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How will ARC students be voting for the election?

Naomi Dasari, American River College Associated Student Body president will be voting for Joe Biden this election and tends to have more liberal leaning views. (Photo courtesy of Naomi Dasari)
Student Senate representatives dish on how they will vote this election
November 2, 2020

Ahead of the election this November, two American River College student body representatives, Naomi Dasari and Afsoon Aflaki, have differing political viewpoints and encourage students to vote in the upcoming...

The Current’s guide to understanding 2020 ballot results

Jorge Perez, Sacramento County election assistant, helps set up ballot machines and signs for the voting center at American River College on Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)
Read below to see ballot proposition results
November 1, 2020

The results of the Nov. 3 election have finally been called. Read below to see what passed and what was defeated. Proposition 16: Restoring Affirmative Action Proposition 16 allows for gender, race,...

Americans must save the post office and mail-in voting from political influence

 A USPS van is parked in Sacramento, CA with the words written “We deliver for you” on its side on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The federal agency has come under attack with budget cuts by the Trump administration, politically aimed to stop mail-in voting. The agency is currently facing an influx of mail-in voting because of COVID-19. This is as Americans and congress are working to save the struggling agency. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
Mail in voting and the USPS are under attack by the Trump administration
October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, President Donald Trump, fearing low approval polling numbers for his 2020 re-election, attacked one of the cornerstones of American culture: the United States Postal Service. Trump’s...

Voters encouraged to vote early to avoid crowds during COVID-19

The Nov. 3 election will continue as planned despite concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world in 2020. Millions are expected to turn out to the polls the day of the election, though masks will be required through California and many places nationwide in order to vote in person. (Photo courtesy of Glen Carrie)
Everything you need to know about voting in the 2020 presidential election
October 18, 2020

The ballot for the 2020 election will address many hot topic issues, including healthcare, immigration, climate change, education and others. Your vote will determine the results of how our local communities...

Sacramento community joins up to collect donations to help with the fight for change

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Gender Health Center stationed themselves in the Center’s parking lot on 20th and J Street in downtown Sacramento to provide medical supplies for protesters, on June 2, 2020. Volunteers assembled care kits that contained medical supplies, snacks, and water to be distributed for the demonstrators while they marched against police brutality. (Photo by Emily Mello)
“This is people power; it’s community collaboration.”
June 16, 2020

On a hot afternoon in early June, in a parking lot near the Sacramento LGBT Community Center in downtown Sacramento, individuals set up a donation tent, with two tables underneath it, each one stocked...

ARC Respiratory Care Program donates equipment to community amid ventilator shortage

American River College has donated ventilators  and N-95 masks to University of California, Davis Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital and Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital to help with equipment needs during this essential time. (Photo courtesy of ventilator.png)
Approaching the COVID-19 pandemic with generosity in mind
April 23, 2020

The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has challenged the American healthcare system, the American healthcare industry and the American structure of government in ways never seen before. While the states...

California Senate passes bill to stop discrimination towards natural hair

Black women have been historically criticized for their natural hair. Today, they find power in embracing how they choose to wear their hair, natural or otherwise. (File Photo)
May 14, 2019

On April 22, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 188, also known as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act, which protects students and employees...

Anderson .Paak brings it home with Oxnard

Photo courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment.
December 4, 2018

It was just three years ago when Anderson .Paak made his unique voice and soulful presence felt in the rap game after being featured four times on Dr. Dre’s album “Compton”. After his status skyrocketed,...

Human Trafficking: Modern slavery in California

California leads the nation with cases of human trafficking in 2018. Everyone is at risk regardless of background, sex, age or race. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
November 14, 2018

At 18 and 19 years old, a couple struggled to find work in Boston. One day they found a Craigslist ad for work in Sacramento. They called the number and a man offered them an opportunity they couldn't...

Despite recent calls for it, a gun ban is not the answer

Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards
April 2, 2018

With gun violence on the rise and an increase of mass shootings being reported by the media, the discussion on gun control has been on the minds of everyone. Gun control isn't necessarily a bad thing,...

Men’s tennis aims for the top

American River College's Paul Bhatia returns a ball during a nn-conference game against De Anza College on Feb. 24 at ARC. Bhatia and ARC are looking to win its eigth straight conference championship and third straight NorCal title. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)
March 2, 2018

While a good start is always nice, it’s the end result that matters the most. And that’s the approach American River College’s men’s tennis team is taking this season. The team has established...

Marijuana legal in California but not on campus

(Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes_Stone)
February 22, 2018

By Brienna Edwards & Luis Gael Jimenez Larissa Lopez rolls out of bed, eyes bleary and heavy-lidded. She is tired and she is stressed; her mind is running a mile a minute and won't slow down. She...

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