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News Brief: Opportunity for students to make a career connection

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

Cosumnes River College is hosting an Internship Information Fair in partnership with Senator Darrell Steinberg on April 9, according to a press release. Students will have the opportunity to meet with top professionals in a variety of career fields, learn about various organizations and professions and learn how to apply...

Editorial: Social media comes with great power and great responsibility

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Social media is expanding every day. Breaking news, pictures and insight into one’s life can be shared all around the world on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While it is truly amazing how useful some of these websites and applications can be, they can also be detrimental if used incorrectly. Social media ha...

Local comedy marathon reaches out to students

Local comedy marathon reaches out to students

March 27, 2013

The Comedy Spot held the first 48 Hour Comedy Marathon in Sacramento the weekend of March 15, with a...

Ethics is the focus for student panel at One Book event

Ethics is the focus for student panel at One Book event

March 27, 2013

*Story was updated on March 29th, 2013* Students were invited to the Hawks Nest Bookstore at Cosumnes...

Hawks’ softball wins close one against ARC

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

While most students were enjoying their spring break, the Cosumnes River College Hawks played the American River College Beavers in women’s softball March 26. Hawks’ sophomore pitcher and first baseman Allison Barsetti started the game and had trouble finding the strike zone, walking the first few players, hitting one...

Shorthanded women’s tennis team finishes off season

Shorthanded women’s tennis team finishes off season

March 24, 2013

Cosumnes River College women's tennis met Fresno City College on the courts Tuesday for their last home...

Men’s tennis battles in last home matches of season, lose to Fresno City

Men’s tennis battles in last home matches of season, lose to Fresno City

Kevin Frodahl, Copy Editor

March 24, 2013

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s tennis team took on the Fresno City College Rams at CRC Tuesday, but...

Football system not ready for breaking the gender mold

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 23, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

NFL history was made March 3. when the first woman to participate in the regional scouting combine took to the field of the New York Jets practice facility. Laura Silberman, a former club soccer player at the University of Wisconsin, tried out as a place-kicker and attempted two kicks. The first went for 19 yards, and the...

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...

Saving one’s job is not worth the life of another human

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

March 17, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

As Lorraine Bayless collapsed on the floor of an independent living community’s dining room, a nearby staff member refused to give the 87-year-old CPR as she called 911 and watched Bayless die. The resident services director who called 911 asking for assistance for Bayless said she couldn’t administer CPR because it was...

A willingness to pay for a date is behind new website

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 17, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

Once upon a time people would meet one another at a social gathering or out in public and form a connection, romantic or otherwise. Along came a thing called the Internet and that all changed. Instead of meeting face-to-face and finding possible romantic partners in that way, websites dedicated to dating and finding a...

Official dedication of athletic facilities marks new era for campus sports

Official dedication of athletic facilities marks new era for campus sports

March 16, 2013

Cosumnes River College President Deborah Travis spoke to members of the board of trustees, administration...

English professor brings unique approach to campus

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

March 16, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

A civil rights activist, a staple in the global films series and a member of the teacher’s union are all things that were used to describe English professor Linda Sneed. But her colleagues agreed that she is more than that. A part-time instructor at Cosumnes River College since 2003, Sneed has brought a new approach...

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...

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