The American River Current

Journalists are the victims of political leaders’ games

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi high officials while criticizing the current government on Oct. 2, 2018. Journalists bring the truth to the people while becoming the victims of political leaders’ games. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

March 21, 2019

On Nov. 20, President Donald Trump shared his views on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by releasing a statement; but his integrity and beliefs on the freedom of press remain in question after he confirmed that he will continue to work with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), instead of co...

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Ariel Casper keeps up with what’s happening on campus, reading news that affect students, faculty and staff. (Photo illustration by Katia Esguerra)

Katia Esguerra

March 19, 2019

From the moment we wake up, we are faced with an overload of information competing for our attention — every second, every minute and every hour of the day. However, with the ease of access on the internet and overload of information, I have to constantly remind myself that this is a distraction; a...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Historically young people have had the lowest voter turnout, but creating the habit early and getting involved politically can leave long-term effects. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are still countless young people who do not seem to care about the current political climate and how it af...

What it’s like to be an international student

International student and business major Christina Abraham holds up a globe and points to India, where she’s from, during an international student meetup at American River College on Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Emily Mello

March 14, 2019

Many people say they had the “time of their lives” while in college. But is it really true that time spent in college is that great?   As an international student, I think this statement is true for people like me who come from another country because we’ve experienced different cultures an...

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College students, myself included, are usually on a tight budget and buying expensive clothes does not fit in...

The rise of athleisure, and why it’s here to stay

American River College students show how they style athleisure. From left to right: Chris Bush, Erika Beknazarov, Coleen Francis, Larynz Stallworth, Jalyn Norris, Jalin Wiggins. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

March 6, 2019

Whether you’re an insatiable gymshark or stare pointedly at the ground when walking past the Family Fitness booth, it’s almost impossible to cross the campus at American River College without seeing someone wearing workout gear as everyday attire. Now that Lululemon leggings have become the ...

Who I’m honoring this Black History Month

Social Media Editor Alexis Warren wears a Beyonce shirt to honor her as one of the black icons that Warren looks up to during Black History Month on Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexis Warren

February 25, 2019

Black History Month takes place during the second month of each year. It is dedicated to honoring and shining light on past and present historical black figures. These are people who have paved the way for African-Americans today because of the bravery they unveiled while breaking down barriers for futu...

Editorial: Rave Alert system isn’t enough

In the case of an active shooter on campus, American River College should do more to prepare it’s students and faculty on emergency procedures. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

February 13, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018, the American River College community held its collective breath as the campus was placed on lockdown after reports of an armed man on campus. Los Rios Community College District’s emergency communications system failed students that day as it sent out a cryptic message warning students t...

Hair and heritage: Embracing a natural part of me

Black women have been historically criticized for their natural hair. Today, they find power in embracing how they choose to wear their hair, natural or otherwise. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Makenna Roy

February 13, 2019

Throughout the history of this country black women have been trained not to speak too loud and to keep their opinions quiet so they can blend into the background and take up as little space as possible. It can be hard stay in the shadows and not bring attention to yourself when the hair sitting ...

College should be more about growth

College students can feel pressured from the school to choose a career rather than finding their passions. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 13, 2018

A college education was not always viewed as just job training. At one point, going to college was also considered a time for self exploration and academic growth. Over the years, the focus in college has become more about a student’s career after college as opposed to now, focusing on the development of...

How can students help to save the climate?

Students commute by bus to arrive at American River College while some leave campus on Dec. 11, 2018. Using public transportation is one of the many ways to help reduce emissions. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

December 13, 2018

Climate change is one of the biggest controversial debates among experts and politicians these days. The debate has become a hotter topic among college students after experts recently shared concerns, warning that the climate is changing very fast. Those concerns were expressed in a recent New York Times article...

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX amendments could change how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

December 12, 2018

In the age of the #MeToo, a United States president accused of lewd behavior, and the swearing in of a Supreme Court judge accused of sexual assault, it’s clear we live in a society that caters toward denying accusers, protecting the accused at all costs and blaming the victims. Sexual assault...

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