The American River Current

Trans rights are not optional

A protester carries a transgender pride flag and wears angel wings during the #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 10, 2018. The wings symbolize the many transgender women who have been murdered. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

In October, a note was released containing details of the Trump administration's plans regarding LGBTQ+ rights. In particular, the plan affects trans people's rights in schools, and could put thousands of students in danger. Currently, aspects of a guideline for public schools released during Obama's pres...

“Beautiful Boy” chronicles the pain of drug addiction

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy. Film still photograph courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Imani Smith

November 26, 2018

Based on a true story, director Felix van Groeningen’s powerful film “Beautiful Boy” follows a teenage boy suffering from a crystal meth addiction. Although the film, released in Sacramento last month, is centered around Nic’s struggle with illness and addiction, there is an overarching t...

Trump does not own your citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to challenge the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order to take away birthright citizenship. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Itzin Alpizar

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump created another wave of fear over the shoulders of the immigrant community when he said would sign an executive order to take away the birthright citizenship of people born in the United States who are children of noncitizens and undocumented parents. In an interview wit...

Editorial: ASB needs students to show up

Student Senate president Rebeca Rico-Chavez sits in the empty meeting room where, ASB meets each week on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

November 14, 2018

With high numbers of voter turnout nationally for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, people, especially young people, seem to be participating more actively in their government. Despite this, however, participation in American River College’s Associated Student Body Student Senate and Club and Events Boar...

Reflection on the burial of Matthew Shepard

The burial of Matthew Shepard brings awareness and understanding to the existence of LGBTQ+ people of faith. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Christian Sutton

November 6, 2018

I am often confronted by those who believe I live a dichotomy as a gay Christian. But I believe the way I live my life is as a coexistence between the way I was born and the way I was raised. I am an openly gay Christian, who was raised Catholic and influenced by my Episcopal godmother. I am als...

Transferring may not be as easy you think

Students who are transferring out of American River College can visit the Transfer Center, located in the Counseling Center for assistance and information about the transferring process. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 1, 2018

As transfer season falls upon American River College, many students will consider all of their campus options. Although transferring to a new college can be a highly rewarding and exciting time in a student’s life, it can also be stressful. I’m currently in the midst of transferring out of ARC and I ha...

Why students should get more involved in clubs on campus

Umoja Sakhu club members Raqhale Brooks, (left) pre-law major, Nyla Aaron, (center) undecided major and Grace Swint, (right) political science and sociology major study in the Hub Center at American River College on Oct 15, 2018. (Photo by Breawna Maynard)

Breawna Maynard

November 1, 2018

Many students come to school just to go to their classes, maybe grab a bite to eat from the cafeteria and then head right back to their cars to go back home. Each semester, a lot of us are new to campus so we don’t know too many people or perhaps anyone at all, so school can get pretty lonely at times....

Is a photo really worth 1000 words?

This photograph is used to question the narrative possibility in photography. Depicted in the photo are a group of people, in a barge, on a body of water, but is there really a narrative? (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 25, 2018

The cabin is dark; rocking on the sunbeat waves, people wait for shore. The haiku above encapsulates the entirety of the photograph that accompanies this essay. The photograph creates more questions than it answers. Who are they? Where are they going? What lies ahead for them? These questions ca...

Vote like your life depends on it

Democrats and Republicans will face off this Nov. 6, make sure to have your voice heard by voting in the midterm elections. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Imani Smith

October 25, 2018

The upcoming midterm election is Nov. 6.  Regardless of which side your views align with, we can all agree on the importance of casting a vote. This year millions of young people, me included, are finally 18 and able to vote. I am also an African-American woman and voting is a way to let my voic...

Do artists deserve a second chance?

Rapper and singer Chris Brown has been one of many artists in the spotlight for a number of years for domestic violence. (Photo illustration by Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

October 24, 2018

It happens time and time again, yet nothing changes as a consequence. A wide range of examples can be found, but still, the show is sold out. New charges of sexually related crimes pop up regularly, but the albums still reach number one on the charts and sell thousands of copies in their first w...

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

Halloween is considered to be one of the heavier binge-drinking holidays, especially for college students. Students take precaution by planning out their night and knowing their drinking limit. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

October 18, 2018

Drinking and partying are considered staples of the college experience for many students, especially during Halloween. However, there are many students who use holidays as a reason to binge drink and over-party, thus putting their safety in jeopardy. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol...

Student journalists are not the enemy

Co-managing editors Alexus Hurtado and Hannah Yates work on articles in the Current’s newsroom on Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

October 17, 2018

The Current is the American River College’s student run publication that gives voice to the student’ concerns on topics of interest, news, events, and services on campus. The publication wouldn’t be possible without the journalism students that work to provide trustworthy relevant information, which req...

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