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Editorial: Students, ready yourself for success in community college

May 2, 2012

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When California community colleges first opened their doors in 1967, their mission was to "admit any California resident with a high school diploma or the equivalent and may admit anyone who is capable of profiting from the instruction offered," according to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website. Yet...

CRC tennis ‘goddess’ swings into number one position with 5-3 record

CRC tennis ‘goddess’ swings into number one position with 5-3 record

March 29, 2012

The women’s tennis team slices, rallies and lines up to run around the net and hit the ball back...

Community colleges face ‘February Surprise’ budget crisis

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Filed under News

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...

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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

Former CRC President passes away

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

Filed under News

The longest serving Cosumnes River College President, who served from 1984 to 1995, passed away at the age of 72 on Feb. 17. Dr. Marc Hall had been the executive vice chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District when he became the CRC’s interim president, before the position was made official, according to an ...

Women’s tennis hopes to improve with new players

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

Filed under Sports

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...

John Green delivers another faultless book

John Green delivers another faultless book

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 25, 2012

Filed under Features

“The Fault in Our Stars” is young adult author John Green’s fourth solo book. After reading it, I c...

Glitz and glamour have taken over news worthy stories

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

December 5, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Top news is no longer what’s the timeliest, the most relevant or the most impactful. Nowadays top news deals with whatever is flashiest, sexiest and can sell the most. On my Yahoo home page I have a featured news widget and top stories boxes. The featured news is the one that includes a scroll box with stories and pictures....

Power outage on campus limits disabled student’s access

Cory Fong, Johny Garcia, Holly Sanderson & Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

November 9, 2011

Filed under News

Power went out on campus at approximately 3 p.m. for about 50 minutes on Wednesday. All of Center Parkway lost power after a transformer blew, Cosumnes River College officials confirmed from SMUD. Initially, the CRC staff was waiting to see if classes were to be cancelled due to estimates that power wouldn’t be available...

Split Decision: Con – Societal pressures lead to dropouts

Split Decision: Con – Societal pressures lead to dropouts

November 2, 2011

The idea that community colleges should be rewarded or punished for anything is outlandish. When talking...

Split Decision: Short term costs equal long term benefits

Split Decision: Short term costs equal long term benefits

October 19, 2011

After the DREAM Act was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, a wave of anger started to creep over many college...

Split Decision: Higher education in the wrong direction

Split Decision: Higher education in the wrong direction

October 19, 2011

A new bill will qualify immigrant students for California grants and community college fee waivers. Gov....

Occupy Sacramento Protests Continue Despite Arrests

Johny Garcia & Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 8, 2011

Filed under News

Students and citizens gathered in Cesar Chavez Park to continue to protest the wealth gap in America on Oct. 7. The protest was based on the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York, which is an ongoing movement to “end the corruption of our democracy,” according to a page on Adbusters, a not-for-profit activist site. Pr...

Campus smoking policy has students divided

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Filed under News

Since the beginning of the semester, students who light up have been asked to move into designated smoking zones. The new smoking policy was put into place by the Smoking Guidelines Implementation Task Group. The rule for smoking 30 feet from any building has been changed to allow smoking in designated areas only, according...

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