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Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they change regularly depending on the day, can help to ensure you treat everyone around you with the utmost respect and understanding. (Photo via Unsplash)

Understanding and respecting the pronouns of others is fundamental

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

Respecting other people’s pronouns is fundamental for developing professional and personal relationships. Understanding that a person’s pronouns may change over time, or may be fluid, meaning they...

After more than a year of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College honors all that has been lost since March 2020, with an in-person candlelight vigil on May 13, 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers candlelight vigil in honor of all that’s been lost to COVID-19

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, American River College will hold an in-person candlelight vigil on the main campus from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to honor all that’s been lost since March 2020. All members of the ARC...

Disposable masks are only good for one use, and cloth masks should be washed after every wear. If you haven’t already, it is time to take ownership of the cover on your face and explore the world of mask fashion. (Photo courtsey 
 of Pavel Pjatakov  via Unsplash)

Six tips to step up your mask fashion

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 21, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone scrambled to find those thin, blue, disposable, medical masks that they handout at the doctor’s office. After over a year of lockdowns and mask mandates,...

Former Associated Student Body Student Senate Director of Finance, Jorge Riley, speaks in the American River College Student Center at the candidate forum during the Spring 2014 ASB elections. (File Photo)

Jorge Riley’s path to U.S. Capitol insurrection started at ARC

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 3, 2021

American River College alumnus Jorge Riley’s name has dominated local headlines since he and many other supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Though...

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah”, produced by Warner Brothers Studios and directed by Shaka King premiered on Feb. 12, 2021, details the story of Fred Hampton, former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios)

Review: The revolution may be sooner than we think

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” is absolutely the most important story of the century and unlike anything you have ever seen before.  Released on Feb. 12, and directed by...

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will reopen. Many of these details may be dependent on how many members of the district’s population are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (File photo)

COVID-19 vaccine distribution will likely determine campus re-opening

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 1, 2021

After three semesters of 100% distance learning and online classes, students, faculty and staff are still waiting to find out when the Los Rios Community College District campuses will re-open. Many of...

When students are unclear on their class schedules it can cause unneeded stress and anxiety. Not labeling the classes appropriately has the potential to create massive headaches for students, faculty and even local businesses outside of the LRCCD. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Unclear class times wastes time

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief January 24, 2021

As the district enters its third, and with any luck, final semester of 100% distance learning, Los Rios Community College District students are still finding it difficult to navigate class schedules in...

 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)

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

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor 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...

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden leading to the Nov. 3 election took place on Oct. 22 and was held by the Commission of Presidential Debates at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo from freepix.com)

Trump and Biden face off in the last debate preceding the 2020 presidential election

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor November 2, 2020

For the first time in presidential debate history, the mics of the candidates were muted during the initial first two minutes following a question from the moderator allowing each candidate to answer without...

 Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic millions of Americans do not have access to healthcare. Medicare for all is seen by some as too “radical” and “wishful thinking”. (Photo from pixabay.com)

The reality of “radical politics”

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor November 1, 2020

The term “radical politics” has been thrown around more this year than baseballs in the World Series. People from both the left and right sides of the political spectrum use this term, though it seems...

Sacha Baron Cohen stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is “very nice”

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 28, 2020

Fourteen years after Sacha Baron Cohen’s first film “Borat” debuted, the world has been gifted with a sequel by the provocative creator entitled “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” released Oct. 23.   The...

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