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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...

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 opens voting location ahead of Election Day

Irvis Orozco, Staff Writer 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...

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...

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)

The Current’s guide to understanding 2020 ballot results

The Current Staff 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,...

 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)

Prop. 15 gives increased funding to schools and local governments

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer 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...

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

Which democratic candidate has the most effective prison reform?

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...

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)

Candidates share their goals before ASB election

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...

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)

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

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...

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

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

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...

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)

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Hannah Darden 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...

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

Photo Gallery: Donald Trump in Sacramento

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...

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