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The push for reconciliation and forgiveness in a divided nation

Not all Trump supporters have been open bigots, and not all have attempted voter intimidation. But they are in league with those who have, and silence about the wrongdoings of your allies is complicity. (Photo courtesy of Vecteezy)
Forgiveness is not deserved, it is earned
November 17, 2020

We’ve seen enough, it’s over, at least in the eyes of more than 78 million Americans. Joseph R. Biden is to be the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris will be our first woman Vice-President....

Sacramento County tabulates election in record voter turnout year

A Sacramento county poll worker helps check and tabulate ballots on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 3, 2020.Poll workers and voters were required to wear mask to enter the Sacramento County Registers offices. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
Ballot tabulation process is arduous, meticulous but assures that democracy prevails
November 13, 2020

Anxious Americans waited five days after the Nov. 3 elections for the 2020 election results, tabulations were done to finalize key contested results in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.  At...

Dia de Los Muertos is sacred, Trump’s attempt to change that is pathetic

 Celebrated on Nov. 1, Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated by millions in the United States, Mexico and other Central American countries. On Oct. 30, 2020, President Donald Trump declared Nov. 1 as National Day of Remembrance for Americans killed by Illegal Aliens. (Photo from pixabay.com)
Trump’s attempt to relabel Dia de Los Muertos is racist and xenophobic
November 8, 2020

On Oct. 30, in a last-ditch effort to leave a legacy for himself on his way out of the White House, President Donald Trump issued the Proclamation of National Day of Remembrance for Americans killed by...

Trump and Biden face off in the last debate preceding the 2020 presidential election

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden leading to the Nov. 3 election took place on Oct. 22 and was held by the Commission of Presidential Debates at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo from freepix.com)
Will Trump remain in power, or is it time for a new era of Biden? America decides Nov. 3
November 2, 2020

For the first time in presidential debate history, the mics of the candidates were muted during the initial first two minutes following a question from the moderator allowing each candidate to answer without...

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...

Don’t turn political arguments into political hate

While everyone may have their differences politically with each other, we should never let politics come between us and our friends, and how we look at other people around us. (Photo from of pixabay.com)
We are divided as a country as people would rather fight and judge one another over politics
November 1, 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic—from protesting and rioting in different cities across the nation, to tension with this year’s election...

The reality of “radical politics”

 Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic millions of Americans do not have access to healthcare. Medicare for all is seen by some as too “radical” and “wishful thinking”. (Photo from pixabay.com)
In reality there is nothing more truly radical than the idea that America can just return to normal overnight if enough Americans check a box next to Biden’s name.
November 1, 2020

The term “radical politics” has been thrown around more this year than baseballs in the World Series. People from both the left and right sides of the political spectrum use this term, though it seems...

The Amazon is not for sale, Joe!

In the first presidential debate on Sept 29, the former vice president Joe Biden offered $20 billion to
Brazil does not need Joe Biden’s money to keep the forest safe
November 1, 2020

During the first presidential debate held Sept 29, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden had the chance to present their ideas and concerns to the American people.  One of the...

Current Editorial: Don’t let fear stop you from voting in 2020

 Only 46% of people between the ages of 18-29 voted in the 2016 presidential election. No matter who you want to vote for this year, you shouldn’t let fear stop you from voting this election year because your vote matters. (Photo courtesy of Fotomay)
October 26, 2020

With the 2020 U.S. election approaching soon, there are many people who are still unsure if they’ll vote, or have just outright decided to not vote at all this year. However, with everything going on...

Trump and Biden struggle to stay civil and on topic as they face off in the first 2020 presidential debate

President Donald Trump (left) and former Vice President Joe Biden (right) go head-to-head in the first of three scheduled presidential debates on Sept. 29, 2020. The Commission on Presidential Debates at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland hosted the event and Fox News’ Chris Wallace moderated. 
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“Will you shut up man!”
October 7, 2020

On Sept. 29 in a small auditorium adorned with red, white and blue patriotism, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden ascended to the star-spangled debate stage for the first of three...

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
America reaps the consequences of poor judgement
September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According...

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. It's important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)
Has the coronavirus awakened a conspiracy theory giant?
April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect...

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