The Connection

  • #CRCcampus: Want to share your photos and tweets with us? Use the hashtag #CRCcampus

Former student continues education from behind bars

Former student continues education from behind bars

May 17, 2013

Behind the barricades of concrete and barbed wire circling the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility on ...

Foundation recognizes students by awarding scholarships

Foundation recognizes students by awarding scholarships

May 17, 2013

The Cosumnes River College Foundation held the annual Scholarship and Awards Reception in the CRC cafe...

History professor appointed as Ambassador of Rwanda

History professor appointed as Ambassador of Rwanda

April 19, 2013

-UPDATE: A correction was made to this story on 4/23/2013- In January, history professor Mathilde Mu...

Blood and gore adds spectacle to new ‘Evil Dead’

April 10, 2013

"Evil Dead" chronicles the kind of madness that could ensue when the characters are faced with an unreliable...

Shorthanded women’s tennis team finishes off season

Shorthanded women’s tennis team finishes off season

March 24, 2013

Cosumnes River College women's tennis met Fresno City College on the courts Tuesday for their last home...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

Opera singer’s career helps to inspire students

Mozes Zarate, News Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Filed under Features, Profiles

With nuanced pitch and a sensational vibrato, Bay Area opera singer Heidi Moss captivated the crowd of students, composers and music-lovers with "Die Nacht," a piece about love as light extinguishing itself in nightfall. The song was part of a talk that Moss gave to students at Cosumnes River College on Feb. 11. Music, science...

Men’s basketball loses to Diablo Valley in overtime

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

February 13, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball team battled Diablo Valley College at home Tuesday night, their second confrontation with the Vikings in less than a month. In January, the Hawks left the Vikings’ court with a tightly contested victory 87-84. “I was on beat and I was ready to go,” said Hawks’ sophomore...

Website facilitating “sugar” relationships for college students

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

February 7, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

An emerging website prides itself in being the “Elite Sugar Daddy Dating Site,” where older singles seek to spoil sugar babies, younger and more attractive people, with gifts and finances in exchange for their company. The site SeekingArrangement coins the term “Mutually Beneficial Arrangements” when describing the...

‘Magi’ classic delights audiences

‘Magi’ classic delights audiences

December 11, 2012

The Magi, for those unfamiliar with the Nativity, were three men, wise kings of the East who brought...

CRC students showcase their pieces and talent at music recital

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

December 6, 2012

Filed under Features

Juan Gonzalez entered the stage overlooking a silent auditorium of still-faced parents, students and audience members. At the other end of the stage, a grand piano beckoned. "I practiced the piece every morning, afternoon and night," the 20-year-old music major said. Gonzales sat down on the padded bench, set his transcription...

Bond is back: Lines are blurred between hackney and tradition

Bond is back: Lines are blurred between hackney and tradition

November 18, 2012

“I’m frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do not exist on a map, they’re...

Campus programs aim to help veterans

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

November 15, 2012

Filed under News

The Huffington Post cited a prediction that 88 percent of the tens of thousands of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans that have returned home and begun attending college in the United States will drop out by next summer. Peggy Ursin, Cosumnes River College Veteran’s Outreach Specialist at admissions and records, clarified...

Volleyball team still optimistic despite loss to Sierra

Volleyball team still optimistic despite loss to Sierra

November 12, 2012

The volleyball team was unable to claim victory in any of the three sets and lost to Sierra College on...

A look into the traditon of ‘Dia de los Muertos’, the Day of the Dead

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

November 6, 2012

Filed under Features

A sugar skull workshop will was held by the Student Development Office in the Orchard Room on Nov. 1. Under Mexican tradition, these skulls aren’t just for you and I to eat. They’re also for your friends and relatives, the dead ones. They’re part of an annual celebration going from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, a tradition that...

A look into the tradition of el Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

Filed under Features

A sugar skull workshop will be held by the Student Development Office in the Orchard Room from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Under Mexican tradition, these skulls aren’t just for you and I to eat. They’re also for your friends and relatives, the dead ones. They’re part of an annual celebration going from Oct....

Results driven attitude is harmful to college sports

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Sports have never been for me. I’m an uncoordinated kid, physically. My arms are too slow to throw a good pitch, and my legs are too stiff to outrun anyone. I’m a pacifist, so trampling a guy in order to take control of a situation has never been my craving. Most of all, I’ve never been overly competitive or stru...

Women’s soccer is winless in last four games, fall to ARC

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 11, 2012

Filed under Sports

The women’s soccer team lost to the American River College Beavers on Oct. 9 in a closely contested game. The team has not won in over two weeks, scoring zero goals during this stretch of games. “We did okay,” said Hawks’ head coach Cesar Plasencia. “Okay performances usually don’t get you the wins, though.” The...

CRC theater presents a comedy of terrors: ‘Hamlet: zombie killer of Denmark’

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 4, 2012

Filed under Features

“Neither a borrower, nor an undead be.” Denmark isn’t a place where the dead are resting easy, especially when its current king, Claudius, is plotting to turn the entire kingdom into an Elizabethan prequel to “28 Days Later.” It’s “Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark.” Written by contemporary playwright Chris...

Hawks cannot seal the deal, fall to ARC on late goal

Hawks cannot seal the deal, fall to ARC on late goal

September 29, 2012

The men’s soccer team squared off against conference rival American River College under the lights...

The award-winning news site of Cosumnes River College
Mozes Zarate