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Student caffeine use delivers mixed results

Steven Bryla, Staff

March 27

Filed under Breaking News, Health, News, Top Stories

There’s no escaping caffeinated beverages like soda and coffee. We are bombarded with advertisements for caffeine products in commercials, radio, billboards and in every college campus across America, including Cosumnes River College with its vending machines, the cafeteria and the Hawks Nest. “With caffeine, we can see it remaining in the body,” s...

Students face increasing stress during finals

Students face increasing stress during finals

December 5

With the semester coming to an end and finals soon approaching, stress levels begin to rise as Cosumnes River College students prepare to ...

Student medical needs are brought to light

Julie Wallinger, Staff

November 16

Filed under Campus, Health, News, Top Stories

Stories of syringes being discarded in the streets and parks have been a popular urban legend for years. But for the custodial staff of a large, public college like Cosumnes River College, improperly disposed of sharps are a very real concern. Sharp waste is defined by Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley as any item that comes...

Campus hires first full-time disability counselor

April 21

Cosumnes River College has hired its first full-time disabilities counselor, Teresa O’Brien. All other Los Rios c...

Academic senate proposes smoking ban

Erica Trujillo, Staff Writer

February 11

Filed under Health, Issues, News

The campus Academic Senate met and proposed a smoking ban for the Cosumnes River College campus on Dec.11 Currently American River College is a smoke-free campus. Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College and CRC have designated smoking areas and any other areas are not permitted.  Sac City College is going smoke-free in the Fall of this year. All ...

Health officials urge flu vaccine

Sean Pastrana, Staff

October 26

Filed under Health, News

Cosumnes River College health officials have urged the student body and faculty to get their flu shots as winter approaches. Flu season is at its peak during the winter months and tapers off until late spring. The vaccine prevents the flu in 50 to 60 percent individuals who get vaccinated, according to a Sacbee article. ...

Abuse of prescription medication for studying carries risk to students

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

April 24

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

As the end of the semester approaches, students are beginning to use various methods to study for finals including the infamous study drug, Adderall. Adderall is an amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is used to treat narcolepsy...

Campus nurse and students talk healthy diets as stroke rates rise in youth

Francisco Rodriguez, Staff writer

March 12

Filed under Campus, Health, Most Recent, News

The stroke rate is rising among young adults, even higher than that of people of advanced age, according to an article from the Sacramento Bee. Statistics show that strokes are declining by more than 25 percent for people older than 45, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, from 1994 through 2007 it is ...

Society’s addiction to technology not limited by age, could be dangerous, study finds

Nicole Goodie, Staff writer

February 28

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Students wandering around, completely oblivious to their surroundings because of smartphones is becoming a common sight on Cosumnes River College’s campus. The grounds are slowly resembling an episode of The Walking Dead. Lookout Mobile Security teamed up with Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research...

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

September 13

Smoking tobacco is one of the leading addictions in today’s world and there have been a variety of...

Loss of sleep may cause greater damage in the long run

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

May 3

Filed under Health, Issues, News

While the health and academic issues concerning college students and lack of sleep, especially when it comes to cramming for exams, are not a new conversation, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on March 18 brings a possible new focus to the issue. According to the new study, done by neuroscientist Sigrid...

The Fantastic 5 brings sustainable food to campus

The Fantastic 5 brings sustainable food to campus

May 2

Five students attending Cosumnes River College had no idea that they would be put into a group that involves...

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

April 28

Seated in a leather arm chair with an area rug and potted plants adding to the atmosphere on the Recital...

Health care deadline passes, students have mixed reactions

Health care deadline passes, students have mixed reactions

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 18

Filed under Community, Health, News

For six months, Americans have heard about The Affordable Care Act almost constantly, and as the cut-off...

Beyond The Smoke

Bobby Bishop and Shafa Ilyas

April 10

Filed under Health, News

When it comes down to it, most stories and rallies focus on the bare basic issue when it comes to cigarettes and marijuana: one’s right to smoke. While the rights that we all have or want are not in question, there is more to consider . Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and diabetes, according...

Drinking games pour their way into the 21st century

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

March 19

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Drinking games have always been popular with the college crowd, and in 2014 it only makes sense that they have found their way onto social media. Neknominate is a social media based drinking competition with a simple basis; you guzzle down your favorite alcoholic beverage and post a video of it on a website like Facebook, T...

Professor ties themes of OneBook to college students and their lifestyles

Professor ties themes of OneBook to college students and their lifestyles

February 8

The Cosumnes River College Recital Hall was filled with students and faculty for philosophy Professor Ri...

New research shows perils of mixing drinks, CRC students and faculty react

New research shows perils of mixing drinks, CRC students and faculty react

February 7

Monster, Rockstar and RedBull are well known energy drinks and have become a common staple in the lives...

Flu season proves to be deadlier than previous years

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

February 6

Filed under Health, News

*Story updated 2/11/2014 to reflect increased amount of flu related deaths*   Sacramento County flu deaths have risen to 24 victims and flu season has only just peaked, according to a press release from the Sacramento Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 5. This year's viruses have hit an unlikely group compared to pre...

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Stacey Marie Harris and Damon Hickman

February 5

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

Surgeon general warning labels on cigarette packs may not be the only thing students on campus will ...

A good night’s sleep on the chopping block amidst the stress of a college life

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

January 23

Filed under Health, News

The hardest part of 19-year-old Michelle Bueso’s day is waking up in the morning. After going through the seven alarms she has set up on her iPhone, she finally rolls out of bed and heads straight to the kitchen to make her first pot of coffee of the day. Eyes heavy and mind foggy, Bueso still can’t get used to the lack ...

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