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

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)
Muting presidential candidates during the next debate may be the only option to provide clarity for the American people
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 will be replaced this year, and some people are outraged

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)
If you think voting doesn’t matter, you’re seeing explicitly why it does
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....

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

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)
Is COVID-19 pushing us into an era of minimalism?
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...

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

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 standards might be different than ARC’s, but the pressures of restarting their seasons are very similar
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...

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

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)
By not sending employees home with pay, companies risk public health
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...

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

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)
Is this pandemic bringing out the best in us, or revealing our true colors?
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...

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

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)
Students and professors are forced to make the switch to online classes mid-semester
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...

Cancel culture is useless

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

How can students help to save the climate?

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)
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,...

Do artists deserve a second chance?

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)
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,...

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

Students wait in line at American River College's Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
August 30, 2018

Coffee is one of the most essential parts of a college student’s lifestyle. It makes powering through those 2 a.m. study sessions and early morning classes possible. Coffee really does play a crucial...

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

The Sacramento Water Towers illuminated by drivers on Interstate 5 on Nov. 13. The 'Welcome to Sacramento' water tower sits in the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
November 16, 2017

Growing up in Sacramento I always knew that my hometown was the City of Trees, I remember looking out across Midtown as a child and thinking Sacramento looked less like a city and more like an elvish kingdom...

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