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Current Editorial: Don’t let fear stop you from voting in 2020

 Only 46% of people between the ages of 18-29 voted in the 2016 presidential election. No matter who you want to vote for this year, you shouldn’t let fear stop you from voting this election year because your vote matters. (Photo courtesy of Fotomay)
October 26, 2020

With the 2020 U.S. election approaching soon, there are many people who are still unsure if they’ll vote, or have just outright decided to not vote at all this year. However, with everything going on...

Voters encouraged to vote early to avoid crowds during COVID-19

The Nov. 3 election will continue as planned despite concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world in 2020. Millions are expected to turn out to the polls the day of the election, though masks will be required through California and many places nationwide in order to vote in person. (Photo courtesy of Glen Carrie)
Everything you need to know about voting in the 2020 presidential election
October 18, 2020

The ballot for the 2020 election will address many hot topic issues, including healthcare, immigration, climate change, education and others. Your vote will determine the results of how our local communities...

ASB encourages more students to vote ahead of elections

On April 9 and April 10, students can vote for ASB election candidates via their eServices account, from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Photo by Thomas Cathey
April 8, 2019

On April 9 and 10, elections for the Associated Student Body (ASB) at American River College will start with positions for both the Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) and the student senate up for votes. CAEB...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Historically young people have had the lowest voter turnout, but creating the habit early and getting involved politically can leave long-term effects. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are...

Vote like your life depends on it

Democrats and Republicans will face off this Nov. 6, make sure to have your voice heard by voting in the midterm elections. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
October 25, 2018

The upcoming midterm election is Nov. 6.  Regardless of which side your views align with, we can all agree on the importance of casting a vote. This year millions of young people, me included, are...

Opinion: Voting doesn’t make change, people do

With so much emphasis placed on the presidential election, the impact of more local political efforts are often overlooked. (Illustration by Allante Morris)
April 21, 2016

Every four years, Americans hear the familiar battle cry—“voting is your civic duty.” Thanks for the reminder, but America’s democracy just isn’t cutting it any longer. With the presidential...

Opinion: What we can all do to increase voter turnout

Opinion: What we can all do to increase voter turnout
April 15, 2015

In 2014, the Black Friday shopping numbers shamed the number of people who voted in the midterm elections. The sale on a TV is more important than the finances of the county? More important than the...

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