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John Green delivers another faultless book

John Green delivers another faultless book

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 25, 2012

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“The Fault in Our Stars” is young adult author John Green’s fourth solo book. After reading it, I c...

Upcoming holiday season forces students to juggle priorities

Upcoming holiday season forces students to juggle priorities

December 5, 2011

As the holiday season nears, students said they find themselves concerned about balancing the chaos...

‘Immortals’ sensational action makes up for poor acting and lackluster plot

‘Immortals’ sensational action makes up for poor acting and lackluster plot

December 5, 2011

Chosen by the Gods, Theseus (Henry Cavill) must save mankind from the bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey...

Students engage in various Thanksgiving traditions

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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Holiday decorations are popping up in every neighborhood as students at Cosumnes River College anxiously await the four day Thanksgiving weekend. Many students said they are looking forward to watching football, pigging out, drinking beer and doing absolutely nothing. CRC students interviewed said they don’t have the logistical issu...

Professor brings global insight to campus

Professor brings global insight to campus

November 16, 2011

Professor Elizabeth Huffman is the most recent addition to Cosumnes River College’s political science...

‘J. Edgar’ film sheds light on famed leader

‘J. Edgar’ film sheds light on famed leader

November 16, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio goes back in time and plays the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s first director, J...

Drake sophomore album reflects some of his best work

Varsha Narayan, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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Despite the success of his debut album “Thank Me Later,” Drake felt the record didn’t show his best work. His newly released follow-up album, “Take Care,” is another story. For most fans, hip-hop has always provided a glimpse of urban reality. Drake explores a different side of hip-hop. He raps about emotions an...

Coldplay delivers feel-good album

Coldplay delivers feel-good album

November 1, 2011

Coldplay’s fifth studio album “Mylo Xyloto” was officially released on Oct. 24, and in their traditional...

ASG performs ‘Thriller’ dance to promote Halloween on campus

ASG performs ‘Thriller’ dance to promote Halloween on campus

October 31, 2011

Zombies took the fountain stage on Oct. 26 at noon promoting Cosumnes River College’s Associated Student...

‘The Thing’ prequel lacks any originality

‘The Thing’ prequel lacks any originality

October 19, 2011

The daunting task of recreating the amazingly dreadful terror of “The Thing” unfortunately fails...

Tumblr blog becomes a driving force in Occupy Protests

Varsha Narayan, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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In recent years, we have seen various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter being used to raise awareness about various political protests and movements. We saw Twitter play a huge part in Iran’s Green movement and Facebook play a even bigger role in Egypt’s uprising. Popular blogging site Tumblr is now...

Trader Joe’s makes eating on a budget easy and affordable

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

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The Extended Opportunity Program and Services at Cosumnes River College is conducting a workshop series on Friday afternoons this Fall. They invited Trader Joe’s to speak on Friday October 7. “Trader Joe’s is here to let people know that it’s not too expensive to shop at Trader Joe’s.” said EOPS counselor Jackie...

Lack of sleep contributes to student health decisions

Maggie Cabrey, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

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From late nights of finishing papers and 32 ounce coffee drinks, the stressful life of a college student can often lead to bad habits that can be detrimental to ones health. “I drink a lot of coffee,” said Shirley Ann Jitarun, a 27-year-old political science major. “First I’m used to it. Second it keeps me alert...

Google plus enters the social networking world

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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With the emergence of popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Google has launched a social network of its own in hopes of dominating the social media world. Google Plus is the new face of social media. It allows users to communicate with others, share photos and use Google’s search engine all at the...

Cyber plagiarism rises among college students

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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“Cyber-Plagiarism” is a growing problem on college campuses across the United States. Many school presidents, professors and students attribute the use of technology as a contributing factor, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. Cyber-plagiarism is defined as “copying or downloading in part, or in their...

Professor and theater department bring grim twist to fairytale opera

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Some students may have taken a music class or two from music professor Kurt Erickson, but what many may not know is that he recently wrote an opera. The opera will be coming to Cosumnes River College the spring 2012 semester and is entitled “What Your Parents Don’t Want You to Know… (About Fairytales).” It is based...

Student run journal provides information on global events

Julian Ramos, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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While shrinking school budgets are continuously limiting classroom experiences, students at Cosumnes River College are creating their own opportunities through the journal “Globus Mundi.” As a product of the global studies department, “Globus Mundi” is a student operated academic journal covering current international...

’50/50′ puts a new twist on a typical cancer film

Varsha Narayan, Connection Staff

September 29, 2011

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Films centering around cancer and death usually produce more tears than they do laughs. However, “50/50” is not about the tears and the sentiment, it’s about finding humor during dark times.50/50 is an autobiographical story based on the experiences of Will Reiser, a producer on HBO’s Da Ali G Show and VH1′s Best Week...

Abroad program gives students a once in a lifetime oppurtunity

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

September 29, 2011

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Studying abroad has been described as a life changing experience and a opportunity one simply cannot pass up. However, studying abroad is something that many students dream of, but only few actually get to do.Each semester, a different school in the Los Rios district gets an opportunity to host a study abroad trip. This seme...

Lack of sleep affects student health habits

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

September 23, 2011

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From late nights of finishing papers and 32 ounce coffee drinks, the stressful life of a college student can often lead to bad habits that can be detrimental to ones health. “I drink a lot of coffee,” said Shirley Ann Jitarun, a 27-year-old political science major. “First I’m used to it. Second it keeps me alert in the...

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

September 21, 2011

The newly renovated Cosumnes River College cafeteria, also known as the Rio Bistro is back and creating...

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