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Hawks’ pitching dominates in doubleheader against Lassen

Hawks’ pitching dominates in doubleheader against Lassen

Kevin Frodahl, Copy Editor

February 9, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Hawks’ softball team squared off against the Lassen Community College Cougars twice at the new...

Immigration is the foundation of America

Immigration is the foundation of America

February 7, 2013

America was built on the very foundation of immigration. The roots of this country reside in the fact...

Hawks continue their slump against Delta College

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

February 6, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Looking to avenge their previous loss, the Hawks’ women’s basketball team went head-to-head with No. 17 Delta College at home on Feb. 1. The Hawks struggled early and often as they put in their lowest point total of the season. Freshman center Jennifer Lysaght missed five free throws that would have put the Hawks...

New California laws protect users of social media

New California laws protect users of social media

February 5, 2013

A pair of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in Sept. 2012 went into effect on Jan. 1, prohibiting colleges...

Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

February 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

If you've attended a Hawks’ basketball game, then you’re bound to notice the often animated coach...

Returning players key to stronger season for Hawks

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 31, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Cosumnes River College softball team hopes to go one step further than last year and make it to the regional playoffs. This season, the team has eight returning players, and that’s one thing Head Coach Kristy Schroeder thinks will make a difference from last season. “We had a lot of returners,” Schroeder said....

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

January 30, 2013

We all know that the law protects people from discrimination based on sex, race, religion and sexual...

Sacramento marches for the dream

Sacramento marches for the dream

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

January 30, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

“I have a dream” are words from one of the most famous speeches given that has endured so that fif...

The throne belongs in Sacramento

The throne belongs in Sacramento

January 28, 2013

These are troubling times in the kingdom, troubling times indeed. Adrian Wojnarowski, a NBA columnist...

Social media becomes new life line

Social media becomes new life line

December 12, 2012

Twitter was once mainly used for the world to post daily nonsense, obscene pictures and wacky status...

Proposition 30 relieves transfer student concerns

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

Filed under News

Before the passing of Proposition 30, California colleges were facing the stark reality of having to make cuts to classes and teachers with the possibility of already high tuition getting even higher. Yearly tuition is nearing $13,000 for the University of California system and $6000 for the California State University system. Tuition...

Popular 5-hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths over three years

Popular 5-hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths over three years

December 11, 2012

Five-hour Energy drinks are currently the subject of a Food and Drug Administration investigation into...

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

November 11, 2012

With Proposition 30 being passed by voters in the election, California community colleges will be able...

California Proposition 38 looks to restore K-12 funding

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

October 25, 2012

Filed under News

If Proposition 38 is passed, schools from K-12 will have their funding restored and expanded, according to the official voter information guide.Proposition 38 raises $10 billion a year for schools, puts it into a secure trust fund that politicians can’t touch and distributes the money evenly on a per-child basis to every publ...

Bills in California protect privacy of social media

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 20, 2012

Filed under News

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly bill 1844 into law Sept. 27, which prevents employers from asking applicants for their social media information, according to a state press release. The bill, alongside the college focused Senate Bill 1349 that also passed, prohibits employers from requiring or requesting that an individual...

California Proposition 30 looks to increase taxes to fund education

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2012

Filed under News

If Proposition 30 fails to pass, community colleges in California stand to lose approximately $550 million, California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor for College Finance & Facilities Planning Dan Troy said during a conference call for college newspapers. Proposition 30 proposes a tax increase for those who earn over...

California Community Colleges’ budget hinges on Proposition 30

Editorial Staff

September 27, 2012

Filed under News

California Community Colleges will cut $338 million in the event that Proposition 30 fails to pass in the November election, CCC Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner said during a conference call held for student newspapers on Sept. 26. Proposition 30 calls for a raise in sales tax by one-fourth of a cent for four years and an...

Elk Grove’s Multicultural Festival unites the diverse city

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

August 30, 2012

Filed under Features

Weaving in and out of the colorful crowd Elk Grove has grown to have, Azteca dancers moved making the bells strapped to their ankles rattle with each step. They chanted along with the beating drums, sharing their one dance, one music style and one culture for their neighbors of Elk Grove. One unique culture after another...

Students and union members rally for jobs.

Students and union members rally for jobs.

November 4, 2011

Over 150 students and union members gathered in front of the quad for a rally in support of the Amer...

Editorial: External factors not considered with cuts to California colleges

Editorial Staff

September 15, 2011

Filed under Opinion

For the past few years, money has been a primary topic of discussion for educational institutions. This is no surprise, seeing as California is currently in a $375 billion deficit, according to usdebtclock.org. Every sector of the state’s economy has been forced to look over its financial records and determine how and where...

Remedial courses are not in best interest of community college

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 15, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Remedial classes at community colleges are under scrutiny. Our campus is especially concerned about the cuts in any classes or programs. In community colleges, 42 percent of freshman enroll in at least one remedial course, according to the National Center for Education Statistics 2004 report. The definition of “remedial”...

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