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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...

Hawks lose two games to Santa Rosa in error-laden doubleheader

Hawks lose two games to Santa Rosa in error-laden doubleheader

March 23, 2013

The Cosumnes River College softball team suffered from several fielding errors and dropped both games...

Freshman pitcher leads Hawks past Diablo Valley

Freshman pitcher leads Hawks past Diablo Valley

March 17, 2013

As the north wind began to pick up and the dirt in the infield whisked around the players’ eyes, Cosumnes...

English professor brings unique approach to campus

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

March 16, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

A civil rights activist, a staple in the global films series and a member of the teacher’s union are all things that were used to describe English professor Linda Sneed. But her colleagues agreed that she is more than that. A part-time instructor at Cosumnes River College since 2003, Sneed has brought a new approach...

Hawks walk off a winner in the 10th

Hawks walk off a winner in the 10th

March 3, 2013

The Hawks’ baseball game against the Ohlone College Renegades became an all-out pitching duel that...

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...

Boy Scout’s progress is not so progressive

Zach Hannigan, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Progression is a word usually reserved for politics, but in the case of the Boy Scouts of America organization, it could be the very word that saves them. The BSA national board is considering lifting the ban on gay scouts and leaders and allowing local organizations to decide on the issue for themselves. The organization’s...

Scholarships aim to help students’ financial woes

Zach Hannigan, Editor-In-Chief

January 28, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

Scholarship season has begun at Cosumnes River College and will run until March 8, according to the school’s website. The campus is offering 91 scholarships in total, which will be given to students on criteria such as GPA, number of units enrolled or completed and major, said Administrative Assistant Robin Montanez, who...

The throne belongs in Sacramento

The throne belongs in Sacramento

January 28, 2013

These are troubling times in the kingdom, troubling times indeed. Adrian Wojnarowski, a NBA columnist...

The curious case of the Sacramento Kings

Zach Hannigan, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s a Wednesday night in December in the outdated “Arco Power Train Pavilion,” close to 12,000 fans are watching their Sacramento Kings take on the Toronto Raptors. Banners of glories past hang in the rafters, a once proud and vibrant franchise has been reduced to one of the NBA’s worst teams. The fans and players...

Editorial: Proposition 30 is a saving grace for community colleges

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2012

Filed under Editorials

It is well known that the budgets of California colleges have been declining since the recession hit in 2007.But there is something we can do to stop that downward spiral.A yes vote on Proposition 30 is a yes vote for yourself and for the future of community colleges.By raising the state sales tax a quarter of a penny and inco...

Proposition 34 just makes sense for California

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Both are sayings that we are familiar with and commonly use ourselves. But what if you were given a chance to put your money where your mouth is? Proposition 34 asks Californians to repeal the death penalty as the maximum punishment for...

Proposition 32 limits payroll deductions for political funding

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

Filed under News

Some are calling it the end of the middle-class, while others call it political reform and the end of special-interest spending. The passage of Proposition 32 would prohibit unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes and would change the state campaign finance laws, according to the California...

Hawks soccer player displays leadership through passion for the game

Hawks soccer player displays leadership through passion for the game

October 2, 2012

There is one word that encompasses Rachel Dube’s focus as soccer team captain this season, that word...

Community college athletics deserve more attention

Community college athletics deserve more attention

October 2, 2012

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a lockout is the withholding of employment by an employer...

Dr. Brice Harris named California Community College Chancellor

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

Filed under News

Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brice Harris was unanimously selected by the Board of Governors today to serve as the 15th chancellor of the California Community College system. Harris is now in charge of a 112-college system, the largest system of higher education in the country. “Brice Harris is t...

New CRC dean, Torence Powell, shares his personal connection in his leading role

Ashley Boucher, Features / Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2012

Filed under Features

A once “knucklehead kid” who first arrived at Cosumnes River College intimidated, Torence Powell found his way back to the college that pushed him towards the right path. Even with a supportive family to go home to each day, Powell had managed to get into trouble as a kid. “In the 90s, it was pretty bad,” Powell s...

Tony Bloomfield: Our intention is never to make pro baseball players

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 20, 2012

Filed under Sports

“Play every day like it’s your last.” These are the words that baseball’s head coach Tony Bloomfield instilled in his players at the beginning of last season. A season that would bring Cosumnes River College its first state championship in one of the hardest ways possible. The Hawks never played a home game...

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 4, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

When reports surfaced of San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera’s drug use, the baseball world...

Major League Soccer: Missed markets and poor scheduling is hurting growth

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 27, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

The cheers of over 75,000 strong can be heard throughout Manchester, England on any given Saturday. There is a certain passion and electricity in the air. Old Trafford is packed with thousands of Red Devils fans cheering on their beloved Manchester United. Across the pond, on a very similar Saturday night there is only a...

Hawks baseball wins 2012 California Community College State Championship

Hawks baseball wins 2012 California Community College State Championship

May 20, 2012

The baseball team completed their mission May 20 in Bakersfield, winning Cosumnes River College’s...

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