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Former Associated Student Body Student Senate Director of Finance, Jorge Riley, speaks in the American River College Student Center at the candidate forum during the Spring 2014 ASB elections. (File Photo)

Jorge Riley’s path to U.S. Capitol insurrection started at ARC

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 3, 2021

American River College alumnus Jorge Riley’s name has dominated local headlines since he and many other supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Though...

Trump’s recent loss in the 2020 election has caused him to spiral and attack the very foundation of our country by claiming widespread voter fraud. However, multiple studies have shown little to no voter fraud, and any that was reported didn’t provide the quantity needed to change the election. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

Trump’s unwarranted victory declaration proves his oblivious mindset

Dylan Lillie, Arts & Culture/Sports Co-Editor November 25, 2020

What we saw the night of Nov. 3 was nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump, but nobody can say they were surprised. The Trump campaign’s issue over the last four years has been...

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)

The push for reconciliation and forgiveness in a divided nation

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer 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....

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)

Sacramento County tabulates election in record voter turnout year

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer 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...

 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)

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

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor 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...

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)

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

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor 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...

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)

How will ARC students be voting for the election?

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer 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...

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)

Don’t turn political arguments into political hate

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor 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...

 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)

The reality of “radical politics”

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor 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...

In the first presidential debate on Sept 29, the former vice president Joe Biden offered $20 billion to save the Amazon forest. (Photo from of pixabay.com)

Amazon Forest is not for sale, Joe!

Emily Mello, Photo Editor 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...

 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)

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

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...

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. 
(CNN screenshot)

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

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor 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...

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