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Many students see extended stay at community college due to major uncertainty, studies find

Carlos Arreola, Guest Writer

May 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

The rising pressure to receive a college education, and the stress associated with it, have been feelings 20-year-old Chertsa Yang has become well acquainted with as he prepares to finish his third year at Cosumnes River College, still an undeclared major. The expectation of at least earning a bachelor’s degree may be the...

Campus may soon see new web design degree

Omar Chan, Staff writer

May 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

Given today’s booming technological climate, Cosumnes River College is currently in the process of considering the creation of web design developer associate’s degree. Currently, CRC only offers certificates in this field. “Students can get certified here as a web designer,” web Professor Wendell Fishman said....

Author speaks about water conservation, sustainability at OneBook keynote event

Heather Kemp, Staff writer

May 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

Elizabeth Royte, the author of this year’s OneBook Project selected reading, was interviewed by Students for a Sustainable Future Club President Jaime Gonzales about her book “Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America’s Drinking Water ” on April 29. Taking place in the recital hall, a full...

New campus partnership puts spotlight on sexual violence

Nick Valenzuela, Staff writer

May 6, 2015

Filed under Campus, Crime, Issues, Most Recent, News

One in five college women and one in 16 college men are survivors of sexual assault in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Campus Sexual Assault Study. In 1993, these numbers were 49 percent higher, according to the DOJ’s National Crime Victimization Survey. Through years of campaigning, various...

Psychology hiring postponement shines light on diversity issues and fear of retaliation

Nick Valenzuela and Johny Garcia

May 6, 2015

Filed under Campus, Issues, Most Recent, News

The hiring of a new psychology professor at Cosumnes River College has been postponed to fall semester following disagreement over the committee's composition and a key member's withdrawal from the committee, said radio, television and film production professor Robert "BJ" Snowden. The disagreement began when psychology professor...

Student elections plagued by low voter turnout

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

Just like previous semesters, the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College student government held their annual elections on April 13 and 14 to find the next group of officers to serve on behalf of students. Elections were completely online through eServices, much like they were last year which was the first year that...

Abuse of prescription medication for studying carries risk to students

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

As the end of the semester approaches, students are beginning to use various methods to study for finals including the infamous study drug, Adderall. Adderall is an amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is used to treat narcolepsy...

Student senate elections prepare for first online-only voting

Student senate elections prepare for first online-only voting

Carlos Arreola, Guest writer

April 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

Cosumnes River College student elections are taking place April 14 and 15 and the Associated Students...

Student has phone stolen amid string of petty thefts on campus

Taylor Gomez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Filed under Campus, Crime, Most Recent, News

A Cosumnes River College student had her smartphone stolen by suspects in a moving vehicle while on campus March 2. Zuleyma Trujillo, a 22-year-old communications major, was approached by a middle aged, African American couple in a dark blue vehicle on at 3:45 p.m. near the west stairs of the CRC main campus. Trujillo...

End in sight for CRC lightrail construction

End in sight for CRC lightrail construction

March 26, 2015

For more than year, construction of the Blue Line light rail has been prominent in the East Entrance...

Bank plagued with lawsuits and student unrest due to fees associated with card use

Bank plagued with lawsuits and student unrest due to fees associated with card use

March 24, 2015

Connecticut-based bank Higher One, the leading provider of campus debit cards according to the Huffington...

Faculty members compete for positions as Academic Senate elections begin

Stephanie Lopez and Scott Redmond

March 24, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

The Cosumnes River College Academic Senate has begun the process of electing officials for the 2015-2016 term, voting running from March 23-27, but unlike previous elections where many candidates ran unopposed there is competition for the top spots this year. The senate positions of president and vice president are igniting...

Women’s History Month continues with event focused on healthy living

Francisco Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

As part of Cosumnes River College’s continued celebration of Women’s History Month, nutrition Professor Timaree Hagenburger hosted an event focused on family and food alongside several students on March 13. The event, titled “Gatekeepers and Family Health Leaders,” was a sharing session that focused on “how several...

Campus nurse and students talk healthy diets as stroke rates rise in youth

Francisco Rodriguez, Staff writer

March 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Health, Most Recent, News

The stroke rate is rising among young adults, even higher than that of people of advanced age, according to an article from the Sacramento Bee. Statistics show that strokes are declining by more than 25 percent for people older than 45, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, from 1994 through 2007 it is ...

Police seek suspect after parking lot battery

Nick Valenzuela, Staff writer

March 5, 2015

Filed under Briefs, Campus, Crime, News

Cosumnes River College police are on the lookout for a suspect after a female student was assaulted in parking lot C on the evening of March 4. According to a crime bulletin released by the police department, the male suspect fled on foot toward Calvine road after slapping the female victim in the face during a verbal argument...

On-campus workshops available to help students apply for financial aid

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid’s state deadline is rapidly approaching as students scramble to ensure they will get the financial assistance that they need. March 2 is the deadline that California has set for current or prospective students to submit their FAFSA, Cal Grant or California Dream Act applications. “All...

Faculty given opportunity to voice concerns, desired qualities in search for new president

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

The Winn Center Community Room was filled with students and faculty on Feb. 6 as a town hall meeting was held to discuss the process of finding Cosumnes River College’s new campus president. The meeting, lasting just over an hour, provided the campus community a chance to express what qualities they were looking for in...

President Obama’s free community college tuition proposal welcomed by students

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

Before 1984, the cost of attending community college in California was completely free.  With President Barack Obama’s recent proposal, two years of community college could become free once again in California, as well as the rest of the nation. Obama unveiled the plan at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tenn. on...

Bachelor’s degrees are not coming to Los Rios District

Bachelor’s degrees are not coming to Los Rios District

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 into effect on Sept. 28, allowing community colleges in t...

Update: Parking lot delays arise as campus construction continues

Update: Parking lot delays arise as campus construction continues

October 1, 2014

UPDATE 10/01: Originally scheduled to reopen in mid-September, Sept. 19 to be exact, parking lot F ha...

ASCRC hopes to fill open seats with special fall election

ASCRC hopes to fill open seats with special fall election

September 14, 2014

On Sept. 23, the Cosumnes River College Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board will be looking for...

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