Staff writer attends Oakland A’s game with COVID protocols

Despite still being in a global pandemic, the Texas Rangers hosted their home opener on April 5 with a sell-out crowd of 38,238 people. This is the first full capacity sporting event during the COVID-19 pandemic, with other Major League Baseball teams having limited numbers of fans in attendance. One of those teams with limited capacity is the Oakland Athletics and I was able to attend a game on April 4 with COVID protocols and limited capacity of fans. To begin with, you could purchase yo

Inside the upcoming fall schedule

After some time of planning, the Los Rios School District has announced that the upcoming fall 2021 semester will be a hybrid schedule, which will allow some classes to be on-ground. The classes that will be able to be on campus for the fall semester include classes that are impossible to convert into remote operations, with the possibility of science labs also being on-ground. “It’s a signal that we’re pivoting from our primary online delivery. What we did in the fall 2020 semester was we h

New contactless lockers bring new benefits for students

Checking out books and obtaining textbooks at Cosumnes River College can now be accessed through special lockers where students can pick up items without coming into contact with anyone. The library has implemented these lockers in partnership with Luxer One, which has been in the locker delivery business for 15 years, according to the Luxer One website. “The lockers allow us to do a contact-free delivery of materials from the library’s collection because we’re not able to access the physica

A plea to bring back sports

While scrolling through Twitter, I came across a high school teammate’s tweet showing his media day picture for a Division I baseball program in Louisiana with a caption saying they’re seven days away from opening day. Although it’s a different state and a Division I program that has more funding to keep players safer than those at a junior college level, it doesn’t change the fact that while they’re on the field, I’ll be sitting at home awaiting a decision whether we are going to play this ye

Reopening committee discusses early steps to return to campus

With campus shut down since March, Cosumnes River College, along with the other Los Rios community colleges, is working on a plan to return to campus for the fall semester. All Los Rios schools have formed a reopening committee as a part of the effort to bring classes back on campus. Theresa Tena, Vice President of Administrative Services, is a part of the reopening committee and she said during the early parts of this process, the committee wanted to hear the concerns of both staff and stud

Netflix’s “Selena: The Series” is lackluster but still has its positives

On Friday, Netflix released “Selena: The Series” which revolves around the early beginnings of the late Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music whose life was cut short in 1995. The most difficult obstacle for this series to get past as for the approval of the public is the many comparisons this series is getting to “Selena: The Movie” which released in 1997 and has generally been well received by viewers. What much of the public is failing to realize, is that this series is not suppos

Spotify’s most-streamed artist globally deserves more praise

Spotify released its 2020 Wrapped on Monday, their annual year in review, and at the top of the U.S most-streamed lists are familiar names, yet there’s one artist that tops them all on the global stage, Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican artist, who is at the top of every category as far as Latin charts go, beats out household names in the U.S such as Drake, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd for the top artists globally, as well as top streamed albums globally for his album “YHLQMDLG”. Benito Antonio Ocasi

Thank you, Maradona

Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. Maradona had recently undergone successful surgery on a brain blood clot in early November and was recovering at home until he suffered a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To those around the world where soccer is much more popular, Maradona is a household name, but to the casual American sports fan, who is Maradona? “El Diego” was simply one of the best

Youth voters set historic highs during the 2020 Presidential Election

During the 2020 Presidential Election, of those eligible to vote between the ages 18-29, 52-55% voted, according to data based on votes counted as of Wednesday from The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement which is a research center on youth civic engagement. This is a jump in youth voter turnout compared to past presidential elections, as in 2016 there was a 45-48% of youth voter turnout for those who were eligible to vote 18-29, according to CIRCLE. With youth

Congrats, Dodgers

In a gritty six game set between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays, the Dodgers brought home the trophy for the first time since 1988, winning Game 6 by a final score of 3-1 on Tuesday. The Dodgers winning the World Series cemented an already happy LA fanbase, as the LA Lakers respectfully won their championship on Oct. 11. The last time both the Lakers and Dodgers won a championship in the same year happens to be 1988, the last time the Dodgers hoisted the trophy. Dodgers right

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