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Living at home while trying to get through college can be challenging, but you can choose to make the best of it. (photo by Hannah Caspar)

Living at home during college is valuable experience

Ariel Caspar May 15, 2019

Living at home while trying to get through college can be a blessing and a curse. As someone who lives at home, I’ve found it can be challenging, but I’ve also come to appreciate my home and my...

Activist Ebony Harper stands in front of the mural that she helped fund behind the Lavender Library in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

Alexus Hurtado December 12, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s threats against the transgender community, a call to action has been made for trans and cisgender people alike, to take a stand in solidarity. Former American...

Halloween is considered to be one of the heavier binge-drinking holidays, especially for college students. Students take precaution by planning out their night and knowing their drinking limit. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Current Editorial: Partying this Halloween? Drink responsibly

October 18, 2018

Drinking and partying are considered staples of the college experience for many students, especially during Halloween. However, there are many students who use holidays as a reason to binge drink and over-party,...

My laptop resting on with my textbooks and to-do list.

How to have a successful semester

Alexus Hurtado September 5, 2018

The start of a new semester can be stressful and overwhelming, but with organization, determination and focus, students can have a great semester and achieve their academic goals. Keeping procrastination...

Students wait in line at American River Colleges Starbucks location on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

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...

On March 5 approximately  700,000 DACA recipients  will face the gradual loss of work permits and deportation protection.  (File Photo)

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...

Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

The art of observation

Luis Gael April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young...

American River College student Sarah Musawi is a Muslim who wears the traditional hijab. Musawi expressed concern regarding not knowing her rights and not knowing what protection ARC offers. The most recent ban would have included the countries  Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (Photo by Solange Echverria)

Muslim travel ban instills fear for U.S. immigrants

Solange Echeverria March 22, 2017

Although two federal judges temporarily blocked President Trump’s latest travel ban preventing travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, a sense of unease and...

ARC student Jack Simmons using his smartphone next to the Liberal Arts breezeway, October 13, 2016.

Opinion: Cell phones – Distraction or Tool?

Jared Smith October 26, 2016

Smart phones are easily one of this generation's greatest new technologies. They allow us to have instant access to the world around us, start controversy in just a few words stamped out with our fingers,...

ARC students should take advantage of their campus newspaper which has useful information in it that relates to them. Illustration by Lidiya Grib

ARC students should read the college newspaper

Lidiya Grib October 19, 2016

Most students don’t realize how useful it is to be aware of social events, news, and important information that occurs on campus at American River College. One of the best ways to be aware of current...

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