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An involved citizen is our best weapon against instability

Editorial Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States became directly involved in Syria for the first time in six years with a missile strike earlier this month. A deadly chemical attack on Syrian civilians prompted President Trump’s approval for use of force. Trump sent a clear message to the world with 59 missiles in a couple of minutes: the United State...

Free speech is also about free listening

Editorial Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Editorials, Opinion

The concept of free speech is essential to the fabric of American society. The Founding Fathers thought it to be so important that they made it their first order of business when they wrote the Bill of Rights, which they intended to be a growing catalogue of legally-defined human rights. As such, one can say that there are few thin...

Without funding, how will the Earth survive?

Without funding, how will the Earth survive?

March 27, 2017

It is impossible to ignore the impact that we as humans have on our environment, whether that be obvious, like c...

Equality and feminism are still at war

Equality and feminism are still at war

March 8, 2017

In just a few years, it will have been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified, and women were al...

College taking steps in right direction to address student poverty

Editorial Staff

October 1, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With the start of a new semester, a new program to help those in need arose on campus and with the help of the Elk Grove Food Bank, students who financially struggle to afford food can now get access to a food pantry at no cost. The food pantry, under the name of “The Hawk Spot”, is stocked with necessities and incre...

We must exercise vote to make change

We must exercise vote to make change

September 14, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has left many voters discour- aged by the two primary candidates fo...

We need to open up about mental health issues

Editorial Staff

May 5, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

For college students, stresses come easy because good grades don’t always. An inability to sort through these stressful feelings can manifest into symptoms of depression, or worse. Even something as simple as venting to a friend can go a long way in relieving tension. But as with fight club, the first rule of mental health ...

Editorial: Colleges should not undermine accomplishments of skill builders

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Community colleges exist to help students further themselves. Whether it’s in pursuit of a degree, transferring to a university or just looking to better themselves for their career, success should be measured in different ways. Currently, students who want to enhance their professional skills for employment, referred to ...

Editorial: Students still need free college tuition

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Most students would jump for joy if free community college tuition actually became a reality. Between rent, living expenses and transportation, many people give up on the idea of going to college, believing that incurring debt from tuition costs isn’t worth it. In January 2015, President Barack Obama unveiled the America’s...

Editorial: Students should be aware of online footprint

Editorial Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

Most social media regulars post freely, even when content isn’t necessarily appropriate, and often feeling guarded by a private profile. The term privacy should be used loosely in regards to social media. Social media and its many platforms have changed so much in the last decade. We’re constantly tapped into our ...

Editorial: Save your students some money

Editorial Staff

May 15, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

Note: This story is an updated version of one run earlier in the semester. Higher One, the bank that Cosumnes River College and many other colleges in the United States use to give students their financial aid award, is nothing but a big hassle. There is nothing worse than when a company tries to say they care about co...

Editorial: it is time to end government-sponsored discrimination at blood drives

Editorial Staff

April 20, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

Every semester Cosumnes River College welcomes BloodSource onto campus in order to spend two days collecting blood from students who wish to donate. Their most recent visit to the campus was on April 14 and 15. Most students and faculty are able to walk right into the BloodSource buses, roll up a sleeve and go about their...

Editorial: UC needs to hold itself accountable for CA students

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of California claims to be accountable to the people of California. “As a publicly funded institution, the University of California is accountable to the people of California for how well it performs,” according to the UC’s 2014 Accountability Report on its website. However, just three months into...

Editorial: vaccination requirements are a must to protect against disease

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In a world where communicable diseases pose an ever-present threat, misinformation is our greatest enemy. According to an article on the website of Forbes magazine, the United States is currently in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in 20 years. Finding correct information about measles can be a difficult task, especially...

Editorial: students should not be put on a timeline to finish

Editorial Staff

February 28, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a lot of positive light on community colleges lately as President Barack Obama has proposed making them free. Tom Hanks even praised what they did for his life in an article for The New York Times and another article from that same publication called for an end to putting down community colleges by calling university...

Editorial: Students need and deserve free community college

Editorial Staff

January 30, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

Future college students, burdened with the reality of college’s rising costs, are poised to have a far easier time securing an education in the future thanks to a proposal from President Barack Obama. In front of a crowd at Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee, President Obama announced his ambitious proposal...

Editorial: Students deserve to know how ASCRC uses their money every semester

Editorial Staff

December 5, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

A word that is attached to government, and the actions of government and its agencies, is transparency. Without transparency, the people are left in the dark about what their government is doing, which leads to shady dealings and negates the idea of democracy. The government of Cosumnes River College, the student government,...

Re-electing Jerry Brown is the best move for California’s education system

Re-electing Jerry Brown is the best move for California’s education system

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 students will face a simple choice when they cast their ballot for the 2014 General...

Editorial: Lack of student involvement and ASCRC accountability is hurting the campus

Editorial Staff

October 5, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

Every semester, when paying tuition, students contribute $1 to a fund for the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College, which is meant for them to spend on events or services to benefit the campus and student body as a whole. The problem is that most students not only do not know that they are contributing this money...

Editorial: Offering bachelor’s degrees at community colleges is the right decision

Editorial Staff

September 19, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

Numerous bills that have passed through the Senate and Legislature are waiting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk at this moment for his signature and it’s time that one of them, Senate Bill 850, be signed into law. SB 850 is the long debated initiative that allows the California Community Colleges Chancellor to start an eight-year...

Editorial: Healthy options can be found at CRC

Editorial: Healthy options can be found at CRC

May 13, 2014

In light of Michael Pollan, best-selling author of Cosumnes River College’s OneBook choice “The Omnivore’s...

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