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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” keeps you in your seat

Demitri Fellines, Connection Staff

February 14, 2012

With the help from a cast headed by Daniel Craig, director David Fincher was able to successfully recreate Niels Arden Oplev’s 2009 blockbuster intended for American audiences. A very skilled computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), just completed her very extensive report on journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig), who...

Early childhood education students take on a path to success

Ashley Boucher, Staff Writer

February 12, 2012

Students of the early childhood education department at Cosumnes River College found themselves struggling with outside subjects, such as English, that were needed to obtain their degrees. Faculty of the department saw the students’ troubles and created a program to lead them into the right direction, Pathways to Success. “I’ve...

Student Success Task Force recommendations make “good policy sense”

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

California’s Community Colleges Board of Governors unanimously voted in favor of adopting the 22 recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force on Jan. 9, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The SSTF final report, which will be sent to the state legislature f...

Students struggle to keep New Year’s resolutions

Joshua Lee, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions whether they want to achieve goals, take risks or do things they’ve never attempted. According to www.2011resolutions.org, the top New Year’s resolution of 2012 are to lose weight, be more organized, save money and enjoy life. “This year, my New Year’s resolution...

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 ...

Freshman seminar promotes college success

Freshman seminar promotes college success

February 8, 2012

The bright, low-ceilinged classroom buzzes with discussion. Small groups of students huddle together a...

Chancellor bids fond farewell

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

After serving the Los Rios Community College District for more than a decade, Chancellor Brice Harris announced on Jan. 12 his plans for retirement at the end of August. “Dr. Harris’ retirement will be a great loss to the Los Rios Community College District,” said Markus Geissler, professor of computer information sc...

Hawks softball ready for the season

Hawks softball ready for the season

February 8, 2012

Softball season at Cosumnes River College began Feb. 4 with a doubleheader at home against San Jose City College. The team has been training since the...

Smashburger delivers a spin on the classic burger

Smashburger delivers a spin on the classic burger

February 7, 2012

If a large, juicy, all-around American burger is what you desire, then Smashburger is the place to go. ...

Zero waste event a step towards campus sustainability

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staf

February 7, 2012

Cosumnes River College held the pre semester convocation, a faculty meeting for professors, faculty and staff on the Jan. 13. Food was served and everyone spent the day being educated. “Working together, we made history within our district yesterday,” Geography professor Debra Sharkey said. “We completed the first kno...

Modern romance: Is technology a friend in your love life?

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 7, 2012

Cosumnes River College student Joseph Espinoza wakes up every morning to a text from his girlfriend, then rolls out of bed and checks his Facebook feed for any exciting news from his friends. The 18-year-old psychology major sees that his friend changed his relationship status to "in a relationship", and it’s accompanied...

Daniel Radcliffe stars the haunting thriller the Woman in Black.

“Woman in Black” a Radcliffe step in the right direction

February 7, 2012

Before I saw "The Woman in Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe, I was referring to it as Harry Potter 8. A...

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 1, 2012

Cosumnes River College awarded the Crystal Apple Award to history professor Mathilde Mukantabana at its...

Hawks’ last second shot lands them in first place

Hawks’ last second shot lands them in first place

January 30, 2012

The Cosumnes River College Hawks (15-4, 6-0) defeated Santa Rosa Junior College (15-5, 6-0) on Jan. 24...

Gov. Brown’s tax proposal affects students

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

In the State of the State address on Jan. 18, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed tax increases as a way to balance the state’s budget and prevent deeper cuts in education. The address was part of his campaign to put the tax measure on the November ballot. “Putting our fiscal house in order is good stewardship, and it helps to ...

Women’s tennis hopes to improve with new players

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

Cosumnes River College’s women’s tennis team tied for third place in the Big 8 last season, just missing the playoffs. This season, head coach Suzanne Stebbins has high hopes for the team. The team has a strong top five, “the strongest I’ve ever had,” Stebbins said. The entire roster is new, except for her returning...

Audio visual technician by day, rock star by night

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

New Cosumnes River College audio visual technician James Lovett can not only set up any event, but also liven them up with his own music. Lovett was exposed to music at a young age and credits that to his love of music. “Back in those days, parents didn’t use babysitters, so they took you to the bar with them,” Lovett...

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

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

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 ...

Hawks fail to snap Santa Rosa’s undefeated conference record

Hawks fail to snap Santa Rosa’s undefeated conference record

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

January 27, 2012

Perimeter shooting and interior defense propelled the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs (18-4, 7-0) past the Cosumnes...

Martin Luther King Jr. fought so we could soar

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

January 25, 2012

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...

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