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Students discuss campus inclusion at CASSL: Student Conversations

Andrew Flores, Staff

November 4, 2016

Filed under Campus, Issues, News, Top Stories

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....

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...

In The Know: State propositions to appear on November ballot

Kaelyn Blizzard, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

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

Proposition 51 - School Bonds: A YES votes provides a total of $9 billion in bonds (federal money borrowed and paid back over time) to help support K-12 schools ($7 billion) and community colleges ($2 billion). A NO votes means that this large sum of bonds would not be borrowed. Reasons for a NO vote: borrowing the bonds would...

Students that don’t work for a degree can still increase their wages

Tyler Santana, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016

Filed under Campus, Issues, Most Recent, News

California Community Colleges for the 2013-14 year have helped to increase overall wages of students who take classes that build on their skills by almost $500 million, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. These students, called skill builders, take community college classes...

Campus Accredited

Tyler Santana, Editor In Chief

February 25, 2016

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

Cosumnes River College, along with the other three colleges in the Los Rios Community College District, have had their accreditation reaffirmed from the Accrediting Commision for Community and Junior Colleges. CRC earned its reaffirmation, however, the school is being asked to provide a follow up report with improvements tha...

Students react to the new state ban on concealed weapons on school grounds

Tyler Santana, Editor In Chief

February 11, 2016

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

“The issue of gun control and amendment rights is a sensitive subject, and the notion that we are safer by carrying our own guns on campus is incorrect,” said History Professor Gabriel Gorman.

Academic senate proposes smoking ban

Erica Trujillo, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Filed under Health, Issues, News

The campus Academic Senate met and proposed a smoking ban for the Cosumnes River College campus on Dec.11 Currently American River College is a smoke-free campus. Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College and CRC have designated smoking areas and any other areas are not permitted.  Sac City College is going smoke-free in the Fall of this year. All ...

New legislation to make pathway to college easier for high school students

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

December 7, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

The California Community College Board of Governors signed into effect legislation that gives high school students increased access to college-level courses, on Nov. 4, 2015 in Pasadena, Ca. Assembly Bill 288 was led by Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, and will develop a “partnership between high schools and...

Take back the tap aims to add more water stations on campus

Alec Gonsalves, Staff

November 17, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

There are a lot of people on campus who are in long lines waiting for yet another person who takes too long to refill the water bottle at a refill station or water fountain. However, with the $1500 that they had previously won from the “Tapapalooza” contest last semester, the Cosumnes River College Students For A Susta...

Online classes may not be for everyone, study says

Nicole Goodie, staff

October 29, 2015

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

The ability to login to your classroom can be convenient for a wide range of students. Although, a study published by the University of California Davis shows that some students are not prepared for an online classroom. The study found that community college students are less likely to pass the online version of a course. The s...

Funds Frozen for Healthcare Provider

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

October 22, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

Your source to reproductive health care is being destroyed. In fact, Planned Parenthood may be the only access many people have to health care. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has provided reproductive health products and services through an estimated 700 health care centers in the U.S. and over 13 countries in Lati...

Governor’s budget act will increase community college funds

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

October 14, 2015

Filed under Issues, News, Top Stories

Every year, California’s governor proposes a budget that allocates state funds in various directions. This year’s budget proposal included an increase in allocated monies to California community colleges and Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget into effect on June 25. The budget has grouped K-12 with community colleges in the categ...

Gov. Brown passes “Yes Means Yes” bill for affirmative consent

Coy Granderson, Staff

October 14, 2015

Filed under Issues, News, Top Stories

With a stroke of a pen, Gov. Jerry Brown added the “Yes Means Yes” bill to his list of major changes for the state. The bill requires an “affirmative consent” amidst any sexual context. Senate Bill 967 (de León) mandates that intimate language is standardized in policies used to decide if the accused had committe...

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...

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...

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...

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...

California community college students gather through adversity and march for education on Sacramento capitol

California community college students gather through adversity and march for education on Sacramento capitol

March 2, 2015

As students and faculty from community colleges all over California gathered for the annual March in...

Society’s addiction to technology not limited by age, could be dangerous, study finds

Nicole Goodie, Staff writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Students wandering around, completely oblivious to their surroundings because of smartphones is becoming a common sight on Cosumnes River College’s campus. The grounds are slowly resembling an episode of The Walking Dead. Lookout Mobile Security teamed up with Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research...

Affordable Care Act may negatively affect those still without insurance

Omar Chan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

Tax season is upon us and many Americans are looking forward to a financial boost from their tax return. This year is a bit different than years past because the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, may have an effect on people’s returns. One of President Barack Obama’s largest reform projects, the...

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