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New research shows perils of mixing drinks, CRC students and faculty react

New research shows perils of mixing drinks, CRC students and faculty react

February 7, 2014

Monster, Rockstar and RedBull are well known energy drinks and have become a common staple in the lives...

Flu season proves to be deadlier than previous years

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

Filed under Health, News

*Story updated 2/11/2014 to reflect increased amount of flu related deaths*   Sacramento County flu deaths have risen to 24 victims and flu season has only just peaked, according to a press release from the Sacramento Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 5. This year's viruses have hit an unlikely group compared to pre...

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Local college smoking bans bring questions about campus policy

Stacey Marie Harris and Damon Hickman

February 5, 2014

Filed under Campus, Health, Issues, News

Surgeon general warning labels on cigarette packs may not be the only thing students on campus will ...

Speaker channels the era of Dr. King to bring a message of success to students

Stacey Marie Harris, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

"You have to find your own luck," said Scott Syphax, president and chief executive officer of the Nehemiah Companies of Sacramento, Calif., and keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Build Bridges to Success event held on Jan. 24, at Cosumnes River College. The event began with a short video, pro...

A good night’s sleep on the chopping block amidst the stress of a college life

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

January 23, 2014

Filed under Health, News

The hardest part of 19-year-old Michelle Bueso’s day is waking up in the morning. After going through the seven alarms she has set up on her iPhone, she finally rolls out of bed and heads straight to the kitchen to make her first pot of coffee of the day. Eyes heavy and mind foggy, Bueso still can’t get used to the lack ...

New phase of ongoing construction necessitates bus route changes

New phase of ongoing construction necessitates bus route changes

January 21, 2014

As part of the ongoing construction to expand the Regional Transit Blue Line Light Rail train to Cosumnes...

Campus program opens application process for the spring semester

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

The Extended Opportunities Programs and Services and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education program are accepting applications for the spring 2014 semester. Located in the Library building, L-206, the EOPS/CARE program is just one of the many services offered by the campus within the Library Student Support Center. EOPS...

Board of Governors adopts new policy to amend fee waiver requirements

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

Since the inception of the Student Success Task Force in January 2011, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has been focusing on ways to overhaul community colleges. Their newest policy will require California community college students that receive fee waivers, such as the Board of Governors fee waiver, to...

The story of a team that isn’t there

The story of a team that isn’t there

December 12, 2013

HISTORY As 2013 comes to an end, sports fans all across the country will be preparing for the United...

Shared standards aim to prepare students for college

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

Filed under Community, Issues, News

Teachers, parents and students alike across the United States can expect to see an increase in rigor in the K-12 school system, if they haven't already, as a new program pushes to prepare students for the day they enter college. The Common Core State Standard is a single set of standards for the K-12 education system in Engl...

Degrees for transfer expand with newly passed bill

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Community, Issues, News

The passage of Senate Bill 1440 in September 2010 sought to streamline the long process of transferring from community college to four-year universities, a process that is set to be further refined by another bill being signed by the governor to strengthen the existing bill. Senate Bill 440, proposed by Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) w...

Campus graduation rates on the rise

Campus graduation rates on the rise

Emily Collins, Staff Writer

December 8, 2013

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

During an era of budget cuts, where many community colleges have seen a decline in student enrollment, ...

Student fee goes back into student body

Student fee goes back into student body

December 5, 2013

Have you ever wondered where your student tuition goes and what it ends up paying for? While the majority...

Spirit of giving is spread through annual event

Jelina Cortero, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Filed under Campus, Community, News

More than 30 volunteer programs participated in Cosumnes River College’s sixth annual Share Fair event on Nov. 20. CRC’s Share Fair event was a success on its first of three days, filling up the entire front area of the Hawk’s Nest Bookstore with 40 or more chairs. Each of the chairs held a handout with the directory...

Workshop suffers low turnout but is a help to students looking for work

Jesse Saeteurn, Guest Writer

November 17, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Student’s searching for work were given tips to achieve their goal at a workshop entitled “Looking for a Job” held in SCI 215 on Nov. 15.Not many students attended the workshop, but the ones that did found it very helpful. “I came because I wanted a job and the workshop’s useful information helped me with that,”...

‘Educating students about entrepreneurships while they are young is event goal,’ Phan says

Jordan Maness, Guest Writer

November 15, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour came to Cosumnes River College on Nov. 6  to offer advice to students who wanted to be entrepreneurs. The event was held in the recital hall which was at full capacity, a capacity of 200 people, including students from Valley High School as well. Enactus, formerly Students in Free Enterprise...

House of Wax: The Rising Marijuana Phenomenon

House of Wax: The Rising Marijuana Phenomenon

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

One of the most prevalent and persistent controversies the United States has seen over the years is the...

Workshop informs students about getting LinkedIn to a career

Workshop informs students about getting LinkedIn to a career

November 14, 2013

On Nov. 5, an informational workshop event on Networking and LinkedIn took place in SCI-215 at Cosumnes...

Black Friday: To wait in line or not is the question many ask

Black Friday: To wait in line or not is the question many ask

November 12, 2013

Many people spend the day after Thanksgiving with local retailers searching for great deals and waiting...

Ties between the economy, agriculture and food are center of OneBook lecture

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Students were all ears as the OneBook lecture on the correlation between the economy and environment was delivered in Cosumnes River College’s Recital Hall on Nov. 7. Hosted by CRC economics professor Dr. Edwin E. Fagin, the lecture, titled “Agriculture, the Environment, and Us,” informed students of the issues associ...

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