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Keynote Speaker Dr. Melina Abdullah addresses students at Cosumnes River College’s kickoff on Feb. 4 to Black History month. Dr. Abdullah is currently the leader of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Keynote speaker kicks off the first Black History Month event

February 10, 2020

The Black History Month Committee kicked off Black History Month on Tuesday with a keynote speaker who set ...

The Black Box Theatre stage was set up for the Guest Artist Series with a grand piano for pianist, Anyssa Neumann and a podium stand for soprano, Rena Harms.

Guest Artist Series music event showcases soprano and pianist

February 3, 2020

The Guest Artist Series event was held in the Recital Hall on Jan. 28 featuring the soprano, Rena Har...

Study finds that college students are 'addicted' to social media and experience withdrawal symptoms similar to substance related addictions. Study also finds that students using seven to 11 social media networks experience depression and anxiety symptoms.

Impact of social media addiction on college students

February 3, 2020

Social media use among students is not uncommon around campus. However, research shows it can turn into...

The Re-Emerging Scholars program is new on campus and it helps formerly incarcerated students be successful in their academics. It is meant to provide peer support and help find employment opportunities.

New program set up to support formerly incarcerated students

February 3, 2020

The Re-Emerging Scholars program is setting itself up to support formerly incarcerated students over the ...

CRC students affected by NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant’s death

Tairiq Marshall and Mason White

January 29, 2020

Retired Laker legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant were killed, along with seven others, in a tragic helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif. Bryant was only 41-years-old, and his daughter, just 13.  The unfortunate news was a shock to people around the world, and many at Cosumnes River College were af...

Staff suggest that students form connections in and outside of the classroom. Counselor Ea Edwards said on Jan. 14 that making an appointment with your counselor and forming that connection is really important in your college journey.

Staff share tips for students seeking letters of recommendation

January 27, 2020

For many, Cosumnes River College serves as a microcosm of what experiences students may encounter in pursu...

Studies show that college students suffer from sleep deprivation. Students at Cosumnes River College have reported to experience lack of sleep causing them to feel unfocused in school.

Sleep deprivation affects college students academic performance

January 21, 2020

Current research has found that college students are known to be some of the most sleep deprived peop...

The march on Jan. 18 began from Southside Park and stopped at the State Capitol where there were performances, speakers and music shown. People continued to raise their signs up high.

Fourth annual Sacramento Women’s March rallies in peace for equality

January 21, 2020

Women’s March Sacramento celebrated their fourth annual rally and Women’s March on Saturday.  Thousan...

Counselor Ea Edwards gives a presentation on Jan. 13 to the incoming students about programs offered at Cosumnes River College. Edwards gave information about the Business and Computer Science program. Students interacted and asked questions.

Campus welcomes first-time college students to spring semester

January 20, 2020

With less than a week before the semester begins, the campus hosted their Welcome Day on Tuesday for firs...

Campus institutionalizes the formation of academic communities

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

December 24, 2019

Through the Guided Pathways Program, a California-based project that aims to help community colleges increase college completion, the campus has implemented several institutional changes since its introduction in 2017. This semester, the program established academic-based communities, where students are grouped together according ...

The 50,000-year-old Neanderthal stands in the Anthropology lab ready to be studied. Named

‘Neander-Paul’ gives students a glimpse into history of humans

December 23, 2019

The Anthropology Department acquired a full-size, nearly complete Neanderthal over the summer. The departm...

New college website allows for better functions

Allesandra Sarantopulos, Staff Writer

December 15, 2019

A new website for Cosumnes River College launched this semester and has officially become live for student and faculty use.  Kristie West, the campus’ public information officer, said that in addition to the visual overhaul, the website now provides new functionality and features. West said the new website will fit ...

Faculty address gun violence and safety on campus

Allesandra Sarantopulos, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

There have been 501 incidents of gunfire on school grounds since 2013, which resulted in 196 deaths and 383 injuries, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit dedicated to protecting communities from gun violence.  With the ever-rising concern for public safety on campus grounds, campus police held an active shoo...

Main speaker Keisha Ray explains to the audience that black women in America are three times more likely to die during or soon after childbirth than white women. The event was part of the two-day Fall Ethics Symposium, the second day held at Cosumnes River College on Nov. 19.

Symposium focus on the morals behind having children

December 3, 2019

The 14th Annual Fall Ethics Symposium, which was a two-day event held at Sacramento State and Cosumne...

Citizens will be able to register to vote and cast a provisional ballot the same day during the next presidential primary and election. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 72 in

Bill lets voters register same day elections are held

November 25, 2019

Senate Bill 72 will allow voters to register at all polling places on Election Day for both local and...

Suspect scams individuals by using their phone

Allesandra Sarantopulos, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

Los Rios Police Chief Larry Savidge said that a crime where a scammer approached individuals and asked to borrow their cell phones to steal money is currently being investigated. A crime bulletin sent to students stated that once an individual hands over their phone, the suspect takes money from a Venmo or related account b...

Event focuses on the ethics of having children

Mariana Sanchez, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Cosumnes River College will be having their 14th annual Fall Ethics Symposium partnering with Sacramento State University on Nov. 18 to 19. The year’s symposium will discuss the political, economic, ethical and legal issues regarding the decision to have and raise children.  “The Fall Ethics Symposium is the resu...

Students are being burned out by the amount of work they do for school. While the World Health Organization states that burnout syndrome is a

Symptoms of being overworked cause students to feel burned out

November 5, 2019

One of the issues currently faced by college students across the country is the symptoms of burnout synd...

Revisions to homeless bill highlight several concerns, pushing back its implementation

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Assembly Bill 302, sponsored by Assemblymember Marc Berman in January, would allow homeless college students who are enrolled and in good standing to park and sleep in their vehicles overnight. However, changes to the bill have prolonged the process, according to a Sept. press release.  AB 302 would have, in its previous form, pr...

Health Services office provides free flu shots

Jacob Peterson, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With fall in full swing and the weather getting colder, the Health Services office is offering flu shots for free to students. The supplies for the shots are limited, with Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley saying she has reached out to the Allied Health program, which includes the EMT and medical assisting programs, to have more shots available. ...

Gregory Beyrer discusses his role as Long Distance Coordinator. He was awarded Educator of the Year from Instructure over the summer.

Distance Education Coordinator receives national award

October 21, 2019

The Distance Education Coordinator on campus was one of the six national winners to receive the Educator...

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