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Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Stacey Marie Harris and Damon Hickman

February 5, 2014

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

Surgeon general warning labels on cigarette packs may not be the only thing students on campus will ...

Board of Governors adopts new policy to amend fee waiver requirements

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

Since the inception of the Student Success Task Force in January 2011, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has been focusing on ways to overhaul community colleges. Their newest policy will require California community college students that receive fee waivers, such as the Board of Governors fee waiver, to...

Shared standards aim to prepare students for college

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

Filed under Community, Issues, News

Teachers, parents and students alike across the United States can expect to see an increase in rigor in the K-12 school system, if they haven't already, as a new program pushes to prepare students for the day they enter college. The Common Core State Standard is a single set of standards for the K-12 education system in Engl...

Left Unsaid: Part III – The stigmatization of mental health

Left Unsaid: Part III – The stigmatization of mental health

December 9, 2013

Part I // Part II // Part III (New Release!) If you’ve recently felt depressed, alone and overwhelmed, if ...

Degrees for transfer expand with newly passed bill

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

The passage of Senate Bill 1440 in September 2010 sought to streamline the long process of transferring from community college to four-year universities, a process that is set to be further refined by another bill being signed by the governor to strengthen the existing bill. Senate Bill 440, proposed by Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) w...

House of Wax: The Rising Marijuana Phenomenon

House of Wax: The Rising Marijuana Phenomenon

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

One of the most prevalent and persistent controversies the United States has seen over the years is the...

One year later: What Proposition 30 is funding

Zach Hannigan and Stephan Starnes

November 4, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

With the passage of Proposition 30 in the 2012 November elections, California saw an increase in sales tax of a quarter of a cent and an increase in income tax on those earning more than $250,000 annually for the next seven years Some of that extra funding from the added tax was slated to go to California community colleges to “p...

Left unsaid: Rising need for mental health services on college campuses

Left unsaid: Rising need for mental health services on college campuses

November 3, 2013

Editors Note: This is part one of a three part series on mental health in community colleges. If yo...

A brand new four-year journey?

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Community colleges have long been the first step for many students into a world of higher education as they complete the first two years of higher education before moving onto the four-year universities, but what if a student never had to leave their community college to earn a higher degree? California Community Colleges Chancellor...

Affordable Care Act offers health care options on a budget

October 18, 2013

Three and a half years after President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act int...

Student choice and graduates’ income is focus of website

Student choice and graduates’ income is focus of website

Rachel Norris and LaChandra Marzetta

October 16, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

When choosing a career path, it’s not always possible for students to predict the possible earned salar...

California minimum wage on the rise in 2014

California minimum wage on the rise in 2014

October 6, 2013

Democratic efforts to raise the minimum wage in California for the first time in five years, succeeded...

The Online Classroom

Josh Slowiczek and Amari Gaffney

October 5, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Cosumnes River College has seen an increase in the presence and availability of online and Desire2Learn supported courses, a technologically-based style of teaching known as distance education. This growing trend of distance education at CRC was addressed in the Substantive Change Proposal, a report presented to the Los Rios Boa...

Assembly bill reaches governor’s desk

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

October 5, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Students at six California community colleges will have the opportunity to accelerate their educational goals with greater access to high-demand classes if Assembly Bill 955 passes. The bill was proposed by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, on Feb. 22, and creates a pilot program between the six colleges. Students at...

September 25, 2013

Spending four years, or more, to pursue a degree while racking up debt is nothing surprising when it...

Cigarette alternative poses questions about health and campus smoking policies

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

September 18, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

E-cigarettes made their first appearance on store shelves in 2006, but have taken the market by storm in the past couple of years, according to the Associated Press. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study on Sept. 5, which found that in the United States, the number of smokers who have tried e-ciga...

What’s the P(Rx)oblem?

What’s the P(Rx)oblem?

May 29, 2013

Throughout the course of the semester, many college students across the state of California are faced wi...

Former student continues education from behind bars

Former student continues education from behind bars

May 17, 2013

Behind the barricades of concrete and barbed wire circling the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility on ...

CRC professor promotes a dynamic learning environment

Oswaldo Guzman, [email protected]

May 17, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

On Wednesdays, Cosumnes River College English professor Heather Hutcheson and a few students from her class meet at a local Home Depot in order to help undocumented workers learn English. In return, the workers teach Hutcheson and her students Spanish. The class time is divided into 30 minutes per language. “When I was ...

Proposed bill could increase fees for certain classes

Proposed bill could increase fees for certain classes

Stephan Starnes, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Last year, Santa Monica College tried to implement a two-tiered system of class offerings to students,...

Outsourcing meets public education in possible senate bill

Scott Redmond, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

California Community College students are no strangers to new propositions and bills aimed at budgetary issues faced by the public schools and state overall, but a recently proposed senate bill might not be what most expect. Senate Bill 520, authored by Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is a measure to increase access to Califor...

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