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Wind in the Willows breezes into first production

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019

“Wind in the Willows” makes its way to the theatre department at Cosumnes River College. This hilarious family show was put together by students of CRC, and is a student ran production, that will have the viewer fawning at Mole and maybe wanting to knock some sense into Toad! Ratty and Mole’s peaceful time i...

Professors retire after dedicating over 20 years to teaching

Lucy Vang, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

After many years of dedication to teaching and being on staff, a few faculty members will be retiring and turning their career over to focus on other aspects of their lives. Professors Lisa Marchand, Steven Coughran, Ellen Arden-Ogle and Christopher Impinna have all taught on campus for over 20 years. ESL Professor Marchan...

April’s last week spotlights awareness for math

Alexandra Trigg, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

The math department has hosted the annual Math Awareness Week since 2015. During the week, students participate in competitive games by solving math problems and get free food and fun prizes. The math department hosted a slew of events including the Math Talks Series: “Why Knot? An Introduction to Knot Theory,” “The M...

Students promote healing after assault

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

A healing circle for sexual assault survivors was held on April 25 in Winn 106, hosted by the Women Escaping a Violent Environment. Los Rios Confidential WEAVE Advocate Emily Zavala-Aguilar said the purpose of the healing circle was to talk with other victims to get past what happened and the aftermath of the assault....

A student participates in the Asian Pacific American Culture Show on April 10. The show was part of other events the campus hosted in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Week.

Class combines Asian culture with entertainment for second annual show

April 25, 2019

The second annual Asian Pacific American Culture Show was held on April 10 in the Winn Center. “A...

Travelling on a budget: a breakdown of do’s and dont’s

Jayson Price, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

There is a bit of a misconception about just how much it costs to travel. If you’re willing to do your research and step outside your comfort zone, however, you can travel on almost any budget. I recently traveled to Thailand and Malaysia with $350 and a prayer and managed to make it out alive. To set you up for success, let's break down ...

Paw-fect stress relief

Michaela Graves, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Warm balls of fluff were sprawled out on the quad, offering support to students who were swimming under the wave of stress on April 3. Therapy dogs from different breeds, including Golden Retrievers and Saint Bernards, came with their owners to help relieve stress from students and staff during midterms and the approaching fin...

‘Unity Day’ gives prominence to idea of community

Tairiq Marshall, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Sponsored by Campus Cultural Competence and Equity Committee, the peer mentors on campus facilitated Unity Day on Friday in WIN-150. The event emphasized self-empowerment and community strength. “Unity Day is a campus event designed to enhance cultural identity, unity, tolerance, with a focus on acceptance and self-a...

What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

March 29, 2019

Recently I’ve been getting the question “how did you grow your followers so quickly?” The first answer...

Local artists display art for campus gallery

“Rest” sculpture by Margaret Keelan

Lucy Vang, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

The art gallery hosted the opening reception for the exhibition “Narrative Expression” on Friday. The...

Club offers support for African American men

Tairiq Marshall, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Starting as a professional development conference amongst junior college board members and administrators, the African-American Male Educational Development club developed a brotherhood and has become a sanctuary for African American males. A2MEND was co-founded by College President Ed Bush and other junior college offic...

The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic provides treatment for sexual transmitted infections as well as prescriptions for birth control, according to the clinic's web page on the school website. The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in OPS 126.

Clinic on campus provides reproductive health services for students

February 6, 2019

The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic began offering its services this semester. The campus Health...

Aspiring student entrepreneur is here to be the change he wants to see

Aspiring student entrepreneur is here to be the change he wants to see

December 11, 2018

At Cosumnes River College, services and opportunities are available to everyone wishing to pursue a hi...

Puente project honors past through celebration

Puente project honors past through celebration

Skyler Maclennan, Connection Staff

November 12, 2018

The Puente Project hosted an event for Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1 in the WINN center 150. Dia de ...

Philanthropy Friends of CRC focuses on increasing a fundraising presence in the community

Philanthropy Friends of CRC focuses on increasing a fundraising presence in the community

Kellie Bevins, Special to The Connection

November 3, 2018

The Philanthropy Friends of Cosumnes River College held an event on Oct. 25 that offered information on ...

Chalk it Up event brings awareness to domestic violence

Chalk it Up event brings awareness to domestic violence

Dario Lizarraga, Connection Staff

October 18, 2018

Women Escaping A Violent Environment set up a table full of cards, pamphlets and information about sexual as...

Student Discounts: What You’re Missing Out

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018

After a few weeks into this semester, students are scrambling to find good deals on college essentials. Luckily, having a student email address gives you the chance to save up. Here’s a roundup of a few: 1. Want someone to look over a paper or take practice quizzes? offers 20 free hours of online tutoring to students at Cosumnes River College in subjects like math, scie...

Meditation space on campus

Nekita Smith, Connection Staff

September 24, 2018

The campus opened a meditation space in spring. It’s a quiet, safe environment for students who wish to reflect, pray and meditate for up to 15 minutes located in the Business Science building, room 144. The campus offers time for individual students up to a group of five to sign up. Any Cosumnes River College student, ...

Daniel Horne performs his avant-garde piece,

Composers ensemble incorporates performance art

May 10, 2018

The Cosumnes River College music department hosted its annual Composers Ensemble on April 23 and May 2....

Student, senior citizens and volunteers work on their exercises and assignments in the cafeteria on April 28.

Writers’ workshop helps people tell their life stories

May 8, 2018

The eleventh annual “Our Life Stories” event on campus invited writers, poets, and published authors to...

Austin Gonzales browses the photo collection by Renne C. Byer, showcasing poverty around the world.

Art gallery hosts exhibit from Pulitzer Prize winner

May 8, 2018

The Cosumnes River College Art Gallery held an opening reception on April 21 to introduce the new exhibit...

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