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Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit international students the hardest

Traveling restrictions and federal regulations: International Students Program reaches out to students in uncertain times
(Photo by Illustration by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello, Photo Editor

May 14, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, international students are also dealing with challenges during this time in quarantine, including the new travel restrictions that prevent them from visiting their families and also keeping up with their immigration statuses. Kevin Joon Tai Kim, a student and a peer men...

What it’s like to be an international student

International student and business major Christina Abraham holds up a globe and points to India, where she’s from, during an international student meetup at American River College on Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Emily Mello

March 14, 2019

Many people say they had the “time of their lives” while in college. But is it really true that time spent in college is that great?   As an international student, I think this statement is true for people like me who come from another country because we’ve experienced different cultures an...

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)

Itzin Alpizar

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, housing and educational programs. Not voting on these elections will leave the choice of which ...

Muslim travel ban instills fear for U.S. immigrants

American River College student Sarah Musawi is a Muslim who wears the traditional hijab. Musawi expressed concern regarding not knowing her rights and not knowing what protection ARC offers. The most recent ban would have included the countries  Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (Photo by Solange Echverria)

Solange Echeverria

March 22, 2017

Although two federal judges temporarily blocked President Trump’s latest travel ban preventing travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, a sense of unease and uncertainty among Muslim students still permeates throughout the campus of American River College. T...

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