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In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

February 7, 2017

Taking on college courses, working a part-time job and extracurricular activities can put a strain on ...

Sports must support female fans in non-patronizing ways

Sports must support female fans in non-patronizing ways

November 9, 2016

Since the dawn of time, or just the dawn of athletics, women have been patronized for having any association...

College president reflects on first year

College president reflects on first year

Ashley Navarro, Editor

November 6, 2016

Having the presidential role at a community college can be a daunting position, but Cosumnes River Co...

Re; “Students still need free college tuition”

Jenna Pulanco, Reader

April 13, 2016

Dear Editor, Hey. Thank you for putting out an opinion piece regarding free college tuition. I think that tuition should be free and that education should be free. Hopefully Obama's plan, America’s College Promise proposal, even though it fell through during his administration will be revived during whoever wins the next...

New legislation to make pathway to college easier for high school students

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

December 7, 2015

The California Community College Board of Governors signed into effect legislation that gives high school students increased access to college-level courses, on Nov. 4, 2015 in Pasadena, Ca. Assembly Bill 288 was led by Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, and will develop a “partnership between high schools and...

Study: Freshmen 15 shown to not be as prevalent as thought

Tyler Santana, Editor

October 29, 2015

Going off to college comes with many new stresses and pressure for the incoming students, one of them being the notorious freshman 15, which is where college freshman are likely to gain 15 pounds during their first year. The freshman 15  today is more like the freshman five as fewer students are experiencing a large amou...

CRC goes through critical accreditation process

Cole McCarthy, Staff

October 22, 2015

From Oct. 5-8 a team composed of as many as 13 peer evaluators from other colleges paid a mandatory visit to Cosumnes River College to confirm that the campus meets the eligibility requirements, standards and commission policies.   “It’s super important,” said College Self-Evaluation Tri-chair Professor Georgine Hodgkinson. ...

Governor’s budget act will increase community college funds

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

October 14, 2015

Every year, California’s governor proposes a budget that allocates state funds in various directions. This year’s budget proposal included an increase in allocated monies to California community colleges and Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget into effect on June 25. The budget has grouped K-12 with community colleges in the categ...

Transfer Day shows students diversity of college options

Transfer Day shows students diversity of college options

October 14, 2015

The campus hosted its annual Transfer Day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fountain Quad area for s...

Gov. Brown passes “Yes Means Yes” bill for affirmative consent

Coy Granderson, Staff

October 14, 2015

With a stroke of a pen, Gov. Jerry Brown added the “Yes Means Yes” bill to his list of major changes for the state. The bill requires an “affirmative consent” amidst any sexual context. Senate Bill 967 (de León) mandates that intimate language is standardized in policies used to decide if the accused had committe...

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

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

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...

Starting at community college can save money while still providing college experience

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

In their junior and senior years of high school, young minds are forced to make a life-altering decision: where they want to attend college. Deciding where to further your education is a terribly difficult choice to make. For some, it depends on where their friends are going, a family legacy or a dream school. For those...

Interning in college has varied results for students in securing jobs after graduation

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

*This story was updated/corrected on Oct. 20, 2014 Securing their dream job is the reason that many people attend college, but in today’s job market having a degree isn’t always enough. Internships are more important to students’ than ever before. “Internships give students an opportunity to take what they are learning in the classro...

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

March 12, 2014

The cry to end the seemingly never ending  increases in tuition has shifted, as schools in the Calif...

Editorial: Carrying the college drinking mindset into life is detrimental

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

April 11, 2013

Binge drinking is on the rise and becoming a big issue for college students both past and present. Research shows that people who are of the same age as college students, but do not attend college, are less likely to be binge drinkers, and the number of incidences of binge drinking in that age range has dropped immensely, ...

Debt: a hefty load for graduates

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

December 5, 2011

The average student debt is more than $25,000 for those graduating in 2010, according to a report released early November from the Project on Student Debt at The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS). In California alone, 48 percent of students graduate with an average debt of $18,113, according to the report. The...

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