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Preventing climate change must remain a priority to protect our future

Sean Pastrana, Staff

November 23, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The old adage “nothing lasts forever,” can be used to define an assortment of things in life such as: an intimate relationship gone stale, having a pet pass away or losing contact with a close-childhood friend. It could also be used to describe the constant changes of the Earth’s climate and the negative impacts it ...

“Right to Die” finally a right

Coy Granderson, Staff

November 23, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

When news of California becoming the fifth state to adopt the right to die legislation had reached me, I thought about the legislation, which gives terminally-ill patients the option of doctor assisted suicide, and had an epiphany. Apparently, God forgives suicide. According to Catholic and Christian doctrines, Christ all...

Cancer charities may not all have the same interests in mind

Cole McCarthy, Staff

November 11, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

When you give money to a charity, typically you intend for that money to help the cause, but some charities don’t use that money where it’s intended. Instead, they put it inside their own pockets to spend it on themselves. Marie Claire, an international magazine geared towards women, reported a case in which a lawsuit was ...

Ditch the razor for Movember

Sean Pastrana, Staff

November 4, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

November, also known to many as Movember or No-Shave November, is right around the corner, and so is the opportunity to temporarily retire the razor, all for a good cause. The Movember Foundation started this men’s health movement during the early 2000s in Australia, where they call a moustache a “mo.” It was so suc...

Sexualized kid’s Halloween costumes a point of concern

Taunika Ogans, Staff

November 4, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Halloween is the one night of the year when people can dress outrageously out of the norm, becoming anything that they choose with just a bit of creativity. However, the struggle of finding an age appropriate costume for children is becoming more frustrating. Costumes that are meant for adults but replicated in children sizes have been incre...

Students must aim to graduate on time

EJ Aguayo, Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Forum, Opinion, Top Stories

A great majority of students who are enrolled in community colleges are not graduating within two years, or they’re simply not graduating at all.   Prior to enrollment, many young adults, including myself, have had the notion that community college should only take a maximum of two years to complete an associate’s d...

A big leap for women through equal pay bill

Nichelle Heu, Staff

October 7, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Forum, Opinion, Top Stories

Women don’t get paid equally to men. Regardless of gender, people should not be discriminated against. As a woman in college, I know that even after I graduate I would still be getting paid less than a man with the exact same qualifications that I have. This raises the question as to why I would invest my time in colle...

Stumbling along can benefit students

Emily Lotz, Staff

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

There is a lost art that goes unnoticed in the world of education and learning. It’s a beautiful skill, which most take for granted or don’t even get to experience; it is the practice of accidental stumbling. This is a term used for taking classes that seem fun, rather than the ones that are required, and ending up finding...

Debunking credit card fear: credit cards are necessary for college students

Taylor Gomez, Staff Writer

May 20, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Credit cards have been shunned with a negative stigma and fear by college students. With student loans hanging over their head, most college students completely reject the idea of opening up credit cards in fear of adding to their already-existing debt. Contrary to popular belief, credit cards are absolutely necessary for...

Students need to branch out of their routine and re-create a sense of community on campus

Tim Taylor, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Cosumnes River College is home to a little over 14,000 students, according to CRC’s admissions website.  The college is also host to an all women’s swim team, board game clubs and even a collaborative student newspaper, all of which go completely unnoticed by most students on campus. There is an obvious feeling of disconnect...

Editorial: Save your students some money

Editorial Staff

May 15, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

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...

Students should do their research before joining any Greek organizations

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

Remember back when you were in grade school riding the bus and singing “The Wheels on the Bus” with the rest of the students? Imagine that same enthusiasm, but instead of grade school kids, it’s men chanting racial slurs at the top of their lungs. This is what members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University...

Sexist expectations about Hillary Clinton are not the way to go

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

When thinking about the presidents that have served this nation throughout history, all except Barack Obama are white and they are all male. Older males who are steadfast in their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is best for the country. Clinton is a name that stands out from the pack, and besides Bill’s questionable...

California needs to reevaluate its water usage

Omar Chan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record, which caused Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in January. According to California’s Department of Water Resources, 2014 was the driest year on record. Brown’s state of emergency calls for a 20 percent reduction in water usage by all residents...

Editorial: it is time to end government-sponsored discrimination at blood drives

Editorial Staff

April 20, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

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...

District should look into new bank for financial aid disbursement

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 18, 2015

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion

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 college students and helping them make the most of their money when they actually...

Editorial: UC needs to hold itself accountable for CA students

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of California claims to be accountable to the people of California. “As a publicly funded institution, the University of California is accountable to the people of California for how well it performs,” according to the UC’s 2014 Accountability Report on its website. However, just three months into...

Third parties use smart TV’s to invade our privacy

Jasmine Teng, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion

For those who have heard of Aldous Huxley and perhaps have read his most popular novel, Brave New World, the idea of the advancement in technology taking over society might sound familiar. Anyone who owns a Samsung Smart TV that features a voice command option may very well be living Huxley’s prediction. Samsung’s smart...

Students need to speak out about their stress

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

Being my third year in college, I have become accustomed to waking up every morning worried if there is enough time in the day for me to complete all of my tasks. I used to believe that stress was something that just came with being a college student. Being a full time student with a part time job as well as trying to...

Editorial: vaccination requirements are a must to protect against disease

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In a world where communicable diseases pose an ever-present threat, misinformation is our greatest enemy. According to an article on the website of Forbes magazine, the United States is currently in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in 20 years. Finding correct information about measles can be a difficult task, especially...

New editions of textbooks not worth the cost

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

“Do we really need the newest edition of the textbook?” This is a question that is often asked during the first meeting of a college class and more often than not, the professor answers with yes. Unfortunately, colleges in America are stuck in an ever-repeating cycle of textbooks and the losers of this cycle end up...

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