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CRC artist draws on multiple subjects for inspiration

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

With every stroke of a pen, Cosumnes River College student Afton Kern slowly creates works of art.The 21-year-old anthropology major uses her art to show a new or different perspective on age-old questions or debates. “There is always something new to be found in art,” Kern said. “People become too fixated on copying othe...

Sophomore tennis player Brianna Schmitgen forehands the ball against American River College in her singles match on March 17.

CRC tennis ‘goddess’ swings into number one position with 5-3 record

March 29, 2012

The women’s tennis team slices, rallies and lines up to run around the net and hit the ball back...

Los Rios union leader presents lecture on state of California community colleges

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Los Rios College Federation of Teachers President Dean Murakami held a faculty forum on the current financial status of the Los Rios district amid recent budget cuts on March 28. He also provided a future outlook on what mid-year cuts may occur, pending state legislation. The presentation also took place at the three other...

Home-made hurricane lamps on Pinterest that I pinned to my

Diary of a Pinterest adventurer

March 29, 2012

On March 5, I submitted my request for an invitation to Pinterest, a relatively new social networking site, and started lookin...

CRC students react to recent tuition comparisons between Harvard and California universities

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

A middle-class California resident might have to pay more at a state university than at many other private colleges in the country such as Yale and Princeton, according to the Contra Costa Times. The rates of California State University and University of California institutions rose due to many budget cuts in recent years. Wit...

CRC math students feel pressure from the three-strikes policy

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

March 27, 2012

Christopher Thomas, a 22-year-old neurobiology major, wants to transfer to the University of California, Davis. After obtaining his degree, he wants to attend medical school and become a brain surgeon. But the journey hasn’t been easy for him, especially in math. Thomas took intermediate algebra three times before finally pas...

Blogs: Our campus

March 17, 2012

Connection Staff member Josh Lee went out in the rain March 14 to capture a few pictures of our beautiful and very wet campus.

Women’s basketball has a great season with many memorable moments

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 16, 2012

The Cosumnes River College women’s basketball season came to an end after a loss to Foothill College on Feb. 29. The Hawks finished the season with a 21-8 overall record, made it to the third round of the Northern California regional playoffs and finished second in the Big 8 Conference. “This was the best season I...

Opinion: Knowledge is power when it comes to violence in our schools

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Violent crimes in schools haven’t gotten worse, they’ve only gotten more attention, which is a step in the right direction. From third graders bringing handguns to class for protection to teens opening fire on a crowd of students they were having issues with, students are using violence and guns to solve their problems. A...

Bay area punk band Ceremony travels back to roots with newest album

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Bay Area band Ceremony broke out of the underground punk scene for their angst-filled intensity but then ventured off for a more mature and focused with their newest album Fans of Ceremony know that they gradually changed their sound. They evolve their sound, with every album, by looking back at older variants of punk rock. Originally,...

New Hoa Viet delivers genuine Vietnamese cuisine

New Hoa Viet delivers genuine Vietnamese cuisine

March 15, 2012

If you’re looking for a nice warm bowl of noodle soon on a rainy or windy day or want a refreshing...

I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad bar at a bargain price is the draw to Pizza Pleezz, a family restaurant...

Men’s basketball team wraps up 2012 season with 18-13 record

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Cosumnes River College men’s basketball brought its season to an end with a loss to Santa Rosa Junior College in the third round of the Northern California regional playoffs on Feb. 29. This is the second straight year the Hawks lost in the third round of the regional playoffs. They finished with an 18-13 record. “We...

Baseball player will leave mound for mission trip

Baseball player will leave mound for mission trip

March 14, 2012

Cosumnes River College baseball player Austin Ales will take the ultimate leap of faith. The freshman...

Early mistakes cost the Hawks baseball team against Panthers

Early mistakes cost the Hawks baseball team against Panthers

March 14, 2012

The Cosumnes River College Hawks lost its second straight game to the Sacramento City College Panthers...

Community colleges face ‘February Surprise’ budget crisis

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

The community college system in California is already in the midst of a budget crisis, and now they’re facing an additional $149 million in cuts part way through the semester. The unexpected mid-year cuts come after property taxes and student enrollment revenues were lower than expected, according to the Community College...

Sacramento City Council approves arena financing proposal

Sacramento City Council approves arena financing proposal

March 14, 2012

The Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 on March 6 in favor of a nonbinding term sheet to finance a new...

Student Government restructured after district-wide request

Demitri Fellines, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Effective May 31, the Associated Student Government will become the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College, after two and half years of planning. Other changes in its structure will be added to the ballot during this year’s spring elections. “The Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate are now two components of the...

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

March 1, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Feb. 9 that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. In the 2008 general election,...

Response to extensive construction and upgrades on campus mostly positive

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Cosumnes River College has multiple ongoing construction projects spread throughout the campus. The goals of the construction projects are to “expand and improve constructional space, add parking spaces and improve access to facilities for all staff and students, including those with mobility challenges,” said Public...

'What I Be Project' shows the human in everyone

‘What I Be Project’ shows the human in everyone

March 1, 2012

Camico McKnight was insecure about her health. But instead of hiding it, she decided to make her ins...

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