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Hawks lose two games to Santa Rosa in error-laden doubleheader

Hawks lose two games to Santa Rosa in error-laden doubleheader

March 23, 2013

The Cosumnes River College softball team suffered from several fielding errors and dropped both games...

Editorial: Community colleges hurt by proposed unit cap

Editorial Staff

March 18, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2013-14 may keep California’s once thriving public education system alive, but the 90 unit cap he’s suggested will remove the very roots which community colleges have grown from. If enacted, this legislation will require any California community college student who has...

Freshman pitcher leads Hawks past Diablo Valley

Freshman pitcher leads Hawks past Diablo Valley

March 17, 2013

As the north wind began to pick up and the dirt in the infield whisked around the players’ eyes, Cosumnes...

Saving one’s job is not worth the life of another human

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

March 17, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

As Lorraine Bayless collapsed on the floor of an independent living community’s dining room, a nearby staff member refused to give the 87-year-old CPR as she called 911 and watched Bayless die. The resident services director who called 911 asking for assistance for Bayless said she couldn’t administer CPR because it was...

A willingness to pay for a date is behind new website

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 17, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

Once upon a time people would meet one another at a social gathering or out in public and form a connection, romantic or otherwise. Along came a thing called the Internet and that all changed. Instead of meeting face-to-face and finding possible romantic partners in that way, websites dedicated to dating and finding a...

Official dedication of athletic facilities marks new era for campus sports

Official dedication of athletic facilities marks new era for campus sports

March 16, 2013

Cosumnes River College President Deborah Travis spoke to members of the board of trustees, administration...

Love is for the birds, marriage is for the pregnant

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 16, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

If gays and lesbians are allowed to get married, then next people can marry dogs, hurricanes will strike the country as a sign of God’s wrath, the institution of marriage will fail or the idea of family as we know it will cease to exist. These are all arguments that have been thrown out by opponents of gay marriage at some...

English professor brings unique approach to campus

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

March 16, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

A civil rights activist, a staple in the global films series and a member of the teacher’s union are all things that were used to describe English professor Linda Sneed. But her colleagues agreed that she is more than that. A part-time instructor at Cosumnes River College since 2003, Sneed has brought a new approach...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

Reading a priority as children’s center nears book goals

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 15, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

The Child Development Center set a goal to read 500 books to the children who attend their center within 100 days in an effort to provide and encourage exposure to a variety of literature. The idea is an expansion upon the goal made last semester by Kim Stevenson, a teacher of 4-year-olds, to read 100 books to the children...

Professor delivers lecture on contraception for Women’s History Month

Professor delivers lecture on contraception for Women’s History Month

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 14, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Family planning was the focus of discussion for the almost 100 Cosumnes River College students that attended...

Rihanna might ‘like the way it hurts’

Rachel Norris, Connection Staff

March 14, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Four years ago as Rihanna glammed up for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2009 she had no idea that she would become the victim of a brutal attack by former boyfriend Chris Brown. The attack left many Americans in complete shock and many fans questioned their loyalty towards him after the morally wrong act. He even got a tattoo...

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

March 14, 2013

A researcher at the University of California, Davis, Jen Pokorny, who holds a doctorate in psychology,...

Winn center provides new home and opportunities for students

Winn center provides new home and opportunities for students

March 13, 2013

Tucked away in the corner of the Business and Social Science Building at Cosumnes River College, the...

Hawks’ hope for a comeback late in game against Yuba College

Hawks’ hope for a comeback late in game against Yuba College

March 13, 2013

The Cosumnes River College Hawks’ softball game against Yuba College on March 9 was different from...

Hawks’ fall to Panthers after three game series

Hawks’ fall to Panthers after three game series

March 13, 2013

Fresh off a win in the second of a three game series against the Sacramento City Panthers, the Hawks’...

Priority application approaching for London study abroad program

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

March 12, 2013

Filed under Briefs, Campus, News

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium program for the fall 2013 semester in London is fast approaching its priority application deadline of April 19. The program offers students from Cosumnes River College, and other campuses in the consortium, the opportunity to live and study in London for a period of four months,...

Student robbed at gunpoint near Calvine entrance

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

March 8, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

A Cosumnes River College student was robbed at gunpoint on the evening of March 7 while walking along Calvine Road just east of the campus entrance, according to a Los Rios Police Department campus crime bulletin. The robbery occurred around 9:30 p.m. when an unknown suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun, wearing a...

Ethics in medical study is focus of latest One Book event

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

March 8, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Students assembled for a lecture by biology professor Julie Oliver, called “Syphilis and the Tuskegee Study,” that covered the horrors of the infamous Tuskegee experiment, as part of the One Book project series in science room 308 at Cosumnes River College Feb. 25. The Tuskegee experiment was a chapter of American history...

Online education expansion could provide lifeline to students

Online education expansion could provide lifeline to students

March 7, 2013

Students at California colleges may have greater opportunity to attend high-demand classes if Gov. Jerry...

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