The American River Current

Brown budget or bust

California's Governor Jerry Brown.

Current Staff

April 18, 2012

If you have planned on attending a California State University in 2013, your education is in jeopardy. Gov. Jerry Brown’s new Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 will keep that from happening with a projected $6 billion in revenue over the next five years. However, this can only...

Preventable tragedies

Current Staff

March 21, 2012

The war on a soldier’s mind is getting too gruesome to ignore. As news from the March 11 killing spree of a U.S. Army sargeant on an Afghan village resulting in the deaths of 16 civilians—women and children included—continues to filter in, the U.S. military needs to now take a hard stand against...

Not so black-and-white

Not so black-and-white

Current Staff

March 7, 2012

Are we really considering getting rid of affirmative action? On March 17, the John Roberts-led Supreme Court decided that they would hear a case on affirmative action. It has only been nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court last visited affirmative action. In the 2003 ruling of Grutter v. Bollinger,...

Our civil rights movement

Protestors for and against Prop. 8 rally their supporters at ARC on Oct. 7, 2008. (Photo by Josh Clemens)

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February 22, 2012

The California court has spoken: marriage is no longer defined as a union between one man and one woman. Proposition 8, a much debated initiative which was voted into law in 2008, violated California’s Equal Protection Clause by singling out one group of people and denying them the right to marriage;...

The kids are alright

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February 8, 2012

Lazy, non-contributing, entitled, shameless: all adjectives used to describe the current batch (and every batch since Aristotle) of 18-25 year olds. In light of the shelving of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the worldwide Occupy movement, I think we can safely say that the above accusations are false....

How consumerism stole Christmas

Current Staff

November 30, 2011

Let’s get straight to the facts; America is suffering from the “Big C.” No, not cancer--consumerism, and with the current state of the economy and the holidays coming up, America needs to put a halt to its excessive desire to spend money it doesn’t have. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,...

Since online content is becoming more prominent, schools should make an effort to efficiently incorporate it

Current Staff

November 9, 2011

There is debate whether online classes are the future of education. At the very least, it will be a supplement to traditional face-to-face classes. Technology won’t be going backward anytime soon, and as technology evolves, so will the content of online classes. At American River College, over 300...

The necessity of Occupying Wall Street

The necessity of Occupying Wall Street

Editorial Staff

October 12, 2011

It has to be done. This is the new American Revolution. Since its inception on Sept. 17, Occupy Wall Street has been a grass-roots demonstration to raise awareness of the disparity of wealth in the United States. The non-violent, leaderless movement’s agenda is that 99 percent of the wealth in...

Poverty rates spike and the blame is bigger than Washington

Editorial Staff

September 28, 2011

According to the Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans live in poverty. The record-breaking figure is the largest the Census Bureau has seen since 1952, which was the year they started keeping track of poverty in America. It’s not a surprising amount. Unemployment is still at 9.1 percent. It’s...

The true legacy of Sept. 11: American Resiliance

Ground zero being prepared for new construction in May of 2006. (Photo by Chuck Livingston)

Editorial Staff

September 14, 2011

Ten years later after the worst terrorist attack on American soil, we are still coming to terms with the painful memories of an event that forever transformed our nation. Many remember that fateful day in terms of lives lost or dollars spent in subsequent wars. However, there is another 9/11-legacy...

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