The American River Current

Defining Generation Z

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)

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 the United States will always be at war. These people are members of Generation Z and were born b...

Opinion: Think before you document

In the digital age, we can document anything we want to. It doesn't mean that we should. (Photo Illustration by Timothy Lipuma)

Matthew Peirson

April 8, 2016

[email protected] News surfaced on March 30 that Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell secretly recorded  teammate Nick Young admitting to an alleged infidelity, and the fallout both on social media and in the news brought to light yet another example of why the trending need to document ...

Opinion: A filtered life isn’t all bad

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)

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 people, the biggest is the opportunity to see other lives. You don’t need to travel the world to se...

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