The American River Current

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

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)

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 denying accusers, protecting the accused at all costs and blaming the victims. Sexual assault...

Current editorial: ARC fights negative reputation

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)

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 of a school and the pride students feel about the college they choose to attend. On Sept. ...

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

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)

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 to have occurred on ARC’s campus and he has not been charged with any crime against any ARC or Los ...

Editorial: The Silent Treatment

(Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

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 plans to directly inform you until it faced intense media scrutiny. Administrators at American River...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to change emergency procedures

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's 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)

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 after a shooting on Sept. 3 that left one dead and two injured in one of the campus parking lots. ...

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 college degree. The bottom line is that spending money on tattoos, cigarettes and other luxuries...

Editorial: Lift the Smokescreen

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.

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 class, prestige and even social standing. Those days have passed, and with countless scientific...

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 society in another way: there is a widespread culture of entitlement among our students. President...

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 River College professor and theater director Sam Williams’ decision to provide a warning before...

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 community college students from around the state push for policies that would lessen their financial...

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 buyback program in place for students to exchange their previously used textbooks for cash, but...

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 college in the state and in close proximity to the capital city, the Los Rios Community College...

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