The American River Current

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

Psychology major Fatimah Ahmadi is an Afghan student at American River College. Ahmadi says she wants the role of Afghan women in Afghanistan to be in the public sphere. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

May 9, 2019

On Sept. 21, Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo appointed United States diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Since then, Khalilzad met the Taliban several times in Qatar to discuss the end of America’s and Afghanistan’s 17-year long war. One of the mo...

A university isn’t always the right fit

Students took advantage of the beautiful American River College campus between classes on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

May 9, 2019

I was the kid in high school who thought that if I went from taking Advanced Placement classes, to taking courses at a community college then all of my hard work would have been for nothing— but was I wrong. In my experience the only difference between transferring to a four-year college right ...

Does the Black community have a widening divide?

In recent years demonstrators have come together to protest tragedies such as the killing of Stephon Clark, but there is still more that should be done to help conflicts within the black community. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Makenna Roy

May 9, 2019

While the black community is becoming a more united front on the outside in recent years as a result of tragedies like the Stephon Clark shooting, I believe that the community can often forget about the allies they’ve always had standing right next to them facing similar issues. Everyone praises wh...

I’m not angry, that’s just my face

Current editors (from left to right) Alexis Warren, Hannah Yates, Jennah Booth and Imani Smith are unapologetic about being assertive in the newsroom. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

May 8, 2019

“It’s cool that you can be mean to people and not care.” I’m not an unkind person, so a passing comment like this, despite its genuine intent, would typically send me into a confused panic just nine months ago. I would search through all of my social interactions, trying to find the exact...

Editorial: Toxic Masculinity is a danger to society

Toxic masculinity can pressure men into hiding their emotions, to avoid being perceived as weak or unmasculine. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

May 8, 2019

For decades, society has used terms like “macho,” or “red-blooded” to describe the kind of burly masculinity that men are, on some level, expected to adhere to. Today society has started to call this by another name: toxic masculinity, and it affects everyone you know. In order to combat th...

Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ gives fans insight to Beychella

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Alexis Warren

May 5, 2019

Just as we thought Beyoncé couldn’t be more of an inspiration, the performer released a Netflix documentary ‘Homecoming’ on April 17, featuring an in-depth look at the behind the scenes of the making of her 2018 Coachella performance. The film showcases the hard work, dedication and sacrifice it took to m...

A different approach to evangelism

Religious protesting on campus may grab attention at first, but this method of evangelism can be frightening and turn people away. (photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

May 2, 2019

When you’re on the receiving end, religious protesting can be a total spectacle. There are usually one or two individuals standing with a crowd circled around them. There is usually some kind of a sign involved with questionable material and then the blunt commentary of the protester that involves ...

Endgame proves a satisfying conclusion to the Avengers

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Thomas Cathey

May 2, 2019

After 11 years worth of movies and extensive world-building, Marvel Studios released “Avengers: Endgame” on April 26. Directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, “Endgame” is the culmination of 22 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, and the finale to the blockbuster Avengers saga. The opening w...

Music festivals are worth the price

Opinion editor Imani Smith and her friend Joshua Lao at Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands 2018 in San Francisco. (Photo Courtesy Imani Smith)

Makenna Roy

May 2, 2019

With the 2019 music festival season underway, it’s time to prepare yourself for all of the pictures that are going to be flooding your social media feeds. While festivals can be a time filled with a fear of missing out for those who aren’t attending, I believe music festivals are a time for peopl...

Opinion: ARC baseball should dump Jumelet, now

American River College baseball manager Doug Jumelet talks to his team after getting routed 15-7 by Diablo Valley College in 2015. Jumelet is not qualified to manage the baseball team for he hasn’t finished with a winning record since 2005. (File Photo)

Gabe Carlos

May 1, 2019

The American River College baseball team finished its 2019 season in a 7-1 victory over Cosumnes River College on April 26. The team finished its season with a poor 8-32 overall record and went 5-19 in conference play. The team’s batting average for the season was .229, on base percentage was .318 a...

Online classes could be a trap for unfocused students

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Hannah Yates

April 10, 2019

The assortment and availability of online classes at American River College recently increased with the launch of ARC Online 2.0, and students will now be able to obtain majors solely through online course units. While, I think this is mostly an improvement, and will make academia more accessible ...

Police need to be held accountable for actions

The Sacramento community is working on healing and coming together in the wake of the district attorney's office's announcement. Demonstrators hold up a sign that reads “We must love and support one another / Black Lives Matter Sacramento” banner during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Breawna Maynard

March 27, 2019

Another year, another unarmed black man killed by the police, and another injustice for the families of the victims involved. Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot in the Meadowview neighborhood in Sacramento by two police officers from the Sacramento Police Department on March ...

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