The American River Current

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

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)

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 denying accusers, protecting the accused at all costs and blaming the victims. Sexual assault...

Editorial: ASB needs students to show up

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)

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 in American River College’s Associated Student Body Student Senate and Club and Events Boar...

V-Day should be about self-love

(Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards)

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 at every turn. Retail stores from Frederick's of Hollywood to Walmart, are touting the best deals ...

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

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)

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 can deliver on these promises, then ARC looks to be headed towards a bright and prosperous future whe...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

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

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 Title IX policies instituted under Barack Obama’s presidency that outlined how schools investigat...

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

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

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 on community college campuses. A December 2015 study showed that over half of community college stude...

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" on Robert Hansen's article is correct, because that did happen, albeit in Fall of 2014. (This is news?) The...

Editorial: ARC student leaders lack leadership

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)

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 never receive an answer to that question. Within the last week Hylton has openly expressed a desire to bri...

Editorial: ASB ignores Holocaust survivor after defending Holocaust denier

(Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

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 to attend an ARC event that featured a speaker who is a Holocaust survivor. This shows that th...

Editorial: The leaders we deserve

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

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 on whether the Holocaust actually took place, that’s a pretty good question to ask. The So...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to change emergency procedures

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system, run by WARN Command, coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began on Sept. 3. The district is considering new options for which company to use for the ALERT system. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

September 11, 2015

When an emergency alert system takes 45 minutes to alert you of an emergency, there is no point in having one. The Los Rios ALERT text message system did not send out an alert until about 45 minutes after a shooting on Sept. 3 that left one dead and two injured in one of the campus parking lots. ...

Consequences of rape culture

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April 24, 2014

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month and unfortunately our community has become even more aware of sexual assault with the string of rapes occurring around campus in the past few months. But these rapes are just a very small number of highly publicized assaults. Rather, we live in a rap...

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