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Two CRC students shoot for the stars with NASA

Two CRC students shoot for the stars with NASA

May 4, 2012

Two Cosumnes River College engineering and MESA students are packing their bags and heading to Pasadena,...

Opinion: Patience and knowledge will benefit students in the Freeze

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In light of the recent admissions freeze at California state colleges, many students have failed to look at the bright side of the policy.The policy would waitlist students who apply to CSU’s in the fall and would stop enrollment in the spring 2013 semester. These cost-cutting solutions came in response to Gov. Jerry Brow...

Hawks baseball finish at the top and charge into the playoffs

Hawks baseball finish at the top and charge into the playoffs

May 2, 2012

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. These are words that resonated in the ears of the Hawk...

Editorial: Maloofs break agreement for the new arena

Jon Wilson and Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

April 18, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Fans have endured a lack of commitment from the Kings’ owners–the Maloof family–for over a decade now. The time has come for them to either put up or shut up. In a letter to the Maloofs on April 12, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson expressed his disappointment with the Maloofs for not honoring their verbal agreement,...

Hawks Baseball ready to make playoff run

Hawks Baseball ready to make playoff run

April 18, 2012

Road warriors was the name given to the Hawks by head coach Tony Bloomfield, but the season didn’t...

CRC hosts its annual Gala fundraiser

CRC hosts its annual Gala fundraiser

April 18, 2012

The sound of jazz and the smell of wine filled the air on April 14 at Gala 2012, an annual fundraiser p...

CRC musician dreams of making a living in music

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Filed under Features

The plucking of a guitar string and the singing of a note has always struck a chord with Cosumnes River College student Jake Langstaff. The 18-year-old music major is working his way into the Sacramento music scene and beyond. “My absolute dream would be to make a living in music,” Langstaff said. “I can’t see ...

Cosumnes River College filmmaker inspired at young age by ‘Titanic’

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Filed under Features

Cosumnes River College student Christopher Bruton, 22, has always been inspired by the idea of film and cinema.The directing and writing film major enjoys the process that goes into making a film and wants to make people think. “I can’t draw, so the only way of me being creative is through photography,” he said. “I...

CRC artist draws on multiple subjects for inspiration

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Filed under Features

With every stroke of a pen, Cosumnes River College student Afton Kern slowly creates works of art.The 21-year-old anthropology major uses her art to show a new or different perspective on age-old questions or debates. “There is always something new to be found in art,” Kern said. “People become too fixated on copying othe...

Baseball player will leave mound for mission trip

Baseball player will leave mound for mission trip

March 14, 2012

Cosumnes River College baseball player Austin Ales will take the ultimate leap of faith. The freshman...

Sacramento City College to bring awareness to LGBT issues

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Filed under News

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Friendly Campus Project will hold the first ever LGBT district-wide conference at Sacramento City College on March 16. The meeting will be held in the Student and Cultural Awareness Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. According to the event’s flier, the conference will bring together...

Jeremy Lin: that kid can play

Jeremy Lin: that kid can play

March 1, 2012

“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does...

Opinion: Political Satire

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Seemingly, the use of satire has been a way to make your point known for centuries.From Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” to University of California, Berkley's bake sale incident, satire has been a way to evade the shouting matches and use quiet farce to make their opinion known.This use of comedic wackiness has made its ...

Colleges set to rally against budget cuts in higher education

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

Filed under News

California community colleges and universities are coming together on March 5 for the March in March for Higher Education event to protest against public school budget cuts, according to the event’s website. The protest is a student-driven mass event held annually for the last three years. This year’s march will begin ...

Black History Month celebrates Black women in American history

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Filed under News

Cosumnes River College kicked off its Black History Month celebration in the Recital Hall in front of a crowd of more than 100 people on Feb. 1.The crowd also sang along to “Lift Every Voice” by James Weldon Johnson and listened to a speech by CRC President Dr. Debbie Travis.“I am very pleased to be able to have this cele...

Modern romance: Is technology a friend in your love life?

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 7, 2012

Filed under Features

Cosumnes River College student Joseph Espinoza wakes up every morning to a text from his girlfriend, then rolls out of bed and checks his Facebook feed for any exciting news from his friends. The 18-year-old psychology major sees that his friend changed his relationship status to "in a relationship", and it’s accompanied...

Audio visual technician by day, rock star by night

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

Filed under Features

New Cosumnes River College audio visual technician James Lovett can not only set up any event, but also liven them up with his own music. Lovett was exposed to music at a young age and credits that to his love of music. “Back in those days, parents didn’t use babysitters, so they took you to the bar with them,” Lovett...

Split Decision: Players are the main victims in NBA lockout

Split Decision: Players are the main victims in NBA lockout

November 16, 2011

Let’s get one thing clear, no one wins in a game of millionaires and billionaires. The NBA lockout...

‘J. Edgar’ film sheds light on famed leader

‘J. Edgar’ film sheds light on famed leader

November 16, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio goes back in time and plays the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s first director, J...

Women’s basketball determined to improve from last season

Takara Campbell, Tiffany De Leon, & Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

November 10, 2011

Filed under Sports

Last season the women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a record of 15-13 and ranked 14th in the North Region. However, the team fell short in the first round of the playoffs, losing to San Francisco City College. Yet the Hawks start this season with high hopes. The team will begin the season with the...

Students and union members rally for jobs.

Students and union members rally for jobs.

November 4, 2011

Over 150 students and union members gathered in front of the quad for a rally in support of the Amer...

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