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National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

Alexus Hurtado

February 27, 2018

After an almost four-day government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans voted on Jan. 22 to resume operations until Feb. 8 in hopes of keeping the approximately 700,000 “Dreamers” in the states. Democrats and Republicans reconvened Feb. 8, however, and still couldn't come to a decision on how to keep ...

There are possible solutions to ARC’s parking problem

There are possible solutions to ARC’s parking problem

Alexis Warren

February 22, 2018

Students at American River College seem to have the same complaints about the hassle of parking at the beginning of each semester every year—such as traffic coming into the parking garage, the parking garage always being full, and staff parking lots having too many free spaces. There are many poss...

V-Day should be about self-love

V-Day should be about self-love

February 13, 2018

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, the public is bombarded with eager merchants desperate to sell their wares. As consumers, we are blinded by the red and pink propaganda that assaults our eyes at every turn. Retail stores from Frederick's of Hollywood to Walmart, are touting the best deals ...

My blackness during black history month

My blackness during black history month

Alexus Hurtado

February 12, 2018

Black History Month brings out a plethora of emotions for black people. The most prominent emotion is pride, and I can attest to feeling prideful about my own blackness. However, every black person’s experience is not the same and Black History Month has a different meaning to every black person....

New campus-wide e-learning platform is a big improvement

New campus-wide e-learning platform is a big improvement

Tracy Holmes

January 30, 2018

Change is never easy, but it is the biggest part of life and Canvas, the campus’ new e-learning platform, is the biggest change for American River College this semester. Canvas is the online learning environment all instructors in the Los Rios Community College District will use coinciding with in...

Freedom of the Internet threatened in new net neutrality rollback plan

Freedom of the Internet threatened in new net neutrality rollback plan

Jennifer Langston

December 7, 2017

Internet freedom is being threatened and can possibly be limited soon if Net Neutrality is dismantled. On Dec. 14 Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is threatening to rollback protections on Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality gives equal access to interne...

The Equifax data breach may have put your identity at risk

The Equifax data breach may have put your identity at risk

Jennifer Langston

December 7, 2017

Sometime between May and July of this year the data of the credit monitoring agency Equifax was breached—but the incident was not reported to the public until Sept. 7th.   Holding the company accountable for their actions and showing a concern for citizens safety has taken a backseat to other pr...

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by an astounding number of actresses in the entertainment business. With equal rights in the wo...

There is no diversity in dining options on campus

There is no diversity in dining options on campus

Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

Walking through the doors of the Student Center, a waft of conspicuous scents and sounds swirl about—the ever recognizable crackle of Subway sandwich wrappers, students chattering loudly over lunch, and a dissonant medley of fried foods. A salad bar, the “Garden Burger” and a sparse display of pla...

The ‘Giving Season’ should be year-round

The ‘Giving Season’ should be year-round

Brienna Edwards

December 5, 2017

The leaves begin to fall from their posts on the branches of the many trees that surround Sacramento, littering the ground with a plethora of color. The air becomes crisp, chilling the noses of the pedestrians shuffling to their next destination. Street corners and grocery store fronts will soon be patrolled b...

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

December 5, 2017

The Current recently set out to write an article on campus safety. The intention was to provide students with a detailed layout of different emergency procedures in the event of an active shooter, earthquake, fire, flood, etc., and to remedy some of the questions and conflicting information. After reaching ...

Letter to the editor: Reply to ‘Q&A with a German Survivor of World War II’ from Ingrid Radke-Azvedo

Letter to the editor: Reply to ‘Q&A with a German Survivor of World War II’ from Ingrid Radke-Azvedo

November 28, 2017

Dear Mr. [Luis Gael] Jimenez, I would like to thank you very much for the outstanding coverage you gave me in the Feature coverage of the "The Current" newspaper.  When we met for our interview it seemed like we were being rushed a bit to make the planned Agenda and I wasn't sure that you got anything...

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