The American River Current

Opinion: Financial aid is a privilege, not a right

Some students might feel like financial aid is a right, but they don't always live up to the responsibilities of the opportunity.  (Photo Illustration by Allante Morris)

Robert Hansen

April 25, 2016

[email protected] A popular slogan for community colleges is “start here, go anywhere” ‒ but at American River College, it’s more like start here and abuse financial aid. California has the lowest tuition in the country for community college, so shouldn’t students receiving aid...

Opinion: Swipe right for romance

With the rising popularity of online dating, the possible matches are endless. This might not necessarily be a good thing. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Justina Sharp

April 20, 2016

[email protected] When social media technologies are introduced into the world, human behavior adapts. Romantic relationships are no exception. With the touch of a screen, we can deliver food to our doorstep or beckon for a ride to the airport. It’s wasn’t a leap for relationships to begin...

Opinion: ARC is more LGBTQ friendly than it used to be

American River College hasn't had the best history with LGBTQ issues, but it's become a more progressive and inclusive campus with time. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Bailey Carpenter

April 12, 2016

American River College has come a long way since 2008, when the student government endorsed the ‘Yes’ vote on Prop 8. Prop 8 was a ban on same-sex marriage that was approved by California voters in 2008. Later, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal and federal courts ruled that...

Opinion: Strengthening your body strengthens your brain

Some college students might feel like they don't have time for the gym, but they might perform better in the classroom if they took some time to regularly exercise. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Matthew Nobert

April 11, 2016

Exercise is one of the most beneficial things that you can do to stimulate and strengthen your brain. For college students, these benefits can carry over to the classroom, but the number of college students that hit the gym is low. Some people might find that sitting in lecture halls for hours on...

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