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Donald Trump’s candidacy a national embarrassment

Matt Johnson, Staff

December 19, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Donald Trump is many things: a billionaire, a bully, self-obsessed and an entertainer. In his campaign to be the Republican nominee for president, the media has helped Trump propel the 2016 presidential race into a sensationalized embarrassment.   Trump lives off national attention as a narcissist. He is the dream interview for n...

New legislation to make pathway to college easier for high school students

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

December 7, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

The California Community College Board of Governors signed into effect legislation that gives high school students increased access to college-level courses, on Nov. 4, 2015 in Pasadena, Ca. Assembly Bill 288 was led by Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, and will develop a “partnership between high schools and...

Police officers crossing the line with violence

Cole McCarthy, Staff

December 1, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The boys in blue just might leave you blue, black and bruised for the mere failure to cooperate as they say you should. The demonstration of unwarranted, excessive police force continues to be a problem in the U.S. Cell phone video of a bikini-clad teen being forced to the ground while attending a pool party in Arlin...

Split Decision: “Black Friday” a great deal or risky business?

LeShea Munoz and Sean Pastrana

November 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: LeShea Munoz Gone are the days of the early 4 a.m. openings on what was appropriately deemed “Black Friday.” Stores are now opening on the evening of Thanksgiving or even earlier, just so that people can take advantage of the early bird specials or pre-Black Friday prices. Items are slashed significantly and ...

“Right to Die” finally a right

Coy Granderson, Staff

November 23, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

When news of California becoming the fifth state to adopt the right to die legislation had reached me, I thought about the legislation, which gives terminally-ill patients the option of doctor assisted suicide, and had an epiphany. Apparently, God forgives suicide. According to Catholic and Christian doctrines, Christ all...

Take back the tap aims to add more water stations on campus

Alec Gonsalves, Staff

November 17, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

There are a lot of people on campus who are in long lines waiting for yet another person who takes too long to refill the water bottle at a refill station or water fountain. However, with the $1500 that they had previously won from the “Tapapalooza” contest last semester, the Cosumnes River College Students For A Susta...

Campus officials hold second safety forum

Campus officials hold second safety forum

November 16, 2015

Faculty Union President Jason Newman started the open campus safety forum, held in the L-111 building on T...

CRC facing low enrollment numbers in fall semester

Kayleen Carter, Staff

November 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The campus has a fewer amount of enrolled students for fall 2015 compared to fall 2014. Currently, there are 14,674 students enrolled at Cosumnes River College, which is a one percent decrease compared to this time last year, according to a CRC research brief. “Although enrollment dropped compared to last fall, when w...

New California law automatically registers drivers to vote

Coy Granderson, Staff

November 13, 2015

Filed under Community, News

Automatic voter registration has arrived, now that lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 1461 (Gonzalez), the “California New Motor Voter Program,” which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Oct. 10, 2015. Supporters of AB-1461 hope that millions of unregistered voters will be added now that eligible California residents will be au...

Cancer charities may not all have the same interests in mind

Cole McCarthy, Staff

November 11, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

When you give money to a charity, typically you intend for that money to help the cause, but some charities don’t use that money where it’s intended. Instead, they put it inside their own pockets to spend it on themselves. Marie Claire, an international magazine geared towards women, reported a case in which a lawsuit was ...

Campus officials respond to concerns at safety forum

Matt Johnson and Cole McCarthy

November 3, 2015

Filed under Crime, News

Campus officials held a public forum to address concerns from students, faculty and staff over campus safety after a recent string of violent crimes on campus. The forum, which took place on Oct. 30 in the L-111 building, featured Vice President of Administration Cory Wathen, Los Rios Police Chief Cheryl Sears and Los Rios Police Captain Christ...

Sexual assault on campus prompts concern over student safety

Cole McCarthy, Kayleen Carter, and Matt Johnson

October 29, 2015

Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

A female student was sexually assaulted on campus near the business science building on Oct. 26, according to a campus crime bulletin released on Oct. 28. A male suspect lured the female towards the men’s restroom at 4:30 p.m., and when she approached the door, she was pulled inside, where she was sexually assaulted, acc...

Los Rios Police Department responds to recent crime incidents

Sean Pastrana and Alec Gonsalves

October 29, 2015

Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

In light of recent criminal incidents that happened on Oct. 19 and 23, gun violence has now reached campus, making many students and staff members feel unsafe at school, they say. The crimes that occurred last week involved two separate incidents in which three female students were held at gunpoint by male suspects. Since...

LRCCD to allow students to retake placement tests

Nichelle Heu, Staff

October 27, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Los Rios Community College District will allow students to retake their placement tests 30 days after the first time taking it, regardless of any college(s) they attended prior to Cosumnes River College and regardless of whichever assessment tests they plan to take, according to an email sent by the LRCCD. Students tak...

Health officials urge flu vaccine

Sean Pastrana, Staff

October 26, 2015

Filed under Health, News

Cosumnes River College health officials have urged the student body and faculty to get their flu shots as winter approaches. Flu season is at its peak during the winter months and tapers off until late spring. The vaccine prevents the flu in 50 to 60 percent individuals who get vaccinated, according to a Sacbee article. ...

Funds Frozen for Healthcare Provider

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

October 22, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

Your source to reproductive health care is being destroyed. In fact, Planned Parenthood may be the only access many people have to health care. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has provided reproductive health products and services through an estimated 700 health care centers in the U.S. and over 13 countries in Lati...

Female analyst of MLB playoff game gets heat

Matt Johnson, Editor

October 15, 2015

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

ESPN was a part of broadcasting history on Oct. 6 as Jessica Mendoza became the first woman television analyst during a major league baseball playoff game. This was a monumental moment for sports television and women who seek equality in the sports world. Mendoza took that first major step for women when she was on ESPN’s broa...

Transfer Day shows students diversity of college options

Transfer Day shows students diversity of college options

October 14, 2015

The campus hosted its annual Transfer Day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fountain Quad area for s...

Men’s soccer drops close game to Taft College

Sean Pastrana, Staff

October 14, 2015

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The men’s soccer team played Taft College on Friday, but were defeated 1-0. The entire game was fast-paced and physical. During the first half, both the Hawks’ and Cougars’ defenses were at a stalemate. “It was a strong first half and we had our chances,” said Hawks’ defender Jose Torres. “The second half, ...

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