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Cancel culture is useless

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 is to be rejected by some people on the internet, and it usually begins on Twitter. Common motivations ...

How can students help to save the climate?

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, warning that the climate is changing very fast. Those concerns were expressed in a recent New York Times article...

Do artists deserve a second chance?

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, but the albums still reach number one on the charts and sell thousands of copies in their first w...

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate

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 part in students’ productivity and that’s why it was such a big deal when American River College an...

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

Nathan Bauer

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 sprung up amongst a great forest canopy. The trees are a part of life in Sacramento, from a cool place to...

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

November 16, 2017

American River College is currently in the beginning stages of a process that administration says will make students more successful and will also provide an overall more inclusive campus. If the college can deliver on these promises, then ARC looks to be headed towards a bright and prosperous future whe...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback Title IX policies instituted under Barack Obama’s presidency that outlined how schools investigat...

ARC needs to be more accessible for all students

ARC needs to be more accessible for all students

Nathan Bauer

September 7, 2017

American River College needs to do more to expand access for disabled students. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires public institutions to be accessible to the disabled, but the law is often inadequate. Despite ADA modifications, getting around campus independently remains challenging ...

Opinion: Don’t be the 62.2 percent

Opinion: Don’t be the 62.2 percent

T.J. Martinez

February 1, 2017

The new year has officially dawned, gyms have been flooded with newcomers, individuals everywhere are dropping bad habits left and right and new hobbies are being embraced by novices of all sorts.    The new year brings new people out of the same individuals that they may have never even knew exi...

Opinion: ARC’s bookstore pricing needs to get more competitive

Opinion: ARC’s bookstore pricing needs to get more competitive

Jared Smith

October 6, 2016

College student’s wallets are crying. According to Collegeboard.org, the average college student shells out $1,200 a year for textbooks, and the price is only getting higher. These averages are conservative with some books being as high as $200, textbook prices are getting ridiculous. According...

Opinion: Community college doesn’t mean losing your social life

Opinion: Community college doesn’t mean losing your social life

Justina Sharp

October 6, 2016

You can make new friends anywhere - a grocery store, the library, a party. There’s no real reason “school” can’t be on that list, just because “school” is a community college. It’s a bigger pond, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fish, or that they aren’t a...

Opinion: BOG waiver changes are a good thing

Opinion: BOG waiver changes are a good thing

Sharriyona Platt

May 5, 2016

With the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver, students may enroll in college courses without being ready to put forth the effort to achieve great grades or maintain a good GPA, with a sense of entitlement of access to higher education. The BOG fee waiver’s primary goal is to main...

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