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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,...

Re-electing Jerry Brown is the best move for California’s education system

Re-electing Jerry Brown is the best move for California’s education system

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 students will face a simple choice when they cast their ballot for the 2014 General...

Starting at community college can save money while still providing college experience

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

In their junior and senior years of high school, young minds are forced to make a life-altering decision: where they want to attend college. Deciding where to further your education is a terribly difficult choice to make. For some, it depends on where their friends are going, a family legacy or a dream school. For those...

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

Bobby Bishop, Nick Valenzuela

October 7, 2014

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

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

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

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...

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