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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

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...

‘Poetic Voices’ marks celebration of black history

'Poetic Voices' marks celebration of black history

Elizabeth Witt, Opinion Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

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

DVD lecture series aims to educate on the effects of stress

Emily Collins, Features Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

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

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

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...

Obama’s College Scorecard greeted with mixed reviews

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

February 28, 2013

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...

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...

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

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

February 25, 2013

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...

Local critic weaves a tale of baseball, jazz and Bruce Springsteen

Local critic weaves a tale of baseball, jazz and Bruce Springsteen

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

February 22, 2013

The quiet atmosphere of the bookstore was broken with the low hum of the refrigeration units and the...

Hookah bar provides friendly staff and variety of flavors for Sacramento night life

Hookah bar provides friendly staff and variety of flavors for Sacramento night life

February 17, 2013

Relaxing atmosphere, great service and affordable hookah are now just a stone's throw away from Cosumnes...

Students benefit from California Dream Act

Students benefit from California Dream Act

February 13, 2013

Undocumented immigrants are eligible for equal financial aid assistance as of Jan. 1. The California...

New California laws protect users of social media

New California laws protect users of social media

February 5, 2013

A pair of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in Sept. 2012 went into effect on Jan. 1, prohibiting colleges...

Pro/Con: Government and guns, an eternal debate

Jonathan Rich & Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

February 1, 2013

By Jonathan Rich Cold, hard steel ejecting copper shells and sending hot lead down range is a thrill and a way of life for most of us Americans who choose to use our right to bare arms. Smith and Wesson, Colt, Kimber and Remington are just a few of the companies that make up a $32 billion industry that supply me with all ...

Returning players key to stronger season for Hawks

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 31, 2013

The Cosumnes River College softball team hopes to go one step further than last year and make it to the regional playoffs. This season, the team has eight returning players, and that’s one thing Head Coach Kristy Schroeder thinks will make a difference from last season. “We had a lot of returners,” Schroeder said....

An Apple a day keeps user away

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

December 15, 2012

Dear Apple, You suck! You tried so hard to be different with your sleek screen and multiple applications that your phone provides but now you’re losing your touch. Android comes out with an upgraded phone and tablet almost every month and now they came out with a phone and tablet that is giving you a run for you money. Don’t...

Ambitious CRC English Professor stands out from the crowd

Ambitious CRC English Professor stands out from the crowd

December 12, 2012

In an office full of life, colorful art decoration and random knick-knacks sporadically placed throughout...

Social media becomes new life line

Social media becomes new life line

December 12, 2012

Twitter was once mainly used for the world to post daily nonsense, obscene pictures and wacky status...

Proposition 30 relieves transfer student concerns

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

Before the passing of Proposition 30, California colleges were facing the stark reality of having to make cuts to classes and teachers with the possibility of already high tuition getting even higher. Yearly tuition is nearing $13,000 for the University of California system and $6000 for the California State University system. Tuition...

As a new year looms resolutions new and old arise

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

December 11, 2012

Every year, when that ball drops at exactly midnight in New York and the old year folds into a new or sometime during the first month or two of the year, many people make those one or few goals called “New Year’s Resolutions.”In fact it is reported 45 percent of Americans make new years resolutions, according to University of S...

Newly renovated stadium begs a big question

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

It doesn’t make sense to have a newly renovated football stadium with no football team of our own to play on it, but that is the case at Cosumnes River College. In fact, the last time CRC had a football team was in 1978, well before most of us were even thought of. That was when CRC was known as the Chiefs, not the ...

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