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Editorial: Students need and deserve free community college

Editorial Staff

January 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...

Editorial: Bachelors degrees belong at community colleges

Editorial Staff

April 12, 2014

From an impressive architecture program housed in the Winn Center, which a former student helped design, and a cutting edge photography program that includes an associate degree and multiple certificate programs, CRC is one of the premiere colleges that should add a new program to its already large list of impressive offering...

Editorial: College campuses must do more when it comes to sexual assault

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2014

There is no question that being sexually assaulted will forever traumatize a person for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, 84 percent of the women who reported sexual abuse experienced the incident during their first four semesters on a college campus, according to an examination of sexual violence against college women...

Exploring smoking ban is waste of time for Sacramento

Editorial Staff

February 28, 2014

Thinking about transferring to Sacramento State or UC Davis? If you’re a smoker, it might not be the best idea. UC Davis, and the University of California system as a whole, has banned smoking on their campus and all satellite campuses. Sacramento State voted to start a ban in 2015. Now the city of Sacramento is considering ...

Affirmative action measure is misguided attempt to address under representation

Editorial Staff

February 11, 2014

The United States of America has always been a nation that can’t get it right when it comes to issues of race or gender. On Jan. 30, the California State Senate opened up another can of worms when it comes to race and gender in college admissions. The group voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would all...

Editorial: New degrees can benefit community college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2013

Each year students graduating from universities are faced with massive amounts of debt.  A good majority of their bills are government loans and financial support from family or private loans. Attaining a degree has become one of the most expensive feats in someone’s lifetime. Tuition at California universities alone has skyrocket...

Editorial: Awareness on the roads saves lives

Editorial Staff

November 16, 2013

We’ve all seen it, someone goes walking by while looking down at their cell phone and they run into something. Usually it’s kind of funny, but behind the wheel of a car or while walking down the street, the results could be tragic. Recent accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles have gotten the attention of loc...

Editorial: College campuses have no room for harassment

Editorial Staff

November 3, 2013

A young college freshman attending Rutgers University in New Jersey walked across the George Washington Bridge and jumped to his death into the Hudson River on Sept. 22, 2010. Three nights before, Tyler Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, remotely accessed his laptop and broadcasted a brief webcam feed of Clementi and a male ...

Editorial: Students should take advantage of the Affordable Care Act

Connection Staff

October 18, 2013

On paper, it seems like a simple concept, but when it comes to politics it becomes a bit more sticky. As of Oct. 1, the United States has tried their hand at that very concept, universal health care through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. With that implementation, has come many que...

Editorial: No room left for judgment in the church

Editorial Staff

October 10, 2013

Pope Francis shocked many people and stirred debate from both church-going conservatives and pro-equality liberals with his long overdue comments. In recent interviews, the Pope said it is not his place to judge homosexuals. “I said that if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge,...

Editorial: College students should protect themselves from identity theft

Editorial Staff

September 22, 2013

As if we didn’t already have enough on our plates, identity theft is becoming more and more of an issue for college students. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, costing victims more than $5 billion annually, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Research has ...

Editorial: Outsourcing education is not the cure for waitlisted class woes

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 23, 2013

A bill recently introduced to the California Senate may make it easier for college students to receive general education credits for online classes, but it also threatens the quality of education for GE requirements. If passed, California Senate Bill 520, introduced by State Senator Darrell Steinberg in February, will force the h...

Editorial: Proposed assembly bill calls for increased fees in misguided attempt to restore courses

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

A bill has been proposed in the California Assembly that would raise the costs of classes for community college general education courses, including English, math and history. AB 955, written by Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), proposes the creation of an extension program that would allow these general courses...

College scorecard takes education a step in the wrong direction

College scorecard takes education a step in the wrong direction

April 27, 2013

Once again, the Student Success Task Force is doing what it does best: attempting to improve community...

Editorial: Carrying the college drinking mindset into life is detrimental

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

April 11, 2013

Binge drinking is on the rise and becoming a big issue for college students both past and present. Research shows that people who are of the same age as college students, but do not attend college, are less likely to be binge drinkers, and the number of incidences of binge drinking in that age range has dropped immensely, ...

Editorial: Social media comes with great power and great responsibility

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Social media is expanding every day. Breaking news, pictures and insight into one’s life can be shared all around the world on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While it is truly amazing how useful some of these websites and applications can be, they can also be detrimental if used incorrectly. Social media ha...

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