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Split Decision: Will a higher minimum wage do more harm than good?

EJ Aguayo and Ashley Navarro

February 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: EJ Aguayo For many first-timers out in the job market, especially young adults, starting at minimum wage may not seem so bad. The plan is to move up a position or two, savor even the smallest pay raise and to eventually pursue better employment opportunities as that low wage was only supposed to be temporary, jus...

Oscar nominees lack diversity but not talent

Kayleen Carter, Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

The 20 actors nominated this year for an Oscar award are white, which has brought into question the diversity of the awards. About 94 percent out of the nearly 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, those who determine the winners through votes, are primarily white, according to an article from The E...

Editorial: Students should be aware of online footprint

Editorial Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

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 ...

Donald Trump’s candidacy a national embarrassment

Matt Johnson, Staff

December 19, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Donald Trump is many things: a billionaire, a bully, self-obsessed and an entertainer. In his campaign to be the Republican nominee for president, the media has helped Trump propel the 2016 presidential race into a sensationalized embarrassment.   Trump lives off national attention as a narcissist. He is the dream interview for n...

Split Decision: Should the United States take in Syrian refugees?

Matt Johnson and Quincie Pruitt

December 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: Matt Johnson When Paris was shaken by deadly terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, it left many Americans fearing for their own safety. In the days following the attacks, many states outright refused to accept Syrian refugees. The actions and emotions by a majority of the country speak to many things: A growing angst about a...

Split Decision: Do selfies have an impact on mental health?

Nichelle Heu and Kalaisha Totty

December 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: Nichelle Heu We all seem to be taking self-portraits when no one is looking. We’ve almost all been guilty of taking selfies. During my freshman year in high school, I was overweight and non-materialistic. I was bullied and body shamed by many of my classmates because of it. Being bullied didn’t stop me f...

Police officers crossing the line with violence

Cole McCarthy, Staff

December 1, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The boys in blue just might leave you blue, black and bruised for the mere failure to cooperate as they say you should. The demonstration of unwarranted, excessive police force continues to be a problem in the U.S. Cell phone video of a bikini-clad teen being forced to the ground while attending a pool party in Arlin...

Split Decision: “Black Friday” a great deal or risky business?

LeShea Munoz and Sean Pastrana

November 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: LeShea Munoz Gone are the days of the early 4 a.m. openings on what was appropriately deemed “Black Friday.” Stores are now opening on the evening of Thanksgiving or even earlier, just so that people can take advantage of the early bird specials or pre-Black Friday prices. Items are slashed significantly and ...

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...

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