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Art student detained by ICE

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

September 30, 2019

American River College art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda’s portrait “Inner Puzzle” has sat in a narrow closet in the back of the James Kaneko Gallery since early spring. Intended to hang in a student art show in February, the glass-framed, mixed-media collage was too heavy to hang and needed...

ARC responds to proposed revocation of birthright citizenship

T-shirts that read “Vota”, “Rise up as One” and “Resist” hang in the Puente counseling office in the Hub to raise awareness for immigrants rights and presence on campus at American River College on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 26, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump’s administration said they planned to prepare an executive order that would revoke the birthright citizenship for children of immigrants in the United States. The proposed executive order prompted immigration counselors and other professionals at American River Colle...

Mexican immigrants deserve the American Dream

Staff writer Cecilia Castillo Juarez holds a 1988-era photo of her parents in their home of Mexico. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Cecilia Castillo Juarez

May 8, 2018

Recently, at the request from United States President Donald Trump, California Governor Jerry Brown agreed to send the National Guard to the California Border to protect Americans from gang activity and illegal immigration. Being first generation of two Mexican parents, I believe that the American Dre...

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

A group of protesters hold up a

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...

Kneeling during the anthem hasn’t found its way to ARC

The American River College Football team salutes during the National Anthem before a home game. (Photo courtesy of Joe Eiers)

Brienna Edwards

October 5, 2017

Over the past year, and more specifically the past few weeks, the sports world has been prevalent with athletes protesting during the anthem. Colin Kaepernick began his crusade by kneeling during the anthem in the 2016 NFL preseason, and continued to do so through the regular season. Kaepernick, who is ...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

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...

Make education expensive, again?

Trump's proposed budget could lead to billions lost in Pell Grant cuts. The Pell Grant was created in 1972 and originally it was named the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant; in 1980 it was renamed after Senator Claireborne Pell for his efforts in creating the program. The University of Phoenix awarded $96,589,867, the most in Pell Grants 2015-2016. (Photo illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump proposed an outline on March 16 that intends to cut nine billion dollars from education, for higher education a.k.a  universities and community college students this means Pell grants and federal work-study programs are at risk. The Pell grant program is the main source of fe...

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Brave spaces are a unique place that allow students to speak about issues currently bothering them. (Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock)

Solange Echeverria

March 6, 2017

It was the Wednesday just after last November’s Presidential election. The mood on campus was at best, subdued. Those of us who did not vote for Donald Trump and what his supporters stood for were swinging on the continuum between somberness and outright anger with a hefty dose of fear. I needed so...

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