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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX amendments could change how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

December 12, 2018

In the age of the #MeToo, a United States president accused of lewd behavior, and the swearing in of a Supreme Court judge accused of sexual assault, it’s clear we live in a society that caters toward...

Professor Jason Vitaich waits for his class to begin as students walk around Davies Hall at American River College on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Current editorial: ARC fights negative reputation

September 19, 2018

There are many factors that contribute to the reputation of a college. Enrollment and graduation rates, student demographics, student involvement, and campus safety all play a role in the overall perception...

American River College President Thomas Greene, left, and Los Rios Police Department Capt. John McPeek.  The Los Rios Police Department needs to be more transparent with the students its job it is to protect. (File Photo)

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

Cheyenne Drury May 3, 2017

Corrections: The ARCurrent article that is mentioned was published on May, 12, 2016 not May, 12, 2015. None of the allegations regarding the former Los Rios Police Department officer are alleged...

(Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

Editorial: The Silent Treatment

December 1, 2015

Within the last month, your life and safety were at risk from an armed felon on campus who injured a woman and a highly contagious, deadly disease. You may not have heard about this because ARC had no...

A Sacramento City College students phone shows a time-stamped message from the districts emergency message system, run by WARN Command, coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began on Sept. 3. The district is considering new options for which company to use for the ALERT system. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Editorial: Los Rios needs to change emergency procedures

September 11, 2015

When an emergency alert system takes 45 minutes to alert you of an emergency, there is no point in having one. The Los Rios ALERT text message system did not send out an alert until about 45 minutes...

Editorial: Put away your wallet

Editorial: Put away your wallet

Current Editorial Board April 24, 2015

At almost every level of higher education, students complain that tuition costs are too high, class materials cost too much and it is otherwise too costly to live while putting in the work to get that...

Designated smoking areas are an ideal way to allow the use of tobacco and e-cigarette devices without non-smokers  facing the health effects of second-hand smoke.

Editorial: Lift the Smokescreen

Current Editorial Board April 18, 2015

The United States is a very different place today than it was just 50 years ago. Smoking cigarettes in the office or while dining with significant others was not just considered normal, it was a show of...

Editorial: You are not entitled

Current Editorial Board March 26, 2015

American River College is very diverse. On this campus, one can find students of every age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, ARC is representative of...

Director of “Blues for Mr. Charlie” doesn’t need to apologize for anything

Current editorial board March 8, 2015

We tend to want to look away from things that make us uncomfortable. Sometimes, however, something is so uncomfortable that we not only need to look, we shouldn’t be warned or mince words. American...

Editorial: Put your money where your mouth is

Editorial: Put your money where your mouth is

Current Editorial Board February 20, 2015

For the past several years American River College students, particularly members of student government, have been participating in the March in March, an annual protest and lobbying event downtown wherein...

Editorial: Online forum on Current website allows students to buy, trade, and sell books

Current Editorial Board February 12, 2015

Students need a place outside of the Beaver Bookstore to buy, sell, and trade textbooks with each other. The Beaver Bookstore, American River College’s student supply center, currently has a textbook...

Bachelor’s Degree program should be available at ARC: Third largest community college in California should offer more opportunities

Current Editorial October 20, 2014

Bachelor’s degrees for select disciplines will be offered at 15 California community colleges beginning in 2017, but, somehow, not at American River College. With ARC being the third largest community...

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