The American River Current

Current Editorial: Can the ASB and its acting president get their act together?

Current Staff

September 18, 2013

In politics, rookies get eaten alive. It doesn't help when the tumultuous waters in which the Associated Student Body Student Senate swim are full of obstacles that lie just below the surface. The fact that elected president Tyrone Robinson jumped ship at the beginning of the semester didn't help with ...

Current Editorial: ARC should learn from its Prop 8 mistakes

Current Editorial

April 24, 2013

American River College has a history with Proposition 8. That history includes everything from vocal protests in Rose Marks Quad during a moment of silence, to the Associated Student Body at the Supreme Court. Yes, even we, at The Current, got swept up in the controversy. Well, a couple of those former...

Current Editorial: ARC students fail to step up

Current Staff

April 3, 2013

ASB elections approach fast while student voter turnout remains low It doesn't take much observation on campus to notice that American River College students have many opinions. It also seems they have no problem sharing them. So why do they refuse, by and large, to make their voices heard where it...

Current Editorial: VAWA deserves to be law of the land

Current Staff

February 27, 2013

US without VAWA would be a more dangerous place for women It is unfortunate that nearly all of us know someone who has been affected by a violent crime. In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act was passed into law with the help of then Sen. Joe Biden. Last December, the VAWA expired for the third ti...

Current Editorial: California’s dream for education

Current Staff

February 13, 2013

In a society that keeps seeing education prices skyrocket (the average cost to attend a state college in 2012 was $22,261, and $33,000 if you’re attending a private university), recent college graduates are finding it extremely hard to find decent paying jobs. Even though the unemployment rate among...

Current Editorial: Does Club Day serve its purpose?

Current Staff

December 5, 2012

The Current reached out to the Club and Events Board President, but he did not respond. It’s certainly a fun time. Music blares in Rose Marks Pavilion, food is brought to share and there is a big sense of togetherness. Then there’s the open mic, which always provides plenty of entertainment. Fun,...

Current Editorial: In defense of higher education

Current Staff

November 25, 2012

Things are getting better. The unemployment rate is dropping, slowly but surely. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, we’ve had eight months of job growth and the horizon looks far less bleak than once thought. However, students should do all they can to hedge their bets when it comes to joining...

Current Editorial: Professors must get on board with online textbooks

Current Staff

November 8, 2012

Being a student is expensive enough. So why add more of a debt with textbook prices that are uncalled for? When Gov. Jerry Brown passed bills 1052 and 1053, it allowed students the access to an online library of free electronic textbooks. Perhaps the most successful attempt at lightening the rising...

Current Editorial: Why President Barack Obama deserves to be reelected

Current Staff

October 24, 2012

Four years ago, we elected Barack Obama to be our president. He captivated the nation with his goals, character and composure. Many people felt like he had a lack of experience, but we decided that he was the right person for the job. Since being voted into office, Obama has proven he is an advocate...

Current Editorial: Proposition 30: why it will help community colleges across California

Current Staff

October 10, 2012

If community college students ever wanted to find a reason to vote, then Proposition 30 would be a good one, because the proposition’s success or failure affects them directly. Proposition 30, the “Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012” would temporarily raise sales tax to 7.5...

Current Editorial: Why Prop 32 must be voted down

Current Staff

September 19, 2012

“Paycheck Protection Initiative” damages unions’ representation in politics You’d have to be incredibly naïve to think that money doesn’t dictate politics in California. This year, corporations outspend unions nearly two-to-one in federal elections (254 million and 164 million respecti...

Voter apathy must end

Current Staff

May 2, 2012

Voter apathy is plaguing American River College. In April the Associated Student Body elections had the lowest voter turnout in the 67-year history of the college. How can a campus with more than 35,000 students yield only 296 total votes? ARC isn’t the only campus in the Los Rios Community...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Current editorial