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Program provides students a faster path through their college years

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

For many, the transition into community college can seem overwhelming. In an effort to alleviate this challenge, the Student Success and Support Program has been implemented into junior colleges across California, as of 2014. The SSSP was designed to allow students an easier way to navigate the college process through orientation...

Discussing free community college would lead to more issues for California

Bobby Bishop, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Free, everyone loves the word free, it means people don’t have to pay for something. But what does it mean when community college is free? Debt, crowded campuses and a more expensive four-year college.  California lawmakers are considering free community college and it will be discussed in 2015, according to ABC News. ...

Affirmative action measure is misguided attempt to address under representation

Editorial Staff

February 11, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States of America has always been a nation that can’t get it right when it comes to issues of race or gender. On Jan. 30, the California State Senate opened up another can of worms when it comes to race and gender in college admissions. The group voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would all...

A cannabis California?

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Well, it has finally happened folks. One state has finally volunteered to be the experiment for the first legalization of recreational use of marijuana. Since Jan.1, citizens of Colorado and Washington, who are 21 or older, are now able to buy marijuana for medical and recreational use. So, how are the two states holding up...

The story of a team that isn’t there

The story of a team that isn’t there

December 12, 2013

HISTORY As 2013 comes to an end, sports fans all across the country will be preparing for the United...

Degrees for transfer expand with newly passed bill

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

The passage of Senate Bill 1440 in September 2010 sought to streamline the long process of transferring from community college to four-year universities, a process that is set to be further refined by another bill being signed by the governor to strengthen the existing bill. Senate Bill 440, proposed by Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) w...

Editorial: New degrees can benefit community college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Each year students graduating from universities are faced with massive amounts of debt.  A good majority of their bills are government loans and financial support from family or private loans. Attaining a degree has become one of the most expensive feats in someone’s lifetime. Tuition at California universities alone has skyrocket...

Campus graduation rates on the rise

Campus graduation rates on the rise

Emily Collins, Staff Writer

December 8, 2013

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

During an era of budget cuts, where many community colleges have seen a decline in student enrollment, ...

Three sophomores and a crop of young talent look to lead softball team into playoffs

Three sophomores and a crop of young talent look to lead softball team into playoffs

December 7, 2013

Near the end of the 2013 softball season, the Hawks were in a dire situation. In order to make it to postse...

Student fee goes back into student body

Student fee goes back into student body

December 5, 2013

Have you ever wondered where your student tuition goes and what it ends up paying for? While the majority...

From five-year break to sixth man role

From five-year break to sixth man role

Emily Collins, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It had been five years since her sneakers hit the hardwood floor of a basketball court to play on beha...

Hawks’ playoff run ends in stunner versus Foothill

Hawks’ playoff run ends in stunner versus Foothill

December 3, 2013

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team squared off against the Foothill College Owls, both...

Clutch free kick leads Hawks’ playoff win over Santa Rosa

Clutch free kick leads Hawks’ playoff win over Santa Rosa

November 27, 2013

With the lights of the Cosumnes River College Stadium beaming down onto the turf, the Hawks battled the c...

Put down the burger and pick up a pan: How-to eat on a budget

Put down the burger and pick up a pan: How-to eat on a budget

November 9, 2013

With tight budgets and hectic schedules, many students substitute fast food or what happens to be served...

One year later: What Proposition 30 is funding

Zach Hannigan and Stephan Starnes

November 4, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

With the passage of Proposition 30 in the 2012 November elections, California saw an increase in sales tax of a quarter of a cent and an increase in income tax on those earning more than $250,000 annually for the next seven years Some of that extra funding from the added tax was slated to go to California community colleges to “p...

Minimum wage rises for spoiled Californians

Minimum wage rises for spoiled Californians

November 4, 2013

After Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 on Sept. 23, which will raise the minimum wage in California...

Left unsaid: Rising need for mental health services on college campuses

Left unsaid: Rising need for mental health services on college campuses

November 3, 2013

Editors Note: This is part one of a three part series on mental health in community colleges. If yo...

Students learn failure can be positive

Students learn failure can be positive

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

November 3, 2013

Filed under Campus Life, Features

The Orchard room at Cosumnes River College on Oct. 25 was alive and well as a full crowd was on hand ...

Grandpa behaves badly in newest ‘Jackass’ movie

Grandpa behaves badly in newest ‘Jackass’ movie

November 2, 2013

Johnny Knoxville, the creators of the MTV franchise “Jackass” along with Paramount Pictures are back at ...

A brand new four-year journey?

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Community colleges have long been the first step for many students into a world of higher education as they complete the first two years of higher education before moving onto the four-year universities, but what if a student never had to leave their community college to earn a higher degree? California Community Colleges Chancellor...

Doctor and author educates campus on the benefits of a starch filled diet

Doctor and author educates campus on the benefits of a starch filled diet

October 31, 2013

Dr. John McDougall, author of the book “The Starch Solution,” spoke to a packed room about how pe...

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