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My 1967 Chevy Nova is essentially my first child, and I have loved every minute working on, writing about and taking pictures of this car. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

Finding my path, from baseball to photography

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

We all have challenges finding a passion. The path to finding passion may lead to discomfort, maybe even pain, especially in this weird phase in life that college brings us where we have to decide what...

Third place queen of Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,

Gottmik’s casting on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” offers exposure to unrepresented perspectives

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As a trans man, never seeing myself represented in popular media has been an obstacle in the development of my gender identity and presentation. We in the community get to see our trans sisters represented...

President Trump has been heavily targeted for constantly adding his personal opinions into the first 2020 Presidential debate. Cutting the candidates microphones could be the only way for us to understand what the different sides are going to do differently for the people. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)

Hold President Trump accountable for the actual questions asked, not his interruptions

Dylan Lillie, Arts & Culture/ Sports Co-Editor October 19, 2020

The first of two presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is already in the books, but the only issue is that Trump didn’t come to have a debate, instead,...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a modern feminist icon in the final years of service in the SCOTUS. Her replacement has been hand-picked to undo all of it to the greatest extent possible. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be replaced this year, and some people are outraged

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 18, 2020, leaving the Supreme Court of the United States with a cavernous hole in its ranks that will inevitably be filled....

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)

A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even...

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced...

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and...

In January, the Trump Administration called the coronavirus pandemic a Democratic hoax and blamed the virus' spread on the Democratic open borders policy, as American citizens began to die. (Photo courtesy of imgbin.com)

U.S. response to COVID-19 flops while cases and deaths increase

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Now is not the time to sugarcoat the American response with a grandiose façade of patriotism. If we are honest with ourselves, we would own our truth and admit that the American response to the COVID-19...

All classes at American River College have moved to online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing all students to now work from home in all their classes. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

The transition to online classes may put some students at a disadvantage

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor April 9, 2020

With American River College closing its campus due to the coronavirus, all classes at ARC have been moved online. While this may not be an issue to some students, it’s an issue to others, especially...

Cancelling a celebrity doesn’t lead to the end of their career. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Cancel culture is useless

Jack Harris October 10, 2019

It can be difficult to define what it means to be “cancelled,” because just like every other child of the internet, it exists in a nebulous, fluid state. To paint in broad strokes, being cancelled...

Students commute by bus to arrive at American River College while some leave campus on Dec. 11, 2018. Using public transportation is one of the many ways to help reduce emissions. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

How can students help to save the climate?

Hameed Zargry December 13, 2018

Climate change is one of the biggest controversial debates among experts and politicians these days. The debate has become a hotter topic among college students after experts recently shared concerns,...

Rapper and singer Chris Brown has been one of many artists in the spotlight for a number of years for domestic violence. (Photo illustration by Felix Oliveros)

Do artists deserve a second chance?

Felix Oliveros October 24, 2018

It happens time and time again, yet nothing changes as a consequence. A wide range of examples can be found, but still, the show is sold out. New charges of sexually related crimes pop up regularly,...

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