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Editorial: Community colleges hurt by proposed unit cap

Editorial Staff

March 18, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2013-14 may keep California’s once thriving public education system alive, but the 90 unit cap he’s suggested will remove the very roots which community colleges have grown from. If enacted, this legislation will require any California community college student who has...

Freshman pitcher leads Hawks past Diablo Valley

Freshman pitcher leads Hawks past Diablo Valley

March 17, 2013

As the north wind began to pick up and the dirt in the infield whisked around the players’ eyes, Cosumnes...

Love is for the birds, marriage is for the pregnant

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 16, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

If gays and lesbians are allowed to get married, then next people can marry dogs, hurricanes will strike the country as a sign of God’s wrath, the institution of marriage will fail or the idea of family as we know it will cease to exist. These are all arguments that have been thrown out by opponents of gay marriage at some...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

March 14, 2013

A researcher at the University of California, Davis, Jen Pokorny, who holds a doctorate in psychology,...

An increase in player safety is a necessary evil

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

The amount of injuries in the NFL has been a source of great concern the past few years, and with good reason. Facing congressional hearings and hundreds of lawsuits brought against the NFL by thousands of former players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has had no choice but to make a strong effort to improve player safety. On...

Same-sex couple equality goes beyond the calls for marriage

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

March 7, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Just as the Obama administration felt that California voters were wrong for passing Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, the Roseville Galleria Mall and its security were wrong for asking a gay couple to leave the property for showing simple signs of affection. Jose Guzman, 24, and his boyfriend 21-year-old...

Hawks get blown out in first league game

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

March 5, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Cosumnes River Hawks looked to extend their five-game winning streak as they opened Big 8 Conference play at home tuesday versus their heated rivals Sacramento City Panthers in a much anticipated matchup on March 5th. Freshman pitcher Zach Stilwell took the mound for the Hawks and Sophomore pitcher Ben Brooks got the...

California students march on the Capitol protesting higher education costs

March 5, 2013

A sea of students, educators and supporters stormed the steps of the California State Capitol Monday...

Clearer path to university, transfer degree gains momentum

Clearer path to university, transfer degree gains momentum

March 1, 2013

Each semester, students from Cosumnes River College and other lower division institutions transfer to...

Healthcare act may hurt more than it helps

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act may end up hurting a portion of those it was intended to help. As the ACA takes effect, geography will play a much larger role in the rates Americans, especially Californians, pay for health insurance. Under the ACA, insurance agencies cannot factor gender or a patient’s...

Obama’s College Scorecard greeted with mixed reviews

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

February 28, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

The White House released its interactive College Scorecard following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Feb. 12. Obama delivered on his promise for the scorecard that creates a system to rank the educational value of American colleges and universities. However, that is where the problem lies for Los...

The fate of Olympic wrestling is in the hands of the IOC

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

February 21, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

The International Olympic Committee made the decision to remove wrestling from the list of 25 core events scheduled for the 2020 Olympics on Feb. 5, sparking outrage and confusion from the athletic community. The IOC dropped wrestling in favor of keeping the modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey, and will be adding...

Hawks come out victorious in hard-fought game, split series with Giants

Hawks come out victorious in hard-fought game, split series with Giants

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

February 20, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Coming off of a three-game losing streak, the Cosumnes River College Hawks were able to pull out a win...

Baseball team drops the first of two games against the Giants

Baseball team drops the first of two games against the Giants

February 20, 2013

Poor defense and even poorer pitch control doomed the Hawks as they dropped the first of a two-game series...

The courts shouldn’t have to be the ones to ban sex offenders

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 19, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

A federal appeals court’s decision to call the sex offender ban on Facebook unconstitutional is a bit of an awkward situation. It’s unclear how social media fits into the 225-year-old document, but constitutionalism shouldn’t even be a factor. Mark Zuckerberg and every other brain behind Facebook should have instituted...

Editorial: Online education is the future for community colleges

Editorial Staff

February 15, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Recession stricken colleges in California breathed a sigh of relief in November when Proposition 30 passed, signaling a more positive future for higher education in the Golden State. However, it’s a future that is poised to change greatly under the vision of Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown touts online learning and the use of...

Women’s basketball loses in tight contest against Diablo Valley

Brittany Patrick, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Diablo Valley Vikings challenged the Cosumnes River College Hawks at home on the annual Breast Cancer Awareness night, Feb. 12. The Hawks struggled from the tipoff, where Vikings’ freshman Annelise Ito took control, and passed the ball to sophomore teammate Wilicia Featherstone, who fired it back to Ito to charge down...

Men’s basketball loses to Diablo Valley in overtime

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

February 13, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball team battled Diablo Valley College at home Tuesday night, their second confrontation with the Vikings in less than a month. In January, the Hawks left the Vikings’ court with a tightly contested victory 87-84. “I was on beat and I was ready to go,” said Hawks’ sophomore...

American cyclist Lance Armstrong admits to doping

Ben Brown, Connection Staff

February 9, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his reign as the best professional cyclist in the world. Armstrong was linked to steroid use after his streak of seven consecutive titles from 1999 to 2005. After denying all rumors,...

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