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Which democratic candidate has the most effective prison reform?

Which democratic candidate has the most effective prison reform?

Colin Bartley

December 12, 2019

With so many candidates running in the 2020 presidential election it can be difficult to know which best aligns with your personal views and beliefs. Arguably, the most hotly debated topic this election is prison reform, a subject that has been brought up time and time again by left-leaning activists...

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

Women’s roles in Afghanistan peace talk are minimal

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...

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Journalism is part of the answer, not the problem

Katia Esguerra

March 19, 2019

From the moment we wake up, we are faced with an overload of information competing for our attention — every second, every minute and every hour of the day. However, with the ease of access on the internet and overload of information, I have to constantly remind myself that this is a distraction; a...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are still countless young people who do not seem to care about the current political climate and how it af...

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

Alexus Hurtado

February 27, 2018

After an almost four-day government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans voted on Jan. 22 to resume operations until Feb. 8 in hopes of keeping the approximately 700,000 “Dreamers” in the states. Democrats and Republicans reconvened Feb. 8, however, and still couldn't come to a decision on how to keep ...

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

Luis Gael

January 24, 2018

Millions of protesters took to the streets of cities all across the country, including Sacramento,  to voice their support for the rights of marginalized populations in the United States on Saturday as part of a national demonstration of equality. While the march was officially called a “Women’s March,” p...

Thousands plan march on state capitol in support of women’s rights

Thousands plan march on state capitol in support of women’s rights

Luis Gael

January 19, 2018

On Saturday Jan. 20, tens of thousands of people will flood the streets of Sacramento to participate in the 2018 Women’s March. The march will begin at Southside Park at 10 a.m. and protesters will walk a predetermined route all the way to the west steps of the California State Capitol. The ...

AB 19 to provide first year of college for free

AB 19 to provide first year of college for free

Jennifer Langston

November 16, 2017

A new bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown promises to give students a free year of community college upon their initial enrollment. AB 19 was written by Miguel Santiago, who represents the 53rd District in the California State Assembly, in March and signed into law on Oct. 20. The bill will offer...

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...

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Hannah Darden

June 6, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California today. The rally was attended by thousands of supporters who waited in a long line outside the event, but only a few hundred were allowed inside the college’s gymnasium, ...

Presidential hopeful Sanders outlines his key issues to supporters in Sacramento

Presidential hopeful Sanders outlines his key issues to supporters in Sacramento

Hannah Darden

May 10, 2016

In a speech to a crowd of roughly 15,000 people, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered his vision for the U.S. to a receptive and uproarious crowd at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. The campaign stopped in the state capital ahead of the June 7 democratic presidential ...

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