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Gender-neutral bathrooms a step forward for gender equality

LeShea Munoz

March 17, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Gender-neutral restrooms are the hot topic right now. Should anyone, regardless of gender, be allowed to use the restroom of their choice, no matter what anatomical figure is welded on the outside of the door? Beginning in January 2016, some universities such as University of California, Davis have begun to phase out single...

CRC surpasses expectations in spring blood drive

Erica Trujillo, Staff

March 16, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Features, Top Stories

Twice a semester Cosumnes River College holds a blood drive to encourage people to save lives by giving a quick pint of blood and then they can be on their way.  The incentive to donate is usually out of the kindness of a person’s heart and a free t-shirt. Blood Source, the company that hosts the blood drives, came out ...

Whose lives matter?

EJ Aguayo, Editor

March 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The U.S. was founded on principles of theft through the genocide of its natives and the stolen labor of African slaves, but its citizens stand on pledges of freedom, liberty and justice for all who choose to settle on its soil. Depending on the skin color of whom you ask, those promises have been maintained. However, we sti...

Women’s history month begins on campus with a showing of the film ‘East Side Sushi’

Women’s history month begins on campus with a showing of the film ‘East Side Sushi’

March 10, 2016

The Recital Hall was cool and inviting as an audience of students sat quietly in their seats to see t...

Society submits to rape culture

Courtney Fong, Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Rape culture is an environment in which beliefs and practices encourage behaviors leading to rape, normalizing sexual violence. Recently, many have taken a stand to shine light on the issue. At the 88th Annual Oscars Awards Show, Lady Gaga sang “Till it Happens to You” as several survivors of sexual assault, branded w...

Editorial: Students still need free college tuition

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Most students would jump for joy if free community college tuition actually became a reality. Between rent, living expenses and transportation, many people give up on the idea of going to college, believing that incurring debt from tuition costs isn’t worth it. In January 2015, President Barack Obama unveiled the America’s...

‘Triangle’ tells story of labor rights in a new way

‘Triangle’ tells story of labor rights in a new way

March 10, 2016

The campus theatre department is in its final stages of preparation for their new production of “Tria...

Professor offers unique London experience

Professor offers unique London experience

March 10, 2016

Applications for the summer study abroad program are due on March 11. The program gives students a ch...

MLB’s unwritten rules fight against diversity of the game

MLB’s unwritten rules fight against diversity of the game

March 7, 2016

Baseball has been around for ages and under constant change from the color barrier being broken to t...

Women in politics are disturbingly objectified

Courtney Fong, Staff

March 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Women have played an essential role in American politics from the beginning, both behind-the-scenes as influential wives and directly as policy-making senators and governors. But in 2015, only six of the nation’s 50 governors were women, despite the fact that the first female governor took office nearly 100 years ago, acco...

Black History Month ends with recognition and celebration

Kayleen Carter, Staff

March 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Campus Life, Community, Features, News, Top Stories

Cosumnes River College’s annual Black History Month Awards Night was filled with dancing, singing, laughing and celebration as the final event for the month. The awards were hosted by the Black History Month Committee at CRC in the Recital Hall. There were about 60 honorees in attendance along with their family and frien...

CRC Art Gallery gets abstract with new exhibit

Courtney Fong, Staff

March 3, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus Life, Features, Top Stories

The Cosumnes River College Art Gallery reopens for its new art show “Chromatic Distortion” on March 5. The art show will feature abstract paintings from California artists Susan Aulik, Cherie Hacker and Kathleen Thompson. As the art gallery curator, art professor Yoshio Taylor chose the theme of the show, as well as the art...

Counseling office relaunches live chat option

Brennan Smith, Staff

March 1, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Features, Most Recent

Students at Cosumnes River College now have an opportunity to chat with counselors via an online chat room on the CRC Website. Counselor Monica Cranston and human services professor Hoyt Fong said that the counseling department has been testing an online service that would help quickly answer students’ counseling question...

Student artist shows true self in new album

Student artist shows true self in new album

February 29, 2016

“My deepest fear is being average,” is just one lyric that embodies the ideals and lifestyle of up-...

‘Deadpool’ brings hope for better comic-to-film adaptions

‘Deadpool’ brings hope for better comic-to-film adaptions

February 29, 2016

Full of action-packed fun with a side of violence, “Deadpool” kicks off this year’s superhero mov...

Game designer captures natural beauty in ‘Firewatch’

Game designer captures natural beauty in ‘Firewatch’

February 29, 2016

A simply stunning environment and a story that will drive the player to finish the game in one sitti...

The Apple that won’t crack

Matt Johnson and EJ Aguayo

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

News of Apple’s non-compliance to the FBI’s court order to bypass encryption of an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters has caused an uproar, sparking arguments of privacy versus limitations of national security. The case reintroduced a growing debate: should personal privacy be sacrificed in order to satis...

Split Decision: Will a higher minimum wage do more harm than good?

EJ Aguayo and Ashley Navarro

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: EJ Aguayo For many first-timers out in the job market, especially young adults, starting at minimum wage may not seem so bad. The plan is to move up a position or two, savor even the smallest pay raise and to eventually pursue better employment opportunities as that low wage was only supposed to be temporary, jus...

Campus Accredited

Tyler Santana, Editor In Chief

February 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News, Top Stories

Cosumnes River College, along with the other three colleges in the Los Rios Community College District, have had their accreditation reaffirmed from the Accrediting Commision for Community and Junior Colleges. CRC earned its reaffirmation, however, the school is being asked to provide a follow up report with improvements tha...

Scholarship opportunites available on campus

Kayleen Carter, Staff

February 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Every spring, students at Cosumnes River College have the opportunity to apply for scholarships beginning Jan. 4 through March 4. The main requirement in order to apply for a scholarship is that students have to be currently enrolled in six units at CRC, or have completed six units in the time they have attended the college...

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