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Blogs: Our campus

March 17, 2012

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Connection Staff member Josh Lee went out in the rain March 14 to capture a few pictures of our beautiful and very wet campus.

‘What I Be Project’ shows the human in everyone

‘What I Be Project’ shows the human in everyone

March 1, 2012

Camico McKnight was insecure about her health. But instead of hiding it, she decided to make her ins...

Facebook friends until you get deleted

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

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A Tennessee couple was murdered after a woman was “defriended” on Facebook, according to an article on Reuters published on Feb. 9. There were other factors to consider, according to the article, but it wasn’t until after the woman was removed from the couple’s Facebook that there was a reaction. The article went on to t...

Early childhood education students take on a path to success

Ashley Boucher, Staff Writer

February 12, 2012

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Students of the early childhood education department at Cosumnes River College found themselves struggling with outside subjects, such as English, that were needed to obtain their degrees. Faculty of the department saw the students’ troubles and created a program to lead them into the right direction, Pathways to Success. “I’ve...

Student Success Task Force recommendations make “good policy sense”

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

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California’s Community Colleges Board of Governors unanimously voted in favor of adopting the 22 recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force on Jan. 9, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The SSTF final report, which will be sent to the state legislature f...

Students struggle to keep New Year’s resolutions

Joshua Lee, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

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Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions whether they want to achieve goals, take risks or do things they’ve never attempted. According to www.2011resolutions.org, the top New Year’s resolution of 2012 are to lose weight, be more organized, save money and enjoy life. “This year, my New Year’s resolution...

Freshman seminar promotes college success

Freshman seminar promotes college success

February 8, 2012

The bright, low-ceilinged classroom buzzes with discussion. Small groups of students huddle together a...

Chancellor bids fond farewell

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

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After serving the Los Rios Community College District for more than a decade, Chancellor Brice Harris announced on Jan. 12 his plans for retirement at the end of August. “Dr. Harris’ retirement will be a great loss to the Los Rios Community College District,” said Markus Geissler, professor of computer information sc...

Zero waste event a step towards campus sustainability

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staf

February 7, 2012

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Cosumnes River College held the pre semester convocation, a faculty meeting for professors, faculty and staff on the Jan. 13. Food was served and everyone spent the day being educated. “Working together, we made history within our district yesterday,” Geography professor Debra Sharkey said. “We completed the first kno...

Students speak out about disabilities

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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Reading backwards and having no feeling in his legs is an everyday challenge for Tracy Gilkerson, a 38-year-old student at Cosumnes River College. He cannot be categorized and he does not want anyone’s help to achieve his goal to be a journalist. At age 8 Gilkerson was petting a horse when the horse got out of control and...

New film in series explores drug abuse

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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This fall semester, Cosumnes River College’s Social Responsibility Committee is hosting a film series—You Are What You Eat: Pharmaceuticals. Documentaries already shown in the series were “Dangerous Prescription,” and “Money Talks: Profits before patient safety.” More recently on Nov. 15 the documentary “Generation...

Weekly mini-labs open to all students

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 7, 2011

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For the average student many classes require research outside the classroom, but weekly mini-labs on campus serve as the foundation for students to brush up on skills essential for their academic work. Weekly mini-labs are held in the Library and run by full- time librarians. “We hold these in a smaller room in back...

New student athletes receive welcome

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

September 17, 2011

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The Cosumnes River College athletic department welcomed new student athletes to the program on Sept. 8. The screen read “Welcome to the Nest” as each coach took turns introducing their players and discussing the events to come. News about CRC hosting the state basketball and soccer championships this year was also anno...

Students speak up about tuition increases

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

September 11, 2011

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bcKdn8zzWs

Smaller class sizes means smaller lines

Smaller class sizes means smaller lines

August 29, 2011

From parking permits to financial aid, the first week of school often comes with the price of standing i...

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