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California job growth in 2014 sees highest numbers in years

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Issues, Most Recent, News

Job growth across the nation reached highs last year that had not been recorded since 1999, according to the Department of Labor. California added over 320,000 jobs last year and the state’s unemployment rate finished the year at 7 percent, a 1.3 percent decrease from the previous year. The Sacramento region also showed...

Islamophobia: negative image of Muslims perpetuated by media portrayals

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Issues, Most Recent, News

Following the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States banded together to fight a common enemy: Middle Eastern terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda marketed under the brand of radical Islam. The fallout of the war on terror saw a deterioration in how many Americans viewed all Muslims; nearly 14 years later...

Ban on plastic grocery bags likely spreading statewide

Ban on plastic grocery bags likely spreading statewide

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

Filed under Community, Issues, Most Recent, News

California is officially the first state to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, pharm...

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

September 13, 2014

Smoking tobacco is one of the leading addictions in today’s world and there have been a variety of...

California seeks to define consent for college students’ sexual encounters

California seeks to define consent for college students’ sexual encounters

September 11, 2014

What classifies as consent to a sexual encounter has always been a puzzling question for the legal system,...

Rise in cost of parking fees benefits campus in big picture

Rise in cost of parking fees benefits campus in big picture

September 3, 2014

Long lines, scrambling for classes and purchasing textbooks are all things students expect at the beginning...

As drought continues, the importance of conservation becomes clearer

As drought continues, the importance of conservation becomes clearer

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

May 24, 2014

Filed under Community, Issues, News

It’s no secret that California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent years. Even with...

Loss of sleep may cause greater damage in the long run

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

May 3, 2014

Filed under Health, Issues, News

While the health and academic issues concerning college students and lack of sleep, especially when it comes to cramming for exams, are not a new conversation, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on March 18 brings a possible new focus to the issue. According to the new study, done by neuroscientist Sigrid...

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

April 28, 2014

Seated in a leather arm chair with an area rug and potted plants adding to the atmosphere on the Recital...

University study highlights prevalence of rape culture

University study highlights prevalence of rape culture

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

March 31, 2014

Filed under Community, Issues, News

A study of college-age students found that 35 percent of college men anonymously admitted that under...

Drinking games pour their way into the 21st century

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Drinking games have always been popular with the college crowd, and in 2014 it only makes sense that they have found their way onto social media. Neknominate is a social media based drinking competition with a simple basis; you guzzle down your favorite alcoholic beverage and post a video of it on a website like Facebook, T...

Campus panel leads call for rape prevention

Campus panel leads call for rape prevention

March 19, 2014

Just weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World Pageant, Israeli teen Linor Abargil was held captive and...

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

March 16, 2014

At four-year colleges across California, in 2012, 52 percent of students had an average of $20,269 in...

Frustrated students react to Higher One ATM problem

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Add one more to the list of stresses that students encounter as a college student, as many are upset that the campus Higher One ATM often does not read their cards. Higher One is the company that disburses student’s financial aid onto their Los Rios Community College District OneCards. Once your financial aid refund has...

In the wake of recent school shootings, campus stands prepared

In the wake of recent school shootings, campus stands prepared

February 21, 2014

The year was 1999 when two teens decided that they were going to take center stage. That stage was Columbine...

Putting the sex in education

Putting the sex in education

February 7, 2014

Cosumnes River College prides itself on trying to provide students the best overall education among Califo...

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Stacey Marie Harris and Damon Hickman

February 5, 2014

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

Surgeon general warning labels on cigarette packs may not be the only thing students on campus will ...

Board of Governors adopts new policy to amend fee waiver requirements

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

Since the inception of the Student Success Task Force in January 2011, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has been focusing on ways to overhaul community colleges. Their newest policy will require California community college students that receive fee waivers, such as the Board of Governors fee waiver, to...

Shared standards aim to prepare students for college

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

Filed under Community, Issues, News

Teachers, parents and students alike across the United States can expect to see an increase in rigor in the K-12 school system, if they haven't already, as a new program pushes to prepare students for the day they enter college. The Common Core State Standard is a single set of standards for the K-12 education system in Engl...

Left Unsaid: Part III – The stigmatization of mental health

Left Unsaid: Part III – The stigmatization of mental health

December 9, 2013

Part I // Part II // Part III (New Release!) If you’ve recently felt depressed, alone and overwhelmed, if ...

Degrees for transfer expand with newly passed bill

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

The passage of Senate Bill 1440 in September 2010 sought to streamline the long process of transferring from community college to four-year universities, a process that is set to be further refined by another bill being signed by the governor to strengthen the existing bill. Senate Bill 440, proposed by Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) w...

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