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by Nicole Washington
For most college students, thinking of a family is many years down the road. However, the majority of Americans do end up having families, and it is of vital importance that the American population begin to think about what they want their children to learn, and how they want the school curriculum to be taught to their children. This often involves making one decision out of three options; whether to take the child to public school, private school, or home school. However, there is a new set of rules and regulations for public schools that may change a potential parents view: Common Core. But what makes Common Core different from the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind? According to the US Department of Education, “The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) is a landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools”. Essentially, the No Child Left Behind Act was meant to be a better resource for catching learning disabilities earlier, providing more information on children’s abilities for parents, along with assessing teacher qualifications more closely.
by Rozie Beverly
I must admit, I am a dark chocoholic who enjoys getting chocolate wasted. After running a few miles one morning, I enjoyed my hot cocoa paradise as I watched the clouds pass by. As I took my last sip of the drink, a fascinating question came to me, What are the effects of dark chocolate on the human body; “a guilty pleasure or a fantastic remedy”(Simon)
by Jessica Price
This weekend only, Falcon’s Eye Theatre debuts their biggest – and boldest – production thus far by taking on Spring Awakening, Duncan Sheik and Steven Slaters’ Tony winning triumph of teenage angst. The show, which plays through Sunday in the Harris Center, takes advantage of the large stage by using interesting, slanted sets, bold and colorful lighting, and video projection on screens. This makes the show feel more like a rock opera, which ties in nicely with the edgy music used in the show.
by Alyson Chavez
“If we’re very lucky, once in a generation an unexpected new musical comes along and changes everything. That is the thrilling achievement of Spring Awakening.”- John Heilpern
On December 10, 2006, Broadway was forever changed with the edgy, pop-rock musical Spring Awakening. A musical that follows the lives of young teens through their “thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening” (PLAYBILL), Spring Awakening is bound to relate to audience members in a various of ways.
In the 2007, Spring Awakening took home 8 Tony Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Original Score (PLAYBILL). Spring Awakening played 859 performances before closing on January 18, 2009 (PLAYBILL). Shortly after closing, Spring Awakening went and traveled the US for a highly successful national tour. On the tour, Spring Awakening hit big cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and our nearby city, Sacramento. For those who missed the show the first time around, Spring Awakening is back and playing at the beautiful Harris Center located at Folsom Lake College.
by Nicole Washington/Viki Papadakis
Consumnes River College Event
by Nicole Washington
On March 4th, 2014, there was a screening of Brave Miss World at the Cosumnes River Campus of the Los Rios district. This screening was open to only Cosumnes River Campus students, but the faculty was willing to allow myself and a fellow Talon journalist to watch the screening. It is important for college campuses to express interest in such a prevalent issue because it is something that happens more often than most people would like to think. Below is a quick synopsis of what Brave Miss World is about, but it is highly recommended that you view this documentary on Netflix. I also recommend that students at other campuses, especially campuses within the Los Rios district, attempt to get this documentary screened at their campuses as well.
by Alyson Chavez
As the spring semester is coming to end, college decisions are finally being sent out. Once you get accepted it can be very difficult to narrow down your options. How do you pick a college? Location? Scholarship money? Internship availability? Below are some helpful websites that can assist you in choosing your college!
First and foremost, the most reliable information regarding your possible college will be your college’s personal website. Take some time to go through the website and look at what that specific college has to offer. Typically you will find different pages on your college’s website that can assist you with financial aid, general admission, internship information, FAQ’s, and more. Once you looked at all of your possible future college websites, narrow your choices down to your top two choices. After you have narrowed down your choices, make sure you book a college tour (if you can’t personally visit the college try to look for a virtual tour online--most colleges have them!) and make sure to keep in contact with your counselor (they will be able to assist you with further questions regarding your admission, financial aid, and any other questions you may have).
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