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After the first 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday, millions of voters were left unimpacted and uninformed. With only a month remaining until Election Day, it is crucial that voters educate themselves and cast their vote on Nov. 3!

Don’t let the debate discourage you from showing up this November

October 2, 2020

Current President Donald Trump and ex-Vice President Joe Biden met at Cleveland’s Case Western Rese...

There needs to be more than racial bias training


May 9, 2018

With racial incidents, such as the shooting death of Stephon Clark and the nationwide protests in response to the shooting, making headlines recently, it’s clear that there is heightened tension between the police and the African American community Now, the focus has come to racial tensions at businesses as well since there...

Improving high school curriculum will produce better prepared college students

Editorial Staff

December 4, 2017

There has been a drastic change in the mentality of community college operations in recent years. There is less of a push to get people in and much more of a push to get people through. This is the reasoning behind Assembly Bill 705, which will prohibit community colleges in California from requiring students to take remedial class...

Will you get up or stay down when tragedy hits?

Editorial Staff

October 19, 2017

The world as we know it is a messed up place, and lately it seems as though it’s only getting worse. The hurricanes that devastated our nation - Harvey, Irma, Jose - were bad enough. Then Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. And before they could get any support, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada left over 50 people kill...

DACA students should feel safe on campus

DACA students should feel safe on campus

September 27, 2017

When President Donald Trump ordered the end of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, he left...

An involved citizen is our best weapon against instability

Editorial Staff

April 19, 2017

The United States became directly involved in Syria for the first time in six years with a missile strike earlier this month. A deadly chemical attack on Syrian civilians prompted President Trump’s approval for use of force. Trump sent a clear message to the world with 59 missiles in a couple of minutes: the United State...

College taking steps in right direction to address student poverty

Editorial Staff

October 1, 2016

With the start of a new semester, a new program to help those in need arose on campus and with the help of the Elk Grove Food Bank, students who financially struggle to afford food can now get access to a food pantry at no cost. The food pantry, under the name of “The Hawk Spot”, is stocked with necessities and incre...

We must exercise vote to make change

We must exercise vote to make change

September 14, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has left many voters discour- aged by the two primary candidates fo...

We need to open up about mental health issues

Editorial Staff

May 5, 2016

For college students, stresses come easy because good grades don’t always. An inability to sort through these stressful feelings can manifest into symptoms of depression, or worse. Even something as simple as venting to a friend can go a long way in relieving tension. But as with fight club, the first rule of mental health ...

Editorial: Students should be aware of online footprint

Editorial Staff

February 17, 2016

Most social media regulars post freely, even when content isn’t necessarily appropriate, and often feeling guarded by a private profile. The term privacy should be used loosely in regards to social media. Social media and its many platforms have changed so much in the last decade. We’re constantly tapped into our ...

Editorial: Save your students some money

Editorial Staff

May 15, 2015

Note: This story is an updated version of one run earlier in the semester. Higher One, the bank that Cosumnes River College and many other colleges in the United States use to give students their financial aid award, is nothing but a big hassle. There is nothing worse than when a company tries to say they care about co...

Editorial: Students need and deserve free community college

Editorial Staff

January 30, 2015

Future college students, burdened with the reality of college’s rising costs, are poised to have a far easier time securing an education in the future thanks to a proposal from President Barack Obama. In front of a crowd at Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee, President Obama announced his ambitious proposal...

Re-electing Jerry Brown is the best move for California’s education system

Gov. Brown's campaigning for Proposition 30, which helped fund education, in 2012 is just one reason why he should be re-elected for a fourth term.

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 students will face a simple choice when they cast their ballot for the 2014 General...

Editorial: Lack of student involvement and ASCRC accountability is hurting the campus

Editorial Staff

October 5, 2014

Every semester, when paying tuition, students contribute $1 to a fund for the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College, which is meant for them to spend on events or services to benefit the campus and student body as a whole. The problem is that most students not only do not know that they are contributing this money...

Editorial: Offering bachelor’s degrees at community colleges is the right decision

Editorial Staff

September 19, 2014

Numerous bills that have passed through the Senate and Legislature are waiting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk at this moment for his signature and it’s time that one of them, Senate Bill 850, be signed into law. SB 850 is the long debated initiative that allows the California Community Colleges Chancellor to start an eight-year...

Cosumnes River College features a salad bar in their cafeteria, along with other healthy options.

Editorial: Healthy options can be found at CRC

May 13, 2014

In light of Michael Pollan, best-selling author of Cosumnes River College’s OneBook choice “The Omnivore’s...

Editorial: College campuses must do more when it comes to sexual assault

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2014

There is no question that being sexually assaulted will forever traumatize a person for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, 84 percent of the women who reported sexual abuse experienced the incident during their first four semesters on a college campus, according to an examination of sexual violence against college women...

Exploring smoking ban is waste of time for Sacramento

Editorial Staff

February 28, 2014

Thinking about transferring to Sacramento State or UC Davis? If you’re a smoker, it might not be the best idea. UC Davis, and the University of California system as a whole, has banned smoking on their campus and all satellite campuses. Sacramento State voted to start a ban in 2015. Now the city of Sacramento is considering ...

Affirmative action measure is misguided attempt to address under representation

Editorial Staff

February 11, 2014

The United States of America has always been a nation that can’t get it right when it comes to issues of race or gender. On Jan. 30, the California State Senate opened up another can of worms when it comes to race and gender in college admissions. The group voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would all...

Editorial: New degrees can benefit community college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2013

Each year students graduating from universities are faced with massive amounts of debt.  A good majority of their bills are government loans and financial support from family or private loans. Attaining a degree has become one of the most expensive feats in someone’s lifetime. Tuition at California universities alone has skyrocket...

Editorial: Students should take advantage of the Affordable Care Act

Connection Staff

October 18, 2013

On paper, it seems like a simple concept, but when it comes to politics it becomes a bit more sticky. As of Oct. 1, the United States has tried their hand at that very concept, universal health care through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. With that implementation, has come many que...

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