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The Chiseras, one pictured above, are spirits of the land in the form of rocks that spoke to the character Mary Austin at various points of the narrative. Rachel Dirksen, Taran Bullar and Michelle Nadra wore the costumes for the Chiseras during the performance and moved into different shapes and poses throughout, even becoming living scenery for the characters to move around during certain moments of the production.

Theatre arts department tackles a never before performed show and California water issues

May 6, 2015

For their newest production “The Chisera,” the Cosumnes River College theatre arts department was...

Vet Tech program prepares for pet adoption day

Veterinary tech major Alex Cahill was paired with Cosmo the dog and Annie the cat at the start of the fall semester. Cahill was responsible for training and caring for Cosmo and Annie to prepare them for adoption.

Jasmine Teng, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

Each year the veterinary technology department accepts dogs and cats from shelters to take into their pr...

Interim president attributes his success to luck

Interim President Whitney Yamamura speaks to faculty members and guests at the dedication of the Elk Grove Center in August 2013. As Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning, Yamamura played a key role in the formation of the center.

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Following ex-Cosumnes River College President Deborah Travis’s announcement of her intent to retire...

Members of the Cosumnes River College Veteran's Resource Center had a table in the quad to bring awareness of the services they offer to veterans. Students that attended the fair voted for their favorite club or group, and the VRC received the most votes to win the 2015 Spirit Award and a $250 check on March 25.

Student clubs flock to quad to promote themselves and show spirit

April 2, 2015

Tables lined the quad walkway between the cafeteria and library as members of Cosumnes River College’s...

Cosumnes River College Radio, Television and Film alumni held a panel alongside RTVF Professor Lauren Wagner to discuss career possibilities in the field with current students on March 23.

Professor gathers alumni to share their experiences with current students

March 26, 2015

For all students, regardless of their major, the question of what to do once they've finished their education...

Cash strapped students look for ways to spend thier spring break

Francisco Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Spring Break is around the corner and for college students across the nation it is time for students to travel to places like Cancun or Florida for beaches, drinking and relaxation. For most students though the reality of Spring Break is finding ways to enjoy the time off closer to home. College itself is expensive, sapping...

Members of the Kingdom Builders including founder and President Richard Spark, pictured second on right, meet in the cafeteria on Thursdays to play various strategy games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.

Unofficial club uses board games to build community and heal the mind

March 25, 2015

The word gamer typically brings to mind the image of people sitting at their computer or television, f...

Culinary students get hands on experience through catering

Nicole Goodie, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015

While the main goal in college is to take classes for practical knowledge that will help students obtain their degrees, there is more to the college experience. The Cosumnes River College culinary arts department embraced this as their students prepared lunch for the Future Farmers of America central regional meeting on Feb....

Encouraging and supporting women in the sciences is club’s goal

Jasmine Teng, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Founded to encourage and support women who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math majors and careers, the Women in STEM club entered their second year of existence this semester. The club originally came together in the spring of 2014 thanks to a few generous sponsors who donated money for the club to...

All leaders in their respective careers and fields, six women led a panel for Women's History Month where they spoke with students about their experiences on their career and educational paths on March 9.

Women’s History Month panel offers real talk about careers

March 14, 2015

Cosumnes River College continued their month-long celebration of Women’s History Month with “Real...

Illustrator and former student Robert Love (left) was one of the four artists contacted by art Professor Yoshio Taylor (right) to take part in the third show at CRC's Art Gallery opening on March 6.

The world of comics comes to campus in newest art gallery show

March 8, 2015

While the first two shows of the Cosumnes River College Art Gallery played host to different exhibitions...

Members of the Puente Program are placed into the same classes so that they can build community and for support as they progress through the program and the school.

Program celebrates success after a decade on campus

March 6, 2015

There are various programs local and statewide that aim to successfully help students transfer to four-year...

Jamie Meastas, 22, an undeclared major (left) and 20-year-old cinematography major Yalda Biglari (right) took part in the Muslim Student Association event which included interactive props like the picture frame held by Jamie that allowed students to take a picture of themselves trying on a hijab on Feb. 25.

Club seeks to break stereotypes by bringing global event to campus

February 28, 2015

Cosumnes River College students were presented with a unique opportunity when members of the campus group...

Olha Melokhina, a photography major born in southern Ukraine, was one of the students featured in  photography Professor Patty Felkner’s project “Charting Identities: Homeland, Language and Culture at Cosumnes River College.” Melokhina’s portrait is on display in the cafeteria alongside the rest of the portraits of students and faculty involved in the project.

Professor’s project celebrates campus diversity

February 25, 2015

A simple glance around campus makes it clear why Cosumnes River College was ranked the ninth most di...

Library seeks to reward students for learning

Nicole Goodie, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Walking into a library can be overwhelming when attempting to find a book among the hundreds to thousands that line the various shelves and racks. Even with helpful staff and the computer catalog, it can be quite a task to find what is needed. The Cosumnes River College librarians created the Golden Ticket program to encour...

Black History Month lecture tackles inequality

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

The Sacramento region is well-known for its high levels of diversity. TIME magazine declared it the most diverse city in America in 2002 and Cosumnes River College was ranked the ninth most diverse public two-year college in the nation last year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac. While the city and college are quite ...

Anthropology department holds annual celebration for Darwin

Omar Chan, Staff Writer

February 14, 2015

Faculty and students alike came together as the anthropology department held their annual birthday celebration on Feb. 11 for the man that fathered the idea of evolution through natural selection, Charles Darwin. Darwin is known for formulating his ideas based on his findings in the Galapagos Islands, off the western coast...

President Travis and staff reflect on her tenure as retirement looms

In her tenure as president, Deborah Travis has overseen many of the new construction projects on campus and has spoken at the dedications including for the Elk Grove Center.

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

As students and professors gear up for finals, anticipating a wrapping up of the semester that will...

Guests were able to wander the gallery and gaze at each of the new pieces. One of the bigger pieces
titled “Conversion” was brought in by CRC Adjunct Professor Marcelle Wiggins.

Art gallery’s second showing displays new work from faculty

December 5, 2014

Art is a universal expression and at Cosumnes River College’s second showing in the art gallery, it...

Students gather in celebration of Native American Day

Ryan Mullins, Guest Writer

November 20, 2014

Feathers flashed and twirled about in the Cosumnes River College cafeteria Thursday as the California Miwok Dancers performed their ceremonial dances. Outside, the smell of fry bread tacos rose up from the quad and a line formed stretching around the fountain as students waited to try the free Miwok version of this Native...

CRC’s donation drive collects from students

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014

The season of giving has begun as the Cosumnes River College Social Responsibility Committee kicked off the annual campus canned food drive on Oct. 9. Dedicated to community involvement  and promoting social justice, the SRC collaborates with non-profit and social service organizations said English Professor Heather Hutcheson...

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