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Piecing together a history of Old Sacramento

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 13, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

In a tucked away classroom on the southeast end of campus, Cosumnes River College anthropology major Marcos Martinez picks up a ceramic artifact, studies it and places it into a plastic bag. Martinez, 20, picks up his Sharpie and starts writing on the bag, cataloging it for future reference. He and a few other select students...

Knowing that ‘G.I Joe: Retaliation’ isn’t very good certainly is half the battle

Knowing that ‘G.I Joe: Retaliation’ isn’t very good certainly is half the battle

April 12, 2013

Duke, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Cobra Commander are back in the science fiction-action flick “G.I...

Folk heavy album still provides a diverse range of sounds

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

April 12, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

With “Garston Parade,”  local band The Vietnams have crafted an impressive debut album that covers a diverse range of genres and sounds, from folk medleys to blues riffs. Their first album, released on iTunes and other online resources Jan. 25 for $10.98, demonstrates a great deal of musical knowledge and finesse. The a...

Survival is the name of the game for new ‘Tomb Raider’

Survival is the name of the game for new ‘Tomb Raider’

April 11, 2013

Back in 1996, a little game called “Tomb Raider” came out on the Sony PlayStation and at the time ...

Blood and gore adds spectacle to new ‘Evil Dead’

April 10, 2013

"Evil Dead" chronicles the kind of madness that could ensue when the characters are faced with an unreliable...

Netflix builds a house out of anything but cards

Netflix builds a house out of anything but cards

April 9, 2013

Broadcast and cable have long held ground in the battle for dominance in the world of television, but...

Hindsight is 20/20 as Timberlake redefines his style for a new decade

April 4, 2013

Justin Timberlake has come a long way in his career, graduating from his former boy-band ‘N Sync te...

Oz the not so great and powerful

March 23, 2013

“Oz the Great and Powerful” is a fantasy set in the world created by the 1939 classic “The Wizar...

‘Snitch’ surprises with gritty drama

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

March 22, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

For a February release that passed under the radar at the box office, “Snitch” provides a surprisingly good and gritty experience, free of the melodramatic glitz of most of the other films opening this month. The film follows John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) as he attempts to clear his son Jason (Rafi Gavron) of drug sm...

CRC honors students during Black History Month

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

March 22, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

As Black History Month came to an end, it was only natural that focus shifted to honoring the next generation and their accomplishments Cosumnes River College celebrated their 14th Annual Honors Program by recognizing outstanding students of African descent with the grade point average of 3.1 or better, according to the even...

Campus clubs gather to show their spirit

Campus clubs gather to show their spirit

March 20, 2013

It appeared to be a miniature carnival on campus with people yelling, games being played and even a p...

A willingness to pay for a date is behind new website

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 17, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

Once upon a time people would meet one another at a social gathering or out in public and form a connection, romantic or otherwise. Along came a thing called the Internet and that all changed. Instead of meeting face-to-face and finding possible romantic partners in that way, websites dedicated to dating and finding a...

English professor brings unique approach to campus

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

March 16, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

A civil rights activist, a staple in the global films series and a member of the teacher’s union are all things that were used to describe English professor Linda Sneed. But her colleagues agreed that she is more than that. A part-time instructor at Cosumnes River College since 2003, Sneed has brought a new approach...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

Winn center provides new home and opportunities for students

Winn center provides new home and opportunities for students

March 13, 2013

Tucked away in the corner of the Business and Social Science Building at Cosumnes River College, the...

Science, history and humor mark celebration of women

Rachel Norris, Connection Staff

March 7, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

You know those big, intimidating biology textbooks that us students are hitting hard before the big exams? Yeah, the ones with the crazy pictures and models. If someone was to ask you who is responsible for the scientific knowledge in those very textbooks, you probably wouldn’t have a clue. So slip on your lab coats and...

Martial arts philosophy teaches brain over brawn

Martial arts philosophy teaches brain over brawn

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

March 1, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Jet Li are just a few names that probably come to mind when the words martial...

Opera singer’s career helps to inspire students

Mozes Zarate, News Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

With nuanced pitch and a sensational vibrato, Bay Area opera singer Heidi Moss captivated the crowd of students, composers and music-lovers with "Die Nacht," a piece about love as light extinguishing itself in nightfall. The song was part of a talk that Moss gave to students at Cosumnes River College on Feb. 11. Music, science...

‘Safe Haven’ is safe bet for romance movie lovers

‘Safe Haven’ is safe bet for romance movie lovers

February 28, 2013

“Safe Haven” is a blend of romance, mystery and suspense that starts with a whirlwind of dramatic...

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ for long running series

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ for long running series

February 28, 2013

Much like Bruce Willis’ acting career, the “Die Hard” movie series just keeps coming back. “A...

Local critic weaves a tale of baseball, jazz and Bruce Springsteen

Local critic weaves a tale of baseball, jazz and Bruce Springsteen

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

February 22, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

The quiet atmosphere of the bookstore was broken with the low hum of the refrigeration units and the...

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