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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,...

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...

Disney empire strikes back

Disney empire strikes back

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

November 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away a man named George Lucas created a little movie called Star...

Florida brings segregation into the 21st century

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Learning the same material as the person that sits next to you in math class is ideal. Everyone learning all the same thing no matter the challenges that one may encounter. Everything is equal. Well in Florida that isn't the case anymore. Students are being judged on their race instead of their grades when it comes to...

Celebrity endorsements influencing the youth vote

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Should celebrities endorse their political preferences out to the public? Celebrities are idolized and admired by millions, both young and old. The youth of America is our future America. And what does future America think about the presidential election? Jay-Z and Beyoncé have gone public and announced their support...

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...

A word to the president

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on spending the next four years in the Oval Office. There can be no doubt that half of the people in the country are very ecstatic and the other half are very pissed. These sentiments aside, I am writing to inform you of a few problems occurring here in the states that you are obliged to...

Importance of Prop 35

Kevin Frodahl, Staff Writer

October 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The issue of human trafficking has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in Sacramento, so it's no surprise that new trafficking laws are appearing on the ballot this year under Proposition 35. The proposition – if passed- will increase penalties on those who force or coerce others into prostitution or other labor....

Opinion: Patience and knowledge will benefit students in the Freeze

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In light of the recent admissions freeze at California state colleges, many students have failed to look at the bright side of the policy.The policy would waitlist students who apply to CSU’s in the fall and would stop enrollment in the spring 2013 semester. These cost-cutting solutions came in response to Gov. Jerry Brow...

Opinion: Digital distribution destroys the used game market

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

If console gaming continues down the path that it is, people won’t pay for the new consoles and games. I will be one of those people refusing to buy the next systems. The used game market is being corrupted; it has always been a part of the equation, and recently it’s been argued from every side. Games have always bee...

Editorial: Students, ready yourself for success in community college

May 2, 2012

Filed under Editorials

When California community colleges first opened their doors in 1967, their mission was to "admit any California resident with a high school diploma or the equivalent and may admit anyone who is capable of profiting from the instruction offered," according to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website. Yet...

Don’t let tragedy decide for you, become a donor

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

May 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Most people don’t realize that upon their death, they can save or help as many as 50 lives. They can donate their organs and tissues when they die. They can even be a live donor of a kidney or a part of their liver, pancreas, lung or intestine in addition to stem cells, marrow, platelets, whole blood and blood products, a...

Opinion: Profane professors unprofessional in the classroom

Ben Levy, Connection Staff

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Now I’m no commie. I believe in free speech (and apple pie) as much as the next red-blooded American. So when I say college professors shouldn’t cuss, I’m not proposing a ban of obscenities. Professors should have every right to be vulgar; however, they should choose not to. Potty-mouthed professors are setting a precedent...

Opinion: Judging based on behavior not all bad

Opinion: Judging based on behavior not all bad

April 18, 2012

Many Americans still judge people by the color of their skin and furthermore, people judge others based...

Editorial: Progress at CRC means sacrificing a few trees along the way

Editorial: Progress at CRC means sacrificing a few trees along the way

March 29, 2012

Progress: a word Americans love. Progress spurs colleges, builders and architects to construct and...

Opinion: Kony 2012 doesn’t warrant a movement

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

A 30-minute YouTube documentary by activist group Invisible Children hit internet stardom when it launched on March 6. It reached 70 million views in its first four days, grabbing the attention social media users. The campaign’s goal is to capture Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony who, along with other atrocities, was responsible f...

Opinion: Knowledge is power when it comes to violence in our schools

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Violent crimes in schools haven’t gotten worse, they’ve only gotten more attention, which is a step in the right direction. From third graders bringing handguns to class for protection to teens opening fire on a crowd of students they were having issues with, students are using violence and guns to solve their problems. A...

Opinion: Domestic violence is never permissible, even from Chris Brown

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The fact that entertainer Chris Brown beat singer Rihanna doesn’t matter anymore. Not because it’s old news but because women don’t care that getting beat is a bad thing. Chris Brown being able to perform at the Grammy Awards this year and somehow winning a Grammy wasn’t the most shocking part of the love I’ve s...

Jeremy Lin: that kid can play

Jeremy Lin: that kid can play

March 1, 2012

“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does...

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