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Students should do their research before joining any Greek organizations

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...

Hackers: doing more harm than good

Tim Taylor, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Technology has become so integrated into our modern world that as a result we rely on it on a daily basis just to accomplish the simplest of tasks, from completing homework or work on the job to even just making purchases. Unfortunately, that means that hackers have become an even bigger threat because of this. Hackers...

Editorial: students should not be put on a timeline to finish

Editorial Staff

February 28, 2015

There is a lot of positive light on community colleges lately as President Barack Obama has proposed making them free. Tom Hanks even praised what they did for his life in an article for The New York Times and another article from that same publication called for an end to putting down community colleges by calling university...

Clashing Sides: Should firing squads be allowed as a method of execution?

Scott Redmond and Johny Garcia

February 28, 2015

Pro: Scott Redmond Lining up death row inmates and putting a bullet in them is so cost effective, every state should follow Utah’s lead and adopt the policy right now. Millions upon millions of dollars are wasted on those that are sentenced to death. The numerous appeals, keeping them nice and safe in prison with three...

Broaden horizons through traveling

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

College years are meant to provide students with a well-rounded education for their future lives and careers, and the best way to get the most knowledge of diversity is through traveling. Traveling offers way more than a break from reality. It functions as a way to understand the diversity in cultures all around the world,...

Super Bowl ad makers call audible

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

Many avid Super Bowl viewers are asking themselves the following question – what was with this year’s commercials? Unlike nearly every other Super Bowl, the majority of the commercials did not solely focus on hyper-sexualized images or attempts at humor to sell products. Instead, many of the commercials shone light on...

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...

Tattoos: Easy come, not so easy go

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

January 19, 2015

Most things in life are temporary, for instance: jobs, vehicles, friendships and relationships and that is something that is widely accepted in the world. Tattoos however, are far from a temporary affair. Getting a tattoo is a huge commitment and one that people need to put more long term thought into before pursuing. Knowing...

False claims against vaccinations pose a massive threat to public health

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

For quite some time, there has been a belief among uneducated groups of society that vaccines cause more harm than good. Most recently, there has been controversy that the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism in children given the vaccine at young ages. This bogus, completely groundless idea was spread...

Passing of Proposition 47 foreshadows improvements in direction of funds used to imprison drug users and petty thieves

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Proposition 47 was one of the best moves Californians made during the 2014 midterm election. With the passage of Prop 47, it now “requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug and property offenses” and is “inapplicable to persons with prior conviction for serious or violent crime and registered sex...

Forcing employees to work on holidays is a crime against families

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

It’s that time of the year again where stores are beginning to roll out overtime to their employees and requiring some to work on holidays this year. When it comes to working on the holidays it should be up to the person if they want to work. Working on a holiday should not be mandatory in any form. This topic hits close...

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,...

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