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History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 1, 2012

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Cosumnes River College awarded the Crystal Apple Award to history professor Mathilde Mukantabana at its...

Gov. Brown’s tax proposal affects students

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

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In the State of the State address on Jan. 18, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed tax increases as a way to balance the state’s budget and prevent deeper cuts in education. The address was part of his campaign to put the tax measure on the November ballot. “Putting our fiscal house in order is good stewardship, and it helps to ...

Students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22, 2012

Over 300 people gathered on Jan. 19 in the Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College to celebrate the life...

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

December 5, 2011

The Legislative Analyst’s Office announced that the state’s General Fund revenues and transfers would...

Students speak out about disabilities

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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Reading backwards and having no feeling in his legs is an everyday challenge for Tracy Gilkerson, a 38-year-old student at Cosumnes River College. He cannot be categorized and he does not want anyone’s help to achieve his goal to be a journalist. At age 8 Gilkerson was petting a horse when the horse got out of control and...

Finals week riddled with unhealthy foods

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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The pressure of finals week is coming and so are the caffeine crashes. Students will soon be taking trips to late night coffee shops and pulling all-nighters to study. So how do you get through this week without crashing in class? According to an article in Healthy Living, McDonalds is not the way to go. The hotcakes...

New film in series explores drug abuse

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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This fall semester, Cosumnes River College’s Social Responsibility Committee is hosting a film series—You Are What You Eat: Pharmaceuticals. Documentaries already shown in the series were “Dangerous Prescription,” and “Money Talks: Profits before patient safety.” More recently on Nov. 15 the documentary “Generation...

New study rooms in library and more ‘in the works’

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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The Cosumnes River College library recently opened study rooms for students. “The study rooms are a place for group study,” said Andi Adkins, a CRC librarian. These rooms are designed for students working in large groups. “Students enjoy their privacy. These rooms are a nice place to go and have a discussion,”...

New student association constitution increases expectations

New student association constitution increases expectations

November 16, 2011

The Cosumnes River College Student Association Constitution was ratified on Nov.  10, in part of a district...

Campus makes room for upcoming projects

Campus makes room for upcoming projects

November 16, 2011

Parking lots around the Cosumnes River College campus have been closed due to construction projects,...

Power outage on campus limits disabled student’s access

Cory Fong, Johny Garcia, Holly Sanderson & Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

November 9, 2011

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Power went out on campus at approximately 3 p.m. for about 50 minutes on Wednesday. All of Center Parkway lost power after a transformer blew, Cosumnes River College officials confirmed from SMUD. Initially, the CRC staff was waiting to see if classes were to be cancelled due to estimates that power wouldn’t be available...

Weekly mini-labs open to all students

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

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For the average student many classes require research outside the classroom, but weekly mini-labs on campus serve as the foundation for students to brush up on skills essential for their academic work. Weekly mini-labs are held in the Library and run by full- time librarians. “We hold these in a smaller room in back...

Mandatory drug testing at some colleges

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

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Students at Linn State Technical College in Missouri submitted to a professionally administered urine test and paid a non-refundable $50 to do so, becoming the first students required to take a drug test at a public 2-year college in order to attend. Students had no complaints about the testing and half of the 1,176 stude...

eTranscripts ease transfer process

Mioshie Gaffney, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

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An electronic alternative to obtaining transcripts has been added to California community colleges.This system has created a paperless option for obtaining and viewing official transcripts from all California colleges and will save colleges $4-$10 per transcript, according to the California Community College Chancellor’s Offi...

New campaign celebrates city diversity

Christina Salamon, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

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A citywide awareness campaign was launched in Elk Grove, aiming to bring together the community in a unified appreciation of their multi-cultural city, according to the city’s press release.Elk Grove Mayor Steve Detrick said this campaign is designed to “educate and celebrate the diversity that we have in Elk Grove.” “When you ...

Students and union members rally for jobs.

Students and union members rally for jobs.

November 4, 2011

Over 150 students and union members gathered in front of the quad for a rally in support of the Amer...

New operation hours for Hungry Hawk and Java City

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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Java City and Hungry Hawk will have new hours. Starting Oct 24, Java City will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, said Rose Hickok, the new supervisor of the Rio Bistro Cafe. The Hungry Hawk will be closing on Oct 24 for the winter. Kristi Phillips, barista, reminded...

Additional tuition increases delayed until summer

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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After the recent decision in favor for a mid-year tuition increase for community college students, the California Legislature has chosen to delay the fee increase until summer 2012. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office issued a media statement of CCC Chancellor, Jack Scott, praising the legislature’s decision....

Students find various ways to get textbooks

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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With college tuition on the rise, many students are strapped for cash. And according to a survey released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, seven in 10 students are unable or unwilling to raise enough funds to buy books, something that every student needs. Students at Cosumnes River College had various ways of getting...

Students divided over the DREAM act

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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The California DREAM Act bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, making undocumented immigrants eligible for state-funded financial aid when attending California universities. By signing the bill, Brown enabled undocumented immigrants to receive fee waivers in the community college system. “Going to college is a dream that...

Antropology Expo ‘not to be missed’

Tracy Gilkerson, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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The Los Rios College community will hold its 10th annual Los Rios Anthropology Expo at Cosumnes River College on Oct. 28. “This is an annual event that rotates around the four Los Rios campuses,” said CRC’s Anthropology Professor Amanda Wolcott Paskey. “Here at CRC we have regularly offered classes in cultural anthropology,...

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