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Students find adding fitness and health to their schedules to be difficult

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

As a college student, one is constantly on the go. Some are full time students, others work and have active social lives. Because of this thoughts of fitness are often furthest from the mind. With a full plate, how many college students are willing to schedule time to work out at the gym or even at home? Unlike high...

CRC’s Social Responsibility Committee enforces social awareness in the community

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

Students and faculty of Cosumnes River College work together to take charge of current issues and improve the world we live in, one responsibility at a time. The CRC Social Responsibility Committee focuses on “hot issues right now,” said SRC Chair and English as a Second Language professor Sandra Carter. “We bring up iss...

What I Be Project still encouraging students

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

The words “thought-provoking” come to mind, said 20-year-old anthropology and ethnic major Khaalis Jahal, as he admires the “unity” of the brave faces that line the campus library walls.Red hair pushed to one side, the words “skin and bones” run across a student’s collarbone. Coach Sage looks to the side with “s...

Los Rios student ID’s, finding deals the student way

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 4, 2012

Riding public transportation free of charge is a well-known perk of a Los Rios student ID, but there are a lot more available if you look in the right places: Yogurt cravings can lead right to Yogurtville Lounge off Bruceville where students can enjoy a cool 20 percent discount on a yogurt purchase. In the mood for burritos...

CAST artists paint the town, captivating public visitors

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Passionate brush strokes, intriguing angles and an infectious buzz filled the streets of downtown Sacramento for the Capital Artists’ Studio Tour. Beginning in 2006 CAST, put on by the Center for Contemporary Art, has grown from a small number of art studios showcasing work to over 150 participating members. The event is...

One new business professor’s hunger for education at CRC

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Man Phan sips his iced coffee while sporting a crisp button up shirt, slacks and gelled back hair. It’s another typical Monday morning in his office. However, business Professor Phan’s days were not always so typical. He grew up carrying buckets of well water to and from his village as a part of his daily life. “Coming...

New CRC dean, Torence Powell, shares his personal connection in his leading role

Ashley Boucher, Features / Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2012

A once “knucklehead kid” who first arrived at Cosumnes River College intimidated, Torence Powell found his way back to the college that pushed him towards the right path. Even with a supportive family to go home to each day, Powell had managed to get into trouble as a kid. “In the 90s, it was pretty bad,” Powell s...

CRC’s 2012 Health Resource Fair successfully raises awareness

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Over a year in planning, the cooperation of over 40 different agencies came together with one woman’s idea to spread awareness and education to students on health and welfare. Carmella Henderson, Cosumnes River College peer health educator, is that woman and the host of the CRC Fall 2012 Health Resource Fair held at the...

Top 5 summer road trips for the upcoming break

Top 5 summer road trips for the upcoming break

May 4, 2012

Summer is quickly approaching and we’re all anxious to take a break from school and work. What’s...

Students gear up for their upcoming summer vacations

Students gear up for their upcoming summer vacations

May 2, 2012

With a week left before finals begin, students are getting ready to start their summer breaks. Some are...

Annual career fair allows students at CRC to network with professionals

Annual career fair allows students at CRC to network with professionals

April 18, 2012

Before Edebiri founded the I Am Happy organization, he remembers how an economic recession in 2009 caus...

The last piece of the Pie

The last piece of the Pie

Josh Lee, Connection Staff

April 18, 2012

The final installment of the popular “American Pie” movie franchise came to an end on April 6 when...

CRC musician dreams of making a living in music

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

The plucking of a guitar string and the singing of a note has always struck a chord with Cosumnes River College student Jake Langstaff. The 18-year-old music major is working his way into the Sacramento music scene and beyond. “My absolute dream would be to make a living in music,” Langstaff said. “I can’t see ...

Cosumnes River College filmmaker inspired at young age by ‘Titanic’

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

Cosumnes River College student Christopher Bruton, 22, has always been inspired by the idea of film and cinema.The directing and writing film major enjoys the process that goes into making a film and wants to make people think. “I can’t draw, so the only way of me being creative is through photography,” he said. “I...

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...

Diary of a Pinterest adventurer

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...

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...

‘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...

Campus construction limits student parking

Campus construction limits student parking

March 1, 2012

Construction on Cosumnes River College’s future parking garage has had immediate effects on studen...

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