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Event focuses on the ethics of having children

Mariana Sanchez, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Cosumnes River College will be having their 14th annual Fall Ethics Symposium partnering with Sacramento State University on Nov. 18 to 19. The year’s symposium will discuss the political, economic, ethical and legal issues regarding the decision to have and raise children.  “The Fall Ethics Symposium is the resu...

Symptoms of being overworked cause students to feel burned out

Symptoms of being overworked cause students to feel burned out

November 5, 2019

One of the issues currently faced by college students across the country is the symptoms of burnout synd...

Revisions to homeless bill highlight several concerns, pushing back its implementation

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Assembly Bill 302, sponsored by Assemblymember Marc Berman in January, would allow homeless college students who are enrolled and in good standing to park and sleep in their vehicles overnight. However, changes to the bill have prolonged the process, according to a Sept. press release.  AB 302 would have, in its previous form, pr...

Health Services office provides free flu shots

Jacob Peterson, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With fall in full swing and the weather getting colder, the Health Services office is offering flu shots for free to students. The supplies for the shots are limited, with Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley saying she has reached out to the Allied Health program, which includes the EMT and medical assisting programs, to have more shots available. ...

Distance Education Coordinator receives national award

Distance Education Coordinator receives national award

October 21, 2019

The Distance Education Coordinator on campus was one of the six national winners to receive the Educator...

District allows students to use preferred names on college records

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Los Rios students can use their preferred names in addition to their legal ones this semester. The change, which Public Information Officer Kristie West said was adopted by the district in the spring, will allow students to use their preferred names on documents and records such as class rosters, eServices, Canvas and the...

Down to the Minute: Efforts to teach incarcerated students through grant and web feature to filter classes

Cameron Werblun, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

At the Academic Senate meeting on Friday, updates were given on the implementation of Guided Pathways as well as the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Student Grant. The meeting was led by Senate President Gregory Beyrer, with others giving updates.  Communications Professor Georgine Hodgkinson said that Ca...

Certificate presents new teaching opportunities for music students

Certificate presents new teaching opportunities for music students

September 30, 2019

A brand new Independent Music Instructor Certificate is now being offered by the Music Department.  D...

Campus food pantry offers fresh produce

Campus food pantry offers fresh produce

September 28, 2019

The Hawk Spot food pantry has started offering fresh produce this semester, said Oscar Mendoza Plascencia, ...

Free speech tactics by group crosses boundaries, says faculty

Free speech tactics by group crosses boundaries, says faculty

September 24, 2019

Required by law, the college and the Los Rios district as a whole permits free speech to take place on al...

Event highlights study abroad programs outside the U.S

Event highlights study abroad programs outside the U.S

September 16, 2019

Students filled up the Orchard Room inside the cafeteria on Sep. 4 as information on Los Rios studyin...

Newsom visits campus to talk to students

Newsom visits campus to talk to students

Kellie Bevins, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited campus on Aug. 27 following the newly-enacted Assembly Bill 2, ...

Fight against gender pay gap highlights race and ethnicity as contributing factor

Tairiq Marshall, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019

As the conversation for women’s equal rights continues following the Equal Rights Act’s congressional hearing on April 30, the gender and racial pay gap in California still persists and continues to be a subject of discussion. “League of Legends” developer Riot Games firmly stated on Thursday that employees should g...

Suspect injures student in physical altercation

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

An unidentified suspect injured a male student on the light rail platform on Tuesday at 3:03 p.m. The student, who was approached by the male suspect, got into an argument with the suspect before he was punched in the face and fell to the ground bleeding, according to a Cosumnes River College crime bulletin. “If possib...

Organization plans to address issue of homelessness on campus

Blynn Beltran, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Homes for Hawks is a student-led project that aims to help homeless students on campus. The project was originally founded in the fall of 2018 by Cosumnes River College’s Peer Mentoring Program. “The main objective of this project is to become the housing resource hub to current and future students at CRC,” acc...

Gas prices continue to rise

Halimah Edais, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Since mid-February, gas prices have reached a record high all around the United States, up more than 20 cents a gallon in the first month. California gas prices have reached four dollars, which is currently the highest price in the country, according to gas price watching site Gasbuddy. “I don’t even want to driv...

Bill does not permit abortion pills on community colleges

Michaela Graves, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

California Senate Bill 24, which would allow University of California and California State University students access to medical abortion pills, was passed on April 8. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva on  December 3, would require each student health care service clinics on a CSU or UC campus to o...

What will stop consumers from buying soda?

What will stop consumers from buying soda?

May 13, 2019

Dr. Pepper’s limited dark berry-flavored soda was the latest craze to hit the market on April 25, ...

Use of social media may be linked to depression

Use of social media may be linked to depression

May 10, 2019

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated in a recen...

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...

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