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It’s time to “Power Up” with AC/DC

Famous Australian rock band, AC/DC released their newest album, “Power Up” on Nov. 13, 2020. This album features 12 new songs as the band tries to prove the point that they still have what it takes to make great music. (Photo courtesy of Sony Music Australia)
Does AC/DC still have what it takes to make great music or is all the hype just in the album name?
November 19, 2020

It’s been six years since the Australian rock band AC/DC has released an album, and on Nov. 13, it released its newest album for fans to listen to called “Power Up.” Does AC/DC still have that same...

LRCCD concludes workshop weeks of action to aid undocumented students

Immigration activist advocating for DACA reinstatement, ending the incarceration of immigrant children seeking asylum and carrying signs reading “Abolish ICE” convene in front of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Detention center in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento County works directly with ICE to remove undocumented immigrants including Dreamers without DACA and those without immigration status, a clear contradiction to the states mandate for law enforcement not to work with ICE. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
LRCCD hosted Weeks of Undocumented action events, to help aid undocumented students through college
November 19, 2020

Undocumented students, also known as Dreamers largely felt the angst of the presidential elections according to Sacramento City College counselor Sandra Guzman, who works with this community. This election...

Finding the truth online can be hard, here’s a place to start

Figuring out where to look to get your news can be really confusing, but when you find your reliable news source that you know is trustworthy you’ll know you’ll get the right information on a daily basis. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
Finding reliable news isn’t always easy, here’s a small list of news sites that are trustworthy
November 19, 2020

On Nov. 7, a winner was finally announced for the 2020 Presidential Election when it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had been officially elected President of the United States. Both...

NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of Pixibay.com)
November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

Aramark reduces student workforce due to campus closures

Since the campus shut down in March, Aramark has laid off 35 students. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)
Aramark laid off 35 student workers and isn’t offering services this semester
November 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in American River College closing its campus until at least the spring 2021 semester, Aramark has also closed the ARC cafeteria and franchising operations....

The push for reconciliation and forgiveness in a divided nation

Not all Trump supporters have been open bigots, and not all have attempted voter intimidation. But they are in league with those who have, and silence about the wrongdoings of your allies is complicity. (Photo courtesy of Vecteezy)
Forgiveness is not deserved, it is earned
November 17, 2020

We’ve seen enough, it’s over, at least in the eyes of more than 78 million Americans. Joseph R. Biden is to be the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris will be our first woman Vice-President....

Selection of new ARC president concludes

 During Thomas Greene’s tenure as American River College’s president, he pushed the college to place additional emphasis on supporting students in achieving their educational goals. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Hurtado)
Students and faculty question candidates for Thomas Greene’s position
November 17, 2020

American River College President Thomas Greene announced his retirement from the position in December 2019, after more than five years in the role. On Nov. 10, Los Rios Community College Chancellor Brian...

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)
ARC Theatre performer snags a spot on Team Gwen
November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

Sacramento County tabulates election in record voter turnout year

A Sacramento county poll worker helps check and tabulate ballots on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 3, 2020.Poll workers and voters were required to wear mask to enter the Sacramento County Registers offices. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
Ballot tabulation process is arduous, meticulous but assures that democracy prevails
November 13, 2020

Anxious Americans waited five days after the Nov. 3 elections for the 2020 election results, tabulations were done to finalize key contested results in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.  At...

Professors stay positive while facing Zoom challenges

Zoom is challenging professors at ARC to keep continuity within their classes due to many different connectivity problems. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Professors Krista Hess and Michael Crowder find ways to help students succeed
November 10, 2020

American River College is officially going through its second semester online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has caused the campus to find different ways for students to communicate from their homes.  This...

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

With many students already struggling with time management and their household and parental responsibilities, synchronous classes provide a litany of added stressors during the pandemic. (Photo from shutterstock.com).
Students favor flexibility offered by asynchronous classes
November 10, 2020

Although nearly all classes are currently held online due to the pandemic, one thing that is lacking across the board when comparing the formats of classes at American River College is consistency. Some...

Dia de Los Muertos is sacred, Trump’s attempt to change that is pathetic

 Celebrated on Nov. 1, Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated by millions in the United States, Mexico and other Central American countries. On Oct. 30, 2020, President Donald Trump declared Nov. 1 as National Day of Remembrance for Americans killed by Illegal Aliens. (Photo from pixabay.com)
Trump’s attempt to relabel Dia de Los Muertos is racist and xenophobic
November 8, 2020

On Oct. 30, in a last-ditch effort to leave a legacy for himself on his way out of the White House, President Donald Trump issued the Proclamation of National Day of Remembrance for Americans killed by...

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