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Famed civil rights activist comes to Cosumnes

Famed civil rights activist comes to Cosumnes

February 10, 2013

As staff and community members gathered together in the main gym at Cosumnes River College on Jan. 27,...

Website facilitating “sugar” relationships for college students

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

February 7, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

An emerging website prides itself in being the “Elite Sugar Daddy Dating Site,” where older singles seek to spoil sugar babies, younger and more attractive people, with gifts and finances in exchange for their company. The site SeekingArrangement coins the term “Mutually Beneficial Arrangements” when describing the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Campus programs aim to help veterans

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

Filed under News

The Huffington Post cited a prediction that 88 percent of the tens of thousands of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans that have returned home and begun attending college in the United States will drop out by next summer. Peggy Ursin, Cosumnes River College Veteran’s Outreach Specialist at admissions and records, clarified...

Campus crime down but still affecting students

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

Filed under News

Based solely on campus appearance and location, one might not expect that students enrolled here at Cosumnes River College have been subject to property damage, harassment and grand theft. These crimes, while sporadic in nature, are nothing new to the Los Rios district and on Sept. 22, the Los Rios District Police Department...

Obama reelection no surprise to students

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

Filed under News

Of the Cosumnes River College students interviewed, many were “not surprised” by President Barack Obama’s re-election over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. President Obama won the Electoral College 332 votes to Romney’s 206, as well as the popular vote by about 4.35 million votes. The race was predicted to be a close...

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

November 11, 2012

With Proposition 30 being passed by voters in the election, California community colleges will be able...

CRC community celebrates new facility

Britni Alford, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under News

Despite the cold weather, more than 50 Cosumnes River College staff members, students and other community members came together for the dedication of CRC’s Northeast Technological Building on Oct. 25. Those who attended were welcomed with coffee, muffins, pastries and bottled water. Guests were also welcomed by CRC st...

California Proposition 38 looks to restore K-12 funding

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

October 25, 2012

Filed under News

If Proposition 38 is passed, schools from K-12 will have their funding restored and expanded, according to the official voter information guide.Proposition 38 raises $10 billion a year for schools, puts it into a secure trust fund that politicians can’t touch and distributes the money evenly on a per-child basis to every publ...

Bills in California protect privacy of social media

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 20, 2012

Filed under News

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly bill 1844 into law Sept. 27, which prevents employers from asking applicants for their social media information, according to a state press release. The bill, alongside the college focused Senate Bill 1349 that also passed, prohibits employers from requiring or requesting that an individual...

Community Colleges of California choose new Chancellor

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

Filed under News

Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris was named the 15th California Community Colleges Chancellor on Sept. 26 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. He will be responsible for leading the 72 districts in California and representing the 112 community colleges, the largest...

Proposition 32 limits payroll deductions for political funding

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

Filed under News

Some are calling it the end of the middle-class, while others call it political reform and the end of special-interest spending. The passage of Proposition 32 would prohibit unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes and would change the state campaign finance laws, according to the California...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs act to strengthen community college student success

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

Filed under News

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act of 2012 on Sept. 27 to initiate superior student education and strengthen tomorrows workforce, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Brown plans to provide a path for college students that was previously missing before the...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Senate Bills for free textbooks

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

Filed under News

The government wants to help students get free textbooks for their classes. Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 1052 and 1053 on Sept 27., two bills which place into motion a project that will “establish development of open source digital textbooks for 50 lower division courses which students can electronically...

California Community Colleges’ budget hinges on Proposition 30

Editorial Staff

September 27, 2012

Filed under News

California Community Colleges will cut $338 million in the event that Proposition 30 fails to pass in the November election, CCC Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner said during a conference call held for student newspapers on Sept. 26. Proposition 30 calls for a raise in sales tax by one-fourth of a cent for four years and an...

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