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Local podcaster sheds light on Sacramento area and national success stories

“Strayt Talk with Strayhand,” hosted by Oddie Strayhand, is a weekly podcast series based in Elk Grove, Calif. The podcast aims to highlight local and national athletic and business success stories and is currently streaming in 14 countries.

Austin Scott, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

As the pandemic carried on and sports were put on pause, an Elk Grove resident was tired of all the negativity...

Theatre Department recognized at Elly Awards

The Theatre Department was nominated for two

Jacob Peterson, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

The Theatre Department was nominated for several 2020 Elly Awards, which were presented by the Sacramento...

2020 Emmy awards discussion panel with Professor Wagner and Professor Wadenius

September 18, 2020

Radio, TV and Film Professor Lauren Wagner and Film and Media Studies Professor Adam Wadenius join Connection...

Campus clubs adapt to distance learning

Miguel Polanco Barrios, Connection Staff

September 16, 2020

Despite Cosumnes River College offering classes remotely this term, campus clubs continue to recruit and find new ways to navigate through the new normal. Clubs this fall semester have had to adapt to distance-learning by meeting over zoom and using social media as a primary tool for recruitment. “Our recruitment period...

‘In the Studio’ series presents ‘Raise Your Voice’

The Sep. 11 entry in the music department's weekly

Asyah Zamani, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

The Cosumnes River College Music Department’s “In the Studio” series presented an open mic event...

Los Rios district strives to help students with medical and mental health amid trying times

Sherlyn Garcia, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

The Los Rios District has partnered with Campus.Health by TimelyMD to provide free, around-the-clock care for students with medical or mental health concerns via a web-enabled device, according to the Los Rios Community College District. This resource is accessible to all students that are a part of the Los Rios Health Services...

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return to the roles of Bill and Ted, respectively, for the first time in nearly 30 years. Released to audiences on Aug. 28, the movie sees the now adult duo take on one more adventure through time.

‘Bill & Ted’s’ most excellent sequel

September 9, 2020

After almost 30 years, the Wyld Stallyns have finally returned for “Bill & Ted Face the Music,”...

Courses for medical fields offered on campus, adapt to new procedures

Austin Scott, Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

Although most courses are remote this semester due to COVID-19, the Emergency Medical Technology and Medical Assisting programs will both offer on-campus classes this fall, with many changes and procedures to follow, said Public Information Officer Kristie West. Emergency Medical Programs Director Matthew McHugh said there...

Music department launches weekly ‘In the Studio’ series

Staff writer Asyah Zamani joins in on Fridays “In The Studio” Zoom event featuring music instructor Dr. Derek Keller. In the event, Keller talks about different digital ways students can present audio for the best possible quality.

Asyah Zamani, Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

The Cosumnes River College music department held its first-ever weekly series, “In the Studio,” fe...

With the fall semester being fully online, professors and students will be utilizing both Canvas and Zoom. Over the summer, some professors had to familiarize themselves with both platforms.

Instructors prepared for fully online semester

August 26, 2020

For many instructors at Cosumnes River College, the prospect of taking a traditional face-to-face class...

‘An American Pickle’ becomes first original HBO Max movie

August 19, 2020

HBO Max released their first original movie, “An American Pickle,” which stars comedy heavyweight...

Michelle Obama tells her story in Netflix Documentary

Michelle Obama tells her story in Netflix Documentary

May 18, 2020

Holding a position as prestigious as President of the United States is a job so rare, dynamic and so a...

Online workshop held to help students apply for food assistance

Robert Rincon, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Assistant Manager of Calfresh Outreach Erika Ledbetter, held an online virtual meeting on May 6 showing Cosumnes River College students how to apply for CalFresh (EBT) benefits. Along with answering questions towards the end of the meeting. CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps provides monthly allotments for food purchases to...

Eleven students, including Nicholas Radke and Tim Dimal, received awards for their work. Their photos were chosen for an exhibition entitled

Students photographs are chosen for an exhibit at Crocker Art

May 12, 2020

A select amount of photography students at Cosumnes River College had their work displayed at the Cro...

Cosumnes River College Department Chair of Counseling and Professor Ray Mapeso shares this photo of him from a hiking trail in New Zealand called the Milford Track. In total, it was a 70-mile hike and it took a total of four days.

Counselor and professor’s perseverance creates happiness for himself and others

May 12, 2020

With the current pandemic creating what many consider a setback or a pause, current Cosumnes River C...

Due to the pandemic, face-to-face classes have been suspended. Communication classes are now working remotely from home and use Zoom to continue their work. Zoom is used to give live presentations to continue the public speaking assignments.

Communications classes adapting to remote-operations

April 28, 2020

Students at Cosumnes River College have been studying remotely for over a month now as the campus suspe...

Games to play during the shutdown

Games to play during the shutdown

April 21, 2020

It’s been nearly a month since the initial stay-at-home order for Sacramento County was put in place on Marc...

Netflix documentary becomes social media hit during virus outbreak

Netflix documentary becomes social media hit during virus outbreak

April 13, 2020

One of the top ten shows currently trending on Netflix is known as “Tiger King” and the short series di...

Student reporter Mason White, captures what the newsroom looks like during this pandemic on April 6. White shows that they are practicing social distancing while working.

Los Rios student reporter endures news station changes amid coronavirus

April 6, 2020

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, many journalists, producers, reporters and news stations wor...

Alumni of Cosumnes River College LeShea Munoz shares a photo of the streets of South Korea. Every person in sight is wearing a face mask when they go out for their essential needs.

Alumna shares her experience of coronavirus response in South Korea

March 30, 2020

Hoping to secure a teaching position and to call South Korea home, a former Cosumnes River College s...

The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ lands at No.1 on Billboard 200

Chris Woodard, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Abel Tesfaye of Toronto, known to many as Grammy-award-winning artist, The Weeknd, released his fourth album, “After Hours,” on Friday, almost four years since his last full-length album, “Starboy.” In the four years since “Starboy,” he released a small EP titled “My Dear Melancholy,” and was featured on many h...

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