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 Whether it be television or social media, propaganda is found everywhere during times of war. (Photo by Pinho via Unsplash)

Propaganda can change a nation’s path—the Russian attack of Ukraine exemplifies this fight

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

Nationalism has made war and propaganda inescapably related and technology has made it even more complicated. In countries like Russia and North Korea, pro-government propaganda is weaved into every widely...

Heather Moody, coach of American River Colleges womens water polo team, has Olympic experience, both as a player and as a coach. (Photo Courtesy of Heather Moody)

Heather Moody brings Olympic experience to the ARC women’s water polo team

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor April 23, 2021

The athletes on American River College’s women’s water polo team probably already realize they have a great role model in Heather Moody. Moody, the coach of the ARC women’s water polo team, is a...

With COVID-19 still affecting the country after months of quarantine, the students at American River College still have to face the consequences of our countrys actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

The pandemic isn’t getting any better and we only have ourselves to blame

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor September 14, 2020

For the last six months, the United States has been under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Day after day, we see the number of cases and deaths go up here in America at an alarming rate. According...

Former American River College student and Iraqi-American military contractor, Nawres Waleed Hamid was buried in the Greater Sacramento Muslim Cemetery on Jan. 4, 2020, after being killed in a rocket attack in Iraq in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Former ARC student and military contractor tragically killed in rocket attack

Ariel Caspar February 19, 2020

In January multiple media outlets reported that former American River College student and Iraqi-American military contractor, Nawres Waleed Hamid, was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq in December 2019. An...

President Donald Trump plans to challenge the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order to take away birthright citizenship. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Trump does not own your citizenship

Itzin Alpizar November 14, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump created another wave of fear over the shoulders of the immigrant community when he said would sign an executive order to take away the birthright citizenship of people...

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,...

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

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

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...

A member of the audience holds up a peace sign while waiting for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to begin his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Sanders rallies invoke an age past

Justina Sharp May 10, 2016

Thick anticipation swirled with an early summer heat last night at Bonney Field as 15,000 people waited for Bernie Sanders to take the stage at the first stop of his California tour. A crowd that had...

American River College students Omar Mahmi (left) and Tulaib Zafir (right) hold up a Muslims for Bernie sign at the Bernie Sanders in Sacramento. Zafir said, Bernie is our only hope.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

An ARC student attended Bernie Sanders rally with ‘Muslims for Bernie’ group

Jordan Schauberger May 9, 2016

This election cycle, apparent Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made numerous headlines for his proposed ban on Muslims from the United States. “Muslims for Bernie,” a group made up...

Pope Francis sits in the back seat of a Fiat as he is driven away from Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 22, shortly after arriving in the United States. The Pope visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of the White House).

Opinion: Pope still misunderstood after U.S. trip

John Ferrannini October 5, 2015

Even after the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Pope’s visit to the United States, he is still very misunderstood. Pope Francis is often portrayed, in the press, as a Pope who wants to bring the...

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