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Split Decision: Should vaporizers and e-cigarettes face further regulation?

Bobby Bishop, Nick Valenzuela

October 7, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Split Decisions

PRO: Bobby Bishop Vaping is a lifestyle choice. It is a growing hobby and for some people it is a stress reliever. Smoking out of a vaporizer pen is a way of people getting the satisfaction of smoking without the harmful effects of cigarettes. Many people use vape pens to quit smoking cigarettes due to the fact you can put ...

Light rail’s benefits top construction inconvenience

Light rail’s benefits top construction inconvenience

October 5, 2014

For three years now, a light rail track has been under construction near the Bruceville entrance of Cosumnes...

Editorial: Lack of student involvement and ASCRC accountability is hurting the campus

Editorial Staff

October 5, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

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

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

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...

Credit card advertisement on campus only leads to students being held hostage by crushing debt

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion

There is nothing worse than walking through the campus on the way to class only to be stopped by well-dressed individuals at a table trying to convince you to play and win some prize while also working to get you to sign up for a credit card. On Sept. 10 and 11, various banks and credit unions came to the campus for the semester...

Opinion: Hero against the ‘big brother’ state

August 26, 2014

Edward Snowden has been framed as many things in the media in the last year since releasing classified...

Net Neutrality: The FCC, the company and the consumer

Net Neutrality: The FCC, the company and the consumer

August 24, 2014

The internet is grounded in the idea of freedom and access to information. This freedom is in jeopardy...

Split Decision: Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision

Split Decision: Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision

August 24, 2014

CON: Heather Kemp Religious conservatives have once again thrown women’s rights to the wolves and us...

U.S. must aid in Chibok girls rescue

U.S. must aid in Chibok girls rescue

May 14, 2014

One minute, you are preparing for your final exams, rereading your notes over and over.  The next minute...

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...

Legal drinking age should not change because of survey

Heather kemp, Staff Writer

April 12, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Do you remember that time when 100 college presidents signed a petition saying that the legal drinking age being 21 is not working? This sounds like a plot to a teen comedy that would rake in big bucks at the box office. If it ever was made into a movie, it would be based on true events because this actually happened. In 2009, t...

Re: ‘Vehicular theft decreases as bike theft increases’

Davina Vo, Reader

April 12, 2014

Filed under Letters To the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the article from March 16 about bicycle thefts.  It made me recall a conversation with a classmate who recently had his bike stolen on campus.  I suggested that he keep an eye out for it on Craigslist because that's where many thieves go to try and resell something.  After all, it...

Re: ‘University study highlights prevalence of rape culture’

Daniel Kolosovski and Salwa Mikbel

April 12, 2014

Filed under Letters To the Editor

Dear Editor, Although I do agree that currently in the United States we have a rape culture and tend to blame the victims, it is not the fault of "joking" around. As comedian, Louis C.K., said, "Any joke about anything bad is great." Only a person who has immoral values or no values at all, who is also psychotic, can hear...

Re: ‘Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk’

Caesar Espinoza, Ray Hernandez, and Christian Matar

April 12, 2014

Filed under Letters To the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article about distracted driving, written by Kayla Gangl. In the article, Gangl talks about the fast-growing epidemic of distracted driving. I specifically liked how Gangl states that distracted driving doesn’t just consist of using a phone but it is “anything that diverts...

Editorial: Bachelors degrees belong at community colleges

Editorial Staff

April 12, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

Split Decision: The tattoo and career debate rages on

Split Decision: The tattoo and career debate rages on

April 9, 2014

Pro: Rachel Norris Here we go again. The never-ending charade about how tattoos are tacky and do absolutel...

Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk

Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk

March 28, 2014

There is a killer on the loose.  One that can change the lives of people in the blink of an eye, or...

Blaming victims of bullying is never the right course of action

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Imagine that someone just burst into your house and beat you and stole a bunch of your stuff. When the police arrive, their only response to you is that you should not have such nice stuff. I bet that wouldn’t feel good at all. This same victim blaming has plagued those who have been raped, and now it is spreading towards...

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

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

Discussing free community college would lead to more issues for California

Bobby Bishop, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Free, everyone loves the word free, it means people don’t have to pay for something. But what does it mean when community college is free? Debt, crowded campuses and a more expensive four-year college.  California lawmakers are considering free community college and it will be discussed in 2015, according to ABC News. ...

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

March 12, 2014

The cry to end the seemingly never ending  increases in tuition has shifted, as schools in the Calif...

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