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

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

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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

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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...

Opinion: Celebrities on pedestals should come down to earth

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

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Celebrity. Just the word brings thoughts of fame, beauty and riches. It’s safe to say that many of us dream of becoming one of the coveted few. Some of us spend countless hours waiting in line so we can try to catch a glimpse of these elusive figures. Living in California, I feel a personal connection with most of the celebri...

Opinion: Political Satire

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

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Seemingly, the use of satire has been a way to make your point known for centuries.From Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” to University of California, Berkley's bake sale incident, satire has been a way to evade the shouting matches and use quiet farce to make their opinion known.This use of comedic wackiness has made its ...

Big-buck advertising relies heavily on sex to sell products

Big-buck advertising relies heavily on sex to sell products

February 8, 2012

It’s a scene with NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and fitness expert Jillian Michaels  painting the Go...

Money, media and movies contribute to marital decline

Money, media and movies contribute to marital decline

February 8, 2012

Daydreams and fairy tales filled my days when I was younger. I never had many friends as a child, so I ...

Opinion: State of the Union address fails to examine real problems

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

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Amidst a deep uncertainty over his presidency, growing concerns over the economy and domestic issues and a declining approval rating, President Barack Obama delivered his third and potentially final State of the Union address on Jan. 24 in front of a divided Congress. Obama delivered the speech with the same can-do attitude that ...

Martin Luther King Jr. fought so we could soar

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

January 25, 2012

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It wasn’t until grade school and the lessons during Black History Month that I realized not everyone in the United States had always been treated equally. My naivete was because, as a young child, my mother always taught me the value in everyone, regardless of who they were or what they looked like. What I was soon to l...

Designated smoking zones not adhered to

Alyssa Novak, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

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Cosumnes River College stated that on April 1 they would be implementing a new rule regarding the smoking on campus. This new rule designated specific areas to smokers to prevent non-smokers from walking around a smoke-filled campus. However, this rule is not being enforced as it should be. As a smoker, I was told before...

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