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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...

ARC opens voting location ahead of Election Day

Jorge Perez, Sacramento County election assistant, stands in front of voting booths inside the ARC community room that he and a group of Sacramento county assistants set up for the college for early voting and Election Day. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
ARC is one of 84 Sacramento County early voting locations
November 2, 2020

American River College opened as one of 84 Sacramento County voting centers on Oct. 31 and will stay open through Election Day. The center opened up early with extended hours in order for people to avoid...

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 Current’s guide to understanding 2020 ballot results

Jorge Perez, Sacramento County election assistant, helps set up ballot machines and signs for the voting center at American River College on Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)
Read below to see ballot proposition results
November 1, 2020

The results of the Nov. 3 election have finally been called. Read below to see what passed and what was defeated. Proposition 16: Restoring Affirmative Action Proposition 16 allows for gender, race,...

Prop. 15 gives increased funding to schools and local governments

 Proposition 15 would increase taxes on wealthy businesses while schools and governments will be given more resources (photo courtesy of either CalMatters or California Federation of Teachers)
The future of our world relies on educated citizens, and improvements in schools and their buildings will increase success in education across the board
October 23, 2020

For schools and government agencies to run properly with high-achieving students and employees, they need sufficient funding. This is one of the goals of Proposition 15, which is on the ballot for California’s...

Which democratic candidate has the most effective prison reform?

Four leading democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election propose their plans to reform the United States prison system.
December 12, 2019

With so many candidates running in the 2020 presidential election it can be difficult to know which best aligns with your personal views and beliefs. Arguably, the most hotly debated topic this election...

Candidates share their goals before ASB election

Aesha Abdul Jabbar, a biology major, delivers a speech about why students should vote for her to be Associate Student Body president during a forum on the upcoming election in the Hub on April 2, 2019. Students can vote online through eServices from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on April 9 and 10. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)
April 9, 2019

The American River College Associated Student Body hosted a candidate forum in the Hub on April 2 to give the new candidates who are running for Student Senate and Club and Events Board positions the opportunity...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Historically young people have had the lowest voter turnout, but creating the habit early and getting involved politically can leave long-term effects. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are...

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Brave spaces are a unique place that allow students to speak about issues currently bothering them. (Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock)
March 6, 2017

It was the Wednesday just after last November’s Presidential election. The mood on campus was at best, subdued. Those of us who did not vote for Donald Trump and what his supporters stood for were swinging...

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the crowd during her campaign event at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California on June 5, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)
June 5, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California today. The rally was attended by thousands of supporters who waited in a...

Photo Gallery: Donald Trump in Sacramento

Supporters of Donald Trump stand in line and wait for a rally event in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)
June 2, 2016

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's campaign made their first stop in Sacramento on June 1, holding a rally event at the Sacramento International Jet Center which drew nearly 5,000 supporters. The...

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