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People stand in silence on the steps of the Capitol during National School Walkout.

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

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

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...

English Professor David Weinshilboum advises to students on what to expect for class for the upcoming semester on Jan. 9.

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

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

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

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 21, 2017

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 Rocha family performs for attendees of the Resource and Education Fair on Nov.15, the second event during Native American Heritage Week.

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

November 21, 2017

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

Ethics symposium to bring discussion on the ethics of freedom of speech to CRC

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff

November 20, 2017

The 12th annual Ethics Symposium will be held on Nov. 20 and 21, where students and professors will discuss possible limitations on freedom of speech on college campuses and the ethics of stating your opinion. An annual collaboration between Cosumnes River College and Sacramento State University, the symposium promotes a diff...

Single-use restrooms relabeled as gender neutral under new legislation

Victoria Blanco, Staff

November 6, 2017

All single-user restroom facilities in any public place are required to have signs changed and identified as gender neutral due to a new law passed in California this year. The Equal Restroom Access Act, which was passed March 1, states that all single-user restrooms must be gender inclusive. The state acknowledged people who ...

Hawk Spot continues to aid students in its second year

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff

November 6, 2017

Since August of 2016, the Hawk Spot has been offering a helping hand by providing students with the basic necessities they need such as food and toiletries. Through signing an intake form, students that are enrolled at Cosumnes River College qualify to use the pantry on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 2 to 4 p.m at T-111 for a...

Online Education Initiative to be adopted by CRC

Shannon Rusche, Editor

November 6, 2017

The Online Education Initiative, a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges to increase student access to and success in online courses, was reviewed at an Academic Senate Meeting on Oct. 13, allowing the school to move forward in adopting the OEI Exchange. The initiative is comprised of high quality onlin...

Speaker addresses unique aspects of domestic abuse within LGBTQ community

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff

October 30, 2017

A representative from Women Escaping A Violent Environment, Inc. provided basic knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities, addressed differences between sexual orientation, gender identity and a variety of other stereotypes that have been said about the community on Oct. 24. Nic Caballero, a registered social worker as well as a bilingual...

Students share insight, suggestions at Campus Conversation

Victoria Blanco, Staff

October 26, 2017

Campus Conversation is a series where students and employees engage in open discussion about issues pertaining to Cosumnes River College on Oct. 18. The Student Conversation took place at the Recital Hall, said the event’s coordinator, Communication Studies Professor Georgine Hodgkinson. Hodgkinson introduced the host,...

Wellness fair caters to Latin community with a focus on local health resources

John Cabales, Staff

October 25, 2017

The Latin X Wellness Fair was held on Oct. 14 for the Latino community surrounding CRC to help educate them about health resources. The fair was put together by the Mes de Latin X committee and the Puente Club to help educate the community about resources that are available to them. “It’s for the whole community, but ...

Carvings painted by Oaxacan artist Alma Arreola on display for view and potential sale on Oct. 10. Arreola's work is part of an artists' collective called Ecoalebrijes.

Oaxacan artist presents cultural carvings on campus

October 25, 2017

A Oaxacan artist visited Cosumnes River College on Oct. 10 to showcase and sell her art and to give in...

Student Senate President Halimeh Edais discusses the importance of a meditation room during an Academic Senate Meeting on Oct. 13.

Meditation room makes headway

October 23, 2017

The meditation room has been an ongoing initiative for 10 years to create a safe space on campus for pray...

Campus responds to reports and earns full accreditation

Naomi Nater, Staff

October 23, 2017

Cosumnes River College is once again accredited and faculty say they are elated. The process towards accreditation was filled with completing midterm reports, and revising a couple systems the school had in place for CRC. Accreditation is an ongoing process that helps students receive credit for the classes they take, which in...

History Professor Diana Reed speaks about the U.S. Constitution and the ways that it unites our country on Sept. 14.

Event focuses on constitutional freedoms

September 27, 2017

The Constitution plays a major role in students’ lives, but most are puzzled at what it really says....

Tracing illegal money fights crime, speaker says during Forensic Banking event

Shannon Rusche, News Editor

September 27, 2017

The Department of Political Science and Global Studies hosted guest speaker Sonia Desai on Sept. 13, who spoke about forensic banking, or how banks follow the money trails of criminal activity. Desai, the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering officer, and vice president of Charles Schwab Bank, said she chose to participa...

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