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Men’s soccer shut out by high powered Modesto, 2-0

Men’s soccer shut out by high powered Modesto, 2-0

October 6, 2011

The men’s soccer team hosted Modesto Junior College on Oct. 4, in what was set to be a tough match...

Campus works to meet Gov. Brown’s green goal

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Filed under News

In his efforts to promote a national Clean Energy Standard, California Gov. Jerry Brown attended the “National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy” in Las Vegas on Aug. 30 alongside many notable environmental supporters. The Center for American Progress, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and several other...

New ‘three strikes’ course policy to be implemented at community colleges

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Filed under News

Students only have three chances to pass their classes after a recent policy change. These changes are going into effect at the start of the summer 2012 term, according to the changes made to Barclays Official California Code of Regulations, specifically to Title 5, education. Currently, students are limited to seven times,...

Campus smoking policy has students divided

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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Since the beginning of the semester, students who light up have been asked to move into designated smoking zones. The new smoking policy was put into place by the Smoking Guidelines Implementation Task Group. The rule for smoking 30 feet from any building has been changed to allow smoking in designated areas only, according...

Veterans adjust to campus life

Veterans adjust to campus life

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Filed under News

Waking up in America is different for two veterans on the Cosumnes River College campus, Justin Henry...

Volleyball team comes up short on fan appreciation night

Volleyball team comes up short on fan appreciation night

October 2, 2011

The Cosumnes River College volleyball team fell short against the Modesto Junior College Pirates on Sept....

Women’s soccer loses at home

Women’s soccer loses at home

September 28, 2011

The women’s soccer team snapped its four-game winning streak on Sept. 27, losing 2-1 against the Diablo...

Construction begins on new sports facilities

Construction begins on new sports facilities

September 28, 2011

The new sports facilities are currently under construction, according to the Cosumnes River College’s...

Women’s soccer wins first conference game

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

September 25, 2011

Filed under Sports

Cosumnes River College’s women’s soccer team shut out Sacramento City College 3-0 on Sept. 23 to earn its first victory against the Big 8 conference. Before the game, head coach Cesar Plasencia talked about how important it was to win its first conference game. “It’s huge, we’re always trying to get off on the...

Men’s soccer team ends losing streak

Jessica Leary, Connection Staff

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team ended their two-game losing streak on Sept. 20, winning 2-0 against Bay Area rival Contra Costa. The first half started off slowly with injuries for players on both teams. Thirty minutes into the game, sophomore midfielder Francisco Cruz re-aggravated a muscle strain that he had received in 2007 and...

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

Newly renovated cafeteria offers healthier food choices and relaxing environment

September 21, 2011

The newly renovated Cosumnes River College cafeteria, also known as the Rio Bistro is back and creating...

Online health magazine provides students with health and nutrition tips

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

September 21, 2011

Filed under Features

The college experience comes with more than just long hours of studying and partying, unfortunately students face health concerns such as anxiety, fatigue, unhealthy nutrition or the ever-lasting cold. However, with Student Health 101 students can be prepared and better their knowledge of a variety of health concerns. “Studen...

New student athletes receive welcome

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

September 17, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College athletic department welcomed new student athletes to the program on Sept. 8. The screen read “Welcome to the Nest” as each coach took turns introducing their players and discussing the events to come. News about CRC hosting the state basketball and soccer championships this year was also anno...

Editorial: External factors not considered with cuts to California colleges

Editorial Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

For the past few years, money has been a primary topic of discussion for educational institutions. This is no surprise, seeing as California is currently in a $375 billion deficit, according to usdebtclock.org. Every sector of the state’s economy has been forced to look over its financial records and determine how and where...

Composer’s Collective inspires future composers

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Features

Students met for a musical presentation and orientation for the Composer’s Collective, a meeting of the minds for composers and vocalists put on by the Cosumnes River College Composition Club, at CRC on Aug. 31 introducing Ann Moss. Faculty advisor, Kurt Erickson, and Ann Moss, soprano and guest Artist in Residence from ...

Record amount of students enter textbook scholarship drawing

Record amount of students enter textbook scholarship drawing

September 14, 2011

Many students endured the sun during the Textbook Scholarship Drawing, waiting and hoping to be one of...

Remedial courses are not in best interest of community college

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Remedial classes at community colleges are under scrutiny. Our campus is especially concerned about the cuts in any classes or programs. In community colleges, 42 percent of freshman enroll in at least one remedial course, according to the National Center for Education Statistics 2004 report. The definition of “remedial”...

Student textbook exchange saves students money via Facebook

Holly Sanderson, Connection Staff

September 1, 2011

Filed under Features

There are numerous equations which factor into the obstacles the average college student faces.  Students not only are required to divide their time wisely between studies, social life and work in order to succeed, but must also face the pressures of affording an education. Affording a class does not stop at paying for the ...

Women’s soccer shuts out Butte college 2-0

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team kicked off their season with a 2-0 win at home against Butte College on Aug. 30. But the game started off on a bad note, with an injury to returning forward Dani Arellano only three minutes into the game. Arellano was an All-American selection in 2009 when she scored a st...

Cafeteria prices are still affordable

Cafeteria prices are still affordable

August 31, 2011

Cafeteria food prices at Cosumnes River College can be questionable. Overall, the cost of meals are reasonable...

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