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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...

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Last year, after scares of the Sacramento Kings relocating to Anaheim due to Sacramento having an outdated arena, the NBA and the Maloofs—family that owns the Kings—agreed to give the city one more year to approve a new arena or relocation talks would be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...

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 ...

CRC fails to match Chabot’s strong pitching and strong defense

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

February 28, 2012

The Cosumnes River Hawks fell to the Chabot College Gladiators 7-3 on Feb. 21, dropping their record to 3-6. Read More »...

It’s win or go home for the Hawks, coach says.

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

February 24, 2012

The Cosumnes River College women’s basketball team will begin the playoffs Feb. 24 at home against the Laney College Eagles. Read More »...

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...

Softball openers leave room for improvement

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

February 9, 2012

The Cosumnes River College softball team kicked off the 2012 season on Feb. 4 at home against the San Jose City College Jaguars in a doubleheader. The day’s weather was in the low 60’s and about 70 people came out to see the first softball game of the season. Hawks’ freshman shortstop Alissa Greenhaw was the lead-off batter...

Hawks set to be road warriors, coach says

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

February 9, 2012

After the 2011 season ended just one game short of making the state finals, the 2012 Cosumnes River College baseball team will face an unusual obstacle in getting back to that point this season. With construction underway at CRC, the baseball field was demolished and will not be rebuilt until next season, meaning the Hawks wil...

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...

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