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TTC: Soc 320: Minorities in America

Professor Pamela Chao lectures her class on how we define ourselves and how society define us in her Soc 320 class.

Jose Garcia and Walter Jones

September 12, 2014

By Walter Jones and Jose Garcia With the recent tensions in Ferguson, Mo. students may find it worthwhile to learn about the racial debate in America. Professor Pamela Chao, instructor of Sociology 320: Minorities in America, teaches with passion and an open mind as she brings light to topics that...

Possibility of turning California into six states

Possibility of turning California into six states

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

May 6, 2014

With all the talk about California possibly being divided into six states, one starts to wonder how this will affect us students? Most of the students that I know attend junior colleges. Many will transfer to a four year school somewhere in the state after they get their two-year degree. If California...

Hip-hop is going back to Cali

Photo Illustration by Zach TIerney

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

April 13, 2014

For years people said the West Coast is dead and that the good artists are in New York or the South. From 2005 to 2010, two people (Game and E-40) have mainly represented West Coast hip-hop. Now we are seeing a bunch of artists coming out of California, and making a huge impact in the music scene. W...

Opinion: How do I define myself?

Opinion: How do I define myself?

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

March 11, 2014

When people look at me, they see me as an African American male – even though neither I nor any member of my immediate family has been to Africa – but what they don’t know is that there is more to me than what appears on the surface. American River College sociology professor Nidal Hijazi was...

The art of rap

Photo Illustration by Zach TIerney

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

March 4, 2014

Nowadays, it seems that any random person can become a successful musician without actual talent, but when it comes to hip-hop, there is more to it than just rhyming words together over a beat. So I ask the question, “what is the art of rap?” There are many different elements that form the perfec...

I used to love H.E.R.

Photo Illustration by Zach TIerney

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

February 7, 2014

She used to say, “Yes, yes y’all and you don’t stop.” Hearing these words always ensured me that she was going to take me to a place of beautiful bliss. This girl was hip-hop. Growing up in the 1990s and the early 2000s, hip-hop seemed so passionate and full of life. It had culture and meaning...

“Gravity” and “American Hustle” lead Oscar nominations

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured) announced the nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Adnan Ramic, Walter Jones, Adnan Ramic, and Walter Jones

January 31, 2014

By Adnan Ramic and Walter Jones On Jan. 16, actor Chris Hemsworth and president of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. Films “Gravity” and “American Hustle” lead with 10 nominations each, followed by “12 Years a Slave,” with nine nominat...

Photo of the day 11-20-13

The winter season is rapidly approaching the American River College campus. The skies are grey and cloudy, and the streets are slick with fallen rain. Students start to bundle up as the rain hit school grounds all day.  Those on campus could be seen all over tacking cover and hiding from the rain in the breezeways, under overhangs and in the student center. The showers are supposed to last until tomorrow.

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

November 20, 2013

The winter season is rapidly approaching the American River College campus. The skies are grey and cloudy, and the streets are slick with fallen rain. Students start to bundle up as the rain hit school grounds all day.  Those on campus could be seen all over tacking cover and hiding from the rain in...

How prepared is American River College for a mass shooting?

The shootings at Sacramento City College and Umpqua Community College should cause Americans to examine the relevance of the second amendment in the 21st century. (file photo)

Melissa Hurtado, Walter Jones, Melissa Hurtado, and Mychael Jones

November 18, 2013

By Melissa Hurtado and Walter Jones American River College is taking steps to ensure campus safety because school shootings are gaining more prominence in the media. The Sandy Hook, Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings are well-known school shootings, but shootings happen on community college...

Women’s team re-building for success

Makayla Ruvalcaba carries the ball down the field in a game against Feather River College on Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

September 17, 2013

The 2013 season is underway and the American River College women’s soccer team is looking to build off last years successful season. They finished with a 13-6-4 record last season making them the No. 3 ranked team in the Big 8 Conference. After losing their two leading scorers from last season,...

Soccer season opener spoiled

Soccer season opener spoiled

Walter Jones and Walter Jones

September 10, 2013

The No. 11 ranked American River College women’s soccer team kicked off its season Saturday, Aug. 31, playing host to the No. 7 ranked team College of the Canyons.  Despite a strong end to the 2012 season the team struggled to score, losing 2-0. “We’re pretty young, not in age but in experience,”...

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