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Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)

Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions...

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. Its important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect...

American River College students show how they style athleisure. From left to right: Chris Bush, Erika Beknazarov, Coleen Francis, Larynz Stallworth, Jalyn Norris, Jalin Wiggins. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

The rise of athleisure, and why it’s here to stay

Irene Jacobs March 6, 2019

Whether you’re an insatiable gymshark or stare pointedly at the ground when walking past the Family Fitness booth, it’s almost impossible to cross the campus at American River College without seeing...

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Patrick Hyun Wilson December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will...

Social media captures our attention for most of our days. Lets give it some time off. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Social media has taken over our lives

Jared Smith May 1, 2017

It used to be that in order to hear what’s going on with someone, or how they’re doing you’d have to go find and talk to them. Nowadays we have mass information about others in the palm of our hands....

Carlos Reyes, Dean of behavioral & social science, discusses trends of millennial and generation y students at a College Hour in Raef Hall 160 on Sept, 20, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Defining Generation Z

Claire Bathory September 22, 2016

For the incoming class of 2020, the Clinton and Bush families have always campaigned for something major. Vladimir Putin will always be, in power overseas, eBay will always be an online swap-meet, and...

Many students find themselves doing everything but their academic work during finals. Overcoming procrastination would not only help them get better grades, but help them feel better. (Photo illustration by Itzin Alpizar).

Opinion: Stop procrastinating

Itzin Alpizar May 3, 2016

[email protected] When finals roll around, it seems like the perfect time to clean the apartment, to go a baseball game, read articles online about relationships and just about anything else instead...

Some may say that the instant online media culture of today is the bane of communication, but there are distinct and exclusive benefits to the technology today. (Photo Illustration by Timothy Lipuma)

Opinion: A filtered life isn’t all bad

Justina Sharp April 5, 2016

The age of social media is often linked to ushering in an age of exhibitionism, but that doesn’t necessarily need to be a negative thing. The true appeals of social media vary, but for a lot of young...

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