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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...

California job growth in 2014 sees highest numbers in years

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Issues, Most Recent, News

Job growth across the nation reached highs last year that had not been recorded since 1999, according to the Department of Labor. California added over 320,000 jobs last year and the state’s unemployment rate finished the year at 7 percent, a 1.3 percent decrease from the previous year. The Sacramento region also showed...

Islamophobia: negative image of Muslims perpetuated by media portrayals

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Issues, Most Recent, News

Following the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States banded together to fight a common enemy: Middle Eastern terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda marketed under the brand of radical Islam. The fallout of the war on terror saw a deterioration in how many Americans viewed all Muslims; nearly 14 years later...

Ban on plastic grocery bags likely spreading statewide

Ban on plastic grocery bags likely spreading statewide

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

Filed under Community, Issues, Most Recent, News

California is officially the first state to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, pharm...

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

Text2Quit: How text messaging can help kick the habit

September 13, 2014

Smoking tobacco is one of the leading addictions in today’s world and there have been a variety of...

California seeks to define consent for college students’ sexual encounters

California seeks to define consent for college students’ sexual encounters

September 11, 2014

What classifies as consent to a sexual encounter has always been a puzzling question for the legal system,...

Rise in cost of parking fees benefits campus in big picture

Rise in cost of parking fees benefits campus in big picture

September 3, 2014

Long lines, scrambling for classes and purchasing textbooks are all things students expect at the beginning...

As drought continues, the importance of conservation becomes clearer

As drought continues, the importance of conservation becomes clearer

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

May 24, 2014

Filed under Community, Issues, News

It’s no secret that California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent years. Even with...

Loss of sleep may cause greater damage in the long run

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

May 3, 2014

Filed under Health, Issues, News

While the health and academic issues concerning college students and lack of sleep, especially when it comes to cramming for exams, are not a new conversation, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on March 18 brings a possible new focus to the issue. According to the new study, done by neuroscientist Sigrid...

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

April 28, 2014

Seated in a leather arm chair with an area rug and potted plants adding to the atmosphere on the Recital...

University study highlights prevalence of rape culture

University study highlights prevalence of rape culture

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

March 31, 2014

Filed under Community, Issues, News

A study of college-age students found that 35 percent of college men anonymously admitted that under...

Drinking games pour their way into the 21st century

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Drinking games have always been popular with the college crowd, and in 2014 it only makes sense that they have found their way onto social media. Neknominate is a social media based drinking competition with a simple basis; you guzzle down your favorite alcoholic beverage and post a video of it on a website like Facebook, T...

Campus panel leads call for rape prevention

Campus panel leads call for rape prevention

March 19, 2014

Just weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World Pageant, Israeli teen Linor Abargil was held captive and...

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

March 16, 2014

At four-year colleges across California, in 2012, 52 percent of students had an average of $20,269 in...

Frustrated students react to Higher One ATM problem

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 22, 2014

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Add one more to the list of stresses that students encounter as a college student, as many are upset that the campus Higher One ATM often does not read their cards. Higher One is the company that disburses student’s financial aid onto their Los Rios Community College District OneCards. Once your financial aid refund has...

In the wake of recent school shootings, campus stands prepared

In the wake of recent school shootings, campus stands prepared

February 20, 2014

The year was 1999 when two teens decided that they were going to take center stage. That stage was Columbine...

Putting the sex in education

Putting the sex in education

February 7, 2014

Cosumnes River College prides itself on trying to provide students the best overall education among Califo...

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