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Proposition 30 relieves transfer student concerns

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

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Before the passing of Proposition 30, California colleges were facing the stark reality of having to make cuts to classes and teachers with the possibility of already high tuition getting even higher. Yearly tuition is nearing $13,000 for the University of California system and $6000 for the California State University system. Tuition...

Popular 5-hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths over three years

Popular 5-hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths over three years

December 11, 2012

Five-hour Energy drinks are currently the subject of a Food and Drug Administration investigation into...

Cabrillo College provides new Los Rios chancellor

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 1, 2012

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After a nationwide search to replace retired Dr. Brice Harris, Dr. Brian King was appointed to serve as the new Los Rios Community College District chancellor, according to a Los Rios press release.Dr. King was chosen as chancellor by the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees at a special meeting held on Nov....

Campus programs aim to help veterans

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

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The Huffington Post cited a prediction that 88 percent of the tens of thousands of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans that have returned home and begun attending college in the United States will drop out by next summer. Peggy Ursin, Cosumnes River College Veteran’s Outreach Specialist at admissions and records, clarified...

Campus crime down but still affecting students

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

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Based solely on campus appearance and location, one might not expect that students enrolled here at Cosumnes River College have been subject to property damage, harassment and grand theft. These crimes, while sporadic in nature, are nothing new to the Los Rios district and on Sept. 22, the Los Rios District Police Department...

Companies hiring big for holiday season

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

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If a holiday job is on your wish list this season, then you have a reason to smile. The stress of not having extra spending money or employment is eliminated by the opportunity to be hired on by different companies that are looking to build their staff with extra help this holiday season. According to a 2012 article presented...

Obama reelection no surprise to students

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

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Of the Cosumnes River College students interviewed, many were “not surprised” by President Barack Obama’s re-election over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. President Obama won the Electoral College 332 votes to Romney’s 206, as well as the popular vote by about 4.35 million votes. The race was predicted to be a close...

CRC celebrates national day to stop smoking

Scott Redmond & Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

November 12, 2012

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On the first page of a tiny booklet stuffed inside a water bottle are the words, “Congratulations. By picking up this brochure you've taken the first step towards leading a tobacco free life.” The booklet is part of a pack that will be available the week of Nov. 15 in correlation with the Great American Smokeout, which...

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

November 11, 2012

With Proposition 30 being passed by voters in the election, California community colleges will be able...

CRC students take a stand in presidential election

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

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There was little doubt in 12 Cosumnes River College students as to whom they were going to vote for in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.Barack Obama led Mitt Romney three to nine in the small interview poll. Two of the nine people said the reason they were voting for Obama was because of his follow through on the DREAM Act. “It is v...

CRC community celebrates new facility

Britni Alford, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

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Despite the cold weather, more than 50 Cosumnes River College staff members, students and other community members came together for the dedication of CRC’s Northeast Technological Building on Oct. 25. Those who attended were welcomed with coffee, muffins, pastries and bottled water. Guests were also welcomed by CRC st...

California Proposition 38 looks to restore K-12 funding

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

October 25, 2012

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If Proposition 38 is passed, schools from K-12 will have their funding restored and expanded, according to the official voter information guide.Proposition 38 raises $10 billion a year for schools, puts it into a secure trust fund that politicians can’t touch and distributes the money evenly on a per-child basis to every publ...

Bills in California protect privacy of social media

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 20, 2012

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Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly bill 1844 into law Sept. 27, which prevents employers from asking applicants for their social media information, according to a state press release. The bill, alongside the college focused Senate Bill 1349 that also passed, prohibits employers from requiring or requesting that an individual...

Prop 34 could end the death penalty

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

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California is one of the 33 states that currently authorizes the death penalty . California currently has 725 people on death row whose sentences will be replaced with life in prison without parole if Proposition 34 is approved, according to the official voters guide. Proposition 34, titled the “Death Penalty Initiative...

Students find shortcuts on a small budget

Joshua Lee, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

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Being a college student isn't as easy as it used to be, nor is it as cheap. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, funding for California community colleges has been cut by $809 million, causing tuition to go up and making it difficult for students to pay school tuition while working. “It's...

Community Colleges of California choose new Chancellor

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

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Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris was named the 15th California Community Colleges Chancellor on Sept. 26 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. He will be responsible for leading the 72 districts in California and representing the 112 community colleges, the largest...

Proposition 32 limits payroll deductions for political funding

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

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Some are calling it the end of the middle-class, while others call it political reform and the end of special-interest spending. The passage of Proposition 32 would prohibit unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes and would change the state campaign finance laws, according to the California...

California Proposition 30 looks to increase taxes to fund education

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2012

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If Proposition 30 fails to pass, community colleges in California stand to lose approximately $550 million, California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor for College Finance & Facilities Planning Dan Troy said during a conference call for college newspapers. Proposition 30 proposes a tax increase for those who earn over...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs act to strengthen community college student success

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act of 2012 on Sept. 27 to initiate superior student education and strengthen tomorrows workforce, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Brown plans to provide a path for college students that was previously missing before the...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Senate Bills for free textbooks

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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The government wants to help students get free textbooks for their classes. Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 1052 and 1053 on Sept 27., two bills which place into motion a project that will “establish development of open source digital textbooks for 50 lower division courses which students can electronically...

California Community Colleges’ budget hinges on Proposition 30

Editorial Staff

September 27, 2012

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California Community Colleges will cut $338 million in the event that Proposition 30 fails to pass in the November election, CCC Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner said during a conference call held for student newspapers on Sept. 26. Proposition 30 calls for a raise in sales tax by one-fourth of a cent for four years and an...

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