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Measles outbreak sparks further debate about vaccination policies

Nicole Goodie, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

California has become the national epicenter of measles outbreaks in the United States with over 120 reported cases  since December 2014, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not a coincidence that both anti-vaccination groups and measles cases are on the rise. With more and more parents opting...

Junk food outweighs fruits and veggies on students’ plates

Rukayat Yusufu, Staff Writer

December 14, 2014

A hamburger, slice of pizza or a bag of chips grabbed off the shelf of the bookstore is the typical meal choice of many students who are battling being strapped for cash and time on a daily basis. A 2011 study from Oregon State University revealed that college students are not eating one serving of fruits and vegetables per...

Teacher evaluation websites can be useful to students

Marcus Ellis, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

With students’ planning for spring semester well underway, they are gathering all the information needed to choose classes. It’s no secret that most students look to outside means when it comes to finding and selecting the right professor for a particular class. Websites like Rate My Professors and Uloop are becoming...

Financial aid office addresses disbursement backup

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Financial aid is a necessary option for many students to be able to  afford a college education. Listening around campus, it’s not strange to hear students talking about not knowing why they don’t qualify for financial aid, saying that they weren’t told about what they needed to do in order to get their aid or that...

Winn Center named a leader in green design

Winn Center named a leader in green design

December 4, 2014

Over the years, Cosumnes River College has won countless awards, the most recent being the Winn Center...

Campus joins The Great American Smokeout

Marcus Ellis, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014

Organized by the American Cancer Society, The Great American Smokeout is an annual event that takes place on the third Thursday in November. This event propositions smokers to take on the challenge and make the commitment to stop smoking for at least 24 hours, according to their website. The event, which took place on Nov....

Online office hours allow counselors to help more students

Marcus Ellis, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014

Cosumnes River College’s counseling department is now offering students the opportunity to interact with them more frequently through their new online live chat services. Spearheaded by CRC counselor Monica Cranston, with the help of Christina Ocrant, an educational media and web design specialist, the CRC live chat service...

Student fees do not necessarily impact the campus

Emanuel Espinoza, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

Originally, education at community colleges in California was free, students only paid fees for parking and other amenities based upon the tuition-free goals of the California Master Plan for Higher Education, but over the years tuition has increased. From 1984 to 1998 the tuition rose from $5 a unit to $13 a unit before...

Students waiting to be helped by the financial aid staff.

Possibility of financial aid based on student competency being explored by colleges throughout the country

October 31, 2014

Soon, students will be able to pay for college with a new program for financial aid that will measure ...

Board of Governors believes graduates are key to California’s economic future

Board of Governors believes graduates are key to California's economic future

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014

With California’s economy still recovering from the recession, The California Community College Board...

Campus president announces plan to retire at the end of the semester

In her tenure as president, Deborah Travis has overseen many of the new construction projects on campus and has spoken at the dedications including for the Elk Grove Center.

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014

After serving the campus for more than five years, Cosumnes River College President Deborah Travis announced...

Students coming and going from the Bruceville side of campus, displaying CRC's diverse student body.

Cosumnes River College rated top 10 in diversity among two-year colleges

September 30, 2014

When walking around the campus, there are many obvious things that one will notice, from the old brick...

Ban on plastic grocery bags likely spreading statewide

Ban on plastic grocery bags likely spreading statewide

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

California is officially the first state to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, pharm...

California seeks to define consent for college students' sexual encounters

California seeks to define consent for college students’ sexual encounters

September 11, 2014

What classifies as consent to a sexual encounter has always been a puzzling question for the legal system,...

Daily parking slips from the various machines across campus, like the one pictured, are now $2 per day. Semester long parking permits remain the same until next semester when they will rise as well.

Rise in cost of parking fees benefits campus in big picture

September 3, 2014

Long lines, scrambling for classes and purchasing textbooks are all things students expect at the beginning...

Members of CRC faculty, administration and guests tour the art gallery after its dedication. While there is no art on the walls just yet, a slideshow is projected on the wall showcasing art from campus and the community that will decorate the walls in the future.

The world of art comes to campus as new gallery opens

August 24, 2014

Over the last few years various new structures and facilities have been constructed and opened to the...

EXCELerate Program promises to keep CRC students community college stay at two years

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

August 23, 2014

      A unique program has launched this semester aimed at speeding up the time selected students spend at the community college level, taking advantage of the facilities offered by the Cosumnes River College Elk Grove Center. The EXCELerate Program guarantees that participating students will be...

As drought continues, the importance of conservation becomes clearer

As drought continues, the importance of conservation becomes clearer

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

May 24, 2014

It’s no secret that California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent years. Even with...

New technology offers students a different way to communicate

New technology offers students a different way to communicate

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

May 19, 2014

In a time when we’ve all come to expect constant connection with friends, family and everyone around...

Loss of sleep may cause greater damage in the long run

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

May 3, 2014

While the health and academic issues concerning college students and lack of sleep, especially when it comes to cramming for exams, are not a new conversation, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on March 18 brings a possible new focus to the issue. According to the new study, done by neuroscientist Sigrid...

Fantastic Five members Kathryn Villagrana, Ramiro Madrigal and Bethany Mulligan work a table during the campus Earth Day event outside the Winn Center, to explain their project and collect food to donate to Food Not Bombs on April 24.

The Fantastic 5 brings sustainable food to campus

May 2, 2014

Five students attending Cosumnes River College had no idea that they would be put into a group that involves...

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