The American River Current

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.

Colin Bartley

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 is prison reform, a subject that has been brought up time and time again by left-leaning activists...

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)

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 to share their programs with students. The 12 candidates sat in a line in front of the student audience...

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 still countless young people who do not seem to care about the current political climate and how it af...

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)

Solange Echeverria

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 on the continuum between somberness and outright anger with a hefty dose of fear. I needed so...

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)

Hannah Darden

June 6, 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 long line outside the event, but only a few hundred were allowed inside the college’s gymnasium, ...

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)

Mack Ervin III

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 controversial candidate did not come without protesters as a small group of around 20 protesters urged...

Presidential hopeful Sanders outlines his key issues to supporters in Sacramento

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd of supporters gathered at Booney Field at Cal Expo in Sacramento on Monday. Sanders outlined some of his key strategies to the nearly 15,000 people on hand for the rally. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

May 10, 2016

In a speech to a crowd of roughly 15,000 people, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered his vision for the U.S. to a receptive and uproarious crowd at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. The campaign stopped in the state capital ahead of the June 7 democratic presidential ...

Young voters bring their parents to hear Sanders

Kevin Bell (left) and Brigid Bell (right) sit on Bonney field at Cal Expo waiting for Bernie Sanders to give his speech at his

Robert Hansen

May 10, 2016

In the crowd of thousands waiting in the bleachers and on the lawn for Bernie Sanders to speak at his rally in Sacramento on Monday, many young voters came out with their parents to hear the presidential candidate speak. This election season, some of the younger voters are getting older voters to “feel...

Sacramento ‘feels the Bern’ at Sanders rally

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California on May 9 2016. The rally drew a crowd of approximately 15,000. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

May 10, 2016

“Let the great state of California help me lead America into the political revolution,” said Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. Sanders spoke on income inequality, free education and student debt, universal health care, the importance of t...

Two bills passed at 15-minute CAEB meeting

CAEB whip, Laurie Jones, motions to approve Bill S16-14, the

Claire Bathory

April 28, 2016

The Clubs and Events Board meeting adjourned after 15 minutes Tuesday after two bills were passed and the re-election of the president and vice president was affirmed. All four votes were passed by unanimous decision. CAEB whip Laurie Jones said afterward that “it was the shortest meeting on...

Opinion: Voting doesn’t make change, people do

With so much emphasis placed on the presidential election, the impact of more local political efforts are often overlooked. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Hannah Darden

April 21, 2016

Every four years, Americans hear the familiar battle cry—“voting is your civic duty.” Thanks for the reminder, but America’s democracy just isn’t cutting it any longer. With the presidential election coming up this November, there are rally cries across the nation to bring more American...

ASB Notebook: Senate president and student trustee survive recall efforts

Associated Student Body Student Senate President David Hylton, center right, is able to keep his position on the board after an attempt to recall him last week failed (Photo by Jordan Schauberger).

Jordan Schauberger

November 2, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely reported that the Folsom Lake College student government voted not to recall Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver. In fact, the Folsom Lake College student government abstained from voting but released a statement. Both Associated Student Body Student Senate P...

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