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Dr. Brice Harris named California Community College Chancellor

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brice Harris was unanimously selected by the Board of Governors today to serve as the 15th chancellor of the California Community College system. Harris is now in charge of a 112-college system, the largest system of higher education in the country. “Brice Harris is t...

Gender-based marketing: Women cannot be fooled

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

From pretty pastel pens to curvy girl Legos, it seems as though companies desperately try to rope in the female audience by altering their products to be female-friendly. Bic now has a new pastel-colored ball point pen called “The Bic Cristal for Her,” which allows women to write “elegantly and in style” as described by t...

CAST artists paint the town, captivating public visitors

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Passionate brush strokes, intriguing angles and an infectious buzz filled the streets of downtown Sacramento for the Capital Artists’ Studio Tour. Beginning in 2006 CAST, put on by the Center for Contemporary Art, has grown from a small number of art studios showcasing work to over 150 participating members. The event is...

One new business professor’s hunger for education at CRC

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Man Phan sips his iced coffee while sporting a crisp button up shirt, slacks and gelled back hair. It’s another typical Monday morning in his office. However, business Professor Phan’s days were not always so typical. He grew up carrying buckets of well water to and from his village as a part of his daily life. “Coming...

New CRC dean, Torence Powell, shares his personal connection in his leading role

Ashley Boucher, Features / Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2012

A once “knucklehead kid” who first arrived at Cosumnes River College intimidated, Torence Powell found his way back to the college that pushed him towards the right path. Even with a supportive family to go home to each day, Powell had managed to get into trouble as a kid. “In the 90s, it was pretty bad,” Powell s...

CRC’s 2012 Health Resource Fair successfully raises awareness

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Over a year in planning, the cooperation of over 40 different agencies came together with one woman’s idea to spread awareness and education to students on health and welfare. Carmella Henderson, Cosumnes River College peer health educator, is that woman and the host of the CRC Fall 2012 Health Resource Fair held at the...

Freshmen Seminar among resources available to prepare students for college

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

September 23, 2012

Every year, thousands of freshmen stumble onto community college campuses without a solid plan of attack. Students who enter community college without an idea of what they want to do can find themselves stuck for a handful of years taking classes that they don’t need. This brings up the issue of how high school students...

Schubert's One Book bioethics lecture covers informed consent

Schubert’s One Book bioethics lecture covers informed consent

September 23, 2012

Cosumnes River College philosophy Professor Rick Schubert gave a lecture on bioethics in relation to...

Financial aid awards rise in numbers, Pell Grant qualifications change

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

September 22, 2012

With the start of a new semester many Cosumnes River College students make the inevitable trip to the financial aid office. “We have actually awarded more students this year to date than the same time last year,” said Financial Aid Supervisor Alice Kwong via email. As of July 1, 2012, new qualifications for the Federal...

CRC campus expansion to benefit students, community

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

September 20, 2012

With all the ongoing construction throughout Cosumnes River College, visual enhancements are becoming apparent. “I’m very excited about the construction around the campus,” said CRC President Debbie Travis. “It indicates to me that we’re going to be able to serve our students and the community by having facilities...

Tony Bloomfield: Our intention is never to make pro baseball players

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 20, 2012

“Play every day like it’s your last.” These are the words that baseball’s head coach Tony Bloomfield instilled in his players at the beginning of last season. A season that would bring Cosumnes River College its first state championship in one of the hardest ways possible. The Hawks never played a home game...

Associated Students of Cosumnes River College provide voice for students

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

September 10, 2012

The Associated Students of Cosumnes River College serve as the voice of the student body of the campus and operates under the direction of officers elected by the student body, according to the campus website. The Student Senate within the ASCRC, formerly known as the Associated Student Government, are advocates of the student...

Men’s soccer routs Cañada College, wins home opener

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

September 10, 2012

The men's soccer team came out victorious against the Cañada College Colts in their third game of the season on Sept. 6. After a tense first half that featured only one goal, scored by CRC freshman midfielder Bernabe Gonzalez, the Hawks opened the second half of the game decisively by scoring three more goals in under 10...

First half mistakes prove costly as women's soccer falls to Evergreen

First half mistakes prove costly as women’s soccer falls to Evergreen

September 9, 2012

The women’s soccer team couldn’t build off the momentum of their season-opener win, as they lose...

Construction of athletic facilities nearly complete

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

September 9, 2012

Cosumnes River College athletes will soon have new sports fields to play on as a $14.5 million renovation project of the school’s stadium, baseball and softball facilities is almost complete. Funded by the local Measure M Bond, which was passed by voters in 2008, $1.5 million of the $14.5 million dollars is coming from...

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 4, 2012

When reports surfaced of San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera’s drug use, the baseball world...

Men’s soccer seeks their place in the playoffs

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

September 2, 2012

After a loss to San Joaquin Delta College last season that narrowly kept them from the playoffs, the Hawks have a fresh start to shoot for the top. Much like the women's soccer team, the men's team gained a majority of new recruits to fill the ranks alongside a handful of returning players. Many of the new players were...

Hawks win opener in dramatic fashion

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 30, 2012

The women's soccer team took its first step towards the playoffs Aug. 28, defeating Fresno City College in a thriller. The Hawks started the season with the same team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season. “This was a tough opener,” head coach Cesar Plasencia said. “I was really proud of my girls, the...

Title IX: 40 years later

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

August 29, 2012

Baylor University’s Brittney Griner became a national sensation with her play on the college’s women’s basketball team. Griner’s game on the court earned the 6-foot-8-inch 22-year-old a spot on the All-American team, an award she obtained three times.  In addition to a National Championship, Griner was named AP Player...

Hawks baseball wins 2012 California Community College State Championship

Hawks baseball wins 2012 California Community College State Championship

May 20, 2012

The baseball team completed their mission May 20 in Bakersfield, winning Cosumnes River College’s...

Opera comes to CRC and brings lots of laughs

Opera comes to CRC and brings lots of laughs

May 8, 2012

For the first time in the 18-year history of theater at Cosumnes River College, an original Opera by a C...

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