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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...

Boy Scout’s progress is not so progressive

Zach Hannigan, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Progression is a word usually reserved for politics, but in the case of the Boy Scouts of America organization, it could be the very word that saves them. The BSA national board is considering lifting the ban on gay scouts and leaders and allowing local organizations to decide on the issue for themselves. The organization’s...

Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

February 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

If you've attended a Hawks’ basketball game, then you’re bound to notice the often animated coach...

Pro/Con: Government and guns, an eternal debate

Jonathan Rich & Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

February 1, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

By Jonathan Rich Cold, hard steel ejecting copper shells and sending hot lead down range is a thrill and a way of life for most of us Americans who choose to use our right to bare arms. Smith and Wesson, Colt, Kimber and Remington are just a few of the companies that make up a $32 billion industry that supply me with all ...

Returning players key to stronger season for Hawks

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 31, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Cosumnes River College softball team hopes to go one step further than last year and make it to the regional playoffs. This season, the team has eight returning players, and that’s one thing Head Coach Kristy Schroeder thinks will make a difference from last season. “We had a lot of returners,” Schroeder said....

Sacramento marches for the dream

Sacramento marches for the dream

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

January 30, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

“I have a dream” are words from one of the most famous speeches given that has endured so that fif...

Turning tragedy into travesty, the gun control debate

Kevin Frodahl, Copyeditor

January 29, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The School shooting in Newtown, Conn. may have occurred over a month ago, but pundits from both ends of the political spectrum continue to use the tragedy as ammunition for gun control bickering. It may be important to analyze our gun laws, especially in the wake of a massacre that wouldn’t have been possible without guns....

Arming teachers arms students, this is not the answer

Britni Alford, Features Editor

January 29, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The recent, tragic shooting of Newton, Conn. has raised many questions about the safety of our nation’s schools. Several schools have changed policies and reemphasized policies already in place, such as locking all classroom doors during school hours. Recently, there has been talk about providing guns in the classrooms....

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...

Chancellor tackles budget and more at CRC convocation

Chancellor tackles budget and more at CRC convocation

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

January 25, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

The newly appointed Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, Ph.D., delivered his first...

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...

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...

Popular 5-hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths over three years

Popular 5-hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths over three years

December 11, 2012

Five-hour Energy drinks are currently the subject of a Food and Drug Administration investigation into...

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...

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...

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....

Bond is back: Lines are blurred between hackney and tradition

Bond is back: Lines are blurred between hackney and tradition

November 18, 2012

“I’m frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do not exist on a map, they’re...

Appaholics not so anonymous

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

Filed under Features

In a world filled with smartphones and tablets of every size, shape and company support you can think of there is a phrase that has become quite commonplace: there’s an app for that. In the modern age there seems to be an app that can do anything, even help lose weight. Abe Mohammadione, from Atlanta, did just that usin...

Volleyball team still optimistic despite loss to Sierra

Volleyball team still optimistic despite loss to Sierra

November 12, 2012

The volleyball team was unable to claim victory in any of the three sets and lost to Sierra College on...

Proposition 34 just makes sense for California

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Both are sayings that we are familiar with and commonly use ourselves. But what if you were given a chance to put your money where your mouth is? Proposition 34 asks Californians to repeal the death penalty as the maximum punishment for...

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