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ASG performs ‘Thriller’ dance to promote Halloween on campus

ASG performs ‘Thriller’ dance to promote Halloween on campus

October 31, 2011

Zombies took the fountain stage on Oct. 26 at noon promoting Cosumnes River College’s Associated Student...

‘The Thing’ prequel lacks any originality

‘The Thing’ prequel lacks any originality

October 19, 2011

The daunting task of recreating the amazingly dreadful terror of “The Thing” unfortunately fails...

Tumblr blog becomes a driving force in Occupy Protests

Varsha Narayan, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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In recent years, we have seen various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter being used to raise awareness about various political protests and movements. We saw Twitter play a huge part in Iran’s Green movement and Facebook play a even bigger role in Egypt’s uprising. Popular blogging site Tumblr is now...

Trader Joe’s makes eating on a budget easy and affordable

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

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The Extended Opportunity Program and Services at Cosumnes River College is conducting a workshop series on Friday afternoons this Fall. They invited Trader Joe’s to speak on Friday October 7. “Trader Joe’s is here to let people know that it’s not too expensive to shop at Trader Joe’s.” said EOPS counselor Jackie...

Lack of sleep contributes to student health decisions

Maggie Cabrey, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

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From late nights of finishing papers and 32 ounce coffee drinks, the stressful life of a college student can often lead to bad habits that can be detrimental to ones health. “I drink a lot of coffee,” said Shirley Ann Jitarun, a 27-year-old political science major. “First I’m used to it. Second it keeps me alert...

Google plus enters the social networking world

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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With the emergence of popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Google has launched a social network of its own in hopes of dominating the social media world. Google Plus is the new face of social media. It allows users to communicate with others, share photos and use Google’s search engine all at the...

Cyber plagiarism rises among college students

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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“Cyber-Plagiarism” is a growing problem on college campuses across the United States. Many school presidents, professors and students attribute the use of technology as a contributing factor, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. Cyber-plagiarism is defined as “copying or downloading in part, or in their...

Professor and theater department bring grim twist to fairytale opera

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Some students may have taken a music class or two from music professor Kurt Erickson, but what many may not know is that he recently wrote an opera. The opera will be coming to Cosumnes River College the spring 2012 semester and is entitled “What Your Parents Don’t Want You to Know… (About Fairytales).” It is based...

Student run journal provides information on global events

Julian Ramos, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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While shrinking school budgets are continuously limiting classroom experiences, students at Cosumnes River College are creating their own opportunities through the journal “Globus Mundi.” As a product of the global studies department, “Globus Mundi” is a student operated academic journal covering current international...

’50/50′ puts a new twist on a typical cancer film

Varsha Narayan, Connection Staff

September 29, 2011

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Films centering around cancer and death usually produce more tears than they do laughs. However, “50/50” is not about the tears and the sentiment, it’s about finding humor during dark times.50/50 is an autobiographical story based on the experiences of Will Reiser, a producer on HBO’s Da Ali G Show and VH1′s Best Week...

Abroad program gives students a once in a lifetime oppurtunity

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

September 29, 2011

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Studying abroad has been described as a life changing experience and a opportunity one simply cannot pass up. However, studying abroad is something that many students dream of, but only few actually get to do.Each semester, a different school in the Los Rios district gets an opportunity to host a study abroad trip. This seme...

Lack of sleep affects student health habits

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

September 23, 2011

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From late nights of finishing papers and 32 ounce coffee drinks, the stressful life of a college student can often lead to bad habits that can be detrimental to ones health. “I drink a lot of coffee,” said Shirley Ann Jitarun, a 27-year-old political science major. “First I’m used to it. Second it keeps me alert in the...

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

September 21, 2011

The newly renovated Cosumnes River College cafeteria, also known as the Rio Bistro is back and creating...

Online health magazine provides students with health and nutrition tips

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

September 21, 2011

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The college experience comes with more than just long hours of studying and partying, unfortunately students face health concerns such as anxiety, fatigue, unhealthy nutrition or the ever-lasting cold. However, with Student Health 101 students can be prepared and better their knowledge of a variety of health concerns. “Studen...

Composer’s Collective inspires future composers

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 15, 2011

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Students met for a musical presentation and orientation for the Composer’s Collective, a meeting of the minds for composers and vocalists put on by the Cosumnes River College Composition Club, at CRC on Aug. 31 introducing Ann Moss. Faculty advisor, Kurt Erickson, and Ann Moss, soprano and guest Artist in Residence from ...

Record amount of students enter textbook scholarship drawing

Record amount of students enter textbook scholarship drawing

September 15, 2011

Many students endured the sun during the Textbook Scholarship Drawing, waiting and hoping to be one of...

Student textbook exchange saves students money via Facebook

Holly Sanderson, Connection Staff

September 1, 2011

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There are numerous equations which factor into the obstacles the average college student faces.  Students not only are required to divide their time wisely between studies, social life and work in order to succeed, but must also face the pressures of affording an education. Affording a class does not stop at paying for the ...

Hungry Hawk accommodates students’ busy schedules

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

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With many Cosumnes River College students having busy schedules, it’s important that they are aware of the on-campus options to quench their thirst and feed their hunger. One of those options is the Hungry Hawk. The Hungry Hawk is the CRC food truck that’s located between the campus police building and gymn...

Students experiment with new technology

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

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It’s the start of the college year and many students have purchased or decided whether a laptop or a tablet will accompany them throughout the semester. Laptops are full powered computers that are portable, have full screens and keyboards. They hold a larger amount of storage and memory space, but this can cause a shorter...

Hip-hop kings return to the “Throne”

Hip-hop kings return to the “Throne”

August 29, 2011

If you reserved your excitement to avoid disappointment for the highly anticipated  Jay Z and Kanye...

CRC weathers 40-years of change

Daniel Newport, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

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A lot has changed from the 70’s. From the Bee Gees, The Flock of Seagulls, and to Nirvana, American culture has developed in a kaleidoscope of variety. A huge green movement sparked in the ‘70s, and causing more people to become more environmentally friendly, carrying on through the ‘80s and ‘90s and really paralleling...

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