The Connection

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

Elected CRC student officials sworn into positions

Demitri Fellines, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

The newly elected officials of the Cosumnes River College Student Senate were sworn into their positions for the fall semester in front of family, friends and faculty in the Orchard room on April 25. During the campaigning for their position, each candidate had to get students around the CRC campus to sign a petition in o...

New sports fields expected for fall completion

New sports fields expected for fall completion

May 4, 2012

A new baseball field, softball field and two new soccer fields are being built on the northwest side...

Greenhaw battled odds before fighting for CRC

Greenhaw battled odds before fighting for CRC

May 4, 2012

Alissa Greenhaw is the softball team’s leadoff hitter and starting shortstop.‭ ‬She finished with...

Students share thoughts on CSU admissions freeze

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

California State Universities are planning to cut enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year by 25,000 students by closing spring admissions for most of its campuses, according to an article on the CSU website. The California State University system announced new measures to save money on March 20, including a plan to cut ...

Financial aid changes set to impact students

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

More students are applying for financial aid, while less students are being awarded monetary help. In this time of budgetary crisis, financial aid eligibility is being revised. The Board of Governors Fee Waiver C is awarded to students who show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Aid. Currently, stud...

Student Success Task Force recommendations change enrollment priority

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's office began the process of implementing the 22 recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force, which were unanimously approved by the Board of Governors in January. The Task Force, which was created in 2011 with the goal of increasing success at California community...

Top 5 summer road trips for the upcoming break

Top 5 summer road trips for the upcoming break

May 4, 2012

Summer is quickly approaching and we’re all anxious to take a break from school and work. What’s...

Mars from Hubble-Courtesy photo

Two CRC students shoot for the stars with NASA

May 4, 2012

Two Cosumnes River College engineering and MESA students are packing their bags and heading to Pasadena,...

Four CRC men’s tennis players advance to the playoffs

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

The Cosumnes River College men’s tennis team may have ended its season on March 20 with a 9-0 loss to Fresno City College, but four individual players from the team have advanced to the playoffs. By competing in the Big 8 Conference Tournament on April 17, sophomores Brandon McCarthy, Ronnie Cabanayan and Andy Vo, as well...

CRC softball finishes the season with a win

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Cosumnes River College’s softball team may not have made the regional playoffs, but they ended their season on a high note with anticipation for the next season.Despite not qualifying, the Hawks played at their best in the final game of the season at home on a sunny afternoon against the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs...

Opinion: Patience and knowledge will benefit students in the Freeze

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

In light of the recent admissions freeze at California state colleges, many students have failed to look at the bright side of the policy.The policy would waitlist students who apply to CSU’s in the fall and would stop enrollment in the spring 2013 semester. These cost-cutting solutions came in response to Gov. Jerry Brow...

Opinion: Digital distribution destroys the used game market

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

If console gaming continues down the path that it is, people won’t pay for the new consoles and games. I will be one of those people refusing to buy the next systems. The used game market is being corrupted; it has always been a part of the equation, and recently it’s been argued from every side. Games have always bee...

Retired CRC physics professor dies

Retired CRC physics professor dies

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

May 2, 2012

George “Jorge” Knott, former professor at CRC, died Sunday evening while swimming with a friend at...

Students gear up for their upcoming summer vacations

Students gear up for their upcoming summer vacations

May 2, 2012

With a week left before finals begin, students are getting ready to start their summer breaks. Some are...

Don’t let tragedy decide for you, become a donor

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

May 2, 2012

Most people don’t realize that upon their death, they can save or help as many as 50 lives. They can donate their organs and tissues when they die. They can even be a live donor of a kidney or a part of their liver, pancreas, lung or intestine in addition to stem cells, marrow, platelets, whole blood and blood products, a...

Hawks baseball finish at the top and charge into the playoffs

Hawks baseball finish at the top and charge into the playoffs

May 2, 2012

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. These are words that resonated in the ears of the Hawk...

Literary Series enhances academic success at CRC

Literary Series enhances academic success at CRC

April 18, 2012

Writers from different genre visited Cosumnes River College students and faculty, sharing their works....

Opinion: Kony 2012 doesn’t warrant a movement

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

A 30-minute YouTube documentary by activist group Invisible Children hit internet stardom when it launched on March 6. It reached 70 million views in its first four days, grabbing the attention social media users. The campaign’s goal is to capture Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony who, along with other atrocities, was responsible f...

CRC softball game vs. Modesto comes up short for Hawks

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

The Hawks (3-19) failed to pull out a close game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates (14-10) on March 22 at Cosumnes River College, falling to last place in the Big 8 conference. Both teams had trouble scoring early but were able to keep pace with each other as the game progressed. The Pirates scored the first run in the f...

CRC musician dreams of making a living in music

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

The plucking of a guitar string and the singing of a note has always struck a chord with Cosumnes River College student Jake Langstaff. The 18-year-old music major is working his way into the Sacramento music scene and beyond. “My absolute dream would be to make a living in music,” Langstaff said. “I can’t see ...

Cosumnes River College filmmaker inspired at young age by ‘Titanic’

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Cosumnes River College student Christopher Bruton, 22, has always been inspired by the idea of film and cinema.The directing and writing film major enjoys the process that goes into making a film and wants to make people think. “I can’t draw, so the only way of me being creative is through photography,” he said. “I...

The award-winning news site of Cosumnes River College
CRC