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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

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

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

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...

Young motherhood provides its own challenges

Emily Collins, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Being a parent is not the easiest thing to do. Changing diapers, preparing bottles and sleepless nights are just a few of the things that parents face when they have a baby. Research, including “Counting It Up- The Public Cost of Teen Childbearing: Key Data,” released in June 2011, has shown that becoming pregnant while ...

New senate bill proposes partial restoration of funding to DSPS and EOPS

May 4, 2013

Students, staff, faculty and advocates from across the state gathered together at the California State...

Grading the graders?

April 28, 2013

California Community Colleges leaders unveiled a new Student Success Scorecard on April 9 that will allow stude...

Mandated reporting regulation protects minors on campus

Elizabeth Witt, Connection Staff

April 28, 2013

Each year, children under the age of 18 suffer from various types of abuse or neglect at home or in school and in many cases no one is told about it. Sexual harassment or assault, physical and emotional abuse and neglect are all serious issues, but many children will not tell anyone that these things are happening to them ...

Universal design offers new pathway to education

Universal design offers new pathway to education

April 25, 2013

A new pre-algebra class at Cosumnes River College may provide a glimpse into the future of education...

Assembly Bill aims to increase financial aid

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

April 18, 2013

California community college students struggling with financial aid may soon receive assistance in obtaining FAFSA and Pell Grant funds thanks to a bill recently introduced to the California State Assembly. California Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) has created Assembly Bill 606, a bill that, if passed, would requir...

Binge drinking brings health risks for college students

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

April 11, 2013

For millions of college students across the nation the weekends mean one thing: a chance to party. After waking up following another night of heart thumping music, raucous new faces and copious amounts of alcohol, it usually takes 24-year-old psychology major Romero a few minutes to gather her surroundings and bearings. Sh...

Surviving the fall: How Disabled Students Programs and Services is adjusting to decreased state funding

Surviving the fall: How Disabled Students Programs and Services is adjusting to decreased state funding

April 9, 2013

On July 28, 2009, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state legislators enacted the 2009-2010 California...

Campus goes green celebrating Earth Day with various events

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 9, 2013

Earth Week will start on Wednesday April 17 this year, while Earth Day will be observed on April 22. The focus of this year’s Earth Week is climate change and how it changes the world, according to Earth Day Network. As scheduled on Cosumnes River College’s website, April 18 will start the week with a showing of the fi...

Changes in summer courses begins summer 2013

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 8, 2013

Students can begin enrolling in summer semester classes at Cosumnes River College based on their priority level beginning April 22. When searching the class schedule for the summer semester, students may notice a decrease in the number and type of courses that will be available. “We’ve gone to one full academic year...

Annual march hopes to raise awareness on immigration issues

Annual march hopes to raise awareness on immigration issues

April 7, 2013

As the overcast sky loomed over Southside park in Downtown Sacramento, the chants of “Sí se puede (ye...

Contraception the focus of Women’s History Month event

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 4, 2013

Students at Cosumnes River College gathered in LRC-103 on March 19 to watch a documentary called “The Pill,” detailing the controversy surrounding women’s contraception. The film explores the history of women’s birth control and Margaret Sanger, a women’s rights advocate of the 1950s. “This, the pill, being...

Armed Forces temporarily shuts down tuition assistance program

Armed Forces temporarily shuts down tuition assistance program

March 29, 2013

On March 8, 2013 the United States Air Force, Army, and Marines collectively decided to cut off tuition...

Reading a priority as children’s center nears book goals

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 15, 2013

The Child Development Center set a goal to read 500 books to the children who attend their center within 100 days in an effort to provide and encourage exposure to a variety of literature. The idea is an expansion upon the goal made last semester by Kim Stevenson, a teacher of 4-year-olds, to read 100 books to the children...

Online education expansion could provide lifeline to students

Online education expansion could provide lifeline to students

March 7, 2013

Students at California colleges may have greater opportunity to attend high-demand classes if Gov. Jerry...

Clearer path to university, transfer degree gains momentum

Clearer path to university, transfer degree gains momentum

March 1, 2013

Each semester, students from Cosumnes River College and other lower division institutions transfer to...

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