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Students face increasing stress during finals

Students face increasing stress during finals

December 5, 2016

With the semester coming to an end and finals soon approaching, stress levels begin to rise as Cosumnes River College students prepare to ...

New financial aid changes require classes to align with academic major

Steven Bryla, Staff

December 5, 2016

Registration for Spring 2017 classes began on Monday for students at Cosumnes River College. But a new change to financial aid requirements can reduce the amount of aid students receive. Students applying for financial aid will no longer receive financial aid for classes outside of their program of study. Brendan James,...

Ethics symposium discusses policing tensions

Lola Chase, Staff

December 5, 2016

Sacramento State and Cosumnes River College partnered to present the 11th Annual Fall Ethics Symposium. This year’s topic was The Ethics of Policing. The two-day symposium was broken into six sessions of speakers with different topics regarding policing. CRC hosted the first day and Sac State held the second set of sessions. The...

Student medical needs are brought to light

Julie Wallinger, Staff

November 16, 2016

Stories of syringes being discarded in the streets and parks have been a popular urban legend for years. But for the custodial staff of a large, public college like Cosumnes River College, improperly disposed of sharps are a very real concern. Sharp waste is defined by Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley as any item that comes...

Students stay longer than planned at community colleges

Lola Chase, Staff

November 16, 2016

Cosumnes River College is a two-year community college, but two years is a reality for few people. A 2012 study done on CRC showed that 7 percent of students graduated within that expected time frame, according to the College Navigator of National Center for Education Statistics. “I don’t think it is a two-year colle...

Food pantry addresses high demand for services

Kaelyn Blizzard, Staff

November 14, 2016

It’s 1:50 pm, 10 minutes until the Hawk Spot, Cosumnes River College’s food pantry, opens to students. Several students are already gathered outside while a student leadership center worker finishes the last of setup. A large sign is displayed outside the front door, with the words “1 visit per week” printed in bold...

Olympic gold medalist Ruthie Bolton speaks at CRC

Lola Chase, Staff

November 14, 2016

Women participated in the second Focus 4 Women event on Friday with special keynote speaker Ruthie Bolton as a continuation of the “First me, Then You: Relationship Building” conference. Bolton has been a speaker for women’s empowerment and self-healing for the past 10 years. The two-time olympic gold medal winne...

Students and staff react to Trump presidency

Students and staff react to Trump presidency

November 14, 2016

Shock, fear, loss, triumph and glimpses of hope are felt deeply by the community of students and faculty...

Millennials disenchanted with politics, conflicted about voting

Justin Cordero, Guest Writer

November 4, 2016

With the election drawing closer, millennial voters are struggling to find a good reason to vote. Across campus and throughout the past week, many of the millennials interviewed said that they are going to vote this year and urged others to do so as well, while others were either not interested in politics or said felt they...

Students discuss campus inclusion at CASSL: Student Conversations

Andrew Flores, Staff

November 4, 2016

The Center for the Advancement of Staff and Student Learning at Cosumnes River College hosted its first student discussion about campus inclusion on Oct. 26. The event was part of a discussion series lead by CASSL to promote engaging dialogue within the CRC community on various topics and issues that might be present on campus....

Cosumnes River College and Regional Transit open pedestrian bridge

Alejandra Morales, Staff

November 3, 2016

The opening ceremony for the Cosumnes River College pedestrian bridge was held in front of the light rail station platform on Monday morning. The bridge extends from the parking structure of the school all the way down to the light rail station. CRC President Edward Bush said the purpose was to give students a safer option...

Technology department hosts open house

Abigail Babineau, Staff

November 2, 2016

The Technology department hosted an open house on Saturday for technical careers to provide current and future students with more information about what programs the department offers, and the advantages that they provide. Current Cosumnes River College students and high school students that are interested in a career ...

California passes shower bill for homeless college students

Andrew Maestas, Staff

November 2, 2016

California community colleges will give shower access to students who are homeless at the beginning of 2017. Assembly Bill 1995, proposed by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, requires community college campuses that have shower facilities to create a plan that would give homeless students access to those facilities. Students must ...

Proposition 64 could legalize recreational cannabis

Proposition 64 could legalize recreational cannabis

October 31, 2016

Depending on how voters vote on Proposition 64, the recreational use of cannabis could be legalized for...

FAFSA applications open three months earlier

Jared Lee, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

This year, the opening submission date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, has been shifted from January to October. This new, earlier submission date is a permanent change. Students will now be able to submit their FAFSA in the future as early as Oct. 1 each year, according to the Federal...

Club Activities Fair engages students with interactive displays and activities

Courtney Fong, News Editor

October 22, 2016

It was around 1 p.m. on Thursday when cheers sounded from the wide walkway near the quad. A small audience of students clustered around the Veterans Club table to watch two participants stuff their faces with bagged barbeque pork. They only had two minutes left to finish an entire MRE, a military Meal Ready to Eat, which...

Club activities fair will be held in quad on Oct. 20

Stan Smith, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

The club activities fair will take place on Oct. 20 in the quad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with up to 10 clubs participating in the event, according to Club and Events Board Commissioner Evan Nguyen. For those who are unable to attend the club activities fair and want to sign up for a club or start their own club, the best course...

Campus donates 175 pints of blood in first blood drive of semester

Abigail Babineau, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Students and faculty came out and donated their blood in the first campus blood drive of the semester. Blood Source came to Cosumnes River College on Sept. 12 and 13 and will be back Nov. 8 and 9 this semester. “My hope is the most common reason [for students to give blood] is that they hope, intrinsically want to do well...

CRC hosts first presidential debate viewing and discussion

CRC hosts first presidential debate viewing and discussion

September 30, 2016

Tuesday night had the largest projected audience of a presidential debate in U.S. history, with an expected...

CRC institutes new smoking ban on campus

CRC institutes new smoking ban on campus

LeShea Munoz, Editor

August 22, 2016

Cosumnes River College became a smoke-free campus on Aug. 1. The new policy, which encompasses the e...

Los Rios Police encourage community effort to improve campus security

Matt Johnson and Courtney Fong

August 20, 2016

The Los Rios Police Department and campus officials are focused on making campus safety a campus-wide effort in the upcoming fall semester. There were three cases of sexual battery from Oct. 9, 2015 to May 4, 2016 and a sexual assault on Oct. 26, 2015, according to the LRPD’s crime bulletins. In each case, crime bulleti...

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