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OneBook event aims to promote healthy eating and thriftiness

Will Grubb, Staff Writer

September 23, 2013

Students and faculty will gather in the Orchard Room, in the cafeteria, on Sept. 27 in order to gain insight into not only how affordable eating healthy can be, but the costs of eating an unhealthy diet. The hands-on workshop, titled “Eat This, Not That: Getting Your Daily Superfoods,” will be presented by nutrition pro...

Elk Grove Center open for business

Elk Grove Center open for business

September 19, 2013

The bright sun and strong wind that blew foreshadowed new opportunities as Cosumnes River College’s ...

Cigarette alternative poses questions about health and campus smoking policies

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

September 18, 2013

E-cigarettes made their first appearance on store shelves in 2006, but have taken the market by storm in the past couple of years, according to the Associated Press. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study on Sept. 5, which found that in the United States, the number of smokers who have tried e-ciga...

Elk Grove citizens have unique opportunity in their community

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

If you have ever been interested in the procedures and techniques used by local law enforcement, then the Elk Grove Police Department wants you. Starting Sept. 11 the EGPD will be holding a 13 week program known as the Citizens’ Academy. This 13 week program is designed to inform and teach interested residents about the vario...

Bookstore and Foundation to raffle off textbook scholarships for students

Emily Collins, Staff Writer

August 30, 2013

Most students could use a helping hand when it comes to covering the cost of textbooks and supplies and 25 students will get that opportunity on Wednesday. The Cosumnes River College Foundation and the Hawks Nest bookstore will be awarding textbook scholarships in the form of a gift card to the bookstore worth $300 each. T...

What’s the P(Rx)oblem?

What’s the P(Rx)oblem?

May 29, 2013

Throughout the course of the semester, many college students across the state of California are faced wi...

District prepares to make big changes in email service

Nick Valenzuela, [email protected]

May 27, 2013

The Los Rios community college district has chosen to move to Google’s Gmail as its email service of choice after long using its signature iMail. The change comes after a district committee’s decision that iMail is unfit to keep up with technological advancement. On June 1 iMail will be replaced by Gmail, but students are ab...

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...

CRC professor promotes a dynamic learning environment

Oswaldo Guzman, [email protected]

May 17, 2013

On Wednesdays, Cosumnes River College English professor Heather Hutcheson and a few students from her class meet at a local Home Depot in order to help undocumented workers learn English. In return, the workers teach Hutcheson and her students Spanish. The class time is divided into 30 minutes per language. “When I was ...

Proposed bill could increase fees for certain classes

Proposed bill could increase fees for certain classes

Stephan Starnes, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Last year, Santa Monica College tried to implement a two-tiered system of class offerings to students,...

Outsourcing meets public education in possible senate bill

Scott Redmond, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

California Community College students are no strangers to new propositions and bills aimed at budgetary issues faced by the public schools and state overall, but a recently proposed senate bill might not be what most expect. Senate Bill 520, authored by Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is a measure to increase access to Califor...

Young motherhood provides its own challenges

Emily Collins, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Being a parent is not the easiest thing to do. Changing diapers, preparing bottles and sleepless nights are just a few of the things that parents face when they have a baby. Research, including “Counting It Up- The Public Cost of Teen Childbearing: Key Data,” released in June 2011, has shown that becoming pregnant while ...

New senate bill proposes partial restoration of funding to DSPS and EOPS

May 4, 2013

Students, staff, faculty and advocates from across the state gathered together at the California State...

Mandated reporting regulation protects minors on campus

Elizabeth Witt, Connection Staff

April 28, 2013

Each year, children under the age of 18 suffer from various types of abuse or neglect at home or in school and in many cases no one is told about it. Sexual harassment or assault, physical and emotional abuse and neglect are all serious issues, but many children will not tell anyone that these things are happening to them ...

Watch what you eat, not your thighs

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

April 27, 2013

Oh, ever-coveted thigh gap, how you have begun to consume the minds and bodies of women. You know, when you stand with your legs together, but there is nothing but blissful space between your legs. This desire has begun to run rampant in women all over the U.S. with sites dedicated to “the gap” such as The Chive and Twitter. But...

Students network through their love of anthropology

Students network through their love of anthropology

April 25, 2013

Over 150 years have passed since the times of the Gold Rush in California, yet pieces of that past an...

Earth week keynote gives a glimpse into the past

Earth week keynote gives a glimpse into the past

April 25, 2013

Two professors from the University of California, Davis, Martha Macri and Bruce Winterhalder, spoke on the...

Universal design offers new pathway to education

Universal design offers new pathway to education

April 25, 2013

A new pre-algebra class at Cosumnes River College may provide a glimpse into the future of education...

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...

Assembly Bill aims to increase financial aid

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

April 18, 2013

California community college students struggling with financial aid may soon receive assistance in obtaining FAFSA and Pell Grant funds thanks to a bill recently introduced to the California State Assembly. California Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) has created Assembly Bill 606, a bill that, if passed, would requir...

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