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CRC softball game vs. Modesto comes up short for Hawks

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

The Hawks (3-19) failed to pull out a close game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates (14-10) on March 22 at Cosumnes River College, falling to last place in the Big 8 conference. Both teams had trouble scoring early but were able to keep pace with each other as the game progressed. The Pirates scored the first run in the f...

CRC musician dreams of making a living in music

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

The plucking of a guitar string and the singing of a note has always struck a chord with Cosumnes River College student Jake Langstaff. The 18-year-old music major is working his way into the Sacramento music scene and beyond. “My absolute dream would be to make a living in music,” Langstaff said. “I can’t see ...

Cosumnes River College filmmaker inspired at young age by ‘Titanic’

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Cosumnes River College student Christopher Bruton, 22, has always been inspired by the idea of film and cinema.The directing and writing film major enjoys the process that goes into making a film and wants to make people think. “I can’t draw, so the only way of me being creative is through photography,” he said. “I...

CRC artist draws on multiple subjects for inspiration

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

With every stroke of a pen, Cosumnes River College student Afton Kern slowly creates works of art.The 21-year-old anthropology major uses her art to show a new or different perspective on age-old questions or debates. “There is always something new to be found in art,” Kern said. “People become too fixated on copying othe...

Sophomore tennis player Brianna Schmitgen forehands the ball against American River College in her singles match on March 17.

CRC tennis ‘goddess’ swings into number one position with 5-3 record

March 29, 2012

The women’s tennis team slices, rallies and lines up to run around the net and hit the ball back...

Home-made hurricane lamps on Pinterest that I pinned to my

Diary of a Pinterest adventurer

March 29, 2012

On March 5, I submitted my request for an invitation to Pinterest, a relatively new social networking site, and started lookin...

Blogs: Our campus

March 17, 2012

Connection Staff member Josh Lee went out in the rain March 14 to capture a few pictures of our beautiful and very wet campus.

Opinion: Knowledge is power when it comes to violence in our schools

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Violent crimes in schools haven’t gotten worse, they’ve only gotten more attention, which is a step in the right direction. From third graders bringing handguns to class for protection to teens opening fire on a crowd of students they were having issues with, students are using violence and guns to solve their problems. A...

Bay area punk band Ceremony travels back to roots with newest album

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Bay Area band Ceremony broke out of the underground punk scene for their angst-filled intensity but then ventured off for a more mature and focused with their newest album Fans of Ceremony know that they gradually changed their sound. They evolve their sound, with every album, by looking back at older variants of punk rock. Originally,...

New Hoa Viet delivers genuine Vietnamese cuisine

New Hoa Viet delivers genuine Vietnamese cuisine

March 15, 2012

If you’re looking for a nice warm bowl of noodle soon on a rainy or windy day or want a refreshing...

I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad bar at a bargain price is the draw to Pizza Pleezz, a family restaurant...

Men’s basketball team wraps up 2012 season with 18-13 record

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Cosumnes River College men’s basketball brought its season to an end with a loss to Santa Rosa Junior College in the third round of the Northern California regional playoffs on Feb. 29. This is the second straight year the Hawks lost in the third round of the regional playoffs. They finished with an 18-13 record. “We...

Baseball player will leave mound for mission trip

Baseball player will leave mound for mission trip

March 14, 2012

Cosumnes River College baseball player Austin Ales will take the ultimate leap of faith. The freshman...

Early mistakes cost the Hawks baseball team against Panthers

Early mistakes cost the Hawks baseball team against Panthers

March 14, 2012

The Cosumnes River College Hawks lost its second straight game to the Sacramento City College Panthers...

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

March 1, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Feb. 9 that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. In the 2008 general election,...

Response to extensive construction and upgrades on campus mostly positive

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Cosumnes River College has multiple ongoing construction projects spread throughout the campus. The goals of the construction projects are to “expand and improve constructional space, add parking spaces and improve access to facilities for all staff and students, including those with mobility challenges,” said Public...

'What I Be Project' shows the human in everyone

‘What I Be Project’ shows the human in everyone

March 1, 2012

Camico McKnight was insecure about her health. But instead of hiding it, she decided to make her ins...

Campus construction limits student parking

Campus construction limits student parking

March 1, 2012

Construction on Cosumnes River College’s future parking garage has had immediate effects on studen...

Facebook friends until you get deleted

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

A Tennessee couple was murdered after a woman was “defriended” on Facebook, according to an article on Reuters published on Feb. 9. There were other factors to consider, according to the article, but it wasn’t until after the woman was removed from the couple’s Facebook that there was a reaction. The article went on to t...

Opinion: Domestic violence is never permissible, even from Chris Brown

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

The fact that entertainer Chris Brown beat singer Rihanna doesn’t matter anymore. Not because it’s old news but because women don’t care that getting beat is a bad thing. Chris Brown being able to perform at the Grammy Awards this year and somehow winning a Grammy wasn’t the most shocking part of the love I’ve s...

Jeremy Lin: that kid can play

Jeremy Lin: that kid can play

March 1, 2012

“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does...

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