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Science, history and humor mark celebration of women

Rachel Norris, Connection Staff

March 7, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

You know those big, intimidating biology textbooks that us students are hitting hard before the big exams? Yeah, the ones with the crazy pictures and models. If someone was to ask you who is responsible for the scientific knowledge in those very textbooks, you probably wouldn’t have a clue. So slip on your lab coats and...

California students march on the Capitol protesting higher education costs

March 5, 2013

A sea of students, educators and supporters stormed the steps of the California State Capitol Monday...

Martial arts philosophy teaches brain over brawn

Martial arts philosophy teaches brain over brawn

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

March 1, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Jet Li are just a few names that probably come to mind when the words martial...

Drones give preview of troubling future for warfare

Drones give preview of troubling future for warfare

March 1, 2013

A decade ago, the United States reported possession of a mere 60 unmanned aerial vehicles, better known...

Clearer path to university, transfer degree gains momentum

Clearer path to university, transfer degree gains momentum

March 1, 2013

Each semester, students from Cosumnes River College and other lower division institutions transfer to...

Opera singer’s career helps to inspire students

Mozes Zarate, News Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

With nuanced pitch and a sensational vibrato, Bay Area opera singer Heidi Moss captivated the crowd of students, composers and music-lovers with "Die Nacht," a piece about love as light extinguishing itself in nightfall. The song was part of a talk that Moss gave to students at Cosumnes River College on Feb. 11. Music, science...

There’s no ‘I’ in team but there’s always a leader

There’s no ‘I’ in team but there’s always a leader

March 1, 2013

In the first game of Cosumnes River College’s softball three-way contest with San Mateo College and...

‘Poetic Voices’ marks celebration of black history

‘Poetic Voices’ marks celebration of black history

Elizabeth Witt, Opinion Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Students and staff trickled into the Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College to observe Black History...

‘Five Broken Cameras’ brings focus to Israeli and Palestinian conflict

Cody Durham, Sports Editor

March 1, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

“Five Broken Cameras” was shown to a dozen Cosumnes River College students in a small classroom on Feb. 21. The film is a part of CRC’s Global Films series and provided viewers with the harsh reality between Palestinian and Israeli relations. “The series has been happening for several years and each year it has...

DVD lecture series aims to educate on the effects of stress

Emily Collins, Features Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under News

Learning how stress interacts with different parts of your body, as well as the many effects stress can have on you are the topics covered in a weekly event presented by the Social Responsibility Committee. “Stress and Your Body” by Professor Robert Sapolsky is aired in the Center for the Advancement of Staff and Student...

Film series gives a view ‘Behind the Hatred’

Sean Thomas, Online Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Students, parents and faculty alike gathered together for the first entry of the spring semester in the Cosumnes River College’s exploring global cultures film series on Feb. 5. Political science and global studies professor Martin Morales presented the film, “Behind the Hatred: Roots of the Conflict” in the L-111 forum....

Healthcare act may hurt more than it helps

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act may end up hurting a portion of those it was intended to help. As the ACA takes effect, geography will play a much larger role in the rates Americans, especially Californians, pay for health insurance. Under the ACA, insurance agencies cannot factor gender or a patient’s...

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ for long running series

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ for long running series

February 28, 2013

Much like Bruce Willis’ acting career, the “Die Hard” movie series just keeps coming back. “A...

Obama’s College Scorecard greeted with mixed reviews

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

February 28, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

The White House released its interactive College Scorecard following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Feb. 12. Obama delivered on his promise for the scorecard that creates a system to rank the educational value of American colleges and universities. However, that is where the problem lies for Los...

Body art does not determine a person’s character

Katana Brown, Connection Staff

February 27, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It’s truly sad that many businesses won’t hire a person due to visible tattoos as if a person who has tattoos defaces the company’s value. Those with tattoos are often intelligent and genuinely good people who just use bolder statements to express themselves creatively. Tattoos can tell stories and create vivid images...

Editorial: Governor’s budget proposal won’t work for community colleges

Editorial: Governor’s budget proposal won’t work for community colleges

February 26, 2013

In his 2013-14 budget, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed the idea to fund community colleges based on the amount...

Academic Integrity is more than not cheating

Academic Integrity is more than not cheating

February 26, 2013

The Academic Integrity Committee is a group of faculty and administrators at Cosumnes River College committed...

Split Decisions: Lifting the ban for women combat roles for the better

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

February 25, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Women are finally getting the recognition that they have been waited centuries for. The fight to have the same rights as men is at the tips of our fingers but there are people questioning a recently passed bill which allows women to serve in combat. The big arguments against the combat bill are hygiene and the integration...

Split Decisions: Women in combat opens Pandora’s Box

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

February 25, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Equality, to be equal, to have the same value.  Men, women, young and old all deserve to be treated equal and have the same opportunities but at the same time, are all able to achieve and excel in the same areas? For example, if 90-year-old seniors felt they weren't equally being hired at banks and managed to pass a bill...

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