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Popular e-books can’t compare

Melanie Tran, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

While the economy is diving headfirst into recession, technology has continued to advance and thrive. Not only has it taken over social networking, but also the business of selling and buying back books. With competition from larger rivals, such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon, independent book stores don’t stand a chance. The...

United States Postal Service is on the brink of extinction

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The second largest employer in the U.S. is facing a default on their $9.2 billion deficit and the possible shutdown will leave 560,000 workers unemployed. The only way for the system to survive would be to transition into a five day delivery system, shut down thousands of postal offices and lay off 120,000 workers, said current...

Polygamy meets the TLC network

Tracy Gilkerson, Connection Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Among the variety of reality shows hitting the airwaves, Sisters Wives on TLC brings a new twist to marriage. The cast consists of Kody Brown, his four wives and their 16 children participating in an unscripted show making people aware of polygamist families combating prejudices. He is legally married to one person and the...

Tablets and iPads will soon replace PCs

Tablets and iPads will soon replace PCs

September 14, 2011

The tablet PC hasn’t been around as long as people think. Apple was the first to release a modern tablet...

Editorial: External factors not considered with cuts to California colleges

Editorial Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

For the past few years, money has been a primary topic of discussion for educational institutions. This is no surprise, seeing as California is currently in a $375 billion deficit, according to usdebtclock.org. Every sector of the state’s economy has been forced to look over its financial records and determine how and where...

Remedial courses are not in best interest of community college

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Remedial classes at community colleges are under scrutiny. Our campus is especially concerned about the cuts in any classes or programs. In community colleges, 42 percent of freshman enroll in at least one remedial course, according to the National Center for Education Statistics 2004 report. The definition of “remedial”...

Social network rewards outweigh the risks

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It is very apparent that social networking has become deeply entrenched in our everyday lives. Facebook has over 750 million active users across the world and people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on the site, according to Facebook.com. Eighty percent of companies use social networking sites for recruitment, accordin...

Cafeteria prices are still affordable

Cafeteria prices are still affordable

August 31, 2011

Cafeteria food prices at Cosumnes River College can be questionable. Overall, the cost of meals are reasonable...

Teen pregnancy is not entertainment

Teen pregnancy is not entertainment

May 6, 2011

The stars of "16 and Pregnant," as well as "Teen Mom" and "Teen Mom 2" are a topic we love to rant and...

Designated smoking zones not adhered to

Alyssa Novak, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Cosumnes River College stated that on April 1 they would be implementing a new rule regarding the smoking on campus. This new rule designated specific areas to smokers to prevent non-smokers from walking around a smoke-filled campus. However, this rule is not being enforced as it should be. As a smoker, I was told before...

Conflicting Opinions: Celebrating different ethnicities keeps racism an issue

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Cultural celebration months seem honorable at first glance. The goals are to appreciate how diverse of a country we are, which is honorable to say the least. These months often break down stereotypes, teach people something they didn't know about a specific group of people and promote cultural pride. Unfortunately, they...

Bin Laden’s death is no cause for joy

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The death of Osama bin Laden has brought about many emotions from the world, and the biggest emotion to be shown is happiness. While bin Laden's death might bring some form of closure to family members of those who died on Sept. 11, overt happiness, and celebratory events should not be taking place. This is wrong. Martin...

The lesser of two evils: pot

Joe Conradsen, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As finals are coming up the heat is being turned on for college students. And as the stress is turned up, students are looking for relief, turning to smoking and drinking. I'm not condoning smoking or drinking, and both are detrimental to your physical and mental health. What does harmful actually mean? Harmful will describe...

Conflicting Opinions: Celebrating different ethnicities promotes unity

David Obisanya, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There are those who claim that reminding us of our differences is what divides us as a nation. There are even those who would go so far as to call it racist because you're exalting one ethnicity above another. These arguments are ridiculous. Celebrating our differences doesn't divide us—it encourages people of all walks...

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