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Students face increasing stress during finals

Students face increasing stress during finals

December 5, 2016

With the semester coming to an end and finals soon approaching, stress levels begin to rise as Cosumnes River College students prepare to ...

New financial aid changes require classes to align with academic major

Steven Bryla, Staff

December 5, 2016

Registration for Spring 2017 classes began on Monday for students at Cosumnes River College. But a new change to financial aid requirements can reduce the amount of aid students receive. Students applying for financial aid will no longer receive financial aid for classes outside of their program of study. Brendan James,...

Ethics symposium discusses policing tensions

Lola Chase, Staff

December 5, 2016

Sacramento State and Cosumnes River College partnered to present the 11th Annual Fall Ethics Symposium. This year’s topic was The Ethics of Policing. The two-day symposium was broken into six sessions of speakers with different topics regarding policing. CRC hosted the first day and Sac State held the second set of sessions. The...

STEM provides women equal opportunities

Abigail Babineau, Staff

December 3, 2016

Women interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees sometimes feel as if they are outnumbered by the population of men dominating the field. STEM is a program at Cosumnes River College for students in majors revolving around STEM. Sarah Jones, 20-year-old engineering major, thinks that women sometime...

Sophomores reflect on their final seasons as Hawks

Matt Johnson, Editor

December 1, 2016

For sophomore athletes at Cosumnes River College, the last season as a member of the Hawks can mean a lot of things. From a chance to step into a leadership role to being a part of a program for two years, it provides a plethora of memories and experiences for players. Now as they look back on their time with the Hawks,...

Native American week promotes awareness of native cultures

Alejandra Morales, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

Native American Heritage week began on Nov. 14 and lasted until Nov. 18 in the fountain quad at Cosumnes River College. To kick off the week of events, the library held an opening of Native American books that told their history. Some of the book titles were “Earth Wisdom” by Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, “Forgotten Trib...

‘All Nations Day’ celebrates Native American culture

Jasmine Jernigan, Guest Writer

November 22, 2016

On Nov. 6, Cosumnes River College celebrated All Nations Day in the campus quad. The event started with an opening prayer led by a Maori dancer from New Zealand. The weather was nice and warm as people gathered around the quad to watch the Maori dancers, and dancers from other tribes. Maori Dancer Nico Ihimaera Rooseboo...

Hawks dropped by Beavers in volleyball season finale

Alicia Ilaga, Guest Writer

November 19, 2016

It was a disappointing end for the Cosumnes River College women’s volleyball team against American River College. ARC clinched the win with three straight sets in a highly-competitive contest, sending them into the playoffs. Multiple block attempts from sophomore Hannah Norris, and freshman Meg Maddalena, weren’t enough ...

Student medical needs are brought to light

Julie Wallinger, Staff

November 16, 2016

Stories of syringes being discarded in the streets and parks have been a popular urban legend for years. But for the custodial staff of a large, public college like Cosumnes River College, improperly disposed of sharps are a very real concern. Sharp waste is defined by Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley as any item that comes...

Food pantry addresses high demand for services

Kaelyn Blizzard, Staff

November 14, 2016

It’s 1:50 pm, 10 minutes until the Hawk Spot, Cosumnes River College’s food pantry, opens to students. Several students are already gathered outside while a student leadership center worker finishes the last of setup. A large sign is displayed outside the front door, with the words “1 visit per week” printed in bold...

CRC students gather to watch multiple media outlets as returns come in and candidates gain electoral votes throughout the night on Nov. 8.

Students and staff react to Trump presidency

November 14, 2016

Shock, fear, loss, triumph and glimpses of hope are felt deeply by the community of students and faculty...

Halloween scrimmage builds chemistry for team

Matt Johnson, Editor

November 10, 2016

As the softball team starts to wind down its fall training for the upcoming season, it held its annual Halloween intrasquad scrimmage on Nov. 3. With Halloween costumes that ranged from Thing 1 and Thing 2, Bugs Bunny and Spongebob to Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. The Halloween scrimmage  was the perfect thing to keep...

Freshman forward QuoQuese Jackson (top) attempts a jump shot against College of Siskiyous on Monday.

Hawks dropped by Eagles in women’s basketball opener

November 9, 2016

The Hawks opened the season with a tough loss on Monday as the College of Siskiyous dropped them in a...

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...

Forward overcomes injuries in her return to the court

Matt Johnson, Editor

November 9, 2016

She felt the pop. Not once, but twice. It was the Hawks second game of the Cosumnes River College women’s basketball tournament. Redshirt sophomore forward Akila Britton felt it immediately. She didn’t know it at the time but Britton had tore the labrum in her left shoulder. “I felt it pop. They said I probably...

This election abandoned the millennial

Lola Chase, Staff

November 9, 2016

I feel cheated out of my passion to promote change and progress. I was meant to be a part of this big pivotal part of history, leading through the 2016 election, the part where we all stop being ignorant and look around and see that we’re hurting each other, and that we are the means to our own suffering, and once and fo...

Veterans Day, a time for honor and rememberance

Steven Bryla, Staff

November 8, 2016

Tomorrow is a day of honoring the brave men and women that served our country in the military. A day where discounts are given and special events like parades with former and current military members marching down streets across the nation is the least that could be done. Cosumnes River College has 418 veterans attend...

“Doctor Strange” introduced into the Marvel universe

LeShea Munoz, Editor

November 8, 2016

Doctor Strange, a 2016 American superhero film featuring a Marvel Comics character of the same name. The highly anticipated film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is film number 14 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister and S...

Super foods could benefit your health

Rachel Norris, Staff

November 8, 2016

There’s a big chance that many students have already fallen victim to the persisting illnesses that come around this time of year: colds and the big one, the flu. Nobody wants to fall behind in their studies because they caught the dreadful flu that could have been prevented in the first place. We know that prevention is ...

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...

Millennials disenchanted with politics, conflicted about voting

Justin Cordero, Guest Writer

November 4, 2016

With the election drawing closer, millennial voters are struggling to find a good reason to vote. Across campus and throughout the past week, many of the millennials interviewed said that they are going to vote this year and urged others to do so as well, while others were either not interested in politics or said felt they...

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