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‘Poetic Voices’ marks celebration of black history

‘Poetic Voices’ marks celebration of black history

Elizabeth Witt, Opinion Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Students and staff trickled into the Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College to observe Black History...

‘Five Broken Cameras’ brings focus to Israeli and Palestinian conflict

Cody Durham, Sports Editor

March 1, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

“Five Broken Cameras” was shown to a dozen Cosumnes River College students in a small classroom on Feb. 21. The film is a part of CRC’s Global Films series and provided viewers with the harsh reality between Palestinian and Israeli relations. “The series has been happening for several years and each year it has...

DVD lecture series aims to educate on the effects of stress

Emily Collins, Features Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under News

Learning how stress interacts with different parts of your body, as well as the many effects stress can have on you are the topics covered in a weekly event presented by the Social Responsibility Committee. “Stress and Your Body” by Professor Robert Sapolsky is aired in the Center for the Advancement of Staff and Student...

Film series gives a view ‘Behind the Hatred’

Sean Thomas, Online Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Students, parents and faculty alike gathered together for the first entry of the spring semester in the Cosumnes River College’s exploring global cultures film series on Feb. 5. Political science and global studies professor Martin Morales presented the film, “Behind the Hatred: Roots of the Conflict” in the L-111 forum....

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ for long running series

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ for long running series

February 28, 2013

Much like Bruce Willis’ acting career, the “Die Hard” movie series just keeps coming back. “A...

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...

Body art does not determine a person’s character

Katana Brown, Connection Staff

February 27, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It’s truly sad that many businesses won’t hire a person due to visible tattoos as if a person who has tattoos defaces the company’s value. Those with tattoos are often intelligent and genuinely good people who just use bolder statements to express themselves creatively. Tattoos can tell stories and create vivid images...

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...

Local critic weaves a tale of baseball, jazz and Bruce Springsteen

Local critic weaves a tale of baseball, jazz and Bruce Springsteen

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

February 22, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

The quiet atmosphere of the bookstore was broken with the low hum of the refrigeration units and the...

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...

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...

Hookah bar provides friendly staff and variety of flavors for Sacramento night life

Hookah bar provides friendly staff and variety of flavors for Sacramento night life

February 17, 2013

Relaxing atmosphere, great service and affordable hookah are now just a stone's throw away from Cosumnes...

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...

OneBook events encourage student discussion on serious themes

OneBook events encourage student discussion on serious themes

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

February 13, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Cosumnes River College’s OneBook project has invited students and faculty alike to read “The Immortal...

Famed civil rights activist comes to Cosumnes

Famed civil rights activist comes to Cosumnes

February 10, 2013

As staff and community members gathered together in the main gym at Cosumnes River College on Jan. 27,...

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,...

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...

Will the flu catch you?

Elizabeth Witt, Connection Staff

February 8, 2013

Filed under Features

It’s that time of year again, when winter break is over and school is back in session.  It’s also flu season, and this year it’s hitting North America harder than ever. Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by what most people know as the flu virus. Annually, it affects 5 to 20 percent of U.S....

Enactus: More than just a campus club

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

February 8, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

Business 354 seemed just like any other class at Cosumnes River College as conversations hummed, punctuated by occasional laughter until computer information science Professor Markus Geissler indicated that class was ready to begin and the room fell quiet. “I tell them at the beginning of the semester that this course is...

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