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Society submits to rape culture

Courtney Fong, Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Rape culture is an environment in which beliefs and practices encourage behaviors leading to rape, normalizing sexual violence. Recently, many have taken a stand to shine light on the issue. At the 88th Annual Oscars Awards Show, Lady Gaga sang “Till it Happens to You” as several survivors of sexual assault, branded w...

Editorial: Colleges should not undermine accomplishments of skill builders

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Community colleges exist to help students further themselves. Whether it’s in pursuit of a degree, transferring to a university or just looking to better themselves for their career, success should be measured in different ways. Currently, students who want to enhance their professional skills for employment, referred to ...

Editorial: Students still need free college tuition

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Most students would jump for joy if free community college tuition actually became a reality. Between rent, living expenses and transportation, many people give up on the idea of going to college, believing that incurring debt from tuition costs isn’t worth it. In January 2015, President Barack Obama unveiled the America’s...

Students that don’t work for a degree can still increase their wages

Tyler Santana, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016

Filed under Campus, Issues, Most Recent, News

California Community Colleges for the 2013-14 year have helped to increase overall wages of students who take classes that build on their skills by almost $500 million, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. These students, called skill builders, take community college classes...

‘Triangle’ tells story of labor rights in a new way

‘Triangle’ tells story of labor rights in a new way

March 10, 2016

The campus theatre department is in its final stages of preparation for their new production of “Tria...

Professor offers unique London experience

Professor offers unique London experience

March 10, 2016

Applications for the summer study abroad program are due on March 11. The program gives students a ch...

Women in politics are disturbingly objectified

Courtney Fong, Staff

March 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Women have played an essential role in American politics from the beginning, both behind-the-scenes as influential wives and directly as policy-making senators and governors. But in 2015, only six of the nation’s 50 governors were women, despite the fact that the first female governor took office nearly 100 years ago, acco...

Black History Month ends with recognition and celebration

Kayleen Carter, Staff

March 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Campus Life, Community, Features, News, Top Stories

Cosumnes River College’s annual Black History Month Awards Night was filled with dancing, singing, laughing and celebration as the final event for the month. The awards were hosted by the Black History Month Committee at CRC in the Recital Hall. There were about 60 honorees in attendance along with their family and frien...

CRC Art Gallery gets abstract with new exhibit

Courtney Fong, Staff

March 3, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus Life, Features, Top Stories

The Cosumnes River College Art Gallery reopens for its new art show “Chromatic Distortion” on March 5. The art show will feature abstract paintings from California artists Susan Aulik, Cherie Hacker and Kathleen Thompson. As the art gallery curator, art professor Yoshio Taylor chose the theme of the show, as well as the art...

Counseling office relaunches live chat option

Brennan Smith, Staff

March 1, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Features, Most Recent

Students at Cosumnes River College now have an opportunity to chat with counselors via an online chat room on the CRC Website. Counselor Monica Cranston and human services professor Hoyt Fong said that the counseling department has been testing an online service that would help quickly answer students’ counseling question...

Student artist shows true self in new album

Student artist shows true self in new album

February 29, 2016

“My deepest fear is being average,” is just one lyric that embodies the ideals and lifestyle of up-...

‘Deadpool’ brings hope for better comic-to-film adaptions

‘Deadpool’ brings hope for better comic-to-film adaptions

February 29, 2016

Full of action-packed fun with a side of violence, “Deadpool” kicks off this year’s superhero mov...

Game designer captures natural beauty in ‘Firewatch’

Game designer captures natural beauty in ‘Firewatch’

February 29, 2016

A simply stunning environment and a story that will drive the player to finish the game in one sitti...

Split Decision: Will a higher minimum wage do more harm than good?

EJ Aguayo and Ashley Navarro

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: EJ Aguayo For many first-timers out in the job market, especially young adults, starting at minimum wage may not seem so bad. The plan is to move up a position or two, savor even the smallest pay raise and to eventually pursue better employment opportunities as that low wage was only supposed to be temporary, jus...

Editorial: Students should be aware of online footprint

Editorial Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Most Recent, Opinion

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 ...

‘Revenant’ photographer shares career tips with students

Erica Trujillo, Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus Life, Features, Most Recent

“The Revenant” still photographer Skyped with the Cosumnes River College photography department on Feb. 3. Kimberley French is a well-known and respected still photographer in the film industry. She has worked on countless films such as “Brokeback Mountain,” “Red Riding Hood” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon....

Bias-free program gets highlighted at first Safe Spaces Day

Courtney Fong, Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Features, Most Recent

The Cosumnes River College community observed its first Safe Spaces Day on Feb. 3. The event raised awareness about the campus-wide effort to create a safe and bias-free environment. The Social Responsibility Committee organized the event with support from student and faculty volunteers who handed out flyers and encouraged...

‘The Boy’ lacks in talent but excels in suspense

‘The Boy’ lacks in talent but excels in suspense

Quincie Pruitt, Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews, Top Stories

While it’s debatable whether “The Boy” is an Oscar winning film, it’s fair to say that it is ...

Los Rios administrative staff meet to discuss environmental strategic plan

Kayleen Carter, Staff

February 11, 2016

Filed under Campus, Community, Most Recent, News

Administrative staff across the Los Rios Community College District attended a conference in the Winn Center on Feb. 2 to discuss the Sacramento region's impact on LRCCD. Faculty and staff took part in a community conference detailing the growth of the Sacramento region and how its educational institutions, specifically L...

Los Rios Police arrest student for Snapchat threat

EJ Aguayo, Editor

February 1, 2016

Filed under Briefs, Campus, Crime, Most Recent, News

Los Rios Police arrested a Cosumnes River College student for a criminal threat after receiving a tip that the student had sent a threatening message through Snapchat, according to a notification email from campus President Edward Bush. At approximately midnight Sunday, 19-year-old Christopher Salazar Munoz, a second-semes...

Online classes may not be for everyone, study says

Nicole Goodie, staff

October 29, 2015

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

The ability to login to your classroom can be convenient for a wide range of students. Although, a study published by the University of California Davis shows that some students are not prepared for an online classroom. The study found that community college students are less likely to pass the online version of a course. The s...

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