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Cosumnes River College and Regional Transit open pedestrian bridge

Alejandra Morales, Staff

November 3, 2016

The opening ceremony for the Cosumnes River College pedestrian bridge was held in front of the light rail station platform on Monday morning. The bridge extends from the parking structure of the school all the way down to the light rail station. CRC President Edward Bush said the purpose was to give students a safer option...

California passes shower bill for homeless college students

Andrew Maestas, Staff

November 2, 2016

California community colleges will give shower access to students who are homeless at the beginning of 2017. Assembly Bill 1995, proposed by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, requires community college campuses that have shower facilities to create a plan that would give homeless students access to those facilities. Students must ...

Proposition 64 could legalize recreational cannabis

Proposition 64 could legalize recreational cannabis

October 31, 2016

Depending on how voters vote on Proposition 64, the recreational use of cannabis could be legalized for...

FAFSA applications open three months earlier

Jared Lee, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

This year, the opening submission date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, has been shifted from January to October. This new, earlier submission date is a permanent change. Students will now be able to submit their FAFSA in the future as early as Oct. 1 each year, according to the Federal...

It’s time to eradicate the death penalty

Andrew Flores, Staff

October 29, 2016

As the Nov. 8 election nears, Californians are presented with 17 propositions, one of which is a matter of life or death. Voters will be given the opportunity to repeal the death penalty under Proposition 62, which will establish life in prison without the possibility of parole as the most severe punishment. With the p...

Hawks conquer adversity to push for playoff spot

Jared Lee, Staff

October 29, 2016

Despite injuries to multiple players and some recent defeats, the women’s soccer team is pressing on. While the Hawks have gone through rough times with at least three players being injured, they have seen steady improvement as the season has progressed. “I think we’ve done pretty well, considering all the injuries...

“The Barn” offers a unique experience, Friday nights in West Sacramento

Stan Smith, Staff

October 24, 2016

With striking, abstract lines dominating the skyline west of the Sacramento River, The Barn’s architecture looks like something straight out of a Picasso painting. Constructed as essentially a funky bridge on land, The Barn mixes a modern venue with traditional features - drinks, live music and a great view of downtown...

Latinx Honors Night awards Latinx students for their academic excellence

Alejandra Morales, Staff

October 24, 2016

Hispanic heritage month officially wrapped up with a tribute to student success in school with an honors night on Oct. 14 . Honors night started at 6 p.m. in the recital hall on campus and it awarded Latinx students who received a 3.0-3.5 GPA. Latinx standing for gender inclusive, there were over 20 students who receive...

CRC hosts first tiny house competition

Rachel Norris, Staff

October 24, 2016

In the midst of all the tininess, a rather great event took place in parking lot E of Cosumnes River College on Oct. 15. Students from multiple universities and residents from all over the state of California visited the campus to view the energy-efficient tiny homes, built over a span of two years by the architecture stude...

CRC Theatre Department brings “A Raisin in the Sun” to life with outstanding performance

Andrew Flores, Staff

October 23, 2016

With a beautifully written script by Lorraine Hansberry and a talented cast, Cosumnes River College Theatre Department was able to bring “A Raisin in the Sun” to life. “A Raisin in the Sun” follows an ordinary black family in the 1950s that is allocated $10,000 from a life insurance check after the husband and fa...

Club Activities Fair engages students with interactive displays and activities

Courtney Fong, News Editor

October 22, 2016

It was around 1 p.m. on Thursday when cheers sounded from the wide walkway near the quad. A small audience of students clustered around the Veterans Club table to watch two participants stuff their faces with bagged barbeque pork. They only had two minutes left to finish an entire MRE, a military Meal Ready to Eat, which...

Club activities fair will be held in quad on Oct. 20

Stan Smith, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

The club activities fair will take place on Oct. 20 in the quad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with up to 10 clubs participating in the event, according to Club and Events Board Commissioner Evan Nguyen. For those who are unable to attend the club activities fair and want to sign up for a club or start their own club, the best course...

Theatre production explores race relationships

Theatre production explores race relationships

Andrew Flores, Staff

October 19, 2016

With the lack of diversity portrayed in mainstream theater, the Cosumnes River College Theatre Departmen...

'Birth of a Nation' lacks depth and consistency

‘Birth of a Nation’ lacks depth and consistency

October 19, 2016

A significant amount of both excitement and controversy surrounded the theatrical release of “Birth ...

Mural celebrates Latinx community

Mural celebrates Latinx community

October 19, 2016

The Latinx community held an event in the campus quad at 11 a.m., where artist Raul Mejia sketched out ...

Why you should support the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Andrew Maestas, Staff

October 16, 2016

Freshwater is invaluable. The Native American people have been disrespected, devalued, their way of life disrupted. For the past few centuries the native people of the Americas have gone through mass genocide, oppression and slavery, and now the Standing Rock Sioux face another threat in this awful tradition. The $3.8 bi...

Man with gun spotted at Elk Grove Center

Matt Johnson and Courtney Fong

October 13, 2016

A student at the Elk Grove Center reported on Thursday morning that they observed a male suspect with a handgun in the first floor men’s bathroom, according to a Los Rios Police Department crime bulletin. At around 9:20-9:30 a.m., the witness reported they saw the male suspect, who was in an adjacent stall, remove a hand...

Established pop-punk band lacks originality in new album

Ashley Navarro, Editor

October 10, 2016

Lead singer Laura Jane Grace, of pop-punk band Against Me!, belts words of heartbreak and longing in the band’s seventh full length album, “Shape Shift With Me.”   It was only a few years ago when Grace came out to the public as transgender and started the process of gender change. The previous album the band released, ...

Food pantry provides students with food security

Food pantry provides students with food security

October 5, 2016

  “The Hawk Spot” food pantry officially opened to the Cosumnes River College community on Aug....

Student voice recognized in LatinX event

Student voice recognized in LatinX event

October 2, 2016

Mes de LatinX officially opened on Sept. 21 with a lecture from Olmeca in the Recital Hall. Olmeca is ...

Students enter raffle to receive textbook scholarship

Students enter raffle to receive textbook scholarship

September 21, 2016

Cosumnes River College students waited in the heat, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the CRC fountain stage for the chance to hear their name ...

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