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American River College soars past the hometown Hawks

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

October 14, 2011

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under Features

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...

Editorial: External factors not considered with cuts to California colleges

Editorial Staff

September 15, 2011

Filed under Opinion

For the past few years, money has been a primary topic of discussion for educational institutions. This is no surprise, seeing as California is currently in a $375 billion deficit, according to usdebtclock.org. Every sector of the state’s economy has been forced to look over its financial records and determine how and where...

Composer’s Collective inspires future composers

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 15, 2011

Filed under Features

Students met for a musical presentation and orientation for the Composer’s Collective, a meeting of the minds for composers and vocalists put on by the Cosumnes River College Composition Club, at CRC on Aug. 31 introducing Ann Moss. Faculty advisor, Kurt Erickson, and Ann Moss, soprano and guest Artist in Residence from ...

Record amount of students enter textbook scholarship drawing

Record amount of students enter textbook scholarship drawing

September 15, 2011

Many students endured the sun during the Textbook Scholarship Drawing, waiting and hoping to be one of...

Remedial courses are not in best interest of community college

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 15, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Remedial classes at community colleges are under scrutiny. Our campus is especially concerned about the cuts in any classes or programs. In community colleges, 42 percent of freshman enroll in at least one remedial course, according to the National Center for Education Statistics 2004 report. The definition of “remedial”...

Men’s soccer earns first win against Yuba City

Men’s soccer earns first win against Yuba City

September 11, 2011

Sophomore forward Aaron McCollum led the Cosumnes River College Hawks to their first victory on Sept....

Women’s soccer shuts out Butte college 2-0

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team kicked off their season with a 2-0 win at home against Butte College on Aug. 30. But the game started off on a bad note, with an injury to returning forward Dani Arellano only three minutes into the game. Arellano was an All-American selection in 2009 when she scored a st...

Cafeteria prices are still affordable

Cafeteria prices are still affordable

August 31, 2011

Cafeteria food prices at Cosumnes River College can be questionable. Overall, the cost of meals are reasonable...

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