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Community colleges face ‘February Surprise’ budget crisis

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

The community college system in California is already in the midst of a budget crisis, and now they’re facing an additional $149 million in cuts part way through the semester. The unexpected mid-year cuts come after property taxes and student enrollment revenues were lower than expected, according to the Community College...

Sacramento City Council approves arena financing proposal

Sacramento City Council approves arena financing proposal

March 14, 2012

The Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 on March 6 in favor of a nonbinding term sheet to finance a new...

Student Government restructured after district-wide request

Demitri Fellines, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Effective May 31, the Associated Student Government will become the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College, after two and half years of planning. Other changes in its structure will be added to the ballot during this year’s spring elections. “The Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate are now two components of the...

Sacramento City College to bring awareness to LGBT issues

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Friendly Campus Project will hold the first ever LGBT district-wide conference at Sacramento City College on March 16. The meeting will be held in the Student and Cultural Awareness Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. According to the event’s flier, the conference will bring together...

Thousands march in protest of cuts to higher education

Thousands march in protest of cuts to higher education

March 8, 2012

Thousands of California students and citizens marched in front of the state Capital on March 5 in protest...

CRC Women’s basketball wins in OT Thriller

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 2, 2012

The Cosumnes River College Hawks opened the playoffs at home with a 66-63 overtime win against the Laney College Eagles on Feb. 24. Freshman forward Nikki Gordon was clutch for the Hawks, scoring eight of her 21 points in overtime. She knocked down all six of her late-game free throws to cap off the win. “Nikki hitting th...

Jermaine Dye to be elected into the CCCAA Hall of Fame

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 2, 2012

Former Cosumnes River College baseball star Jermaine Dye will be inducted into the California Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame in March, according to a press release. Dye will be honored at the CCCAA Convention in San Mateo, Calif. He will be CRC’s first ever athlete inducted into the CCCAA Hall of...

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

March 1, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Feb. 9 that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. In the 2008 general election,...

Response to extensive construction and upgrades on campus mostly positive

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Cosumnes River College has multiple ongoing construction projects spread throughout the campus. The goals of the construction projects are to “expand and improve constructional space, add parking spaces and improve access to facilities for all staff and students, including those with mobility challenges,” said Public...

'What I Be Project' shows the human in everyone

‘What I Be Project’ shows the human in everyone

March 1, 2012

Camico McKnight was insecure about her health. But instead of hiding it, she decided to make her ins...

Campus construction limits student parking

Campus construction limits student parking

March 1, 2012

Construction on Cosumnes River College’s future parking garage has had immediate effects on studen...

Facebook friends until you get deleted

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

A Tennessee couple was murdered after a woman was “defriended” on Facebook, according to an article on Reuters published on Feb. 9. There were other factors to consider, according to the article, but it wasn’t until after the woman was removed from the couple’s Facebook that there was a reaction. The article went on to t...

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

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

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

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...

A new arena could redefine Sacramento

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Last year, after scares of the Sacramento Kings relocating to Anaheim due to Sacramento having an outdated arena, the NBA and the Maloofs—family that owns the Kings—agreed to give the city one more year to approve a new arena or relocation talks would be readdressed. Now, only a few days are left until March 6, when the...

Opinion: Political Satire

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

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 ...

Students enjoy both soup and superheroes

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

Students came to Cosumnes River College’s Orchard Room to celebrate what superheroes they remember and appreciate as well as have free soup in their inaugural “Souper-Day.”“Student development believed that superheroes have been an influence to the students on campus,” said CRC outreach services director Peggy Ursi...

Colleges set to rally against budget cuts in higher education

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

California community colleges and universities are coming together on March 5 for the March in March for Higher Education event to protest against public school budget cuts, according to the event’s website. The protest is a student-driven mass event held annually for the last three years. This year’s march will begin ...

Obama’s budget proposal includes expanding business partnerships at community colleges

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

As part of 2012-2013 budget summary, President Barack Obama proposed spending $8 billion on job training programs at community colleges over the next three years, according to Inside Higher Ed. The funds will build on current job training programs, allow community colleges to train workers in technical and manufacturing fie...

CRC fails to match Chabot’s strong pitching and strong defense

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

February 28, 2012

The Cosumnes River Hawks fell to the Chabot College Gladiators 7-3 on Feb. 21, dropping their record to 3-6. Read More »...

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