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A look into the tradition of el Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

A sugar skull workshop will be held by the Student Development Office in the Orchard Room from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Under Mexican tradition, these skulls aren’t just for you and I to eat. They’re also for your friends and relatives, the dead ones. They’re part of an annual celebration going from Oct....

Celebrity endorsements influencing the youth vote

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Should celebrities endorse their political preferences out to the public? Celebrities are idolized and admired by millions, both young and old. The youth of America is our future America. And what does future America think about the presidential election? Jay-Z and Beyoncé have gone public and announced their support...

Proposition 34: Sends wrong message to criminals

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Every life is invaluable. No life is more or less important than another. Life is gift to be cherished and the taking of a life is wrong and selfish. What would you say to the families whose loved ones have been put into the ground too soon? To the parents who have buried their children? That their loved ones are not ...

Proposition 34 just makes sense for California

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Both are sayings that we are familiar with and commonly use ourselves. But what if you were given a chance to put your money where your mouth is? Proposition 34 asks Californians to repeal the death penalty as the maximum punishment for...

Hawks’ pizza celebration soured by loss to Delta

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

The Hawks volleyball team squared off against the Delta College Mustangs on Oct. 26 at Cosumnes River College. The Hawks struggled against the Mustangs, losing three consecutive sets against them. CRC got off to a good start scoring the first point, but Delta College tied things up with an out-of-bounds call and continued...

Prop 35: breaking the chains of human trafficking

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

The issue of human trafficking has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in Sacramento, so it's no surprise that new trafficking laws are appearing on the ballot this year under Proposition 35. The proposition- if passed- will increase penalties on those who force or coerce others into prostitution or other labor. According...

A word to the president

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on spending the next four years in the Oval Office. There can be no doubt that half of the people in the country are very ecstatic and the other half are very pissed. These sentiments aside, I am writing to inform you of a few problems occurring here in the states that you are obliged to...

New women’s sports league seen as degrading

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

“Sex sells,” a phrase that could not be any more factual, especially when it comes to the Bikini Basketball League, a basketball league that is following the trend of the Lingerie Football League. It is more and more common to see sports leagues becoming sexualized. The first was the Lingerie Football League, established in 2...

CRC community celebrates new facility

Britni Alford, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Despite the cold weather, more than 50 Cosumnes River College staff members, students and other community members came together for the dedication of CRC’s Northeast Technological Building on Oct. 25. Those who attended were welcomed with coffee, muffins, pastries and bottled water. Guests were also welcomed by CRC st...

Women’s soccer secure rematch victory against Diablo Valley

Mary Garcia, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

The women's soccer team won their rematch against the Diablo Valley College Vikings on Oct. 26. The Hawks’ first match against DVC resulted in a 1-0 loss on Sept. 28,  due to injuries Cosumnes River College played the away game with only one substitution. “We’ve been struggling all season,” said Hawks’ head...

California Proposition 38 looks to restore K-12 funding

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

October 25, 2012

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

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...

Prop 34 could end the death penalty

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

California is one of the 33 states that currently authorizes the death penalty . California currently has 725 people on death row whose sentences will be replaced with life in prison without parole if Proposition 34 is approved, according to the official voters guide. Proposition 34, titled the “Death Penalty Initiative...

Students find shortcuts on a small budget

Joshua Lee, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Being a college student isn't as easy as it used to be, nor is it as cheap. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, funding for California community colleges has been cut by $809 million, causing tuition to go up and making it difficult for students to pay school tuition while working. “It's...

Officials are hurting sports with their whistles

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Referees are the police of the sports world. They enforce the rules of the game, make split-second decisions and prevent any team or player from exploiting aspects of the game, all from a neutral standpoint. Their sole purpose is to provide the fairest outcome possible within the parameters of the sport. However, do referees ab...

The gym that almost never was

The gym that almost never was

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

When it opened in 1970, Cosumnes River College didn’t have much to boast about other than being surr...

Basketball team raises money through auction

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Family, friends and colleagues came together for a night of fun on Oct. 13 to support the women’s basketball team at their 8th annual “For the Love of the Game” Silent Auction and Bingo fundraiser. Guests were able to participate in a silent auction by viewing and bidding on different types of wrapped gift baskets....

What I Be Project still encouraging students

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

The words “thought-provoking” come to mind, said 20-year-old anthropology and ethnic major Khaalis Jahal, as he admires the “unity” of the brave faces that line the campus library walls.Red hair pushed to one side, the words “skin and bones” run across a student’s collarbone. Coach Sage looks to the side with “s...

No room for big Myspace comeback

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Once upon a time there was a social network giant that was the goto place for sharing all things in one’s world online and meeting up with people virtually, and then it died.There was a time that hearing the words “Hey, add me on Myspace” were a serious matter for young people and your status on Myspace meant everything abou...

Men's soccer capture elusive victory, defeat College of the Sequoias

Men’s soccer capture elusive victory, defeat College of the Sequoias

October 11, 2012

The men’s soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak by beating College of the Sequoias on Oct....

Community Colleges of California choose new Chancellor

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris was named the 15th California Community Colleges Chancellor on Sept. 26 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. He will be responsible for leading the 72 districts in California and representing the 112 community colleges, the largest...

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