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Sacramento celebrates third year of Women’s March

January 22, 2019

Women's March Sacramento hosted their annual Women's March on Saturday. Thousands of people came bearing signs and w...

Academic Senate officers resign before spring semester begins

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

December 28, 2018

Academic Senate Secretary Donnisha Lugo resigned effective immediately on Dec. 14 and Vice President Constance Carter resigned effective on Dec. 20. With the resignation of Carter, she will no longer be able to take on the presidency for the Academic Senate next semester. “Due to the continual, nefarious actions o...

The showers in the mens locker room in the Physical Education building are available to students who are unsheltered. An estimated 13 to 14 percent of community college students are homeless.

Sacramento City gets funding to curb homelessness

December 10, 2018

Sacramento County has applied to get a part of the 553 million dollars in state funding intended to he...

For a limited time, CRC Health Services is offering free flu shots in OPS 126. Flu season accounts up to 49 million deaths year.

Students prepare for Flu season

December 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article on Nov. 20 about the preventions p...

Students and faculty react to the Sales Tax increase

Stevie Gutierrez, News Editor

December 10, 2018

Sacramento voted yes on Measure U in November to replace the previous half-cent sales tax with a full-cent tax that will be in place indefinitely, raising the tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent. The sales tax increase will go into effect by April 1 of next year and will be used to assist in youth programs, affordable ...

Climate Change demonstrates foreseeable future through Camp Fire

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinions Editor

December 10, 2018

The National Climate Assessment released their yearly report in November and emphasized the damaging effects of climate change and where our nation is headed if change doesn’t happen soon. President Trump was quick to dismiss the finding in the report saying that he doesn’t “believe it.” California has had th...

Campus closure affects student services

Marysol Olvera, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

The deteriorating air quality that was hitting the Sacramento region caused by the Camp fire in Butte county, forced the Los Rios College system to close all their campuses on Nov. 14 for the following week. The decision came via Rave Alert on Nov. 14. “‪Regional air conditions have not improved as anticipated, so...

Academic Senate gets new leadership

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2018

Academic Senate President Shannon Mills announced her resignation from her campus leadership position on Nov. 30. Mills, who is also an anthropology professor, will serve through the end of the fall semester when Vice President Constance Carter will become the Academic Senate President. The Academic Senate is the faculty g...

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Report says graduation rates among Latinx will benefit economy

December 9, 2018

Latinx college completion will be key for California’s economy, according to a report released by The Cam...

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Pathways offers students a quicker path for transferring

November 14, 2018

College officials are working on plans to help students transfer through Cosumnes River College’s Guid...

Students can now send texts to 911 for emergencies

Crick Fulencheck, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The Sacramento Police Department released a feature that allows people to text 911. As of Oct.17, users can send an emergency text when they feel unsafe or unable to call 911. This came as a response to the phone system being down for more than 12 hours on Oct. 11, leaving no way for citizens to contact emergency service...

Sac City College struggles to recover from racist graffiti

Dario Lizarraga, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The month of October saw the Sacramento City College campus facing graffiti incidents that involved derogatory language and symbols, such as racial slurs and swastikas.   Concerns were raised to the college administration at SCC about how the matter was handled, with students protesting on the campus and writing...

College district adds $20 student fee for health services

Marysol Olvera, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The Los Rios colleges are now adding better health services, including new reproductive and mental health services, available on campus and district wide starting next semester. College Nurse Michelle Barkley said the new student health services will be fully implemented next fall and is being provisionally put into effect...

Administration pushes for redefinition of gender

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

November 14, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services is planning on establishing a legal definition of gender, detailed in an article released by The New York Times on Oct. 21. The New York Times said the administration hopes to define gender based on the genitalia a person is born with and that people should only be allowed to identi...

Political science department holds election forum to help inform students

Stevie Gutiererz, News Editor

November 4, 2018

The political science department held a pre-election forum on Oct. 30 in BS-129. The event was presented by professors Daniel Aseltine, Elizabeth Huffman, Martin Morales and the Dean of Humanities and Social Science Tonya Williams. They touched on various topics such as the importance of voting, California races and increase...

CRC student files lawsuit against Los Rios District

Victoria Blanco and Max Connor, Staff Writers

October 22, 2018

Cosumnes River College student Iris Perez filed a lawsuit against the Los Rios Community College District, the Los Rios Federation of Teachers Union and former Los Rios employee Hoyt Fong. The lawsuit alleges that Perez suffered emotional distress, negligence, gender violence and assault after being sexually harassed by Fong, a f...

Prop. 10 aims at rent control in California

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

October 21, 2018

Proposition 10 is a measure that would allow local governments to establish rent control.  The proposition, which was put on the ballots following a petition, will further repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995. “Costa-Hawkins puts strong limits on local governments’ abilities to institute rent control,” said P...

Students and teachers react to the governor’s race

Steven Gutierrez Jr., News Editor

October 21, 2018

Students and professors were asked their thoughts on the two candidates running in the California gubernatorial race this November. People all around Cosumnes River College, students and faculty alike, were asked about their stances on the California gubernatorial race between Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom and Republican candidat...

Dream Center provides resources for undocumented community

Marysol Olvera, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018

The Dream Center hosted its first ever resource event for undocumented students on campus. The event was on Oct. 11 in the WINN Center and featured booths for different organizations from across the community. “This is the first of many more,” said Oscar Plascencia Mendoza, head event coordinator. “It will take u...

Hawk Spot offers support to students

Hawk Spot offers support to students

October 21, 2018

The Cosumnes River College’s Hawk Spot is a student-operated food pantry in partnership with the Elk Grove Food Bank that provides food for student on ca...

Child development center helps student parents

Max Connor, Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018

When a student walks onto campus from the parking garage at Cosumnes River College, they pass an outdoor play area often bustling with children laughing and playing but what they don’t see is the relief of parents who are able to attend college because of the subsidized child care they are being provided. Many parents wh...

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