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Northern Californians share a celestial event

Northern Californians share a celestial event

May 20, 2012

A rare annular eclipse dimmed the skies of Northern California on May 20. It could be viewed in North...

Opera comes to CRC and brings lots of laughs

Opera comes to CRC and brings lots of laughs

May 8, 2012

For the first time in the 18-year history of theater at Cosumnes River College, an original Opera by a C...

Retired CRC physics professor dies

Retired CRC physics professor dies

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

May 2, 2012

Filed under News

George “Jorge” Knott, former professor at CRC, died Sunday evening while swimming with a friend at...

Don’t let tragedy decide for you, become a donor

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

May 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Most people don’t realize that upon their death, they can save or help as many as 50 lives. They can donate their organs and tissues when they die. They can even be a live donor of a kidney or a part of their liver, pancreas, lung or intestine in addition to stem cells, marrow, platelets, whole blood and blood products, a...

Opinion: Judging based on behavior not all bad

Opinion: Judging based on behavior not all bad

April 18, 2012

Many Americans still judge people by the color of their skin and furthermore, people judge others based...

Spring finals, summer session, fall semester and beyond at CRC

Spring finals, summer session, fall semester and beyond at CRC

April 18, 2012

It’s mid-April and students are already on the home stretch to summer vacation and planning for the fall...

Editorial: Progress at CRC means sacrificing a few trees along the way

Editorial: Progress at CRC means sacrificing a few trees along the way

March 29, 2012

Progress: a word Americans love. Progress spurs colleges, builders and architects to construct and...

Diary of a Pinterest adventurer

Diary of a Pinterest adventurer

March 29, 2012

On March 5, I submitted my request for an invitation to Pinterest, a relatively new social networking site, and started lookin...

Opinion: Knowledge is power when it comes to violence in our schools

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Violent crimes in schools haven’t gotten worse, they’ve only gotten more attention, which is a step in the right direction. From third graders bringing handguns to class for protection to teens opening fire on a crowd of students they were having issues with, students are using violence and guns to solve their problems. A...

I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Filed under Features

All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad bar at a bargain price is the draw to Pizza Pleezz, a family restaurant...

Softball openers leave room for improvement

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

February 9, 2012

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College softball team kicked off the 2012 season on Feb. 4 at home against the San Jose City College Jaguars in a doubleheader. The day’s weather was in the low 60’s and about 70 people came out to see the first softball game of the season. Hawks’ freshman shortstop Alissa Greenhaw was the lead-off batter...

Hawks softball ready for the season

Hawks softball ready for the season

February 8, 2012

Softball season at Cosumnes River College began Feb. 4 with a doubleheader at home against San Jose City College. The team has been training since the...

Zero waste event a step towards campus sustainability

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staf

February 7, 2012

Filed under Features

Cosumnes River College held the pre semester convocation, a faculty meeting for professors, faculty and staff on the Jan. 13. Food was served and everyone spent the day being educated. “Working together, we made history within our district yesterday,” Geography professor Debra Sharkey said. “We completed the first kno...

“Woman in Black” a Radcliffe step in the right direction

“Woman in Black” a Radcliffe step in the right direction

February 7, 2012

Before I saw "The Woman in Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe, I was referring to it as Harry Potter 8. A...

Students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22, 2012

Over 300 people gathered on Jan. 19 in the Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College to celebrate the life...

Men’s basketball ready to step up in James Clark Invitational

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection staff

December 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball season has just begun, and with three wins and three losses, they have learned a lot about themselves in a short amount of time. The team practices every weekday. The coaching staff has been studying footage of their games and reassessing coaching strategies. “They’re...

Men’s basketball hoping to improve in James Clark Classic

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball season has just begun, and with three wins and three losses, they have learned a lot about themselves in a short amount of time. The team practices every afternoon. The coaching staff has been studying footage of their games, reassessing coaching strategies. “They’re not making...

Students engage in various Thanksgiving traditions

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

Filed under Features

Holiday decorations are popping up in every neighborhood as students at Cosumnes River College anxiously await the four day Thanksgiving weekend. Many students said they are looking forward to watching football, pigging out, drinking beer and doing absolutely nothing. CRC students interviewed said they don’t have the logistical issu...

Mandatory drug testing at some colleges

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

Filed under News

Students at Linn State Technical College in Missouri submitted to a professionally administered urine test and paid a non-refundable $50 to do so, becoming the first students required to take a drug test at a public 2-year college in order to attend. Students had no complaints about the testing and half of the 1,176 stude...

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...

New operation hours for Hungry Hawk and Java City

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

Filed under News

Java City and Hungry Hawk will have new hours. Starting Oct 24, Java City will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, said Rose Hickok, the new supervisor of the Rio Bistro Cafe. The Hungry Hawk will be closing on Oct 24 for the winter. Kristi Phillips, barista, reminded...

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