attracted...

The South Shall Deny Again

The South Shall Deny Again

Jaime Carrillo and Jaime Carrillo

September 14, 2011

I’m a snob. If you’re a frequent reader of my column you know this to be stone-cold fact. And the snobbery doesn't stop with me. I think that there are parts of this country that are just plain smarter, with just plain better people. I don’t take pride in my snobbery, mind you. But it is what...

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