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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...

Thinking outside the pot

Thinking outside the pot

April 24, 2015

Everyone knows an average priced cup of coffee can be found at Starbucks or Java City, but where else can students go to satisfy their caffeine cravings? We searched and found five places in downtown Sacramento that offer delicious coffees for an average price while also offering a different vibe than that of the big name coffee shop chains.

Student Senate spending sparks more questions than answers

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

When students at Cosumnes River College, and various other colleges across the state, pay their tuition every semester, $1 is placed into a special fund accessible by the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College in order to pay for events and scholarships throughout the year. Student Senate President Katelynn Rodriguez...

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

March 16, 2014

At four-year colleges across California, in 2012, 52 percent of students had an average of $20,269 in...

Board of Governors adopts new policy to amend fee waiver requirements

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

Since the inception of the Student Success Task Force in January 2011, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has been focusing on ways to overhaul community colleges. Their newest policy will require California community college students that receive fee waivers, such as the Board of Governors fee waiver, to...

Degrees for transfer expand with newly passed bill

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

The passage of Senate Bill 1440 in September 2010 sought to streamline the long process of transferring from community college to four-year universities, a process that is set to be further refined by another bill being signed by the governor to strengthen the existing bill. Senate Bill 440, proposed by Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) w...

Editorial: New degrees can benefit community college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Each year students graduating from universities are faced with massive amounts of debt.  A good majority of their bills are government loans and financial support from family or private loans. Attaining a degree has become one of the most expensive feats in someone’s lifetime. Tuition at California universities alone has skyrocket...

Put down the burger and pick up a pan: How-to eat on a budget

Put down the burger and pick up a pan: How-to eat on a budget

November 9, 2013

With tight budgets and hectic schedules, many students substitute fast food or what happens to be served...

One year later: What Proposition 30 is funding

Zach Hannigan and Stephan Starnes

November 4, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

With the passage of Proposition 30 in the 2012 November elections, California saw an increase in sales tax of a quarter of a cent and an increase in income tax on those earning more than $250,000 annually for the next seven years Some of that extra funding from the added tax was slated to go to California community colleges to “p...

A brand new four-year journey?

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Community colleges have long been the first step for many students into a world of higher education as they complete the first two years of higher education before moving onto the four-year universities, but what if a student never had to leave their community college to earn a higher degree? California Community Colleges Chancellor...

The GOP held the United States hostage

The GOP held the United States hostage

Josh Slowiczek, Staff Writer

October 20, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Citizens of the United States have been held hostage over the last two weeks. Every man, woman and...

September 25, 2013

Spending four years, or more, to pursue a degree while racking up debt is nothing surprising when it...

Editorial: Outsourcing education is not the cure for waitlisted class woes

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 23, 2013

Filed under Editorials

A bill recently introduced to the California Senate may make it easier for college students to receive general education credits for online classes, but it also threatens the quality of education for GE requirements. If passed, California Senate Bill 520, introduced by State Senator Darrell Steinberg in February, will force the h...

Proposed bill could increase fees for certain classes

Proposed bill could increase fees for certain classes

Stephan Starnes, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Last year, Santa Monica College tried to implement a two-tiered system of class offerings to students,...

Do Lesbians fulfill society’s fantasies?

Courtney Rich, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Homosexuality is rooted in a history of fighting for equality, from the riots of Stonewall to the current dispute for the right to marry. Lesbian women and gay men are fighting for the same rights, and want to be treated with equality from others. But is one sexuality more accepted than the other? Is it easier for lesbians...

Outsourcing meets public education in possible senate bill

Scott Redmond, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

California Community College students are no strangers to new propositions and bills aimed at budgetary issues faced by the public schools and state overall, but a recently proposed senate bill might not be what most expect. Senate Bill 520, authored by Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is a measure to increase access to Califor...

Editorial: Proposed assembly bill calls for increased fees in misguided attempt to restore courses

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Editorials

A bill has been proposed in the California Assembly that would raise the costs of classes for community college general education courses, including English, math and history. AB 955, written by Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), proposes the creation of an extension program that would allow these general courses...

NBA player Jason Collins comes out of the closet

Scott Redmond, [email protected]

May 10, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Fans and players alike have been wondering what would happen if a player in professional sports were to come out of the closet, and now the question will be answered. Washington Wizards’ center Jason Collins now has the distinction of being the first active player in pro sports to come out as gay, when he made the announc...

New senate bill proposes partial restoration of funding to DSPS and EOPS

May 4, 2013

Students, staff, faculty and advocates from across the state gathered together at the California State...

College scorecard takes education a step in the wrong direction

College scorecard takes education a step in the wrong direction

April 27, 2013

Once again, the Student Success Task Force is doing what it does best: attempting to improve community...

Universal design offers new pathway to education

Universal design offers new pathway to education

April 25, 2013

A new pre-algebra class at Cosumnes River College may provide a glimpse into the future of education...

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