The American River Current

 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...

Over the summer people flooded into Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento over the course of weeks to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality across America. The Black Lives Matter movement and message has been at the forefront of these protests demanding justice, accountability, and national defunding of the police. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Editorial: LRPD needs more than reformation, it needs total reimagination

The Current Staff October 14, 2020

The summer of 2020 was one most of us will likely never forget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped when George Floyd was killed after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt...

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)

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

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...

Student Senate president Rebeca Rico-Chavez sits in the empty meeting room where, ASB meets each week on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Editorial: ASB needs students to show up

November 14, 2018

With high numbers of voter turnout nationally for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, people, especially young people, seem to be participating more actively in their government. Despite this, however, participation...

(Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards)

V-Day should be about self-love

February 13, 2018

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, the public is bombarded with eager merchants desperate to sell their wares. As consumers, we are blinded by the red and pink propaganda that assaults our eyes...

Counselor Manuel Ruedas stands next to the decorative wall in his office at the HUB on Nov. 12. Ruedas works with the Puente Program to help disadvantaged students achieve academic success. (Photo by Ashey Hayes-Stone)

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

November 16, 2017

American River College is currently in the beginning stages of a process that administration says will make students more successful and will also provide an overall more inclusive campus. If the college...

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback...

ARC students are facing empty plates going into this holiday season. (Photo Illustration by Jordan Schauberger)

Editorial: ARC admin needs to do more for its hungry students

November 17, 2016

As the administration spends this semester toying with the idea of building a food pantry, students are going hungry. Food insecurity, or anxiety about availability of food, is proven to be a big deal...

Letter to the Editor: Editorial is an inaccurate portrayal of ASB President Hylton

Letter to the Editor: Editorial is an inaccurate portrayal of ASB President Hylton

April 18, 2016

Dear Editor: I realize that reporters probably do not write the headlines for their articles. In the April 13 edition of the Current (Vol. 6, Ed. 11), the lead headline of "Reefer, booze and GA"...

Student Senate President David Hylton II speaks at a Club and Events board meeting with Director of Finance Jeremy Diefenbacher at his side.  The two have shown poor leadership skills during their time with the ARC Associated Student Body. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Editorial: ARC student leaders lack leadership

April 11, 2016

When will our student leaders start acting like actual leaders? As long as Student Senate President David Hylton and Director of Finance Jeremy Diefenbacher remain in office, American River College may...

(Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

Editorial: ASB ignores Holocaust survivor after defending Holocaust denier

December 4, 2015

It is highly disappointing that after multiple members of the American River College student government claimed to not be certain of all of the facts of the Holocaust, they did not take  the opportunity...

Comments trivializing the deaths of minority groups are not new to American River Colleges student government (Graphic by Barbara Harvey).

Editorial: The leaders we deserve

September 29, 2015

How many derogatory things must our student government representatives say before we can say that they’re part of a hate group? In light of Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver’s comments speculating...

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