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New study rooms in library and more ‘in the works’

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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The Cosumnes River College library recently opened study rooms for students. “The study rooms are a place for group study,” said Andi Adkins, a CRC librarian. These rooms are designed for students working in large groups. “Students enjoy their privacy. These rooms are a nice place to go and have a discussion,”...

Women’s soccer set to face Solano College Falcons in first round of playoffs

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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With injuries to a few key players at the end of the season, the Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team finished on the wrong foot, with three straight losses in November. But they head in to the playoffs ranked sixth in the Northern Region and third in the Big 8 conference with a 12-7-2 overall record. “If we...

Power outage on campus limits disabled student’s access

Cory Fong, Johny Garcia, Holly Sanderson & Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

November 9, 2011

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Power went out on campus at approximately 3 p.m. for about 50 minutes on Wednesday. All of Center Parkway lost power after a transformer blew, Cosumnes River College officials confirmed from SMUD. Initially, the CRC staff was waiting to see if classes were to be cancelled due to estimates that power wouldn’t be available...

Hawk Talk: Do you believe that K-12 are adequately prepared for college?

November 2, 2011

Do you believe that K-12 are adequately prepared for college?

New operation hours for Hungry Hawk and Java City

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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Java City and Hungry Hawk will have new hours. Starting Oct 24, Java City will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, said Rose Hickok, the new supervisor of the Rio Bistro Cafe. The Hungry Hawk will be closing on Oct 24 for the winter. Kristi Phillips, barista, reminded...

Students find various ways to get textbooks

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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With college tuition on the rise, many students are strapped for cash. And according to a survey released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, seven in 10 students are unable or unwilling to raise enough funds to buy books, something that every student needs. Students at Cosumnes River College had various ways of getting...

Antropology Expo ‘not to be missed’

Tracy Gilkerson, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

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The Los Rios College community will hold its 10th annual Los Rios Anthropology Expo at Cosumnes River College on Oct. 28. “This is an annual event that rotates around the four Los Rios campuses,” said CRC’s Anthropology Professor Amanda Wolcott Paskey. “Here at CRC we have regularly offered classes in cultural anthropology,...

Hawk Talk: How did you react to the death of Steve Jobs?

October 19, 2011

How did you react to the death of Steve Jobs?

Disability Awareness Week returns to campus

Ivette Naranjo, Connection Staff

October 17, 2011

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Every October since 2007, Cosumnes River College has celebrated Disability Awareness Week and this year it will continue, on Oct. 17. Students In Free Enterprise are partnering with Disability Support Programs & Services said they are partnering to host the event in order to inform people about disabilities. “Holding...

Men’s soccer falls to Taft College 4-1

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 17, 2011

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The men’s soccer team came up short against the Taft College Cougars on Oct. 14. Led by sophomore midfielder Angel Garcia, Taft College displayed a potent offense and were able to put four goals in the back of the net, including two by Garcia. “This isn’t a big loss because it’s non-conference,” said Hawks’...

American River College soars past the hometown Hawks

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

October 14, 2011

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Before the volleyball game against American River College began on Oct. 12, Hawks’ sophomore outside hitter Nikita Schenck won over the crowd by singing the National Anthem. Unfortunately for the home team, this success did not translate onto the court. ARC won in three sets by scores of 11-25, 23-25 and 15-25. The Hawks...

Professor and theater department bring grim twist to fairytale opera

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Some students may have taken a music class or two from music professor Kurt Erickson, but what many may not know is that he recently wrote an opera. The opera will be coming to Cosumnes River College the spring 2012 semester and is entitled “What Your Parents Don’t Want You to Know… (About Fairytales).” It is based...

Student run journal provides information on global events

Julian Ramos, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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While shrinking school budgets are continuously limiting classroom experiences, students at Cosumnes River College are creating their own opportunities through the journal “Globus Mundi.” As a product of the global studies department, “Globus Mundi” is a student operated academic journal covering current international...

Campus works to meet Gov. Brown’s green goal

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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In his efforts to promote a national Clean Energy Standard, California Gov. Jerry Brown attended the “National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy” in Las Vegas on Aug. 30 alongside many notable environmental supporters. The Center for American Progress, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and several other...

New ‘three strikes’ course policy to be implemented at community colleges

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Students only have three chances to pass their classes after a recent policy change. These changes are going into effect at the start of the summer 2012 term, according to the changes made to Barclays Official California Code of Regulations, specifically to Title 5, education. Currently, students are limited to seven times,...

Campus smoking policy has students divided

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Since the beginning of the semester, students who light up have been asked to move into designated smoking zones. The new smoking policy was put into place by the Smoking Guidelines Implementation Task Group. The rule for smoking 30 feet from any building has been changed to allow smoking in designated areas only, according...

Veterans adjust to campus life

Veterans adjust to campus life

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Waking up in America is different for two veterans on the Cosumnes River College campus, Justin Henry...

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

September 21, 2011

The newly renovated Cosumnes River College cafeteria, also known as the Rio Bistro is back and creating...

Online health magazine provides students with health and nutrition tips

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

September 21, 2011

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The college experience comes with more than just long hours of studying and partying, unfortunately students face health concerns such as anxiety, fatigue, unhealthy nutrition or the ever-lasting cold. However, with Student Health 101 students can be prepared and better their knowledge of a variety of health concerns. “Studen...

Women’s soccer dominates Los Medanos 7-0

Women’s soccer dominates Los Medanos 7-0

September 18, 2011

Despite injuries to key players, Cosumnes River College’s women’s soccer team posted a 7-0 blo...

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