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Split Decision: Should the United States take in Syrian refugees?

Matt Johnson and Quincie Pruitt

December 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: Matt Johnson When Paris was shaken by deadly terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, it left many Americans fearing for their own safety. In the days following the attacks, many states outright refused to accept Syrian refugees. The actions and emotions by a majority of the country speak to many things: A growing angst about a...

Split Decision: Do selfies have an impact on mental health?

Nichelle Heu and Kalaisha Totty

December 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: Nichelle Heu We all seem to be taking self-portraits when no one is looking. We’ve almost all been guilty of taking selfies. During my freshman year in high school, I was overweight and non-materialistic. I was bullied and body shamed by many of my classmates because of it. Being bullied didn’t stop me f...

Gallery gives students chance to explore photography

Coy Granderson, Staff

December 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Are you a burgeoning student photographer with dreams of displaying your artwork in a Sacramento theatre where photography enthusiasts frequently mingle? Or do you desire to hone your photographic eye through lectures, workshops, educational programs and field-trips? You may want to consider a student membership at the V...

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...

Novel writing month offers new challenges to writers

Nicole Goodie, Staff

November 27, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

For some, November means turkey and sweaters or that the holiday season has begun, but for many writers it’s time to pull out their trusty laptop and punch out a work of art. National Novel Writing Month is an annual international writing marathon in November that challenges writers of all skill levels to write a 50,000-...

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 ...

Pharmacy technology program unique for CRC

Sean Pastrana, Staff

November 13, 2015

Filed under Features, Profiles

Within the Los Rios Community College District, each school has certain programs that are specific to that campus. At Cosumnes River College, students have an opportunity to participate in a pharmacy technology program. The Associate of Science of Pharmacy Technology is a two-year program offered to those who are interested i...

Students ‘SpeedForce’ podcast serves fans of ‘The Flash’

Students ‘SpeedForce’ podcast serves fans of ‘The Flash’

October 28, 2015

For some fans, watching the latest episode of the CW’s “The Flash” isn’t enough. Luckily for the...

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...

NFL’s uniform policy shows hypocrisy of its breast cancer awareness month campaign

Matt Johnson, Editor

October 26, 2015

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

In the midst of the NFL’s “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” campaign, the true hypocrisy of the league’s policies and their selective enforcement was shown. No example shines brighter than the NFL cracking down and disciplining athletes for uniform violations. Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and defen...

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. ...

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