The American River Current

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

Psychology major Fatimah Ahmadi is an Afghan student at American River College. Ahmadi says she wants the role of Afghan women in Afghanistan to be in the public sphere. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

May 9, 2019

On Sept. 21, Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo appointed United States diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Since then, Khalilzad met the Taliban several times in Qatar to discuss the end of America’s and Afghanistan’s 17-year long war. One of the mo...

Opinion: The thirst for something more at ARC

Sacramento State serves beer under regulation, ARC should follow. Beer tap in a Round Table Pizza at Sac State, March 14. (Photo by Joel Whited)

Joel Whited

March 21, 2017

Imagine having a cold beer in such a stressful environment like college. It is more than possible if done correctly. American River College should consider serving beer on campus in a responsible manner. This campus could use a restaurant or two that are capable of serving alcoholic beverages. Currentl...

Muslim student protests against anti-Islamic activists

American River College student Burak Kocal holds a sign encouraging people to hug him. Kocal, a practicing Muslim, was protesting against the negative images widely associated with people of his faith. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

November 28, 2015

An American River College student held a silent protest outside the Student Center on Tuesday in response to an anti-Muslim protest that took place Nov. 17. Burak Kocal, the student who was protesting, said that the anti-Muslim activists who erected a sign that read “Why Islam Kills” in front of the Student Center frightened him. “I remember after Tuesday I was properly scared to be in Ameri...

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