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Opinion: Celebrities on pedestals should come down to earth

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Celebrity. Just the word brings thoughts of fame, beauty and riches. It’s safe to say that many of us dream of becoming one of the coveted few. Some of us spend countless hours waiting in line so we can try to catch a glimpse of these elusive figures. Living in California, I feel a personal connection with most of the celebri...

A new arena could redefine Sacramento

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Last year, after scares of the Sacramento Kings relocating to Anaheim due to Sacramento having an outdated arena, the NBA and the Maloofs—family that owns the Kings—agreed to give the city one more year to approve a new arena or relocation talks would be readdressed. Now, only a few days are left until March 6, when the...

Opinion: Political Satire

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Seemingly, the use of satire has been a way to make your point known for centuries.From Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” to University of California, Berkley's bake sale incident, satire has been a way to evade the shouting matches and use quiet farce to make their opinion known.This use of comedic wackiness has made its ...

Students enjoy both soup and superheroes

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

Students came to Cosumnes River College’s Orchard Room to celebrate what superheroes they remember and appreciate as well as have free soup in their inaugural “Souper-Day.”“Student development believed that superheroes have been an influence to the students on campus,” said CRC outreach services director Peggy Ursi...

Colleges set to rally against budget cuts in higher education

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

California community colleges and universities are coming together on March 5 for the March in March for Higher Education event to protest against public school budget cuts, according to the event’s website. The protest is a student-driven mass event held annually for the last three years. This year’s march will begin ...

Obama’s budget proposal includes expanding business partnerships at community colleges

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

As part of 2012-2013 budget summary, President Barack Obama proposed spending $8 billion on job training programs at community colleges over the next three years, according to Inside Higher Ed. The funds will build on current job training programs, allow community colleges to train workers in technical and manufacturing fie...

Former CRC President passes away

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

The longest serving Cosumnes River College President, who served from 1984 to 1995, passed away at the age of 72 on Feb. 17. Dr. Marc Hall had been the executive vice chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District when he became the CRC’s interim president, before the position was made official, according to an ...

Early childhood education students take on a path to success

Ashley Boucher, Staff Writer

February 12, 2012

Students of the early childhood education department at Cosumnes River College found themselves struggling with outside subjects, such as English, that were needed to obtain their degrees. Faculty of the department saw the students’ troubles and created a program to lead them into the right direction, Pathways to Success. “I’ve...

Student Success Task Force recommendations make “good policy sense”

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

California’s Community Colleges Board of Governors unanimously voted in favor of adopting the 22 recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force on Jan. 9, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The SSTF final report, which will be sent to the state legislature f...

Students struggle to keep New Year’s resolutions

Joshua Lee, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions whether they want to achieve goals, take risks or do things they’ve never attempted. According to www.2011resolutions.org, the top New Year’s resolution of 2012 are to lose weight, be more organized, save money and enjoy life. “This year, my New Year’s resolution...

Big-buck advertising relies heavily on sex to sell products

Big-buck advertising relies heavily on sex to sell products

February 8, 2012

It’s a scene with NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and fitness expert Jillian Michaels  painting the Go...

Money, media and movies contribute to marital decline

Money, media and movies contribute to marital decline

February 8, 2012

Daydreams and fairy tales filled my days when I was younger. I never had many friends as a child, so I ...

Freshman seminar promotes college success

Freshman seminar promotes college success

February 8, 2012

The bright, low-ceilinged classroom buzzes with discussion. Small groups of students huddle together a...

Chancellor bids fond farewell

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

After serving the Los Rios Community College District for more than a decade, Chancellor Brice Harris announced on Jan. 12 his plans for retirement at the end of August. “Dr. Harris’ retirement will be a great loss to the Los Rios Community College District,” said Markus Geissler, professor of computer information sc...

Black History Month celebrates Black women in American history

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Cosumnes River College kicked off its Black History Month celebration in the Recital Hall in front of a crowd of more than 100 people on Feb. 1.The crowd also sang along to “Lift Every Voice” by James Weldon Johnson and listened to a speech by CRC President Dr. Debbie Travis.“I am very pleased to be able to have this cele...

Hawks softball ready for the season

Hawks softball ready for the season

February 8, 2012

Softball season at Cosumnes River College began Feb. 4 with a doubleheader at home against San Jose City College. The team has been training since the...

Smashburger delivers a spin on the classic burger

Smashburger delivers a spin on the classic burger

February 7, 2012

If a large, juicy, all-around American burger is what you desire, then Smashburger is the place to go. ...

Zero waste event a step towards campus sustainability

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staf

February 7, 2012

Cosumnes River College held the pre semester convocation, a faculty meeting for professors, faculty and staff on the Jan. 13. Food was served and everyone spent the day being educated. “Working together, we made history within our district yesterday,” Geography professor Debra Sharkey said. “We completed the first kno...

Modern romance: Is technology a friend in your love life?

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 7, 2012

Cosumnes River College student Joseph Espinoza wakes up every morning to a text from his girlfriend, then rolls out of bed and checks his Facebook feed for any exciting news from his friends. The 18-year-old psychology major sees that his friend changed his relationship status to "in a relationship", and it’s accompanied...

Daniel Radcliffe stars the haunting thriller the Woman in Black.

“Woman in Black” a Radcliffe step in the right direction

February 7, 2012

Before I saw "The Woman in Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe, I was referring to it as Harry Potter 8. A...

Audio visual technician by day, rock star by night

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

New Cosumnes River College audio visual technician James Lovett can not only set up any event, but also liven them up with his own music. Lovett was exposed to music at a young age and credits that to his love of music. “Back in those days, parents didn’t use babysitters, so they took you to the bar with them,” Lovett...

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