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After the first 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday, millions of voters were left unimpacted and uninformed. With only a month remaining until Election Day, it is crucial that voters educate themselves and cast their vote on Nov. 3!

Don’t let the debate discourage you from showing up this November

October 2, 2020

Current President Donald Trump and ex-Vice President Joe Biden met at Cleveland’s Case Western Rese...

While an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump is the result of all his wrongdoings as president, the effects of his presidency have already been made. While the American people clarifying what they want in a democracy is crucial during the 2020 presidential election, going out to vote is, too.

We are America, and we should be the ones defining it

November 10, 2019

The presidency of Donald J. Trump has, in more detrimental ways than the rest, impacted American pol...

False rhetoric on immigration is as harmful as tear gas

False rhetoric on immigration is as harmful as tear gas

December 12, 2018

President Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by saying offensive, inflammatory and untrue stateme...

Critical thinking is important in critical times

Critical thinking is important in critical times

November 17, 2018

In the era of fake news and “alternative facts”, society is quick to assume whatever they hear and...

Protestors out in the streets at the Stephon Clark protest on March 22 in Downtown Sacramento.

Peaceful protests will bring change for us

April 6, 2018

After the death of a 22-year-old black man from South Sacramento  Stephon Clark who was killed by police...

Racial tensions provide chance to learn tolerance

Editorial Staff

February 16, 2018

Racial tension at local schools has been in the headlines lately, and reflects the broader tensions throughout the country. Recently, a McClatchy High School student submitted a project that stated that African Americans, as well as South-Eastern Asians and Hispanics, were not intellectually capable of handling the rigorous...

Improving high school curriculum will produce better prepared college students

Editorial Staff

December 4, 2017

There has been a drastic change in the mentality of community college operations in recent years. There is less of a push to get people in and much more of a push to get people through. This is the reasoning behind Assembly Bill 705, which will prohibit community colleges in California from requiring students to take remedial class...

Will you get up or stay down when tragedy hits?

Editorial Staff

October 19, 2017

The world as we know it is a messed up place, and lately it seems as though it’s only getting worse. The hurricanes that devastated our nation - Harvey, Irma, Jose - were bad enough. Then Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. And before they could get any support, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada left over 50 people kill...

DACA students should feel safe on campus

DACA students should feel safe on campus

September 27, 2017

When President Donald Trump ordered the end of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, he left...

An involved citizen is our best weapon against instability

Editorial Staff

April 19, 2017

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

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...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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