The Connection

  • #CRCcampus: Want to share your photos and tweets with us? Use the hashtag #CRCcampus

Opinion: State of the Union address fails to examine real problems

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

Amidst a deep uncertainty over his presidency, growing concerns over the economy and domestic issues and a declining approval rating, President Barack Obama delivered his third and potentially final State of the Union address on Jan. 24 in front of a divided Congress. Obama delivered the speech with the same can-do attitude that ...

Martin Luther King Jr. fought so we could soar

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

January 25, 2012

It wasn’t until grade school and the lessons during Black History Month that I realized not everyone in the United States had always been treated equally. My naivete was because, as a young child, my mother always taught me the value in everyone, regardless of who they were or what they looked like. What I was soon to l...

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

December 5, 2011

The Legislative Analyst’s Office announced that the state’s General Fund revenues and transfers would...

Men’s basketball ready to step up in James Clark Invitational

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection staff

December 5, 2011

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball season has just begun, and with three wins and three losses, they have learned a lot about themselves in a short amount of time. The team practices every weekday. The coaching staff has been studying footage of their games and reassessing coaching strategies. “They’re...

New film in series explores drug abuse

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

This fall semester, Cosumnes River College’s Social Responsibility Committee is hosting a film series—You Are What You Eat: Pharmaceuticals. Documentaries already shown in the series were “Dangerous Prescription,” and “Money Talks: Profits before patient safety.” More recently on Nov. 15 the documentary “Generation...

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

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

The award-winning news site of Cosumnes River College
Cosumnes River College