The American River Current

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX amendments could change how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

December 12, 2018

In the age of the #MeToo, a United States president accused of lewd behavior, and the swearing in of a Supreme Court judge accused of sexual assault, it’s clear we live in a society that caters toward denying accusers, protecting the accused at all costs and blaming the victims. Sexual assault...

Trans rights are not optional

A protester carries a transgender pride flag and wears angel wings during the #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 10, 2018. The wings symbolize the many transgender women who have been murdered. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

In October, a note was released containing details of the Trump administration's plans regarding LGBTQ+ rights. In particular, the plan affects trans people's rights in schools, and could put thousands of students in danger. Currently, aspects of a guideline for public schools released during Obama's pres...

AB620 brings resources for LGBTQ+ students

Emilie Mitchell, professor and faculty coordinator for the Pride Center, handles reports on harassment or mistreatment. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

October 15, 2018

This semester, American River College took a step towards more inclusivity for students by opening a staffed Pride Center, along with the designation of an AB620 officer for reports of harassment or mistreatment. Assembly Bill 620 concerns LGBTQ+ students in higher education. The bill, passed in ...

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

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Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by an astounding number of actresses in the entertainment business. With equal rights in the wo...

ARC Student Senate debates signing letter combating DeVos’ stance on Title IX

Senators Laurie Jones (left) and Earl Crouchley III listen to the reading of a letter that could potentially be sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brienna Edwards

December 5, 2017

On Nov. 30 the American River College Student Senate discussed signing and supporting a Title IX letter being sent to Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos has issued new guidelines which will change how public colleges and educational institutions must handle cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment...

ARC responds to DeVos’ changes to Title IX

The Bulletin Board outside the on campus Health Center, describing the difference between sexual violence and domestic violence, and other services offered. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

October 10, 2017

Deep in the Administration Building on the American River College campus lies the Health Center. It is a little room across from a barely used courtyard. The Health Center is designed to be a safe place for students to go with any health care concerns. The walls are blue and a lone man sits at th...

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