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New film in series explores drug abuse

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

This fall semester, Cosumnes River College’s Social Responsibility Committee is hosting a film series—You Are What You Eat: Pharmaceuticals. Documentaries already shown in the series were “Dangerous Prescription,” and “Money Talks: Profits before patient safety.” More recently on Nov. 15 the documentary “Generation...

Volleyball team ends season with losing record

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 27, 2011

The women’s volleyball team ended their season on Nov. 16, losing to Sierra College in three sets, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-8. Head coach Minet Gunther said the team tried its best despite not having a great season. “We were 8-16,” Gunther said. “You don’t go into a season wanting to do that.” Gunther said overall...

Panthers maul Hawks in annual tournament

Panthers maul Hawks in annual tournament

November 18, 2011

Led by experienced sophomores and hoping to start the season off on a high note, the Cosumnes River ...

Women’s basketball falls short in CRC Invitational

Women’s basketball falls short in CRC Invitational

Takara Campbell, Tiffany De Leon & Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

November 18, 2011

The Cosumnes River College women’s basketball team kicked off its season by playing in the annual CRC...

New study rooms in library and more ‘in the works’

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

The Cosumnes River College library recently opened study rooms for students. “The study rooms are a place for group study,” said Andi Adkins, a CRC librarian. These rooms are designed for students working in large groups. “Students enjoy their privacy. These rooms are a nice place to go and have a discussion,”...

New student association constitution increases expectations

New student association constitution increases expectations

November 16, 2011

The Cosumnes River College Student Association Constitution was ratified on Nov.  10, in part of a district...

Campus makes room for upcoming projects

Campus makes room for upcoming projects

November 16, 2011

Parking lots around the Cosumnes River College campus have been closed due to construction projects,...

Women’s soccer set to face Solano College Falcons in first round of playoffs

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

With injuries to a few key players at the end of the season, the Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team finished on the wrong foot, with three straight losses in November. But they head in to the playoffs ranked sixth in the Northern Region and third in the Big 8 conference with a 12-7-2 overall record. “If we...

Men’s soccer misses playoffs for first time since 2007

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

The men’s soccer team finished its season on Nov. 11 against the San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs, losing 1-0. The game was the fifth straight that the Hawks failed to win. They slipped to 8-9-3 and narrowly missed the playoffs. “As a squad we fought hard together,” said freshman goalkeeper Demitri Fellines. “There...

Experienced men’s basketball team expecting to succeed

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

November 10, 2011

The men’s basketball team will kick off its 2011-2012 season with the seventh annual Hawks Invitational, from Nov. 10-12. With 18 wins last season, the Hawks have a lot to live up to. “Our goals are set up pretty high,” said head coach James Giacomazzi. Giacomazzi has led the basketball team to 84 victories throughout...

Power outage on campus limits disabled student’s access

Cory Fong, Johny Garcia, Holly Sanderson & Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

November 9, 2011

Power went out on campus at approximately 3 p.m. for about 50 minutes on Wednesday. All of Center Parkway lost power after a transformer blew, Cosumnes River College officials confirmed from SMUD. Initially, the CRC staff was waiting to see if classes were to be cancelled due to estimates that power wouldn’t be available...

Ulan’s goals not enough as Hawks fall to Beavers

Ulan’s goals not enough as Hawks fall to Beavers

November 8, 2011

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team lost against the American River College Beavers on Nov....

Weekly mini-labs open to all students

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

For the average student many classes require research outside the classroom, but weekly mini-labs on campus serve as the foundation for students to brush up on skills essential for their academic work. Weekly mini-labs are held in the Library and run by full- time librarians. “We hold these in a smaller room in back...

Mandatory drug testing at some colleges

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

Students at Linn State Technical College in Missouri submitted to a professionally administered urine test and paid a non-refundable $50 to do so, becoming the first students required to take a drug test at a public 2-year college in order to attend. Students had no complaints about the testing and half of the 1,176 stude...

Hawk Talk: Do you believe that K-12 are adequately prepared for college?

November 2, 2011

Do you believe that K-12 are adequately prepared for college?

Sophomore forward Melissa Gomez kicks the ball into Delta College sophomore goalkeeper Erikka Diarte in the first half. Freshman forward Katie Ulan found the rebound for the Hawks' only goal in their 1-0 win on Oct. 28.

Women’s soccer defeats Delta 1-0

October 31, 2011

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team won 1-0 on Oct. 28 against the visiting San Joaquin...

Volleyball loses 10th straight game

Volleyball loses 10th straight game

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

October 31, 2011

The Cosumnes River College volleyball team fought to the finish on Oct. 26 against the San Joaquin Delta...

Freshman Goalkeeper Leonel Luna charges the ball to prevent several Lassen College players from scoring a goal in the first half. The Hawks lost the game 2-1 on Oct. 26.

Men’s soccer loses crucial home game

October 28, 2011

The men’s soccer team suffered their third straight home loss on Oct. 26, losing 2-1 against the Lassen...

New operation hours for Hungry Hawk and Java City

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

Java City and Hungry Hawk will have new hours. Starting Oct 24, Java City will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, said Rose Hickok, the new supervisor of the Rio Bistro Cafe. The Hungry Hawk will be closing on Oct 24 for the winter. Kristi Phillips, barista, reminded...

Students find various ways to get textbooks

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

With college tuition on the rise, many students are strapped for cash. And according to a survey released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, seven in 10 students are unable or unwilling to raise enough funds to buy books, something that every student needs. Students at Cosumnes River College had various ways of getting...

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