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Los Rios students speak out on mental health during closure

Los Rios students speak out on mental health during closure

May 5, 2020

As we try to make it through a global pandemic, we should ask each other, “How are you feeling?” Not ...

Workout at home during a quarantine

Workout at home during a quarantine

April 27, 2020

One of the obstacles facing a society without limited resources is finding ways to stay physically fit wit...

Professors share time management tips for students during closure

Alejandro Barron, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

During this transition to online classes, students are looking for a way to adjust to this and finding a way to manage their time well to ensure their success in their classes.  For many students that went from face-to-face meetings for class, to now suddenly transitioning to online classes, one of the most important th...

Due to the fear of the COVID-19 shutdown, people are now panic buying and hoarding toilet paper, water bottles, and more.

Hoarding and price gouging are doing significant harm

March 23, 2020

Being a checker at a local grocery store, I’ve had a front row seat to the various reactions people...

Nutrition Professor helps students prepare for exams

Chris Woodard, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

A nutrition professor gave a presentation on March 5 to faculty members about preparing students for exams beyond content in the Winn Center.  Nutrition Professor Timaree Hagenburger discussed the health issues that affect students' academic performances. She encouraged professors to incorporate wellness activities and tips ...

The meeting was held in order for faculty and instructors to discuss how they will continue classes if the campus does get shut down. They discussed the possibility of moving course work online for students' access, if there is a campus closure.

Faculty meet to discuss instruction in the event of a campus closure

March 10, 2020

Faculty members and administrators met on Tuesday to discuss possible ways to stay connected with stu...

The virus known as Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2019-nCov and 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a respiratory illness. It is being encouraged to stay healthy by washing hands frequently, avoid touching eyes, nose or face and to stay home from school or work if you are sick.

Campus community speaks out on the coronavirus outbreak

March 10, 2020

Talk of coronavirus is all over. Some students are scared or worried, while others are not so concern...

Study finds that college students are 'addicted' to social media and experience withdrawal symptoms similar to substance related addictions. Study also finds that students using seven to 11 social media networks experience depression and anxiety symptoms.

Impact of social media addiction on college students

February 3, 2020

Social media use among students is not uncommon around campus. However, research shows it can turn into...

Studies show that college students suffer from sleep deprivation. Students at Cosumnes River College have reported to experience lack of sleep causing them to feel unfocused in school.

Sleep deprivation affects college students academic performance

January 21, 2020

Current research has found that college students are known to be some of the most sleep deprived peop...

Faculty address gun violence and safety on campus

Allesandra Sarantopulos, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

There have been 501 incidents of gunfire on school grounds since 2013, which resulted in 196 deaths and 383 injuries, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit dedicated to protecting communities from gun violence.  With the ever-rising concern for public safety on campus grounds, campus police held an active shoo...

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...

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. ...

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, ...

Students promote healing after assault

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

A healing circle for sexual assault survivors was held on April 25 in Winn 106, hosted by the Women Escaping a Violent Environment. Los Rios Confidential WEAVE Advocate Emily Zavala-Aguilar said the purpose of the healing circle was to talk with other victims to get past what happened and the aftermath of the assault....

Program emphasizes on healthy lifestyle

Mason White, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Three professors on campus have created a certificate program that has a deep focus on plant-based, sustainable agricultural science as it relates to the environment and the health of the human body. The Department of Nutrition and the Department of Horticulture worked together to bring to campus the “Plant-Based Nutrition and Su...

For a limited time, CRC Health Services is offering free flu shots in OPS 126. Flu season accounts up to 49 million deaths year.

Students prepare for Flu season

December 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article on Nov. 20 about the preventions p...

College district adds $20 student fee for health services

Marysol Olvera, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The Los Rios colleges are now adding better health services, including new reproductive and mental health services, available on campus and district wide starting next semester. College Nurse Michelle Barkley said the new student health services will be fully implemented next fall and is being provisionally put into effect...

Anxiety is often a struggle for college students

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Nekita Smith, Features Editor

August 26, 2018

Forty million adults suffer from anxiety disorder in the U.S., according to a study by the Anxiety and D...

Cosumnes River College Nurse Michelle Barkley, right, takes the temperature of Julie Blaney, adjunct college nurse, on Friday in the health services office.

Harsh flu season affects students’ productivity

February 8, 2018

Students are battling the flu season with masks and teas in hand as they face what is to be considered...

Student caffeine use delivers mixed results

Steven Bryla, Staff

March 27, 2017

There’s no escaping caffeinated beverages like soda and coffee. We are bombarded with advertisements for caffeine products in commercials, radio, billboards and in every college campus across America, including Cosumnes River College with its vending machines, the cafeteria and the Hawks Nest. “With caffeine, we can see it remaining in the body,” s...

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