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Spring semester brings swim team to campus

A swimmer for Cosumnes River College’s women’s team diving into the pool during their team relay at the Big 8 Invitational at American River College on March 13.

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015

Cosumnes River College’s female athletes were given an opportunity this season to be on the ground...

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...

TCS: Sterling only part of a bigger problem

TCS: Sterling only part of a bigger problem

April 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made waves when TMZ released audio of racist comments he made. Essentially...

Author Michael Pollan and Communication Professor discuss Pollan's book

OneBook author’s visit begins campus Earth Day celebration

April 28, 2014

Seated in a leather arm chair with an area rug and potted plants adding to the atmosphere on the Recital...

Hawks end regular season with loss to Delta, prepare to head into postseason

Stephan Starnes, Staff Writer

April 27, 2014

Heading into the last game of the regular season, the Cosumnes River College Hawks were tied for second place in the Big 8 Conference. San Joaquin Delta College came to Conway Field to try and best the Hawks and take an undisputed first place position in the Big 8 on April 26. The Hawks’ star pitcher Kyle Von Ruden, who...

Cosumnes River College freshman first baseman Nathan Ahlers strikes out against San Joaquin Delta College in the Hawks' home game on April 21. The Hawks went on to win the game 1-0 and are now tied for first place in the Big 8 Conference.

CRC Hawks defeat San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs to tie for first in Big 8

April 25, 2014

The crack of the bat and the sounds of the crowd, along with the requisite rendition of the national...

Hip-hop group’s new album reflects inner-city New York roots

April 22, 2014

From the first minute of the first track, the hip-hop group Ratking lets the listener know their debut...

Sophomore outfielder Jessica Venturelli, in her pink uniform for the days breast cancer awareness drive, dives for home base in an attempt to tie the score against the American River College Beavers sophomore catcher Jordyn Bradley on April 19. Venturelli was called out, and the Hawks lost the second game of their double header against ARC, 5-4.

Crowd sees pink and red in Hawks and Beavers doubleheader

April 21, 2014

The Susan G. Koman foundation estimated that in 2014 over 40,000 women and 430 men will die from breast...

Health care deadline passes, students have mixed reactions

Health care deadline passes, students have mixed reactions

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

For six months, Americans have heard about The Affordable Care Act almost constantly, and as the cut-off...

Trio of films open Earth Week celebration

April 18, 2014

As part of Earth Week at Cosumnes River College, a trio of movies will be presented and jointly sponsored...

Election results are in as new officers prepare to take office

Election results are in as new officers prepare to take office

April 18, 2014

Elections for the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College board and the district-wide election...

Re: ‘Vehicular theft decreases as bike theft increases’

Davina Vo, Reader

April 12, 2014

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the article from March 16 about bicycle thefts.  It made me recall a conversation with a classmate who recently had his bike stolen on campus.  I suggested that he keep an eye out for it on Craigslist because that's where many thieves go to try and resell something.  After all, it...

Re: ‘University study highlights prevalence of rape culture’

Daniel Kolosovski and Salwa Mikbel

April 12, 2014

Dear Editor, Although I do agree that currently in the United States we have a rape culture and tend to blame the victims, it is not the fault of "joking" around. As comedian, Louis C.K., said, "Any joke about anything bad is great." Only a person who has immoral values or no values at all, who is also psychotic, can hear...

Re: ‘Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk’

Caesar Espinoza, Ray Hernandez, and Christian Matar

April 12, 2014

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article about distracted driving, written by Kayla Gangl. In the article, Gangl talks about the fast-growing epidemic of distracted driving. I specifically liked how Gangl states that distracted driving doesn’t just consist of using a phone but it is “anything that diverts...

Unemployment down, but not for students

Shafa Ilyas, Staff Writer

April 12, 2014

Summer marks the beginning of job searches for many college students in the country. Sacramento’s unemployment rate hit an all-time low in March 2014 at 6.7 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . However, getting a job as a student has not gotten any easier. Student unemployment has reached 25.8 percent...

Beyond The Smoke

Bobby Bishop and Shafa Ilyas

April 10, 2014

When it comes down to it, most stories and rallies focus on the bare basic issue when it comes to cigarettes and marijuana: one’s right to smoke. While the rights that we all have or want are not in question, there is more to consider . Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and diabetes, according...

Program provides students a faster path through their college years

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

For many, the transition into community college can seem overwhelming. In an effort to alleviate this challenge, the Student Success and Support Program has been implemented into junior colleges across California, as of 2014. The SSSP was designed to allow students an easier way to navigate the college process through orientation...

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