The American River Current

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....

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
America reaps the consequences of poor judgement
September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According...

U.S. response to COVID-19 flops while cases and deaths increase

In January, the Trump Administration called the coronavirus pandemic a Democratic hoax and blamed the virus' spread on the Democratic open borders policy, as American citizens began to die. (Photo courtesy of imgbin.com)
Is this pandemic bringing out the best in us, or revealing our true colors?
April 16, 2020

Now is not the time to sugarcoat the American response with a grandiose façade of patriotism. If we are honest with ourselves, we would own our truth and admit that the American response to the COVID-19...

Kneeling during the anthem hasn’t found its way to ARC

The American River College Football team salutes during the National Anthem before a home game. (Photo courtesy of Joe Eiers)
October 5, 2017

Over the past year, and more specifically the past few weeks, the sports world has been prevalent with athletes protesting during the anthem. Colin Kaepernick began his crusade by kneeling during the...

Undocumented and Unafraid

D.A.C.A. is a type of temporary executive level administrative relief against deportation.

According to a paper published by the Pew Research Center in 2014, the United States has a long history going back several decades of deferring deportation for certain protected groups. There have been 39 executive grants of temporary immigration relief since 1956.  (File Photo)
May 3, 2017

American River College student Anna came here from the Pacific Islands with her mother when she was 6 years old. Anna, who asked not to use her real name for fear of being deported, says she  had no concept...

ARC student from Africa loves living life to the fullest

Freshman Wing Baidi Kamagate holds a basketball in front of an ARC sign in the small gym. Kamagate said that his mother and father have been a huge influence on his life and supported him in his decision to move from Africa to America on his own. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)
February 23, 2017

Corrections: It was inaccurately reported that Baidi Kamagate's high school was St. Patrick in Oakland, CA. He attended St. Patrick- St.-Vincent in Vallejo, CA. Also Kamagate has not been living in...

Opinion: Students should explore study abroad opportunities

Students from the American River College Study Abroad course HIST 399: Italian History and Culture, pose on a rock in Greece during their stay in summer 2015. Studying abroad can open up many opportunities for students to experience different cultures. (Photo Courtesy of Ashley Nanfria)
November 30, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely reported that the students were sitting on a rock in Italy. They were in fact in Greece. Studying abroad is a life-changing opportunity that benefits not only...

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