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Students face increasing stress during finals

Students face increasing stress during finals

December 5, 2016

With the semester coming to an end and finals soon approaching, stress levels begin to rise as Cosumnes River College students prepare to ...

New financial aid changes require classes to align with academic major

Steven Bryla, Staff

December 5, 2016

Registration for Spring 2017 classes began on Monday for students at Cosumnes River College. But a new change to financial aid requirements can reduce the amount of aid students receive. Students applying for financial aid will no longer receive financial aid for classes outside of their program of study. Brendan James,...

Student medical needs are brought to light

Julie Wallinger, Staff

November 16, 2016

Stories of syringes being discarded in the streets and parks have been a popular urban legend for years. But for the custodial staff of a large, public college like Cosumnes River College, improperly disposed of sharps are a very real concern. Sharp waste is defined by Campus Nurse Michelle Barkley as any item that comes...

Students stay longer than planned at community colleges

Lola Chase, Staff

November 16, 2016

Cosumnes River College is a two-year community college, but two years is a reality for few people. A 2012 study done on CRC showed that 7 percent of students graduated within that expected time frame, according to the College Navigator of National Center for Education Statistics. “I don’t think it is a two-year colle...

Food pantry addresses high demand for services

Kaelyn Blizzard, Staff

November 14, 2016

It’s 1:50 pm, 10 minutes until the Hawk Spot, Cosumnes River College’s food pantry, opens to students. Several students are already gathered outside while a student leadership center worker finishes the last of setup. A large sign is displayed outside the front door, with the words “1 visit per week” printed in bold...

This election abandoned the millennial

Lola Chase, Staff

November 9, 2016

I feel cheated out of my passion to promote change and progress. I was meant to be a part of this big pivotal part of history, leading through the 2016 election, the part where we all stop being ignorant and look around and see that we’re hurting each other, and that we are the means to our own suffering, and once and fo...

Veterans Day, a time for honor and rememberance

Steven Bryla, Staff

November 8, 2016

Tomorrow is a day of honoring the brave men and women that served our country in the military. A day where discounts are given and special events like parades with former and current military members marching down streets across the nation is the least that could be done. Cosumnes River College has 418 veterans attend...

“Doctor Strange” introduced into the Marvel universe

LeShea Munoz, Editor

November 8, 2016

Doctor Strange, a 2016 American superhero film featuring a Marvel Comics character of the same name. The highly anticipated film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is film number 14 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister and S...

Super foods could benefit your health

Rachel Norris, Staff

November 8, 2016

There’s a big chance that many students have already fallen victim to the persisting illnesses that come around this time of year: colds and the big one, the flu. Nobody wants to fall behind in their studies because they caught the dreadful flu that could have been prevented in the first place. We know that prevention is ...

Millennials disenchanted with politics, conflicted about voting

Justin Cordero, Guest Writer

November 4, 2016

With the election drawing closer, millennial voters are struggling to find a good reason to vote. Across campus and throughout the past week, many of the millennials interviewed said that they are going to vote this year and urged others to do so as well, while others were either not interested in politics or said felt they...

Cosumnes River College and Regional Transit open pedestrian bridge

Alejandra Morales, Staff

November 3, 2016

The opening ceremony for the Cosumnes River College pedestrian bridge was held in front of the light rail station platform on Monday morning. The bridge extends from the parking structure of the school all the way down to the light rail station. CRC President Edward Bush said the purpose was to give students a safer option...

Technology department hosts open house

Abigail Babineau, Staff

November 2, 2016

The Technology department hosted an open house on Saturday for technical careers to provide current and future students with more information about what programs the department offers, and the advantages that they provide. Current Cosumnes River College students and high school students that are interested in a career ...

Proposition 64 could legalize recreational cannabis

Proposition 64 could legalize recreational cannabis

October 31, 2016

Depending on how voters vote on Proposition 64, the recreational use of cannabis could be legalized for...

FAFSA applications open three months earlier

Jared Lee, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

This year, the opening submission date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, has been shifted from January to October. This new, earlier submission date is a permanent change. Students will now be able to submit their FAFSA in the future as early as Oct. 1 each year, according to the Federal...

It’s time to eradicate the death penalty

Andrew Flores, Staff

October 29, 2016

As the Nov. 8 election nears, Californians are presented with 17 propositions, one of which is a matter of life or death. Voters will be given the opportunity to repeal the death penalty under Proposition 62, which will establish life in prison without the possibility of parole as the most severe punishment. With the p...

“The Barn” offers a unique experience, Friday nights in West Sacramento

Stan Smith, Staff

October 24, 2016

With striking, abstract lines dominating the skyline west of the Sacramento River, The Barn’s architecture looks like something straight out of a Picasso painting. Constructed as essentially a funky bridge on land, The Barn mixes a modern venue with traditional features - drinks, live music and a great view of downtown...

Latinx Honors Night awards Latinx students for their academic excellence

Alejandra Morales, Staff

October 24, 2016

Hispanic heritage month officially wrapped up with a tribute to student success in school with an honors night on Oct. 14 . Honors night started at 6 p.m. in the recital hall on campus and it awarded Latinx students who received a 3.0-3.5 GPA. Latinx standing for gender inclusive, there were over 20 students who receive...

CRC hosts first tiny house competition

Rachel Norris, Staff

October 24, 2016

In the midst of all the tininess, a rather great event took place in parking lot E of Cosumnes River College on Oct. 15. Students from multiple universities and residents from all over the state of California visited the campus to view the energy-efficient tiny homes, built over a span of two years by the architecture stude...

CRC Theatre Department brings “A Raisin in the Sun” to life with outstanding performance

Andrew Flores, Staff

October 23, 2016

With a beautifully written script by Lorraine Hansberry and a talented cast, Cosumnes River College Theatre Department was able to bring “A Raisin in the Sun” to life. “A Raisin in the Sun” follows an ordinary black family in the 1950s that is allocated $10,000 from a life insurance check after the husband and fa...

Club Activities Fair engages students with interactive displays and activities

Courtney Fong, News Editor

October 22, 2016

It was around 1 p.m. on Thursday when cheers sounded from the wide walkway near the quad. A small audience of students clustered around the Veterans Club table to watch two participants stuff their faces with bagged barbeque pork. They only had two minutes left to finish an entire MRE, a military Meal Ready to Eat, which...

Tiny house competition sees huge turnout

Rachel Norris, Staff

October 17, 2016

In the midst of all the tininess, a rather great event took place in parking lot E of Cosumnes River College on Oct. 15. Students from multiple universities and residents from all over the state of California visited the campus to view the energy-efficient tiny homes, built over a span of two years by the architecture stude...

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