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Hawk Cares Program provides online resources during campus closures

Adam Camarena, Connection Staff

September 16, 2020

With the closure of the campus for the fall semester, the Hawk Cares Program is continuing to find ways to adapt to remote operations and provide students with much-needed resources. Hawk Cares helps students with issues ranging from food insecurity to homelessness. Due to the coronavirus preventing Hawk Cares from running...

Campus clubs adapt to distance learning

Miguel Polanco Barrios, Connection Staff

September 16, 2020

Despite Cosumnes River College offering classes remotely this term, campus clubs continue to recruit and find new ways to navigate through the new normal. Clubs this fall semester have had to adapt to distance-learning by meeting over zoom and using social media as a primary tool for recruitment. “Our recruitment period...

Down to the Minute: Efforts to teach incarcerated students through grant and web feature to filter classes

Cameron Werblun, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

At the Academic Senate meeting on Friday, updates were given on the implementation of Guided Pathways as well as the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Student Grant. The meeting was led by Senate President Gregory Beyrer, with others giving updates.  Communications Professor Georgine Hodgkinson said that Ca...

Can a politician’s rhetoric be influential?

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

A gunman shot and killed 49 people and injured dozens more in a New Zealand mosque. Many things were said about this man; he has his own history of anti-Islamic rhetoric and has posted videos of his hate speech on the internet. Can the words we say affect people and turn into real life violence? As a Muslim, listening to ...

Student panel talks about their process of adapting by mentioning what stage of cultural adaptation they were at on April 12 in the Winn Main Center.

Students display presentation of how American culture affected them

April 18, 2018

For April’s celebration of Asian Heritage Month, the English as a Second Language department hosted...

Winners of the student body election were announced on Thursday.

New student body officials announced in special ceremony

October 2, 2017

Election season has come to a close on the Cosumnes River College campus. For the past few weeks, the pot...

Safe Spaces allies provide resources to students during Unity in Our Community on Sept. 12.

CRC responds to DACA with Unity in Our Community

September 27, 2017

In response to recent changes made to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Student L...

Students learn about the different departments and resources available on campus at the New Student Welcome on Aug. 15.

Campus welcome event highlights departments and resources for incoming students

August 23, 2017

More than 700 new students gathered at Cosumnes River College on Aug. 15 for a New Student Welcome ev...

Police evacuate library due to bomb threat

Shannon Rusche, Staff

April 6, 2017

A bomb threat occurred on the Cosumnes River College campus on Wednesday morning. CRC students received multiple notifications alerting them of the bomb threat, including a text, emails to personal and Los Rios email accounts, and a phone call at approximately 11:40 a.m. The alerts stated that police had reported a bomb threa...

Business Professor named to Board of Governors

Jared Lee, Editor

April 5, 2017

After five years as a full-time faculty member at Cosumnes River College, Business Professor Man Phan, chair of the business department, was recently appointed to the California Board of Governors. Phan has been extremely active at CRC, bringing years of experience as a member of local government and as a marketing execu...

Enrollment continues to decline

Kristi Doan, Staff

March 8, 2017

Over the last few years, student enrollment has continued to decrease each semester. Compared to this time last year, there has been about a 3 percent drop in students enrolled at Cosumnes River College, said Communications and Public Information Officer Kristie West. “When the economy is poor and people begin to lose ...

District resolution protects undocumented students

Missy Amaya, Staff

February 9, 2017

The Los Rios Community College District has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity by signing a new resolution in support of undocumented students and employees. On Jan. 11 the LRCCD Board of Trustees unanimously passed Resolution  2017-02, which takes a stance in support of students and employees covered by the Deferred ...

Focus 4 Women's retreat will be hosted at Woodleaf Retreat in Challenge, CA.

Campus organization plans retreat for female students

February 9, 2017

A Focus 4 Women has scheduled a women’s retreat event for female Cosumnes River College students at Woodl...

First Year Experience program in second semester

First Year Experience program in second semester

Kristine Yabumoto, Staff

February 9, 2017

Beginning college at Cosumnes River College can be scary and hard for freshmen. The First-Year Experi...

Students react to Trump executive orders

Justin Cordero and Julie Wallinger

February 9, 2017

Students at Cosumnes River College have been reacting to the controversial executive orders signed by President Donald Trump. According to the White House website, Trump signed eight executive orders, 12 presidential memoranda and two proclamations as of Tuesday. “Executive orders are granted in Article II of the Co...

The state of cannabis education is up in smoke

The state of cannabis education is up in smoke

Kaelyn Blizzard, Editor

January 25, 2017

The passage of proposition 64 in the state of California this last November has prompted a need for educati...

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 ...

California passes shower bill for homeless college students

Andrew Maestas, Staff

November 2, 2016

California community colleges will give shower access to students who are homeless at the beginning of 2017. Assembly Bill 1995, proposed by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, requires community college campuses that have shower facilities to create a plan that would give homeless students access to those facilities. Students must ...

Man with gun spotted at Elk Grove Center

Matt Johnson and Courtney Fong

October 13, 2016

A student at the Elk Grove Center reported on Thursday morning that they observed a male suspect with a handgun in the first floor men’s bathroom, according to a Los Rios Police Department crime bulletin. At around 9:20-9:30 a.m., the witness reported they saw the male suspect, who was in an adjacent stall, remove a hand...

In The Know: State propositions to appear on November ballot

Kaelyn Blizzard, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

Proposition 51 - School Bonds: A YES votes provides a total of $9 billion in bonds (federal money borrowed and paid back over time) to help support K-12 schools ($7 billion) and community colleges ($2 billion). A NO votes means that this large sum of bonds would not be borrowed. Reasons for a NO vote: borrowing the bonds would...

Campus donates 175 pints of blood in first blood drive of semester

Abigail Babineau, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

Students and faculty came out and donated their blood in the first campus blood drive of the semester. Blood Source came to Cosumnes River College on Sept. 12 and 13 and will be back Nov. 8 and 9 this semester. “My hope is the most common reason [for students to give blood] is that they hope, intrinsically want to do well...

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