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Trump’s unwarranted victory declaration proves his oblivious mindset

Trump’s recent loss in the 2020 election has caused him to spiral and attack the very foundation of our country by claiming widespread voter fraud. However, multiple studies have shown little to no voter fraud, and any that was reported didn’t provide the quantity needed to change the election. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)
November 25, 2020

What we saw the night of Nov. 3 was nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump, but nobody can say they were surprised. The Trump campaign’s issue over the last four years has been...

The reality of “radical politics”

 Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic millions of Americans do not have access to healthcare. Medicare for all is seen by some as too “radical” and “wishful thinking”. (Photo from pixabay.com)
In reality there is nothing more truly radical than the idea that America can just return to normal overnight if enough Americans check a box next to Biden’s name.
November 1, 2020

The term “radical politics” has been thrown around more this year than baseballs in the World Series. People from both the left and right sides of the political spectrum use this term, though it seems...

Americans must save the post office and mail-in voting from political influence

 A USPS van is parked in Sacramento, CA with the words written “We deliver for you” on its side on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The federal agency has come under attack with budget cuts by the Trump administration, politically aimed to stop mail-in voting. The agency is currently facing an influx of mail-in voting because of COVID-19. This is as Americans and congress are working to save the struggling agency. (Photo by Irvis Orozco)
Mail in voting and the USPS are under attack by the Trump administration
October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, President Donald Trump, fearing low approval polling numbers for his 2020 re-election, attacked one of the cornerstones of American culture: the United States Postal Service. Trump’s...

Pro athletes lead the charge in 2020 culture war

Professional athletes are making their voices heard in the charge toward social justice and police reform. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)
In 2020, sports figures are the strongest voices of progressive reform
October 7, 2020

In an era when human decency and non-politicized love for our fellow humans has all but disappeared from the cultural norm, it’s not politicians who are leading the charge toward a better tomorrow; it...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

Women’s March brings thousands to the state capitol

A group of protesters hold up a
January 23, 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...

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)
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...

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...

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