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What does the Facebook scandal mean to its users

April 10, 2018

  Facebook is currently under fire as news sources have shared that Cambridge Analytica has ga...

Sexist expectations about Hillary Clinton are not the way to go

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

When thinking about the presidents that have served this nation throughout history, all except Barack Obama are white and they are all male. Older males who are steadfast in their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is best for the country. Clinton is a name that stands out from the pack, and besides Bill’s questionable...

Is flirting through technology cheating?

Is flirting through technology cheating?

February 13, 2014

She Said: Social media has become a very big part of the lives of Americans. For a lot of us, almost ev...

Losing weight, gaining shame

Losing weight, gaining shame

December 18, 2013

Fitness trainers are often trying to help people get healthier, whether it’s through losing weight, bein...

A well-prepared meal of pork chops, broccoli, and mashed potatoes that any college student can manage on a budget.

Put down the burger and pick up a pan: How-to eat on a budget

November 9, 2013

With tight budgets and hectic schedules, many students substitute fast food or what happens to be served...

Heads will roll with Facebook’s new gruesome censorship policy

Heads will roll with Facebook's new gruesome censorship policy

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

November 3, 2013

Facebook recently uplifted its ban on any graphic content that depicts violence posted on Facebook. T...

Students learn failure can be positive

Campus Life Coordinator Winnie LaNier discusses how to use failure to your advantage on Oct. 25 during the

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

November 3, 2013

The Orchard room at Cosumnes River College on Oct. 25 was alive and well as a full crowd was on hand ...

Billy (Jackson Nicoll) pushes his drunk grandpa (Johnny Knoxville) down the street on their journey to North Carolina.

Grandpa behaves badly in newest ‘Jackass’ movie

November 2, 2013

Johnny Knoxville, the creators of the MTV franchise “Jackass” along with Paramount Pictures are back at ...

on drugs

What’s the P(Rx)oblem?

May 29, 2013

Throughout the course of the semester, many college students across the state of California are faced wi...

Editorial: Social media comes with great power and great responsibility

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Social media is expanding every day. Breaking news, pictures and insight into one’s life can be shared all around the world on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While it is truly amazing how useful some of these websites and applications can be, they can also be detrimental if used incorrectly. Social media ha...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women's history month

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

March 14, 2013

A researcher at the University of California, Davis, Jen Pokorny, who holds a doctorate in psychology,...

Photo I.D. login for Facebook is commendable

Ben Brown, Connection Staff

March 6, 2013

With the rise of social media, more and more people are able to communicate and spread information. Having the possibility to connect with that person you lost contact with after high school or even reach out and meet your future partner is just a click away. The problem with this is the amount of scam and fake accounts that...

The courts shouldn’t have to be the ones to ban sex offenders

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 19, 2013

A federal appeals court’s decision to call the sex offender ban on Facebook unconstitutional is a bit of an awkward situation. It’s unclear how social media fits into the 225-year-old document, but constitutionalism shouldn’t even be a factor. Mark Zuckerberg and every other brain behind Facebook should have instituted...

New California laws protect users of social media

New California laws protect users of social media

February 5, 2013

A pair of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in Sept. 2012 went into effect on Jan. 1, prohibiting colleges...

Social media becomes new life line

Social media becomes new life line

December 12, 2012

Twitter was once mainly used for the world to post daily nonsense, obscene pictures and wacky status...

Hopeful parents are turning to Craigslist

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Craigslist is a great tool for the honest, hard-working cheapskate like myself, and it’s also a great tool for anyone who wants to get rid of unnecessary junk. Books full of pencil marks, board-games with missing pieces and neglected exercise equipment are all just a click away with Craigslist. Users can also adopt dogs...

No room for big Myspace comeback

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Once upon a time there was a social network giant that was the goto place for sharing all things in one’s world online and meeting up with people virtually, and then it died.There was a time that hearing the words “Hey, add me on Myspace” were a serious matter for young people and your status on Myspace meant everything abou...

Northern Californians share a celestial event

Northern Californians share a celestial event

May 20, 2012

A rare annular eclipse dimmed the skies of Northern California on May 20. It could be viewed in North...

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...

Social media expands child bullying

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

December 5, 2011

Torment. Pain. Defeat. This is the experience of a young girl who took her life because a classmate continuously sent her threatening messages calling her “worthless, ugly and stupid.” Tragedies like this are all too real and many come with deadly consequences. “Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly,...

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