The American River Current

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

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 country's actions with dealing with the pandemic. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

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 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (CDC), a government website keeping...

Former ARC student and military contractor tragically killed in rocket attack

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)

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 email sent by ARC president, Thomas Greene reported to college staff and faculty that Hamid was a l...

Trump does not own your citizenship

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)

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 born in the United States who are children of noncitizens and undocumented parents. In an interview wit...

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...

Sanders rallies invoke an age past

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)

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 started lining up as early as 8 a.m. sang, laughed and chanted together, ignoring the blazing sun...

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

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)

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 of members of the Sacramento Muslim community, came out to the Bernie Sanders rally today to push bac...

Opinion: Pope still misunderstood after U.S. trip

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).

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 Catholic Church in line with modern American liberalism. This misconception is based in a profoundly...

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