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Asian-Americans have been targeted and referred to as a “virus” since the COVID-19 pandemic started. (Photo via Pixabay)

Anti-Asian hate crimes need to stop

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against the Asian community have risen greatly in America. Acts of violence against Asian-Americans are being reported across the country each...

Deemed the worst year ever 2020 was a tough time for everyone, due to climate catastrophes, the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, and more. (Photo via pixabay)

Recapping the “worst year ever”: 2020

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Looking back on the year 2020, there seems to have been more bad than good. There’s a long list of horrible things that happened in 2020, everything from natural disasters, devastating diseases, social...

Over the summer people flooded into Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento over the course of weeks to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality across America. The Black Lives Matter movement and message has been at the forefront of these protests demanding justice, accountability, and national defunding of the police. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Editorial: LRPD needs more than reformation, it needs total reimagination

The Current Staff October 14, 2020

The summer of 2020 was one most of us will likely never forget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped when George Floyd was killed after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt...

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. When President Donald Trump recently called the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus,” it created a stigma towards anyone who is depicted to be of Chinese descent or any type of Asian heritage. 
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Nationwide ethnic harassment leads ARC to reaffirm their commitment to equity

Brandon Zamora March 25, 2020

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, and many people worldwide getting infected, people are becoming more fearful every day. When President Donald Trump recently called the coronavirus the “Chinese...

Beth Madigan, Administrator Assistant for the Vice president, (front) and Robin Neal, Vice President of Student Services(back), expressing their thoughts and views on the discussion at the hate and bias workshop Dec. 3, 2018 (Photo by Breawna Maynard)

Equity Programs and Pathways holds Hate & Bias Workshop

Breawna Maynard December 13, 2018

The Equity Programs and Pathways department conducted a Hate & Bias Workshop on Dec. 3, hosted by Joshua Moon Johnson, Dean of Student Services. The purpose of the workshop was for faculty and students...

An unauthorized flyer was found posted to the ticket booth at the far right side of the football stadium near Parking Lot S. At least two flyers were found on American River College’s campus on Nov. 1 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Breaking News: Unauthorized flyers found on campus

Jennah Booth November 1, 2018

At least two flyers were found this morning on American River College’s campus, each one reading: “It’s okay to be white.” One sign was taped to the gym doors and the other was posted on the...

Artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist, artist and mother of a child with Autism on a reception on the Gallery James Kaneko at the American River College on Sept. 25. The exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” is at the James Kaneko Gallery until October 18. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

From the other side of the glass: ‘Considerations Sanity in Surrender’

Itzin Alpizar October 17, 2018

The new exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” at the James Kaneko Gallery is an individualistic journey into societal struggles in which artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist,...

The cast of West Side Story pose on stage, some students atop various stage props, during rehearsals on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by  Itzin Alpizar)

“West Side Story” opens fall production season

Itzin Alpizar October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

Opinion: White spaces are everywhere - including ARC

Opinion: “White spaces” are everywhere – including ARC

Shiavon Chatman September 26, 2016

  Imagine being alone in a place where there was no one who looked like you or understood your experiences. Imagine having a conversation with someone who assumed the actions and behaviors...

A subgroup of students participate in discussion at a brave space meeting on March 31. (Photo by Allante Morris)

Brave space tackles representation and racism in the media

Shiavon Chatman April 6, 2016

American River College hosted a brave space meeting Thursday, organized by the members of UNITE. The event primarily focused on the importance of representation for people of color in the media and the...

Some might think its better to not see race, but this means not seeing racial realities. (Photo Illustration by Allante Morris)

Opinion: With race, there’s no such thing as color blind

Shiavon Chatman April 4, 2016

When one claims that they are “color blind” when it comes to race, they believe they’re doing a great service to people of color, but claiming to be colorblind can mean not seeing someone’s identity...

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed speaks at a college hour Tuesday. Malmed is the author of We Survived...At Last I Speak, in which he recalls his experiences hiding in German-occupied France in the 1940s. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Holocaust survivor pays tribute to the family that saved him

Jordan Schauberger November 12, 2015

Update, Nov. 24 at 12:59 p.m.: This article has been updated to include that Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver said in an email that he could not attend the college hour featuring Leon Malmed due...

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