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Americans must save the post office and mail-in voting from political influence

 A USPS van is parked in Sacramento, CA with the words written “We deliver for you” on its side on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The federal agency has come under attack with budget cuts by the Trump administration, politically aimed to stop mail-in voting. The agency is currently facing an influx of mail-in voting because of COVID-19. This is as Americans and congress are working to save the struggling agency. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
Mail in voting and the USPS are under attack by the Trump administration
October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, President Donald Trump, fearing low approval polling numbers for his 2020 re-election, attacked one of the cornerstones of American culture: the United States Postal Service. Trump’s...

Voters encouraged to vote early to avoid crowds during COVID-19

The Nov. 3 election will continue as planned despite concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world in 2020. Millions are expected to turn out to the polls the day of the election, though masks will be required through California and many places nationwide in order to vote in person. (Photo courtesy of Glen Carrie)
Everything you need to know about voting in the 2020 presidential election
October 18, 2020

The ballot for the 2020 election will address many hot topic issues, including healthcare, immigration, climate change, education and others. Your vote will determine the results of how our local communities...

The caucus system fails to deliver

The Iowa Caucuses, held on Feb. 3, 2020 didn't go as planned due to a new caucus app created by the company Shadow. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 20, 2020

It’s that time again where the entire country scrambles to decide who will be our next president. There are currently five viable Democratic candidates, as well as the former mayor of New York, Micheal...

ASB encourages more students to vote ahead of elections

On April 9 and April 10, students can vote for ASB election candidates via their eServices account, from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Photo by Thomas Cathey
April 8, 2019

On April 9 and 10, elections for the Associated Student Body (ASB) at American River College will start with positions for both the Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) and the student senate up for votes. CAEB...

The Current’s ballot guide to the 2018 elections

Registered voters can mail in their ballots by Oct. 30 or vote in person on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)
October 25, 2018

There are less than two weeks before the California general elections and American River College students have an opportunity to make a statement about important subjects, including what happens with taxes,...

ARC Student Senate debates signing letter combating DeVos’ stance on Title IX

Senators Laurie Jones (left) and Earl Crouchley III listen to the reading of a letter that could potentially be sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 5, 2017

On Nov. 30 the American River College Student Senate discussed signing and supporting a Title IX letter being sent to Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos has issued new guidelines which will change how public...

ASB begins the semester with only four members

Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez, Parliamentarian Lorenzo Cuesta and Senator Laurie Jones at the August 31, 2017 Student Senate meeting. (Photo by John Ennis)
September 7, 2017

On August 31, Student Senate President Deborah Hernandez began the first Associated Student Body meeting of the semester with only three other committee members. With such a small committee, all actions...

Student Senate passes bill to fund end of the year celebration, elects new representatives

Student Senate Vice President Alejandra Hilbert, CAEB President Justin Nicholson and Student Senate President Valencia Scott at the April 20, 2017 Student Senate meeting.
April 24, 2017

The Student Senate passed a bill to allocate $3,000 to pay for its Associated Student Body End of the Year celebration at its meeting on Thursday. "What would you guys like the End of the Year celebration...

Candidates, all running unopposed, speak at forum as campaign period begins

CAEB President Justin Nicholson discusses why he should be re-elected during the candidate forum for Student Senate and CAEB at American River College. All candidates for both boards are running unopposed. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)
April 8, 2016

By Robert Hansen and Mack Ervin III Eight candidates are all running unopposed for positions in the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board (CAEB), and...

ASB Sen. Garrett Kegel elected Student Senate president

Left, Club and Event Board Whip Justin Nicholson ran unopposed for the Club and Event Board president position in the Associated Student Board general election.
April 16, 2015

Update April 20, 2015, 1:26 p.m.: This post had been updated to include quotes by David Hylton, who ran against Garrett Kegel for ASB Student Senate President. Update April 17, 2015, 3:17 p.m.: This...

ASB candidates challenge school policies at forum

ASB candidates challenge school policies at forum
April 8, 2015

An Associated Student Body candidate forum was held in the Student Center Tuesday. Candidates for student government presented their vision for creating a better environment for students on campus. Each...

ASB election candidates announced

ASB election candidates announced
March 27, 2015

The Center for Leadership and Development announced yesterday the candidates for the Associated Student Body general elections to be held on April 14 and 15. ASB Student Senate Director of Activities...

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