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RASA program presents guest speaker and author Reyna Grande

Sacramento City College’s Retention Advancement and Student Achievement program held an event on April 22 with guest speaker Reyna Grande where she discussed her two recent books and the hardship she has faced in life. Grande is a successful author that wrote “The Distance Between Us” and “A Dream Called Home”. These two books discuss the journey she went through in life,being an immigrant from Mexico and dealing with childhood trauma, to becoming the person she is today. “I had to find a wa

OPINION: The fear of reopening after a pandemic

It’s been a little over a year since the World Health Organization announced that we are in a pandemic and advised us to stay at home. Being at home for a year has caused many to become anxious about getting back to life like before. With schools being shut down for so long and many students adjusting to online learning; there’s a little worry of how things might be after going back to in person learning. A fear that many have about returning to in-person learning would be the chance of cont

Underlying plans for sophomore athletes this upcoming fall

A year has passed since Los Rios sports have been put to a halt, and sophomore athletes across the district have been forced to be in a state of limbo when determining their future, as time to make a decision is winding down. The Connection spoke with sophomore CRC Hawks athletes to ask them about their short-term and long-term plans for their academic and athletic careers. They touch on their plans for the upcoming fall semester, the impact of an extra eligibility year, staying focused in unk

‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’ tells the complex life of Billie Holiday

The biographical-drama film “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” was released on Hulu on Feb. 26, tells the story of Billie Holiday and the many operations the United States government had to stop her from singing her song “Strange Fruit.” Released on Hulu and directed by Oscar-nominated director, Lee Daniels, “The United States vs Billie Holiday” stars singer and actress Andra Day (“Marshall”) as Billie Holiday and actor Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”) as Jimmy Fletcher. Day won her first G

The U.S. is long overdue in an increased minimum wage

The cost of living has increased over the last 12 years, yet the minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 as many Americans are struggling to stay afloat. Since the pandemic hit, many people have lost their jobs and are trying to make ends meet with the small stimulus packages they received from the government. As the cost of living has risen in the United States, many would expect minimum wage to increase as well, yet that hasn’t been happening. The last time the country raised minimum wage was in

Students plan for Valentine’s Day during the pandemic

With Valentine’s Day approaching soon, many people are finding new ways to celebrate the day as they can’t be with family, friends and loved ones in person during this time. In interviews with three people, students have planned different and creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day during the pandemic. “Valentine’s Day is a little different for me as I’m in a long-distance relationship,” said Cameron Jacobs, 19, a history major. “We have to make do with everything online, so my boyfriend