The American River Current

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

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 will have up to 8 positions open for candidates, and the student senate will have up to 15. ASB ...

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 still countless young people who do not seem to care about the current political climate and how it af...

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)

Imani Smith

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 finally 18 and able to vote. I am also an African-American woman and voting is a way to let my voic...

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)

Hannah Darden

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 election coming up this November, there are rally cries across the nation to bring more American...

Opinion: What we can all do to increase voter turnout

Opinion: What we can all do to increase voter turnout

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

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 finances of the college you are attending? If saving $400 on TV is important, saving a country billions...

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