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District prepares to make big changes in email service

Nick Valenzuela, [email protected]

May 27, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

The Los Rios community college district has chosen to move to Google’s Gmail as its email service of choice after long using its signature iMail. The change comes after a district committee’s decision that iMail is unfit to keep up with technological advancement. On June 1 iMail will be replaced by Gmail, but students are ab...

Editorial: Outsourcing education is not the cure for waitlisted class woes

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 23, 2013

Filed under Editorials

A bill recently introduced to the California Senate may make it easier for college students to receive general education credits for online classes, but it also threatens the quality of education for GE requirements. If passed, California Senate Bill 520, introduced by State Senator Darrell Steinberg in February, will force the h...

Foundation recognizes students by awarding scholarships

Foundation recognizes students by awarding scholarships

May 17, 2013

The Cosumnes River College Foundation held the annual Scholarship and Awards Reception in the CRC cafe...

CRC professor promotes a dynamic learning environment

Oswaldo Guzman, [email protected]

May 17, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

On Wednesdays, Cosumnes River College English professor Heather Hutcheson and a few students from her class meet at a local Home Depot in order to help undocumented workers learn English. In return, the workers teach Hutcheson and her students Spanish. The class time is divided into 30 minutes per language. “When I was ...

Food trucks descend upon Elk Grove monthly for a unique dining experience

Food trucks descend upon Elk Grove monthly for a unique dining experience

May 12, 2013

Anyone who happened to be walking around the Old Elk Grove area on May 1. probably would have seen th...

Henna, metalworks and prayer rugs spotlight Islamic Art at campus exhibit

Henna, metalworks and prayer rugs spotlight Islamic Art at campus exhibit

May 12, 2013

Students and staff of all faiths trickled in and out of the Orchard room to admire modern and decades-...

Hawks’ athletes prepare to transfer from CRC

Victor Macias, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s been a rough year for Cosumnes River College athletics, but that won't take away the honor of a few athletes, who will be transferring and making the move from CRC to bigger colleges to continue their athletic careers. Charles Standifer, a 21-year-old sophomore, will be transferring to Division 1 University of California,...

Do Lesbians fulfill society’s fantasies?

Courtney Rich, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Homosexuality is rooted in a history of fighting for equality, from the riots of Stonewall to the current dispute for the right to marry. Lesbian women and gay men are fighting for the same rights, and want to be treated with equality from others. But is one sexuality more accepted than the other? Is it easier for lesbians...

As playoffs arrive, rituals become more apparent

As playoffs arrive, rituals become more apparent

Ben Brown, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Off-Campus Sports, Sports

In a sporting competition, it’s not just about the game with athletes. The way you prepare for the game ...

Editorial: Proposed assembly bill calls for increased fees in misguided attempt to restore courses

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Editorials

A bill has been proposed in the California Assembly that would raise the costs of classes for community college general education courses, including English, math and history. AB 955, written by Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), proposes the creation of an extension program that would allow these general courses...

Embracing obesity quickly and cheaply right at your doorstep

Embracing obesity quickly and cheaply right at your doorstep

May 10, 2013

Ever since Morgan Spurlock’s film “Supersize Me” was released in 2004, knowledge of the  low qu...

Vet Tech event brings more than just animals to homes, but awareness as well

Vet Tech event brings more than just animals to homes, but awareness as well

May 10, 2013

Rays of sunshine beat down on the north soccer fields of Cosumnes River College on April 28 as Odin r...

Iron Man blasts into theaters with a lot of hype

Iron Man blasts into theaters with a lot of hype

May 9, 2013

The wealthy and witty Tony Stark and his iron suits blast into box offices for the third time in Iron...

New senate bill proposes partial restoration of funding to DSPS and EOPS

May 4, 2013

Students, staff, faculty and advocates from across the state gathered together at the California State...

Grading the graders?

April 28, 2013

California Community Colleges leaders unveiled a new Student Success Scorecard on April 9 that will allow stude...

Mandated reporting regulation protects minors on campus

Elizabeth Witt, Connection Staff

April 28, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Each year, children under the age of 18 suffer from various types of abuse or neglect at home or in school and in many cases no one is told about it. Sexual harassment or assault, physical and emotional abuse and neglect are all serious issues, but many children will not tell anyone that these things are happening to them ...

The age old tale of Barbie and the body proportions of women

The age old tale of Barbie and the body proportions of women

April 27, 2013

Many young girls love to play with Barbie dolls, dressing her up, brushing her hair and playing out a v...

Watch what you eat, not your thighs

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

April 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Oh, ever-coveted thigh gap, how you have begun to consume the minds and bodies of women. You know, when you stand with your legs together, but there is nothing but blissful space between your legs. This desire has begun to run rampant in women all over the U.S. with sites dedicated to “the gap” such as The Chive and Twitter. But...

For college athletes, time is on their side

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s become an increasingly important question for elite college athletes over the last few years. Should I stay in college to better my craft and risk injury or go pro and make some money, but risk having a shorter career? According to the NCAA, only 1.7 percent of college football players will ever take a snap profess...

Students network through their love of anthropology

Students network through their love of anthropology

April 25, 2013

Over 150 years have passed since the times of the Gold Rush in California, yet pieces of that past an...

Universal design offers new pathway to education

Universal design offers new pathway to education

April 25, 2013

A new pre-algebra class at Cosumnes River College may provide a glimpse into the future of education...

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