Nonprofit hosts storytelling workshop, offers chance to be published

Sacramento non-profit organization 916 Ink, aimed at empowering youth through creative writing, recently held a workshop in the Learning Resource Center, giving students the opportunity to have their work published and earn $150 if accepted.

Poet Laureate Andru Defeye, the official poet of Sacramento, said 916 Ink’s project, “Drop a Pen,” will create a coffee table book composed of poems, pictures, interviews and other literature from people across Sacramento.

“It’s just really an attempt to l

At 12% of registered voters, young voters can impact election

Approximately 12.2% of currently registered voters are under the age of 25, according to the California Secretary of State’s website, which means young voters can have an impact in the primary election this month.

According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 22% of registered voters between the ages of 18-29 cast a ballot in 2022. That figure is 8% lower than the 2018 election, a trend in multiple states across the country.

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Men’s basketball eliminated after loss to Gavilan in postseason

The men’s basketball team ended their season with an 83-68 loss at home to the Gavilan College Rams during the first round of the 3C2A Northern California Regional playoffs on Wednesday.

Sophomore guard Isaiah Griffin was the leading scorer with 25 total points and said he wishes he could go back to do more to help the team win.

“I feel like, when they went up 20, it drove me. I don’t know about everybody else, but it drove me to want to come back and want to just win the game,” Griffin said.

The Universal Transit Pass, a hidden gem for Los Rios students

There’s a resource that most Los Rios students have already paid for and don’t use enough – yes, it’s the Universal Transit Pass, but is it a hidden gem students can use outside of school?

Students of the Los Rios Community College District pay a mandatory fee for the UTP during enrollment and besides getting you to and from school, the pass has other perks.

This is a resource that LRCCD and Sacramento Regional Transit are practically begging students to use based on the $3 per unit price tag,

Is Elk Grove ready for another El Niño?

According to The Sacramento Bee, local regions are facing a 75% to 85% chance of strong storms this winter due to a historically strong El Niño declared in May by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.

El Niño and its counterpart La Niña are climate patterns that occur when sea surface temperatures change from their norm near the Pacific Ocean’s equator, the NWSCPC said on its website.

California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer of the Valley Division Margarito Meza s

Athletic department encourages academic competition for student athletes on and off the field

Academic and athletic competition are equally important and highly encouraged in the Hawks athletic department, said Cosumnes River College’s athletic director.

A chart hangs in the athletic department’s office that displays the cumulative GPA for each sports team at CRC and student athletes can see where their team ranks academically across the department. CRC’s cumulative GPA for all teams of the spring 2023 semester is 3.166, according to 2022-2023 CalPass data, a website that provides statu

Zero Textbook Cost program continues to grow

Participation in the Zero Textbook Cost program has increased to two-thirds of faculty with Cosumnes River College leading the district in the number of ZTC courses offered.

The campus is looking to set an example for other colleges by innovating new ways for students to access resources at no cost to them, said Andi Adkins-Pogue, faculty lead for CRC’s Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost project.

“This really is an equity issue,” Adkins-Pogue said. “If we’re concerned about cr

Artificial intelligence raises concerns in the music industry

The forecasted market size of AI in the music market is projected to reach $2.6 billion in 2032. Here is the projected market size year-to-year by a report.

Artificial Intelligence has made its way into the music industry as a creative tool.

A global compound annual growth rate of 28.6%, reaching about $2.6 billion is forecasted for the music market in 2032 with generative AI technology in use, according to a report by

Dean of Arts, Media and Entertainment Brian Rickel sa

Student housing project faces hurdles

The conceptual design of the student housing complex by Eden Housing. The project will be built at 7800 W Stockton Blvd., which is within one mile of the campus.

The design for the affordable student housing project located within one mile of the campus has been delayed due to increased construction and labor costs, the developer of the project said.

The design with non-profit developer, Eden Housing, was set to be completed by spring of this year, according to an article published by The Conn

Exhibit praises campus through artwork

A gallery viewer looking at featured art from the “Cultural Relevance: An Intimate Glimpse” exhibit. The art exhibit is open now in the Art Gallery everyday from noon to 4 p.m. until April 27.

The Arts, Music and Entertainment department held an opening reception for a new exhibit called, “Cultural Relevance: An Intimate Glimpse” on Thursday.

The exhibit featured artwork in the form of photo compilations by students and faculty members. Curator and Art Professor Geri Donovan and 26-year-old ar