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Interim president attributes his success to luck

Interim President Whitney Yamamura speaks to faculty members and guests at the dedication of the Elk Grove Center in August 2013. As Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning, Yamamura played a key role in the formation of the center.

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Following ex-Cosumnes River College President Deborah Travis’s announcement of her intent to retire...

Members of the Puente Program are placed into the same classes so that they can build community and for support as they progress through the program and the school.

Program celebrates success after a decade on campus

March 6, 2015

There are various programs local and statewide that aim to successfully help students transfer to four-year...

Clery Report shows drop in campus crime

Clery Report shows drop in campus crime

November 3, 2014

The Los Rios Police Department released the annual Clery report, which details the crime statistics of...

Minimum wage increase helps students' wallets

Minimum wage increase helps students’ wallets

September 17, 2014

Minimum wage workers across California recently welcomed the first half of a two part increase in the...

Rams freshman forward Kambria Morrison kicks the ball into the face of Hawks sophomore forward Selina Barbosa during the second half of the teams match on Sept. 9.

Rough season start continues for Hawks as they take on the Rams

September 10, 2014

Cosumnes River College’s women's soccer team fell short of victory during their game against the Fresno...

Hawks' sophomore center Jaycob Velasco stands amongst the rest of the men's basketball team in practice on March 4. The Hawks would lose to Fresno in the playoffs the following day.

Men’s basketball falls in playoffs but stays hopeful for next season

April 1, 2014

A season of many ups and few downs culminated in a final playoff game for Cosumnes River College’s ...

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...

House of Wax: The Rising Marijuana Phenomenon

House of Wax: The Rising Marijuana Phenomenon

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

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

Affordable Care Act offers health care options on a budget

October 18, 2013

Three and a half years after President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act int...

Athlete balances full schedule, two sports

Sophomore setter and opposite hitter Laura Villano practices serving in a team practice scrimmage on Oct. 1. Villano plays for both the volleyball and softball teams at Cosumnes River College.

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

October 6, 2013

Typically, students find their plates sufficiently filled while participating in a single sport. After...

The United States must avoid a war in Syria

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

The terrifying possibility of another war has felt all too real recently as United States President Barack Obama has considered a military intervention in the Syrian conflict. Obama's sudden consideration on entering the conflict arrived after an attack aimed at Syrian rebels on Aug. 21. The attack took the lives of over 1,...

Freshman opposite Jennifer Lysaght spikes the ball against College of the Siskiyous in the first game of the Cosumnes River College Three-way Mini-tourney on Sept. 13. The Hawks fell to second place in the third match after losing to De Anza College.

CRC places second in tournament at home

September 20, 2013

In Cosumnes River College’s mini tournament against College of the Siskiyous and De Anza College on F...

Lassen runs away with win over Hawks’ volleyball

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

Parents, students and spectators trickled into Cosumnes River College's Community and Athletic Center as CRC's volleyball team prepared for a match against Susanville's Lassen Community College on Sept. 11. Unfortunately for the Hawks, the game would end in disappointment, with a 3-0 loss. Following the match, Minet Gun...

Groundless conspiracy theories go too far

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

May 15, 2013

In years past and especially in recent times, the United States has faced tragedies of varying magnitude that have shocked and shaken its citizens to their cores. What typically follows such tragedies is a slew of conspiracy theories. The 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster,...

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...

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...

Saving one’s job is not worth the life of another human

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

March 17, 2013

As Lorraine Bayless collapsed on the floor of an independent living community’s dining room, a nearby staff member refused to give the 87-year-old CPR as she called 911 and watched Bayless die. The resident services director who called 911 asking for assistance for Bayless said she couldn’t administer CPR because it was...

Professor delivers lecture on contraception for Women’s History Month

Professor delivers lecture on contraception for Women's History Month

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 14, 2013

Family planning was the focus of discussion for the almost 100 Cosumnes River College students that attended...

California students march on the Capitol protesting higher education costs

March 5, 2013

A sea of students, educators and supporters stormed the steps of the California State Capitol Monday...

Healthcare act may hurt more than it helps

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

February 28, 2013

The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act may end up hurting a portion of those it was intended to help. As the ACA takes effect, geography will play a much larger role in the rates Americans, especially Californians, pay for health insurance. Under the ACA, insurance agencies cannot factor gender or a patient’s...

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