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Antropology Expo ‘not to be missed’

Tracy Gilkerson, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

The Los Rios College community will hold its 10th annual Los Rios Anthropology Expo at Cosumnes River College on Oct. 28. “This is an annual event that rotates around the four Los Rios campuses,” said CRC’s Anthropology Professor Amanda Wolcott Paskey. “Here at CRC we have regularly offered classes in cultural anthropology,...

Hawk Talk: How did you react to the death of Steve Jobs?

October 19, 2011

How did you react to the death of Steve Jobs?

Lack of sleep contributes to student health decisions

Maggie Cabrey, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

From late nights of finishing papers and 32 ounce coffee drinks, the stressful life of a college student can often lead to bad habits that can be detrimental to ones health. “I drink a lot of coffee,” said Shirley Ann Jitarun, a 27-year-old political science major. “First I’m used to it. Second it keeps me alert...

Disability Awareness Week returns to campus

Ivette Naranjo, Connection Staff

October 17, 2011

Every October since 2007, Cosumnes River College has celebrated Disability Awareness Week and this year it will continue, on Oct. 17. Students In Free Enterprise are partnering with Disability Support Programs & Services said they are partnering to host the event in order to inform people about disabilities. “Holding...

Men’s soccer falls to Taft College 4-1

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 17, 2011

The men’s soccer team came up short against the Taft College Cougars on Oct. 14. Led by sophomore midfielder Angel Garcia, Taft College displayed a potent offense and were able to put four goals in the back of the net, including two by Garcia. “This isn’t a big loss because it’s non-conference,” said Hawks’...

American River College soars past the hometown Hawks

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

October 14, 2011

Before the volleyball game against American River College began on Oct. 12, Hawks’ sophomore outside hitter Nikita Schenck won over the crowd by singing the National Anthem. Unfortunately for the home team, this success did not translate onto the court. ARC won in three sets by scores of 11-25, 23-25 and 15-25. The Hawks...

Professor and theater department bring grim twist to fairytale opera

Maggie Cabrey, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Some students may have taken a music class or two from music professor Kurt Erickson, but what many may not know is that he recently wrote an opera. The opera will be coming to Cosumnes River College the spring 2012 semester and is entitled “What Your Parents Don’t Want You to Know… (About Fairytales).” It is based...

Student run journal provides information on global events

Julian Ramos, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

While shrinking school budgets are continuously limiting classroom experiences, students at Cosumnes River College are creating their own opportunities through the journal “Globus Mundi.” As a product of the global studies department, “Globus Mundi” is a student operated academic journal covering current international...

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

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

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

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

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 26, 2011

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

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

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

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...

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