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How media twists predators into rape victims

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 15, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Steubenville, Ohio recently hosted deplorable behavior as the highly publicized rape of a young girl caught the attention of national news sources. A 16-year-old girl was raped by a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. These boys were stars on the high school football team and as such had many opportunities ahead of them. ...

Piecing together a history of Old Sacramento

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 13, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

In a tucked away classroom on the southeast end of campus, Cosumnes River College anthropology major Marcos Martinez picks up a ceramic artifact, studies it and places it into a plastic bag. Martinez, 20, picks up his Sharpie and starts writing on the bag, cataloging it for future reference. He and a few other select students...

Leave parenting to parents and not celebreties

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 12, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

In a society that glamorizes celebrities, parents should beware that it’s not unusual for children to look up to these people as role models. It’s not the responsibility of celebrities to censor themselves. It’s the responsibility of the parent to censor what their children are exposed to, especially if the behavior of...

Knowing that ‘G.I Joe: Retaliation’ isn’t very good certainly is half the battle

Knowing that ‘G.I Joe: Retaliation’ isn’t very good certainly is half the battle

April 12, 2013

Duke, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Cobra Commander are back in the science fiction-action flick “G.I...

Survival is the name of the game for new ‘Tomb Raider’

Survival is the name of the game for new ‘Tomb Raider’

April 11, 2013

Back in 1996, a little game called “Tomb Raider” came out on the Sony PlayStation and at the time ...

Editorial: Carrying the college drinking mindset into life is detrimental

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

April 11, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Binge drinking is on the rise and becoming a big issue for college students both past and present. Research shows that people who are of the same age as college students, but do not attend college, are less likely to be binge drinkers, and the number of incidences of binge drinking in that age range has dropped immensely, ...

A dash of history and culture one month a year is not equality

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

April 11, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

February and March marked the celebrations for Black History and Women’s History Month respectively, and Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is just around the corner. Each history month is designed to explore the heritage and history of different cultures, races and people and what they have contributed to America. ...

Blood and gore adds spectacle to new ‘Evil Dead’

April 10, 2013

"Evil Dead" chronicles the kind of madness that could ensue when the characters are faced with an unreliable...

TCS: Baseball loses a long-time practiced habit

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 10, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Seeing a batter spit as he approaches the plate or a pitcher nod to his catcher and spit before starting his wind-up is as much a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jacks. It seems that most players on the field during a MLB game has a dip, or wad of smokeless chewing tobacco, in his mouth. “It’s been a part of baseball fo...

Netflix builds a house out of anything but cards

Netflix builds a house out of anything but cards

April 9, 2013

Broadcast and cable have long held ground in the battle for dominance in the world of television, but...

Students get chance to have their voice heard in upcoming elections

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 8, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

The Associated Students of Cosumnes River College yearly elections are set to take place on April 16 and 17. Polls will be held in the Admissions and Records lobby area from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. “These elections are for the students, so it’s important that they come out and vote,” said faculty coordinator of campus life Win...

Changes in summer courses begins summer 2013

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 8, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Students can begin enrolling in summer semester classes at Cosumnes River College based on their priority level beginning April 22. When searching the class schedule for the summer semester, students may notice a decrease in the number and type of courses that will be available. “We’ve gone to one full academic year...

Annual march hopes to raise awareness on immigration issues

Annual march hopes to raise awareness on immigration issues

April 7, 2013

As the overcast sky loomed over Southside park in Downtown Sacramento, the chants of “Sí se puede (ye...

Hindsight is 20/20 as Timberlake redefines his style for a new decade

April 4, 2013

Justin Timberlake has come a long way in his career, graduating from his former boy-band ‘N Sync te...

CRC baseball team ends five-game losing streak with win over ARC

CRC baseball team ends five-game losing streak with win over ARC

March 30, 2013

After a five-game losing streak, the Cosumnes River College Hawks picked up a win against the American...

Editorial: Social media comes with great power and great responsibility

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Social media is expanding every day. Breaking news, pictures and insight into one’s life can be shared all around the world on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While it is truly amazing how useful some of these websites and applications can be, they can also be detrimental if used incorrectly. Social media ha...

Local comedy marathon reaches out to students

Local comedy marathon reaches out to students

March 27, 2013

The Comedy Spot held the first 48 Hour Comedy Marathon in Sacramento the weekend of March 15, with a...

Ethics is the focus for student panel at One Book event

Ethics is the focus for student panel at One Book event

March 27, 2013

*Story was updated on March 29th, 2013* Students were invited to the Hawks Nest Bookstore at Cosumnes...

Shorthanded women’s tennis team finishes off season

Shorthanded women’s tennis team finishes off season

March 24, 2013

Cosumnes River College women's tennis met Fresno City College on the courts Tuesday for their last home...

Men’s tennis battles in last home matches of season, lose to Fresno City

Men’s tennis battles in last home matches of season, lose to Fresno City

Kevin Frodahl, Copy Editor

March 24, 2013

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s tennis team took on the Fresno City College Rams at CRC Tuesday, but...

Football system not ready for breaking the gender mold

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 23, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

NFL history was made March 3. when the first woman to participate in the regional scouting combine took to the field of the New York Jets practice facility. Laura Silberman, a former club soccer player at the University of Wisconsin, tried out as a place-kicker and attempted two kicks. The first went for 19 yards, and the...

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