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Campus nurse and students talk healthy diets as stroke rates rise in youth

Francisco Rodriguez, Staff writer

March 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Health, Most Recent, News

The stroke rate is rising among young adults, even higher than that of people of advanced age, according to an article from the Sacramento Bee. Statistics show that strokes are declining by more than 25 percent for people older than 45, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, from 1994 through 2007 it is ...

Police seek suspect after parking lot battery

Nick Valenzuela, Staff writer

March 5, 2015

Filed under Briefs, Campus, Crime, News

Cosumnes River College police are on the lookout for a suspect after a female student was assaulted in parking lot C on the evening of March 4. According to a crime bulletin released by the police department, the male suspect fled on foot toward Calvine road after slapping the female victim in the face during a verbal argument...

California community college students gather through adversity and march for education on Sacramento capitol

California community college students gather through adversity and march for education on Sacramento capitol

March 2, 2015

As students and faculty from community colleges all over California gathered for the annual March in...

State-funded program offers students unique opportunity to travel abroad

State-funded program offers students unique opportunity to travel abroad

February 28, 2015

Students who find themselves unable to participate in Los Rios’ study abroad program may have an opportunity...

Society’s addiction to technology not limited by age, could be dangerous, study finds

Nicole Goodie, Staff writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Health, Issues, News

Students wandering around, completely oblivious to their surroundings because of smartphones is becoming a common sight on Cosumnes River College’s campus. The grounds are slowly resembling an episode of The Walking Dead. Lookout Mobile Security teamed up with Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research...

Affordable Care Act may negatively affect those still without insurance

Omar Chan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Issues, News

Tax season is upon us and many Americans are looking forward to a financial boost from their tax return. This year is a bit different than years past because the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, may have an effect on people’s returns. One of President Barack Obama’s largest reform projects, the...

On-campus workshops available to help students apply for financial aid

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid’s state deadline is rapidly approaching as students scramble to ensure they will get the financial assistance that they need. March 2 is the deadline that California has set for current or prospective students to submit their FAFSA, Cal Grant or California Dream Act applications. “All...

California job growth in 2014 sees highest numbers in years

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Issues, Most Recent, News

Job growth across the nation reached highs last year that had not been recorded since 1999, according to the Department of Labor. California added over 320,000 jobs last year and the state’s unemployment rate finished the year at 7 percent, a 1.3 percent decrease from the previous year. The Sacramento region also showed...

Islamophobia: negative image of Muslims perpetuated by media portrayals

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Issues, Most Recent, News

Following the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States banded together to fight a common enemy: Middle Eastern terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda marketed under the brand of radical Islam. The fallout of the war on terror saw a deterioration in how many Americans viewed all Muslims; nearly 14 years later...

Faculty given opportunity to voice concerns, desired qualities in search for new president

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

The Winn Center Community Room was filled with students and faculty on Feb. 6 as a town hall meeting was held to discuss the process of finding Cosumnes River College’s new campus president. The meeting, lasting just over an hour, provided the campus community a chance to express what qualities they were looking for in...

President Obama’s free community college tuition proposal welcomed by students

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Most Recent, News

Before 1984, the cost of attending community college in California was completely free.  With President Barack Obama’s recent proposal, two years of community college could become free once again in California, as well as the rest of the nation. Obama unveiled the plan at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tenn. on...

Junk food outweighs fruits and veggies on students’ plates

Rukayat Yusufu, Staff Writer

December 14, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

A hamburger, slice of pizza or a bag of chips grabbed off the shelf of the bookstore is the typical meal choice of many students who are battling being strapped for cash and time on a daily basis. A 2011 study from Oregon State University revealed that college students are not eating one serving of fruits and vegetables per...

Process of finding a new campus president begins

Process of finding a new campus president begins

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News, Top Stories

The fall semester is winding down at Cosumnes River College and while most students and faculty are expecting...

Honors seminars prepare students for universities, but are not available often

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

College is a time for students to break out of their shells and realize their potential. The honors classes at Cosumnes River College are one way that students can discover themselves and their interests. The honors seminars at CRC are “designed specifically for academically accomplished students, or those with th...

Los Rios Police Department heads donation drive

Jelina Cortero, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

The Los Rios Police Department is getting into the holiday spirit by teaming up with the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services to help our local community in the Spirit of Giving Drive. Food and clothing donations will be accepted until Jan. 31. If any student wants to donate nonperishable foods and new or slightly used clot...

Teacher evaluation websites can be useful to students

Marcus Ellis, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

With students’ planning for spring semester well underway, they are gathering all the information needed to choose classes. It’s no secret that most students look to outside means when it comes to finding and selecting the right professor for a particular class. Websites like Rate My Professors and Uloop are becoming...

Financial aid office addresses disbursement backup

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

Financial aid is a necessary option for many students to be able to  afford a college education. Listening around campus, it’s not strange to hear students talking about not knowing why they don’t qualify for financial aid, saying that they weren’t told about what they needed to do in order to get their aid or that...

Winn Center named a leader in green design

Winn Center named a leader in green design

December 4, 2014

Over the years, Cosumnes River College has won countless awards, the most recent being the Winn Center...

Campus joins The Great American Smokeout

Marcus Ellis, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014

Filed under Most Recent, News

Organized by the American Cancer Society, The Great American Smokeout is an annual event that takes place on the third Thursday in November. This event propositions smokers to take on the challenge and make the commitment to stop smoking for at least 24 hours, according to their website. The event, which took place on Nov....

Campus radio station gives students real world expierence

Campus radio station gives students real world expierence

November 28, 2014

River Radio, Cosumnes River College’s very own campus radio station, is a student-operated, campus-admini...

SHAREfair brings the spirit of giving to campus

SHAREfair brings the spirit of giving to campus

November 19, 2014

The holiday season is a time when most people get into the spirit of giving and being thankful for what...

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