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District ‘reaffirms’ support

Sarah Gonzalez, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board approved a resolution Jan. 25 in response to concerns from staff and students in relation to federal actions targeting undocumented immigrants. The Resolution No. 1-S, also titled as “Reaffirming Support of Contra Costa Community College...

The blood flows at LMC

The blood flows at LMC

Xavier Valle, xvalle@lmcexperience.com
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Los Medanos College students and staff were given the chance to save lives this week as drives for blood donation were held on campus. “This has always been a part of my bucket list,” said student Sarah Puno, “It feels scary at first but thinking I’m saving a life makes it worth it.” LMC...

Spotlight shines hot on Steele

Spotlight shines hot on Steele

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
March 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profile, Top Stories

When she utters the word “music,” that passion Julia Steele stays true to radiates from her words to her expressions. Her face lights up, noticeably showing she knows she’s found what she’s meant to do, no matter how fearsome the road may get. “Sometimes the best thing you can do in your...

Finding her own way

Finding her own way

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
March 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profile, Top Stories

If you blink too fast, you just may miss her. With her calm demeanor and skillfully winged eyeliner, Los Medanos College student Natasha Garcia is always on the run. Garcia has gained the titles of Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) Vice President, Inter Club Council (ICC) chair and Drama...

Teachers plan social mixer

Jordan Neel
March 9, 2017
Filed under Campus

Los Medanos College faculty and student club ALLIES prepare for their first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) social mixer. LMC staff who identify as LGBTQ or as an ally of the community want to hold an event for LGBTQ students to come together with staff. Liz Green,...

Students focus on the future

Students focus on the future

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com
February 23, 2017
Filed under Campus

Students from Freedom, Liberty, Deer Valley, Pittsburg and Dozier-Libbey Medical high schools visited Los Medanos College for the third annual Career Focus Friday. The event is designed to bring high school students from the East County area — whether they’re part of an academic decathlon, Regional...

Barcelona studies promises culture

Carlos Ruiz, cruiz@lmcexperience.com
February 23, 2017
Filed under Campus

A once in a lifetime opportunity of studying abroad in Barcelona this upcoming fall is offered to the students at Los Medanos College. Barcelona has a huge number of attractions that can be seen in this study abroad program including a city center which retains its medieval street plan with some stunning...

Serving up the future

Serving up the future

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com
February 10, 2017
Filed under Campus

When you trip, the hard part isn’t the fall. It’s the act of getting back up after you’ve hit the ground that most struggle with. When 19-year-old Los Medanos student Nilton Serva fell, he found himself alone, staring at a future in juvenile detention during the time most kids his age were studying...

Walmart grants clamps for chem lab

Walmart grants clamps for chem lab

Carlos Ruiz, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Science Lab Coordinator Paul West’s wish of new chemistry burette clamps was granted after receiving a $1,000 donation from the Walmart Community Grant Program, a first time donor to Los Medanos College. After a shortage of clamps last semester due to unforeseen wear and tear, West wanted to replace...

Protecting students

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com
December 2, 2016
Filed under Campus

Earlier this month, California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom called on the state’s college institutions to make their campuses sanctuaries for their undocumented students. The Sanctuary movement has been considered by many of this state’s schools including Los Medanos College. In a letter sent ...

Biannual blood drive draws life

Sarah D. Gonzales, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus

Los Medanos College received its biannual visit from the Blood Center of the Pacific for Blood Drive Wednesday, Nov. 9 in room L-109. The event was organized by members of Student Life and saw over 20 donors. “We coordinate all of this. All the volunteers make sure that all the folks here have al...

Community discusses immigration policy

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus

Members of both the local and Los Medanos College communities gathered in SSC-412 to discuss the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program instated for immigrants seeking citizenship. The forum, led by Attorney for the International Institute of the Bay Area Juan Ortiz, had an open ...

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