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Scholarships aim to help students’ financial woes

Zach Hannigan, Editor-In-Chief

January 28, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

Scholarship season has begun at Cosumnes River College and will run until March 8, according to the school’s website. The campus is offering 91 scholarships in total, which will be given to students on criteria such as GPA, number of units enrolled or completed and major, said Administrative Assistant Robin Montanez, who...

Love 4 Toys event helps CRC students fill their Christmas trees this season

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

December 15, 2012

Filed under Features

From food and coat drives to fundraisers, several organizations are helping the less fortunate during the holiday season to give back. College students here at Cosumnes River College have decided to put their head in the game and help out students around the campus with their child’s holiday wish list. Students of professor...

An Apple a day keeps user away

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

December 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Dear Apple, You suck! You tried so hard to be different with your sleek screen and multiple applications that your phone provides but now you’re losing your touch. Android comes out with an upgraded phone and tablet almost every month and now they came out with a phone and tablet that is giving you a run for you money. Don’t...

Men embrace the world of fashion

Men embrace the world of fashion

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Watch out ladies, the sidekick on our shoulder, our purse full of valuables, is slowly but surely leaving...

Ambitious CRC English Professor stands out from the crowd

Ambitious CRC English Professor stands out from the crowd

December 12, 2012

In an office full of life, colorful art decoration and random knick-knacks sporadically placed throughout...

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...

Proposition 30 relieves transfer student concerns

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

Filed under News

Before the passing of Proposition 30, California colleges were facing the stark reality of having to make cuts to classes and teachers with the possibility of already high tuition getting even higher. Yearly tuition is nearing $13,000 for the University of California system and $6000 for the California State University system. Tuition...

‘Magi’ classic delights audiences

‘Magi’ classic delights audiences

December 11, 2012

The Magi, for those unfamiliar with the Nativity, were three men, wise kings of the East who brought...

You just might be a jerk

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There is a little thing that I like to refer to as the jerk factor that is ever prevalent within society.What is the jerk factor you ask? The jerk factor is where there is a person, typically a male, which is a complete jerk that behaves in ways that are the opposite of what society would expect or desire yet they still g...

As a new year looms resolutions new and old arise

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

December 11, 2012

Filed under Features

Every year, when that ball drops at exactly midnight in New York and the old year folds into a new or sometime during the first month or two of the year, many people make those one or few goals called “New Year’s Resolutions.”In fact it is reported 45 percent of Americans make new years resolutions, according to University of S...

To play or not to play, that is the question

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

December 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

First-person shooter games are very popular amongst gamers everywhere. It is more common for gamers to play such games especially with online play. However, does that mean every gamer should play it and it would seem uncommon for one not to? “Halo 4” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” had recently come out and are,...

‘Worlds AIDs Day’ event provides a reminder for CRC community

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

December 9, 2012

Filed under Features

A slideshow remembering the celebrities who have died due to HIV was played in the background of the Cosumnes River College cafeteria throughout the “Worlds AIDS Day” event as students looked on. Twenty-year-old early childhood development major Jamie Hicks was one of those students who watched the slideshow. “It...

CRC students showcase their pieces and talent at music recital

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

December 6, 2012

Filed under Features

Juan Gonzalez entered the stage overlooking a silent auditorium of still-faced parents, students and audience members. At the other end of the stage, a grand piano beckoned. "I practiced the piece every morning, afternoon and night," the 20-year-old music major said. Gonzales sat down on the padded bench, set his transcription...

Holiday occasions for the holiday bliss

Osay Ogbebor, Connection staff

December 6, 2012

Filed under Features

1. Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink When: Nov. 2 - Jan. 21 Where: 701 K Street What: Sacramento’s original outdoor ice rink celebrates its 21st season! The rink is the perfect holiday experience. For more info call (916) 442-8575 2. New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular When: Dec. 31 - Jan 1, 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Where: Old Sacramento What: Guests...

Newly renovated stadium begs a big question

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Sports

It doesn’t make sense to have a newly renovated football stadium with no football team of our own to play on it, but that is the case at Cosumnes River College. In fact, the last time CRC had a football team was in 1978, well before most of us were even thought of. That was when CRC was known as the Chiefs, not the ...

Now that’s not what I call music

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I remember being a kid in the 90s listening to the radio and every song that came on was a sing-a-long. There was no need to change the station because a smile would start to spread across my face and bring back good memories. Artist like Tupac, Biggie, Too Short etc. brought radio worthy tunes to fans all over the worl...

Disney’s return of a piece of the nineties, means return of good moral TV

Disney’s return of a piece of the nineties, means return of good moral TV

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Having been born in the middle of the ‘80s and growing up in the next decade, to borrow a phrase from...

Hopeful parents are turning to Craigslist

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

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...

Tough volleyball season comes to an end

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Sports

The volleyball season ended on a downer as the Hawks lost their last game to Diablo Valley College on Nov. 14. They suffered numerous losses this season and things were not always easy for them. Freshman libero Mary Tamayo said that some of the changes this season made things tough for the team. “I think overall, we...

Cabrillo College provides new Los Rios chancellor

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 1, 2012

Filed under News

After a nationwide search to replace retired Dr. Brice Harris, Dr. Brian King was appointed to serve as the new Los Rios Community College District chancellor, according to a Los Rios press release.Dr. King was chosen as chancellor by the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees at a special meeting held on Nov....

A fare share to give at CRC’s SHAREfair week

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

November 28, 2012

Filed under Features

During SHAREfair week, students were asked to donate clothes, toys, books, food and other amenities at campus collection centers to help the less fortunate through the holidays. Students were also invited to a showcase of non-profit businesses, social service providers and other philanthropic entities held at the cafeteria...

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