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Oz the not so great and powerful

March 23, 2013

“Oz the Great and Powerful” is a fantasy set in the world created by the 1939 classic “The Wizar...

‘Snitch’ surprises with gritty drama

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

March 22, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

For a February release that passed under the radar at the box office, “Snitch” provides a surprisingly good and gritty experience, free of the melodramatic glitz of most of the other films opening this month. The film follows John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) as he attempts to clear his son Jason (Rafi Gavron) of drug sm...

CRC honors students during Black History Month

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

March 22, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

As Black History Month came to an end, it was only natural that focus shifted to honoring the next generation and their accomplishments Cosumnes River College celebrated their 14th Annual Honors Program by recognizing outstanding students of African descent with the grade point average of 3.1 or better, according to the even...

Campus clubs gather to show their spirit

Campus clubs gather to show their spirit

March 20, 2013

It appeared to be a miniature carnival on campus with people yelling, games being played and even a p...

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...

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...

Reading a priority as children’s center nears book goals

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 15, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

The Child Development Center set a goal to read 500 books to the children who attend their center within 100 days in an effort to provide and encourage exposure to a variety of literature. The idea is an expansion upon the goal made last semester by Kim Stevenson, a teacher of 4-year-olds, to read 100 books to the children...

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...

Online education expansion could provide lifeline to students

Online education expansion could provide lifeline to students

March 7, 2013

Students at California colleges may have greater opportunity to attend high-demand classes if Gov. Jerry...

Science, history and humor mark celebration of women

Rachel Norris, Connection Staff

March 7, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

You know those big, intimidating biology textbooks that us students are hitting hard before the big exams? Yeah, the ones with the crazy pictures and models. If someone was to ask you who is responsible for the scientific knowledge in those very textbooks, you probably wouldn’t have a clue. So slip on your lab coats and...

Stripped of our common sense

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 6, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

On a 16th birthday most youths find themselves lucky to get a license or even a car as a gift from their parents. A New York mother decided that her 16-year-old son’s birthday needed a little something more. While a car might be normal for that age, it stands to reason that a stripper at a birthday party is not so normal. ...

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...

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...

Editorial: Governor’s budget proposal won’t work for community colleges

Editorial: Governor’s budget proposal won’t work for community colleges

February 26, 2013

In his 2013-14 budget, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed the idea to fund community colleges based on the amount...

Academic Integrity is more than not cheating

Academic Integrity is more than not cheating

February 26, 2013

The Academic Integrity Committee is a group of faculty and administrators at Cosumnes River College committed...

Split Decisions: Women in combat opens Pandora’s Box

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

February 25, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Equality, to be equal, to have the same value.  Men, women, young and old all deserve to be treated equal and have the same opportunities but at the same time, are all able to achieve and excel in the same areas? For example, if 90-year-old seniors felt they weren't equally being hired at banks and managed to pass a bill...

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