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Students can now send texts to 911 for emergencies

Crick Fulencheck, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Sacramento Police Department released a feature that allows people to text 911. As of Oct.17, users can send an emergency text when they feel unsafe or unable to call 911. This came as a response to the phone system being down for more than 12 hours on Oct. 11, leaving no way for citizens to contact emergency service...

Sac City College struggles to recover from racist graffiti

Dario Lizarraga, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The month of October saw the Sacramento City College campus facing graffiti incidents that involved derogatory language and symbols, such as racial slurs and swastikas.   Concerns were raised to the college administration at SCC about how the matter was handled, with students protesting on the campus and writing...

Dream Center provides resources for undocumented community

Marysol Olvera, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Dream Center hosted its first ever resource event for undocumented students on campus. The event was on Oct. 11 in the WINN Center and featured booths for different organizations from across the community. “This is the first of many more,” said Oscar Plascencia Mendoza, head event coordinator. “It will take u...

Child development center helps student parents

Max Connor, Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, News

When a student walks onto campus from the parking garage at Cosumnes River College, they pass an outdoor play area often bustling with children laughing and playing but what they don’t see is the relief of parents who are able to attend college because of the subsidized child care they are being provided. Many parents wh...

Professors give historical lecture surrounding the year 1968

Professors give historical lecture surrounding the year 1968

October 4, 2018

Students gathered to join a panel of professors to discuss events that occurred in the year 1968 throu...

New program promises to cover tuition costs for first time students

Dario Lizarraga, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, News

First-time community college students can now have their first year of tuition paid for due to a new state program. The Los Rios Promise Program waives the tuition costs of the first year for new, full-time students. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units and submitted a FAFSA or Dream Act applicatio...

Student delivers lecture on homeless people living in Sacramento

Student delivers lecture on homeless people living in Sacramento

October 3, 2018

A Cosumnes River College student presented a lecture in the WINN Center on homelessness in Sacramento o...

Dream Center offers support for undocumented students

Dream Center offers support for undocumented students

October 3, 2018

The Dream Center is a student service on campus where undocumented students can get resources for immigrati...

Police raise awareness for campus safety

Police raise awareness for campus safety

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinions Editor

October 1, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

The campus hosted an event for National Campus Safety Awareness on Sept. 11. Students and faculty pa...

Guest speaker informs students about human trafficking

Guest speaker informs students about human trafficking

October 1, 2018

Spokesperson Melissa Zapata came to Cosumnes River College to inform a crowd of about 100 people  a...

Governor signs legislation on bail bond reform

Governor signs legislation on bail bond reform

October 1, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation putting California on the forefront of bail bond reformation. Go...

Event raises sexual harassment awareness

Event raises sexual harassment awareness

May 10, 2018

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in the wake of the Iris Perez’s story of being sexual...

Students and legislators take part in walkout at State Capitol

Students and legislators take part in walkout at State Capitol

March 15, 2018

Nearly 300 people including members of the California State Legislature, their staff and citizens young...

African American students honored during awards night

Arnoldo Fernandes, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Filed under Campus, Campus Life, Community, Features, News

Students of African descent were celebrated for their academic proficiency at the Cosumnes River College Recital Hall “Scholars in the Making” event on Feb. 29. Student personnel assistant for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Aujonique Dismukes moderated the 19 Annual Honors & Awards night ceremony honoring...

California recognizes a third gender on official documents

Lola Chase, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

Filed under Community, Issues, News

The state of California passed legislation in October that recognizes a third gender on official identification documents. Residents who identify as nonbinary genders will no longer be obligated to designate themselves as either male or female on birth certificates and identification cards. “It really gives us a lot...

Panel offers tips for success to incoming students

Panel offers tips for success to incoming students

January 10, 2018

Just days before the spring semester began, students and staff came together for Welcome Day on Tuesday. Welcome...

Organizations impart advice on job opportunities and related services on campus

Austin Ramirez, Staff

December 6, 2017

Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency as well as CalWORKS brought their knowledge, wisdom and their drive to help people at Cosumnes River College on Friday. CalWORKS was founded in 1896 and is a program that offers cash aid for men and women with children under the age of 18. SETA has been around since 1978 and...

Increased enrollment bodes well for whole district

Artemus Steele, Staff

December 6, 2017

Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

Over the past few semesters, Cosumnes River College has had a relatively low enrollment rate and it has negatively impacted our campus. However, this semester enrollment is up. Enrollment has improved, but not as much as one may believe “from fall of 2016 to fall of this year we are only up 35 students,” said Kristie ...

Winter clothes and supply drives bring donations to those in need

Victoria Blanco, Staff

November 29, 2017

Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

The nonprofit organization Women Escape A Violent Environment and the Enriched Scholars Program have set up donation drives at Cosumnes River College for the holiday season which will benefit women, men and children affected by violence and foster youth students by providing them with toys and clothing. WEAVE gives an opp...

Political science students volunteer with non-profit organization to provide free legal clinics to those in need

Lola Chase, Staff

November 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News, Top Stories

Several students in the political science department volunteered with a program that assists immigrants in obtaining official legal status in the United States called The Justice Bus. These students primarily act as Spanish-to-English translators for the attorneys and law students working on these pro-bono cases (meaning at...

The Native American Heritage Resource and Education fair showcases culture through ethnic performances

The Native American Heritage Resource and Education fair showcases culture through ethnic performances

November 20, 2017

The Resource Education Fair was the second event held during the annual Native American Heritage Week o...

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