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New senate bill proposes partial restoration of funding to DSPS and EOPS

May 4, 2013

Students, staff, faculty and advocates from across the state gathered together at the California State...

Mandated reporting regulation protects minors on campus

Elizabeth Witt, Connection Staff

April 28, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Each year, children under the age of 18 suffer from various types of abuse or neglect at home or in school and in many cases no one is told about it. Sexual harassment or assault, physical and emotional abuse and neglect are all serious issues, but many children will not tell anyone that these things are happening to them ...

Watch what you eat, not your thighs

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

April 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Oh, ever-coveted thigh gap, how you have begun to consume the minds and bodies of women. You know, when you stand with your legs together, but there is nothing but blissful space between your legs. This desire has begun to run rampant in women all over the U.S. with sites dedicated to “the gap” such as The Chive and Twitter. But...

College scorecard takes education a step in the wrong direction

College scorecard takes education a step in the wrong direction

April 27, 2013

Once again, the Student Success Task Force is doing what it does best: attempting to improve community...

Risky lifestyles and apps go hand in hand

Risky lifestyles and apps go hand in hand

April 26, 2013

Life is full of risks and choices that have to be made without knowing the outcomes, but technology has...

For college athletes, time is on their side

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s become an increasingly important question for elite college athletes over the last few years. Should I stay in college to better my craft and risk injury or go pro and make some money, but risk having a shorter career? According to the NCAA, only 1.7 percent of college football players will ever take a snap profess...

Local teacher brings new alternative for Elk Grove youths

Local teacher brings new alternative for Elk Grove youths

Scott Redmond & Oswaldo Guzman, Connection Staff

April 25, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

Finding activities that don't cost an arm and leg is a constant quest for the stereotypical broke college...

Earth week keynote gives a glimpse into the past

Earth week keynote gives a glimpse into the past

April 25, 2013

Two professors from the University of California, Davis, Martha Macri and Bruce Winterhalder, spoke on the...

History professor appointed as Ambassador of Rwanda

History professor appointed as Ambassador of Rwanda

April 19, 2013

-UPDATE: A correction was made to this story on 4/23/2013- In January, history professor Mathilde Mu...

Assembly Bill aims to increase financial aid

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

April 18, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

California community college students struggling with financial aid may soon receive assistance in obtaining FAFSA and Pell Grant funds thanks to a bill recently introduced to the California State Assembly. California Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) has created Assembly Bill 606, a bill that, if passed, would requir...

Admired professor and coach leaves behind legacy as retirement approaches

Admired professor and coach leaves behind legacy as retirement approaches

April 15, 2013

Over his 41 years at Cosumnes River College, kinesiology professor Travis Parker has pushed students...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CRC honors students during Black History Month

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

March 22, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

As Black History Month came to an end, it was only natural that focus shifted to honoring the next generation and their accomplishments Cosumnes River College celebrated their 14th Annual Honors Program by recognizing outstanding students of African descent with the grade point average of 3.1 or better, according to the even...

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